2020 Korea Future Management Award winner Salt Tree leads healing trend

강진성 기자l승인2020.07.28

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▲ Salt Tree / Chairman Kim Nam-jong

Salt, for many people, is known to enliven the flavor of the food. Salt, for specialists, is widely used at steelworks, semi-conductors, road pavement and many industrial purposes.

Bio Salt

Salt Tree is a South Korean company specialized in research and development of 'bio salt'. Around 1,400 areas of industries are estimated to be in need of salt that is characterized as vulnerable to humidity, chlorosis, chlorine chemical reactions and possible harmful substances. 

In collaboration with KIST, Seoul National University, Ajou University and Namseoul University, Salt Tree has succeeded development of 'bio salt' that emits far-infrared rays continuously leading Salt Tree Chairman Kim Nam-jong to obtaining three development patents: No.10-0390160, No.10-0603211 and No.10-1164969. The salt is being used for making products of daily necessities, papers and wood, fiber and plastic materials.

"The salt is a minimized chemical substance gained from chemical reaction from natrium and chlorine combination. This new material called 'bio salt' emits 91.1% far-infrared rays which reduces volatile organic compounds that helps cut off electromagnetic waves and water veins. It also helps purify air indoor and remove odors and even reduce sound" explains Kim.

Bio salt as eco-friendly material

Sick house syndrome is commonly experienced by newly moved-in to newly built apartments or villas due to uneco-friendly materials used. In this respect, eco-friendly bio salt is excellent as it does not cause any symptoms like respiratory diseases and skin troubles especially atopy commonly found in Asia. 

To prove it, Salt Tree is running 'try-cypress salt house' event made with bio salt located in Jangheung County, South Jeolla Province. The house also displays materials made with the salt from the salt room of the UK and the Yyuni Salt Hotel in Bolivia which attracted media attention home and abroad including the CNN. 

Bio salt also can be used as a fish farm sterilizer while Kim has introduced various applied products such as hairloss-preventable shampoo, cleansing massage pack, far-infrared rays dead skin scrub, sterilized plastic salt chopping board, toys, wet tissue, masks and beds. 

Salt healing center

Kim started salt research from 1987. He developed jade salt in 2003 and obtained patent No.10-0390160 followed by patent No.10-0603211 in 2006 and patent No.10-1164969 in 2011 for far-infrared rays emission and its mature reactor respectively. 

Set to build a salt healing center within the impending medical center in Chungju City, Kim showed his confidence:

"I developed a low temperature thermal healing facility that can work up a sweat at 30 to 33℃. The low temperature thermal healing facility is designed for our body to absorb far-infrared rays as much as possible. In other words, patients with intensive care can benefit from releasing the in-body waste by far-infrared rays sweating in which they can see an improvement of the symptoms."

The far-infrared rays are emitted whole-directionally of the room and it shakes the water particles in the somatic cells by 2,000 times per minute to release the accumulated in-body waste and to promote blood circulation which is good for ease of muscles, lumbago, shoulder discomfort and ease of pain. 

"Korean dry sauna makes sweat at 50 to 70℃ and Japanese salt studio at 41℃ but my bio salt healing room at 30 to 33℃. I'm planning to expand the number of the center nationwide on a gradual basis so that more people, especially the patients, can conveniently benefit from."


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