“Nor are the two bodies of flowing water alike,- the one palatable, sweet, and pleasant to drink, and the other, salt and bitter. Yet from each (kind of water) do ye eat flesh fresh and tender, and ye extract ornaments to wear; and thou seest the ships therein that plough the waves, that ye may seek (thus) of the Bounty of Allah that ye may be grateful.”)
“Salt is born of the purest parents: the sun and the sea”
Therapies by using salt are one of the old treatment methods. Salt therapy can cure many respiratory, pulmonary and even skin diseases. From old ages people dipped themselves in Sea water or visit salt mines to benefit themselves from the restorative powers of salt. Salt therapy was first discovered by a Polish physician namely Dr. Feliks Boczkowski in 1843 who noticed that salt miners have low risks of respiratory ailments when compared to others. He reported that the culprit for this blessing is the air of salt mine. The atmosphere of mine is always saturated with dry salt micro particles. After his research the world came to know about the healing power of salt.
“The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea”
In today’s world people are more exposed to air borne pollutants. These irritants can cause many respiratory diseases. Actually lungs are the main interface to the outside world. These absorb germs from surroundings and cause diseases. Speleotherapy is treatment via chloride ions that cure asthma, allergies and other respiratory ailments. It is basically the long term exposure treatment to a natural micro-climate environment in order to cure respiratory diseases. The chloride ions emitted from Himalayan salt upon mild heating are the main agents that cure asthma and other respiratory disorders. These ions reduce the symptoms of asthma and relieve the sufferings promptly.