bamboo salt research

Bamboo Salt Research Has Shown Various Health Benefits For Modern Society


According to a study done by researchers, bamboo salt can suppress immediate-type of allergic reactions. By oral administration or intradermal injection, bamboo salt significantly inhibits swelling of from allergic reactions by inhibiting the release of histamine. (Shin, Hye-Yong et. al., 2014)


A very recent scientific study has found that bamboo salt reduces the overall body weight as well as lowers the serum lipid level. This study suggests that intake of bamboo salt may have preventive effect on obesity. (Park, Kun-Yong et. al., 2013)

Scientist has found that salt in general contains methanol extracts that have antimutagenic and anticlastogenic effects. However, when comparing regular purified salt and solar salt with one-time roasted bamboo salt and nine-time roasted bamboo salt, bamboo salt has much higher anticancer and anticlastogenic effects than other salts. (Hwang, Kyung-Mi et. al., 2017; Park, Kun-Yong et. al., 2012)

Dental Treatment & Preventive Care

In another scientific research, researchers has found that dental patients who use a bamboo salt solution for gurgling, have significant increase in the level of enamel hardness and a decrease of mineral loss than patients who use plain water for gurgling. (Choi, CH et. al., 2012)

Another study found that toothpaste that contains bamboo salt contributes to the reducing effects on dental plague formation and lessens the chance of gingivitis. (Min, BS et. al., 1995)


Although salts in general all have inflammatory properties. Bamboo Salt is found to have most significant effect on treating inflammations. Therefore, it contributes significantly to the prevention and treatment of inflammatory diseases. (Shin, Hye-Yong et. al., 2003)

Preventive Care For Salmonella Enteridis Infection

A laboratory study examined 20 different kinds of salts (e.g refined salt, roasted salt, processed salt, imported salt, sea salt and bamboo salt) and their ability to fight off Salmonella Enteridis. Out of 20 salt samples, only bamboo salt were found with property of fighting against Salmonella Enteridis. It was later found that bamboo salt contains a low concentration of active anti-microbial compound that inhibits the growth of microbes. (Moon, JH et. al., 2009)

Treatment & Preventive Care For Candida Yeast Infection

The special active antimicrobial substance found in bamboo salt is also a great treatment for any bacterial, fungus and viral infections. In clinical studies, it is confirmed that the antimicrobial substance not only stops the growth of  bacteria, fungus and virus; it also prevents their growth. (Moon, JH et. al., 2009)

In addition, the property of bamboo salt being a sea salt, it works like any other sea salt in suppressing yeast infection and all the nasty symptoms comes with the infection. In combination, the sea salt property and the antimicrobial property of bamboo salt is effective in preventing Candida Yeast Infection.

Reducer of Chemotherapy Side-effects

Cisplatin is a high effective chemotherapeutic agent that get rids of cancerous cells from human body. But it has a significant side effect of accelerating the death of auditory cochlear hair cells. However, bamboo salt has a specific chemical effect that inhibits a specific protein channel that regulate cell death of the auditory system. As a result of the blockage, the auditory cochlear hair cell stop dying and the sense of hearing is protected. (Jeong, Hyun-Ja et. al., 2011)

Prevent Hearing Loss

Bamboo salt is rich in magnesium which helps to prevent or treat noise-induced hearing loss. (Saroraya, Chanmuang, et. al., 2011)

Anti-gastric Ulcer

Bamboo salt generates hydrogen sulfide which act as a gasotransmitter like NO and CO. These chemicals have physiological effects including anti-inflammation, anti-hypertension, as well as improvement of insulin sensitivity. (Saroraya, Chanmuang, et. al., 2011)

It has been shown that bamboo salt contributes to the improvement of glucose tolerance and high glucose uptake in skeletal muscles. (Saroraya, Chanmuang, et. al., 2011)


When bamboo salt is used with acupuncture, it alleviates arthritis (Xu, Kai-Sheng, 2009). This may due to the high content of magnesium in Jukyeom.

Sore Throat

As an anti-inflammatory agent, bamboo salt can be used to lessen the inflammation in throat and suppress the aching resulting from inflammation. (Choi, CH et. al., 2012)


Choi, C.H., et. al. Effect of bamboo salk-NaF dentifrice on enamel remineralization. American Journal of Dentistry. 2012. 25: 9-12.

Hwang, Kyung-Mi, et. al. Increased Antimutagenic and anticlastogenic effects of Doenjang (Korean Fermented Soybean Paste) Prepared with Bamboo Salt. Journal of Medicinal Food. December 2008, 11(4): 717-722.

Jeong, Hyun-Ja, et. al. (2011). Specific blockage of caspase-1 activation by purple bamboo-salt prevents apoptosis of auditory cell line, HEI-OC1. Journal of Medicinal Food, 14(1-2): 53-61.

Kim, Young-Sick, et. al. (2013). Surprisingly, traditional purple bamboo salt, unlike other sats does not induce hypertension in rats. TANG. 3(2): 30-34.

Min, B. S., Choi, H. Y., Choi, Y. J., Hong, J. P., Chun, Y. H., & Kang, N. H. (1995). The reducing effects on dental plaque formation and gingiritis of toothpastes containing bamboo salt and several herb medicines. J Kor Dental Assessment, 33, 65-71.

Moon, J.H., et. al. (2009). The intrinsic antimicrobial activity of bamboo salt against Salmonella entertidis. December 2009, 5: 323-327.

Park, Kun-Young, et. al. (2012). Anticancer and antimetastatic effects of bamboo salt. The Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. 26: 1025.19

Park, Kun-Young, et. al. (2013). Anti-obesity effect of bamboo salt in Vivo. The Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. 27:630.19.

Saoraya, Chanmuang, et. al. (2011). Effects of purple bamboo salt on insulin sensitivity and oxidative stress in Sprague-Dawley rats. 한국식품영양과학회 산업심포지움발표집. 10:422-422.

Shin, Hye-Young, et. al. (2004). Inhibition of mast cell-depend immediate-type hypersensitivity reactions by purple bamboo salt. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 91(1): 153-157.

Shin, Hye-Young, et. al. Anti-inflammatory activity of Korean folk medicine purple bamboo salt. Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology. 25(3): 377-384.

Study on possible side-effects of bamboo salt. (2001). Toxicological Research. 17(4): 273-277.

Xin, Zhao, et. al. (2013). Purple bamboo salt has anticancer activity in TCA8113 cells in vitro and preventive effects on buccal mucosa cancer in mice in vivo. Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine 5(2): 549-554.

Xu, Kai-Sheng. (2009). Clinical randomized controlled trials of moxibustion with salt in bamboo circle for treatment of periathritis of shoulder. Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion. 29(1): 77-80.