Powerful healing aid or simply a pretty decorative lamp? We separate fact from fiction.
But on top of their visually appealing nature, proponents of the lamps claim they offer a host of powerful and protective health benefits. So just what is the secret to Himalayan salt lamps, and do they really work?
Himalayan salt lamp health benefits
Simply having a Himalayan salt lamp in your home is supposed to transform your health and they are believed to come with the following benefits:
🔥 Detoxifying the air around you
🔥 Relieving allergies
🔥 Helping with respiratory conditions, such as asthma
🔥 Improving sleep
🔥 Boosting your mood
But while the claims are bold, the evidence is somewhat lacking. ‘The science behind this suggests that negative ions said to be released from the lamps are thought to clean the air around us and draw in toxins, pollutants and allergens from the air,’ explains Dr. Gall from Doctor-4-U.
‘It’s also been suggested that negative ions can improve blood flow and enhance breathing, as well as being a stress reducer and mood booster.’