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Peace, Love & Zen

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – White gold – in ancient times, salt was traded ounce for ounce with the precious metal. Roman soldiers were paid in salt.

The Latin word salarium means payment in salt, which we now call salary.

But, on Broad Street in East Liberty, the Peace, Love, Zen Holistic Wellness Center is offering a very different application for salt.

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Peace, Love & Zen

Susan Coe_083013When someone calls you the “salt of the earth,” they mean that you are fundamentally good; that you are reliable and not pretentious.

But that just scratches the surface when it comes to the history of salt. Ancient saltworks operations have been dated as far back as 6000 BC in China.

Salt also has a long history of medicinal and healing applications. Salt therapy — also known as halotherapy or speleotherapy — became popular in the mid-1800s, when Polish physician Feliks Boczkowski discovered that, unlike coal miners, workers in the Wieliczka salt mines seldom suffered from respiratory ailments. Ever since, people have sought out the antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal qualities of salty cave air.
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