Bamboo salt has powerful medicinal potential for improving digestion, oral health, immunity, and more. But like anything else you introduce to your diet, you may experience side effects. Here’s what you should know about bamboo salt side effects and symptoms.

What can happen when you start taking bamboo salt?

According to the book “Bamboo salt is a science” by Park Si-woo, temporary symptoms may occur as part of a “healing crisis,” which signals that your body is detoxifying and becoming healthier, thanks to the therapeutic properties of bamboo salt. Each bamboo salt side effect should disappear on its own, but if you’re concerned, speak with your doctor.


Once you start incorporating bamboo salt into your diet, you may notice some swelling throughout your body. This is a typical bamboo salt side effect and a normal part of the healing crisis (especially if you have kidney issues or don’t eat much) and should subside within a week. Swelling occurs as your body releases toxins and waste. Once this process is over, you will likely feel refreshed – and at this point, you can start upping your intake of bamboo salt again. If you have kidney problems, however, you may need to increase your bamboo salt intake slowly so you don’t overwhelm your kidneys.

Headache, nausea, and vomiting

When you start consuming bamboo salt, your stomach may begin to eliminate sputum, resulting in temporary headaches, nausea, or vomiting. Typically, these symptoms should resolve within three days, resulting in a healthier stomach.


As the bamboo salt starts healing your body, your stomach and intestines will become stronger and healthier. As part of this process, you may experience mild diarrhea. It may cause temporary discomfort, but having diarrhea is actually a positive sign because it shows that your body is excreting toxins and waste while also alleviating constipation.

Itching and hives

Itching and hives are two more symptoms that you might notice after adding bamboo salt to your wellness routine. When the salt starts healing your body from the inside out, waste will start to leave your body through your pores – which can temporarily trigger itching and hives. If you experience these symptoms, it’s a good sign that your body is detoxing, and you can continue eating bamboo salt to see even more benefits.

Where to buy bamboo salt

If you’d like to experience the incredible healing properties of bamboo salt, you’ll soon be able to purchase your own from PIOR Living. Keep an eye out for 9x roasted purple bamboo salt and 3x roasted gray bamboo salt in the PIOR Living online shop.
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