Sunday, December 4, 2011

What Is Korean Bamboo Salt?

Korean's has long history of oriental medical science and developed many kinds of excellent traditional medical treatments.

Traditionally in Korea, bamboo was used as an important medicine 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 medical salts by inserting salt in a thick bamboo stub and baking them together with pine tree firewood. The ancient bamboo salt was baked only twice or trice. They used the salt as special medicine treatments. Korean doctors and monks used bamboo salt to treat internal maladies ranging from fevers to diarrhea. 

The modern manufacturing of bamboo salt has been refined to enhance the healing properties of bamboo salt.  Using bamboo trees of at least 3 years old, the salt is sealed within the bamboo using unpolluted yellow clay and then baked 8 times in a specially designed furnace.  Baking the bamboo salt in such high temperatures allows for the salt to absorb highly therapeutic trace elements including copper, zinc and iron and it also eliminates any impurities and heavy metals from the salt that can cause damage to the body.

Finally they find out that bamboo salt could have its complete medical efficacy if it is baked over 9 times repeatedly. And they also noticed that if bamboo salt is completely melted, the toxic characteristic disappears.


Now bamboo salt is well known as one of the most famous traditional medical treatments. Also many pharmaceutical scientists all around the world are researching bamboo salt's special therapeutics like anti-cancer effect and anti-virus effect.

Korean bamboo salt is made by filling natural sea salt into bamboo trunks.  It is then concealed with yellow earth and burned nine times using pine wood and pine resins to temperatures above 1500ºC

This process removes heavy metals and harmful contents, and absorbs beneficial minerals from the bamboo, pine woods, pine resins and yellow earth.

Bamboo salt is proven to contain various types of minerals and micro elements, which help in the natural healing process.

Sea Salt – Natural sea salt found in rocks on the west coast of the Korean peninsula that are high in mineral  

Bamboo – Trunks of over 3 years old bamboo found in the southern mountains in Korea are used to fill the 
                 sea salt.

Yellow Earth – Yellow earth found 20 meters deep in the earth is used to cover the bamboo trunks.

Pine Wood – Pine wood is used as fire wood to burn the bamboo salt. 
Pine Resins – Pine resins are added during the burning process to increase the temperature up to                                          1500ºC repeatedly nine times.

Benefits : 
1. Detoxify and kill bacteria
2. Control pH level of the skin
3. Anti-oxidant and healing properties
4. Provide nutrients to the skin

Bamboo salt has been added as an ingredient to make face cream as it is very good for skin; and also to make toothpaste because it will help to heal certain tooth diseases very quickly. It stops bleeding gums with just a few uses.  You may just directly replace toothpaste with bamboo salt and apply it to toothbrush that can bring better effects.

Putting feet in the bamboo salt dissolved water recovers weariness.

Bamboo salt has mysterious beauty-skin effect, taking a bath or washing up with bamboo salt dissolved water; you will be surprised by the skin-softening effect of bamboo salt.

You may also wet your skin, and then apply bamboo salt onto your body. Slowly massage or rub the salt on your skin gently, it will give you extra cleaning effect. Applying the salt at your tummy may help you burn extra fat.

Bamboo salt 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. 

Research on anti-inflammatory activity of bamboo salt suggests that bamboo salt importantly contributes to the prevention or treatment of inflammatory diseases.

Bamboo salt contains more than 70 essential minerals and micro nutrients, high in calcium, magnesium and zinc. High sulfur from bamboo tree trunk, helps purifying blood thus lowering the risk of blood pressure. 

It serves as a natural detoxifying agent.  Because bamboo salt generates large amounts of saliva and gastric juice, it allows for the complete digestion of our food, keeping toxins from building up in the intestine and bloodstream.  Bamboo salt also has a strong penetrative ability so it is able to eliminate toxins from the body quickly and efficiently.

It is a powerful antioxidant which helps cleanse the body and heal damaged cells.  For this quality alone, more and more cancer researchers are starting to look at the role of bamboo salt as it inhibits the growth of cancerous cells.

It provides energy.  When heated, the bamboo salt releases a strong far-infra red light that makes the hydrogen atoms in body fluid to vibrate at a rate of 1 trillion times per second.  This promotes a higher metabolism and regenerates cells at a quicker rate. 


It is a strong antibacterial agent.  Because bamboo salt balances the essential ratio of trace elements and pH of body fluid, it eliminates germs from the body (germs cannot survive in human blood with the balanced pH level of 7.35 – 7.45).

It is a treasure trove of minerals and trace elements.  This trait alone has more benefits than can fit on this page.  The balance of copper and zinc ward off anemia by allowing for greater iron absorption.  The presence of magnesium reduces cholesterol in the blood and takes the role of a natural tranquilizer in protecting the nerves.  The natural balance of potassium and sodium ward off chronic diseases and maintain healthy heart function.  And the list goes on and on….