Salt makes every recipe tasty. It is being used from ages to enhance the taste, flavor and texture of food. Salt is used as a preservative in every part of world. Salt is an essential nutrient. Texts of ayurveda consider salt among six important tastes. It is known as Lavana Rasa in ayurveda.
According to principles of ayurveda, salt or salty tasting foods increase moistness in mouth by increasing salivation. When we consume salt, we feel as if our cheeks and throat are burning.