It is made by using sea salt(solar salt) from the Yellow Sea coast of Korea. To make bamboo salt, first, you should cut trunks of bamboo and put sea salt in them, and then seal the entrance with clay.
Second, you should pile them up in an iron kiln, and roast them with pine tree wood fire. As a result, the bamboo is incinerated into ashes and salt pillars remain. You break the salt pillar into powder and repeat the second process 8 times. On the 9th time, using resin as fuel, you melt the salt into liquid like lava by heating it at 1,500℃
When the liquid of bamboo salt cools off on the 9th time, it crystalized like a rock. It is what we call bamboo salt. We consume it in a form of powder or grains instead of common salt. You can use it when you cook food or eat the grains dissolving it with your saliva.
This processing method of salt was invented by Il-hoon Kim, (1909~1992). The method of producing bamboo salt was widely known to public with his book 'The Universe and the Divine’s Medicine' was published. In 1986, 'The Divine's Medicine(Shinyak)' was published and the industrialization of bamboo salt began.
A lot of people who read Mr. Kim's books such as 'the Divine's Medicine' 'Medical Herbs, the Devine's Medicine(Shinyakboncho)' started using bamboo salt for their health and treatment of diseases. For decades, bamboo salt has been widely beloved by a lot of people who want to stay healthy and cure their diseases as well.
Mr. Kim Il-hoon recommended that people should consume bamboo salt for several times or dozens of times by dissolving it with saliva in order to promote health and chronic disease treatment.
His theory was that organisms with more salt content are more resistant to diseases, which was the opposite of Western medical interpretations of the physiological effects of sodium chloride. He also presented the salt-intake methods, which were exactly the opposite of the common sense method of eating salt.
Salt is and will always be essential to achieve optimal health. The human body is made up of 72% water that contains 0.9% salt. We need salt and minerals to survive, so it's no wonder when people get admitted in hospital, IV(Intravenous Injection) is usually given because saline solution quickly absorbed into the body. So, the question is not, "Should I be eating salt?" but rather, "What kind of salt should I be eating?" Because of the impurities and lack of trace minerals in salt, other kinds of salt are not good for our health.
A 2006 study published in The American Journal of Medicine, stated that "sodium intake of less than 2300mg(the daily recommended allowance) is associated with a 37% increased in cardiovascular disease mortality and a 28% increased of all-cause mortality."
In other words, people who consume too little salt are more likely to have shorter life than other people.
The human body is made up of 72% salt water. We should think about what is in an IV.
Salt is definitely essential for life.
"After many years of salt being bad-mouthed by health professionals and their media, the importance of salt as a dietary supplement is once again being acknowledged and recognized." - Dr. Batmanghelidj, M.D.
Moreover, there are many kinds of salt choose from.
Which leads what kind of salt should I use?