Originally from the department of San Martin in the Peruvian amazon, in the valley of Mishquiyacu, a hidden treasure of the jungle is known: the salt of Pilluana. A complete mountainous system houses the pink rocks from which this mineral is extracted.
The mine is located at the west of the province of Picota, at 235 m.s. and 20 km. of the locality of Pilluana. This salt mine, unlike the others of the conventional mines, this one is in abrupt terrain, with the presence of springs of water of the hills.
In the basin of the Huallaga River, they occupy a complete mountain system where 18 different mines have been identified. Of them, up to three types of salt are extracted: pink, white and black.
This salt has fed the Amazon and part of the andes since ancient times. According to some historians, some people from Loreto was going to Pilluana to take this salt to their communities.
Members of the surrounding community extract the salt with axes from the side of the mountain, without explosives to avoid damaging or disturbing the ecosystem. Then with a “machete” they shape the cachimazos (instruments used to make the tacacho, a typical dish from the Amazon), blocks of salt that can be used to soften the meat giving it a unique flavor. They also create lamps and various ornaments with the stone.
By containing zinc, this helps in tissue healing and healing. It helps to prevent acne by regulating the activity of the glands.
Containing chromium, which is the active ingredient in GTF (glucose tolerance factor), this substance is necessary in the insulin to carry out its function of stabilizing blood sugar levels. A diet low in chromium, produces effects of low physical and mental energy, irritability, chronic fatigue syndrome and hypoglycemia are symptoms of insufficient amounts of chromium.
By containing potassium prevents the cause of heart disease, chronic fatigue syndrome and lack of concentration, sleep disorders etc.
The zinc that contains promotes a healthy immune system and wound healing.
Zinc is the most important mineral in terms of the balance of enzymatic functions in the hormonal system in the body. More than 200 enzymes contain zinc. Sex hormones, thymus hormones, insulin and growth hormone also depend on zinc.
The potassium that contains alkalizes the inside of our cells. Even it is the best alkaline acid balance in the blood, a person can suffer from acidosis (too much acidity) inside the cells if there is a deficiency of potassium.
Health studies show that muscle cramps materialize when a muscle is used excessively and the body lacks fluids and minerals such as potassium, sodium, calcium or magnesium. The Amazon salt contains these minerals and others that help to prevent them.
The salt crystals serve as an aid to digestion and help the food pass freely through the intestinal tract. Helps digestion by stimulating the glands that are responsible for the production of digestive juices.
This salt stimulates hydrochloric acid in the stomach, as well as an enzyme that digests the protein that helps to further break down food in exchange for its nutrients. It also stimulates the secretions of the intestinal tract and the liver, helping the digestion process.
The concentration power of the Hydrogen ion serves as a point of reference for the alkalinity or acidity of your cells in your body.
The cells of our body need to be in a slightly alkaline condition (with low acidity) to function optimally and a good intake of Amazonian salt crystals, with their complete mineral composition, can help bring the body pH to its ideal levels and equalize fluid intake in and around body cells, helping in the elimination of large amounts of metals such as dangerous lead, mercury, arsenic.