We’ve all turned to rock salt to add a certain twang to our chaas or nimbu paani.

This pink mineral, commonly known as sendha namak, has retained its spot as one of Ayurveda’s most popular ingredients over time. It has even been featured in ancient Ayurvedic granthas that date back to over 5000 years. Given the fact that it is rich in magnesium and calcium, it makes for a better choice—heath wise and taste wise.

Here are a few ways in which your body can exploit the full benefits of rock salt…
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Boosts metabolism

The nutrient-rich composition of rock salt makes it an obvious better choice. It helps boost metabolism and maintains the pH level of the body. When consumed in the right quality it also assists in the absorption of water and, in turn, promotes healthy organ and cellular function.

Assists digestive functioning
 

Assists digestive functioning

Apart from its obvious taste benefits, rock salt is an effective digestive agent that can soothe gastritis and prevent bloating. A popular remedy for issues related to the stomach, it is a natural solution for acidity and heartburn.

Whitens the teeth
 

Whitens the teeth

Among its external benefits, rock salt has major cosmetic value as a teeth whitener. In order to give this a shot, brush your teeth with the Ayush Whitening Rock Salt Toothpaste. Crafted in association with the Arya Vaidya Pharmacy (AVP), this toothpaste combines rock salt and Arimedas Tailam, an Ayurvedic oil blend of 40 herbs, which work together to make your teeth stronger, whiter and rid them of stubborn coffee stains.