Rock salt is another name for halite or sodium chloride.

In India, it is commonly found in the Himalayan region, known as Himalayan crystal salt or Himalayan salt.

Rock salt is also known as Senda Namak in Hindi and Saindhava Lavanam in Sanskrit.

Rock salt is very low in iodine. It contains magnesium, potassium, manganese, iron, zinc etc.

Rock salt is an excellent remedy for stomach ache.

The minerals in rock salt provide relief from various gastrointestinal conditions such as gas, bloating and heartburn.

Rock salt also helps in weight loss and prevents obesity.

Rock salt helps reduce common skin problems like acne and rashes. Using rock salt gives freshness to the skin.

Rock salt prevents common respiratory infections.

Rock salt relieves sore throat and swelling.

Rock salt is mainly used in making salt lamps.

Rock salt can lead to problems like dehydration, muscle cramps and electrolyte imbalances.

Rock salt can also lead to some serious health conditions, including high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, gastric ulcers, and some heart and kidney problems.

Iodine is essential for thyroid function.

Iodine deficiency can lead to problems like hypo or hyperthyroidism and goiter.