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Do Himalayan salt lamps really speed up healing? Let’s find out

Published on:4 May 2021, 12:24pm IST
Himalayan salt lamps work as a great addition to your rooms, but did you know they have legitimate health benefits too?
Nikita Bhardwaj
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Cheer up ladies, because Himalayan salt lamps will help you beat the covid blues. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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We’re exposed to an overload of information today, whether it is about languishing or covidsomnia. Who would have thought that a virus will not just impact us physically, but also have negative consequences on our mental health? People have been sharing all kinds of hacks that help to stay calm, and there’s one solution that has been recommended time and again. Yes, we are speaking about Himalayan salt lamps.  

These are crystals carved from amber-colored rock salt, hollowed out to fit a light bulb inside. When you light them, they give out a warm, reddish-pink glow.

Here are seven substantial benefits of having a Himalayan salt lamp at home
1. Himalayan salt lamps can help you breathe easy

According to the study published in the journal Pediatric Pulmonology, mild symptoms of asthma can be dealt with using a Himalayan salt lamp in the house. Basically, the negative ions possess the ability to remove harmful particles from the air. When ions build up on bacteria or pollen, they neutralize the pollutants. This makes the air more clean and breathable. Isn’t it way better than those fancy-schmancy air purifiers?

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If you are prone to allergies then get a Himalayan salt lamp right away. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
2. It will help you sleep better

Unhealthy air in the room is one of the biggest reasons for sleep deprivation. Not having a good night’s sleep will not just lower your productivity, but it will also make you cranky. Instead, if you use a Himalayan salt lamp, it will help you deal with problems like covidsomnia as well.

3. It will help in uplifting your mood

As we mentioned above, if your sleep is sorted, then your overall well-being is also taken care of. Also, these lamps work as a mood enhancer, because of the propensity of dispensing negative ions in the atmosphere. According to a study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, high output of negative ions in the room or any premise might also help in the treatment of seasonal affective disorder aka SAD.

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Always anxious and sad? Then try Himalayan salt lamp. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
4. It will keep you energized

A good mood and quality sleep equals a rejuvenated and energized you. This will help you stay away from stress, and also help you stay mindful. Maybe that’s a big reason why you find these Himalayan salt lamps in spas and massage parlours.

Other than its mental health benefits, Himalayan salt lamps work well for your skin too. Fewer allergens in the room will also improve your skin.

Although the benefits of Himalayan salt lamps are very sparsely studied, you can definitely give it a shot and see if they work well.

So ladies, it’s time to ditch those light bulbs with these Himalayan salt lamps!

Nikita Bhardwaj Nikita Bhardwaj

Six-pack abs are all that Nikita needs, along with her daily dose of green tea. At Health Shots, she produces videos, podcasts, stories, and other kick-ass content.