Kala Namak (Himalayan Black Salt) Kala Namak (Himalayan Black Salt)

Posted on by Carol Wu

Kala Namak also known as the Himalayan Black Salt is a type rock salt produced mainly from the Himalayas of Nepal. We were looking for Himalayan Pink Salt and accidentally found the Kala Namak (black salt).

Big block of black salt arrive to our supplier warehouse and they are hand hammered to small stone sizes then ship to us, it is a very time consuming and labor intensive process but creating jobs to the locals.

Black Salt is very different than pink salt, it has a very smell of "boiled-eggs" (natural hot spring). After grinding the salt to powder form, the powder is pinkish purple with black specks.

To make Kala Namak, block of salts undergo a heating process in the furnace with charcoals and other herbs for 24 hours. The process transforms naturally occurring sodium sulfate of the raw salt into hydrogen sulfide and sodium sulfide, giving the salt a strong "boiled-eggs" smell.

There are many health benefits with the black salt. For example, it is used in in ayurveda as a digestive aid, it is used as bath salt or in soap to help skin problems, it is used in hair care for dandruff and to strengthen hair, and it helps in relieving muscle stiffness.

Remember, Himalyan Black Salt is NOT always 100% black. It is dark browning pink.

Kala Namak also known as the Himalayan Black Salt is a type rock salt produced mainly from the Himalayas of Nepal. We were looking for Himalayan Pink Salt and accidentally found the Kala Namak (black salt).

Big block of black salt arrive to our supplier warehouse and they are hand hammered to small stone sizes then ship to us, it is a very time consuming and labor intensive process but creating jobs to the locals.

Black Salt is very different than pink salt, it has a very smell of "boiled-eggs" (natural hot spring). After grinding the salt to powder form, the powder is pinkish purple with black specks.

To make Kala Namak, block of salts undergo a heating process in the furnace with charcoals and other herbs for 24 hours. The process transforms naturally occurring sodium sulfate of the raw salt into hydrogen sulfide and sodium sulfide, giving the salt a strong "boiled-eggs" smell.

There are many health benefits with the black salt. For example, it is used in in ayurveda as a digestive aid, it is used as bath salt or in soap to help skin problems, it is used in hair care for dandruff and to strengthen hair, and it helps in relieving muscle stiffness.

Remember, Himalyan Black Salt is NOT always 100% black. It is dark browning pink.