Korean Bamboo Salt Health Benefits

The health benefits and uses of Bamboo Salt.  

1. Bamboo Salt, also known as Jukyeom was originally created by Korean monks and doctors over 1000 years ago. This was used as a traditional medicine to treat many illnesses.  

2. Bamboo salt is made by stuffing 3-year-old bamboo trunks with sea salt. The ends of the bamboo are sealed with a natural yellow clay which is rich in minerals.  

3. This is then heated to 1000 to 15000 degrees Celsius and roasted for 10 hours. This is often repeated up to 9 times to allow all of the minerals from the wood and clay to become absorbed by the salt. The more times it is baked, the more purple the salt becomes. The heating process also destroys impurities from the original sea salt.  

4. This creates an extremely healthy salt enriched with natural minerals which are beneficial for the human body. In fact, it contains over 70 different types of minerals, such as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, manganese, copper, potassium, zinc etc…   It also contains a high amount of sulfur from the bamboo, making this salt highly alkaline which a Ph of 10.5  

5. Bamboo salt is taken internally as a natural medicine for allergies. It has the ability to prevent histamine in the body and therefore prevents or stops allergic reactions.  

6. It can be gargled in water to reduce inflammation in the throat, clearing up throat infections very quickly.  

7. Many people who are undergoing chemotherapy use bamboo salt to reduce the side effects caused by this powerful treatment.  

8. This salt contains methanol extracts which have anti-cancer properties. It has been shown medically to prevent the cells from mutating.  

9. It is commonly added to toothpaste products as it has the ability to harden the enamel on the teeth and prevent mineral loss. Bamboo salt also lessens the chance of gingivitis and prevents plaque forming on the teeth.  

10. A laboratory study compared 20 different types of salts and found that bamboo salt has the ability to fight salmonella. This protects your body from food poisoning.  

11. The salt itself is an excellent source of magnesium which protects the ears from noise-induced hearing loss.  

12. It can be gargled in a glass of water to quickly heal a sore throat. It reduces inflammation of the tissue allowing it to heal.  

13. For those who suffer from diabetes, bamboo salt has been shown to increase the muscles tolerance for glucose or sugar. It also improves insulin sensitivity.  

14. It also has the ability to suppress yeast infections in both women and men, by preventing the growth of candida in the body.  

15. Gastric ulcers can be reduced and allowed to heal when taking this salt. The anti-inflammatory effects work to reduce the problem in the digestive system.  

16. It is also commonly used in combination with acupuncture to help those suffering from arthritis and joint pain. The higher concentration of magnesium in this salt alleviates pain quickly compared to other salts.  

17. Bamboo salt also has a positive effect on lowering overall body weight for those who suffer from obesity.