|Cancansa also known as Red Willow Bark|
"When stress is present and intense for long enough, the adrenal glands become exhausted and reduce the creation of aldosterone, a hormone that helps to retain sodium.Individuals with high stress levels will therefore often crave salt because their body is attempting to replenish what's lost. A hankering for salt may be related to iodine deficiency as well, as it is the body's way of calling out for natural sea-based minerals."
"Excess and constant life stress that leads to adrenal exhaustion, however, is often a sign of resistance to 'flow.' Salt cravings indicate that we are trying to 'solidify' ourselves because we are overwhelmed and afraid; we are using salt as a kind of mineralized fortification, thinking that hardness and strength are what we need in order to deal with whatever experience is presenting itself. The problem is that while salt may temporarily fix the water balance and bolster our stress reserves, it does not work in the long term, and the hardness we want to develop only ends up creating resistance, not healing."
"At the root of this craving is the potential to find acceptance without making our stance on life more barricaded or controlled; to find the strength in trust, in flexibility, rather than enforcing our walls even more. Cravings for salt can be appeased by affirming our trust in the process of our life; by working on mindfulness and acceptance, and fortifying ourselves with fluidity, not hardness."
Source: The Physical & Spiritual Meaning Behind Your Cravings -By: Ciel Grove