Halitum violaceum ཁ་རུ་ཚྭ་

Halitum violaceum ཁ་རུ་ཚྭ་

English name: Black salt

Tibetan name: Kha-ru-tsa (ཁ་རུ་ཚྭ་)

Taste and potency: hot and salty taste; warming and oily potency


Profound value of Halitum violaceum in Tibetan Medicine:

  • Digestion: increases the "digestive heat" and relieves digestive discomfort. 
  • Beken and Wind disorders (བད་རླུང་): through improving thermogenic and metabolic processes in the body, black salt helps to eliminate "cold" disorders. General weakness, feeling of cold in the body, especially in lower parts and limbs. Weak digestion, bloating, heaviness. Lower back pain. Cramps and heaviness in the legs. Foggy, passive and dull mind. It treats Beken in the upper body and Wind in the lower body. 


According to the Second Tibetan Medicine Tantra (བཤད་པའི་རྒྱུད།):

།ཁ་རུ་ཚྭ་དང་ཙབས་རུ་ཚྭ་གཉིས་ཀྱིས། །དྲོད་སྐྱེད་སྦོ་སྒྲེག་འགྱིངས་དང་བད་རླུང་འཇོརམས།

Kha-ru-tsa and Tsab-ru-tsa generate heat, reduce flatulence, belching, abdominal distention and the combined disorders of Beken and Wind. 


Present in Daknang formulas:

  • DAKNANG 15




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