What is bamboo salt
Bamboo salt introduction
A Korean Oriental doctor named Ilhun Kim(1909~1992, as shown below) is the man who discovered the process of bamboo salt. The exact method of bamboo salt production can be found in the book that he published entitled “The Universe and the Divine’s Medicine.” He spent most of his time discovering and acquiring enough knowledge on how to manufacture bamboo salt by using sea salt, bamboo, clay, and pine trees.
Making bamboo salt is a very time-consuming method that requires state of the art facility. Therefore, the process is extremely complicated.
First, we fill each bamboo trunks with sea salt and securely seal the open ends with clay. Afterwards, the trunks will be put inside the iron kiln because the procedure requires prolonged exposure to heat by burning pine trees. The burning process lasts for 8-15 hours until the salt pillar remains. These salt pillars will be grounded into powder. Then, the powdered salt will be place in bamboo trunks and have to pass through another burning method. This is done continuously (until 8th times) in order to achieve the standard concoction. During the 9th burning process, a much higher temperature (1,300 degrees Celsius) is needed until the salt inside melt like lava. Let the melted salt cool down into bowls until the concoction hardens like stone. This is how we create bamboo salt.
Repetitive procedure is typically a process to remove salt impurities and at the same time to maximize the extraction of good minerals from the bamboo, clay and pine tree wood. Il-hoon Kim discovered that bamboo salt gain higher medical effectiveness if it is exposed to heat for such a long period of time.
Oriental doctors have been using it to treat numerous type of diseases for such a long time, such as gum disease, bronchitis, gastritis, diabetes, hypertension, cancer, and other types of ailment.
Why we have to consume bamboo salt?
Salt is essential to the human body because it serves as a vehicle that allows nutrients that are carried through our cells. It is a vital element that is needed for the hydration of our body. When we sweat a lot or even suffer from diarrhea, salt serves as a crucial element that helps restore our electrolyte imbalance. In general, Our body will not function perfectly or eventually shut down if we remove salt in every food that we eat. Unlike other salt, Bamboo salt contains rich minerals such as K, P, Ca, Mg, Si, Fe, Cu, Ba, V, Mn, Zn, Ge, Mo, Se, Pt, S, Sr, B, Li.
The method of making bamboo salt enhance the synthesis of minerals and nutrients from bamboo and clay. The minerals in bamboo salt such as Potassium, calcium, phosphorus, help promote the excretion of exceed Sodium(Na) from our bodies thus, help regulate the fluid in our body.
Even though you eat bamboo salt three or four times more than common salt, you don’t feel thirsty, because the harmful materials in salt were eliminated. Bamboo salt doesn’t affect blood pressure because it doesn’t cause one to retain water.
In general, bamboo salt is one of the most effective ways to prevent high blood pressure. Daily intake of bamboo salt helps lining of the blood vessel to regulate blood pressure.