Both salt and tea offer impressive benefits for human health – so it would make sense that combining salt and tea would create an exceptionally healthy beverage.

Intrigued? Let’s explore the facts behind salt tea, including how to make it and why it can transform your health.

A brief history of salt tea

The tradition of adding salt to tea goes back hundreds of year. In Northern India, Noon Chai, developed by Kashmirs, is a pink tea brewed from green tea leaves, baking soda, milk, salt and cardamom. 

In Tibetan cultures, salt tea is not only a traditional practice but an integral part of their religious ceremonies and hospitality rituals. Traditionally, the salt used in the tea is made from yak butter and can contain many essential nutrients. It can help boost immunity, aid digestion, and alleviate headaches. It is also believed to help with respiratory problems.

Both types of teas are said to have originated as a type of electrolyte beverage to prevent dehydration at high altitudes in the Himalayas.

How salt tea boosts your health

Salt is essential to human life and plays an essential role in bodily functions, such as nerve conduction and muscle contraction.

Similarly, tea is rich in antioxidants that can fight free radical damage and has been shown to improve your immune system, ward off inflammation, and help prevent certain diseases and health conditions.

As you might imagine, salt and tea are even more powerful when combined. The health benefits of salt tea can be attributed to the fact that it is rich in antioxidants and can restore hydration and electrolyte balance, thereby improving immunity and overall health. Other benefits include:

  • Improved sleep quality
  • Reduction in migraine issues
  • Enhanced mood

Making salt tea at home

When concocting your own salt tea, it’s important to choose the right type of salt. Specifically, you want to avoid table salt or salts with toxins. Instead choose a high-quality salt, like bamboo salt. Bamboo salt is considered the healthiest salt in the world and is known for its anti-inflammatory, cancer-fighting, and immunity-boosting properties. 

There are many ways to make salt tea, depending on what you like. For example, you can add a pinch of high-quality bamboo salt to your chai, green tea, or black tea. (Need some inspiration? Check out our recipe for a delicious health-boosting chai with salt.) 

Or you can enjoy a cup of Radiance Salt Tea, which has been specifically formulated as a therapeutic salt tea. Radiance Salt Tea is pure sodium chloride powder that is 100% free of heavy metals, micro-plastics, harmful compounds, and impurities. Simply add hot water and enjoy salt’s natural healing and detox properties.

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