In the history of Oriental medicine, Korean has developed many kinds of excellent traditional medical treatments. Many natural ingredients has been utilized and transform into traditional medicine that can help in relief illness.
Bamboo was used by Korean as an important medical material. It has many different medical efficacy varies from its stub, roots, and leaves. About 1000 years ago, some Korean medicine doctors and monks started to make traditional medicine by inserting sea salt in a thick bamboo stub and baking them together with pine tree firewood. It was baked only twice or trice. They used it as special medicine for treatments and relief of certain sickness such as diarrhea. Finally they found out that it could have its complete medical efficacy if baked over 9 times repeatedly. And they also noticed that if it is completely melted, the toxic characteristic disappeared.
Now bamboo salt is well known as one of the most famous traditional medical treatments, not only in Korea, but also in many Asia countries. Many pharmaceutical scientists all around the world are researching on the special therapeutics like anti-cancer effect and anti-virus effect. It can be used for the following applications:
Bamboo salt has been added as an ingredient to make face cream as it is very good for skin. It is also used to make tooth-pastes because it will help in teeth related illness very quickly. Experience shows that it stops bleeding gums with just a few uses.
Bamboo salt has mysterious beauty-skin effect, taking a bath or washing up with the water with it; you will be surprised by the skin-softening effect. You may also wet your skin, and then apply it onto your body. Slowly massage rub the salt on your skin gently, it will give you extra cleaning effect. Applying it at your tummy may help you burn extra fat. It can help to increase your metabolism rate in the process.
Acne is caused by bacteria on your face; using bamboo salt water to wash your face can effectively kill the bacteria. Remember to avoid let the water get into your eyes, as you may feel very painful, just like sea water getting into your eyes.
Use it to replace your table salt for cooking your dish. Recently the excessive intake of salt causes fatness and other serious health problems. Thus proper diet including salt ingestion is very important to keep healthy. Bamboo salt do not cause these adult-diseases as it contains various kind of minerals that is beneficial to our body. Our body needs mineral such as potassium,sodium, calcium, magnesium and zinc.
Use bamboo salt to wash your hair. Firstly wet your hair with water, then pour some onto your hand, slowly apply on your hair. Massage gently so that it can clean the scalp thoroughly. After a few minutes, rinse your hair with water. You will find the extra clean hair wash.
Research on anti-inflammatory activity of bamboo salt suggests that it importantly contributes to the prevention or treatment of inflammatory diseases. So it is very useful to certain treatment, for example bacteria infection on foot.
Bamboo salt is special for it has gone through extra processes in making. It can help us in the skin care, anti-bacteria and use it as source of healthier food. As more people are more health conscious nowadays, it is definitely one of the good choices.