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Top 10 Health Benefits of Epsom Salts

Author: Suraj | January 30th, 2018

Health benefits of Epsom salt

Epsom salt is completely different from the table salt we use for cooking. This salt has been using from ancient ages because of its great medicinal properties. I have found this salt very useful in treating my muscle cramps a while before.

In this post, with you are going to know the top 10 health benefits of Epsom salts.

This salt is said to be discovered in Surrey, England and the place was “Epsom”. This is why this chemical compound is called Epsom salt. The chemical properties of a table salt and Epsom salt are totally different. Table salt consist Sodium Chloride on the other hand Epsom salt is a mineral compound, Magnesium Sulphate.

Our body needs an appropriate amount of Magnesium for the proper regulation of enzymes. It is also necessary for proper functioning of our body.

Magnesium Sulphate is one of the rarest chemical compounds which can be easily absorbed through our skin. If you include some Epsom salt in the water you are going to bath with, it will help you in removing dead skin cells from your body.

I have created a worthy list of health benefits of this “supersalt” and I am sure this is going to be very useful for you. This article is clearly not a medical advice; this list is just created to share the information about the health benefits of Epsom salt.

1. Boot Detoxification

Toxins are created by the biological processes of our body as well as these days toxins are mostly absorbed by our body from the environment. The air pollutants, water pollutants, and pesticides absorbed by our body slowly get stored in our body.

The food we consume is digested by our digestive organs, our body is designed to absorb the necessary elements from the digested food and rest is eliminated. Different body organs remove a different kind of waste products, such as our liver is responsible for flushing the toxins from our body.

The magnesium found in Epsom salt can remove environmental toxins from our body. You just have to take a detox bath at least two days a week. Just add 2 cups of Epsom salt in your bathtub filled with lukewarm water, you are all set for a detox bath, my friend.

2. Good for Heart Health

Espom salt for heart heath

Magnesium is essential in maintaining healthy arteries. The healthy arteries ensure prevention of plaque building and blood clotting.

It helps in reducing stress on the cardiovascular organs and maintains normal heartbeat rate. Epsom salt also reduces the risks heart diseases and strokes by improving blood circulation.

Yes, this magical chemical compound can save you from heart diseases and will improve your cardiovascular health.

3. Diabetes

When our body loses the ability to produce insulin naturally, this biological state called as Diabetes. Epsom salt does not produce insulin but improves the functionality of the glands which produce insulin.

If your body does not produce an appropriate amount of insulin, the Magnesium and Sulphate present in Epsom salt will improve the ability of your internal organs to produce insulin.

4. Better Digestion

Epsom salt for digestion

A below average digestive health is a gift of our modern lifestyle. With your 9 to 5 desk job you can make good money obviously but it also costs your health.

Without food, you can’t survive but without a good digestive health, you will suffer a lot. Epsom salt helps our body in producing more water which is necessary for better digestion.

If your body is unable to digest food properly, it can cause many health problems. Constipation is one of the common health problems occurs due to bad digestion. Epsom salt provides instant relieve constipation but if it occurs repeatedly consult your doctor.

5. Great for Skin

There are a great many things that one can buy to improve one’s skin, many of which can be easily imported from the UK. However, taking a more natural approach is always better. Epsom salt is not just for helping you with your hard stools, it is great for your total skincare in many ways. It cleanses the pores of our skin and helps it in breathing.

# Face Scrub - Magnesium helps your skin in cleaning the pores and thus using an Epsom salt scrubber you can get rid of the environmental pollutants stored on your skin. It also removes dead cells from your skin and makes it healthier and brighter.

Just add ½ teaspoon of Epsom salt to your cleansing cream and rinse in your skin smoothly in a circular motion, then wash it. You will get a fully refreshed and healthier skin in few minutes.

# Rose Petal Lips - The winter’s cold breeze makes our lips parched. If you want soft lips in cold weather, just add a little Epsom salt with your petroleum jelly and apply on your lips.

# Smoothen Rough Skin - Epsom salt bath is very popular and enough effective. In winter our skin gets more scaly rough and dehydrate. You need to hydrate your skin and an Epsom bath of 20 minutes can help you in doing this more effectively.

# Bug Bite - Bugs bite can be very painful. Bug leaves us with an itchy skin and it's really hard to deal with it. Epsom salt can help you in getting rid of the itches. Just add a tablespoon of Epsom salt in a cup of water and apply directly on the bite spot using a cotton. Doing this will provide you instant relief from the pain.

6. Relieve body pain
Epsom salt for body pain

Epsom salt is widely used by the athletes for removing soreness and pain from the body. It is also used in preventing joint and bone pains.

This chemical compound is great for curing of swollen feet and skin tissues. Epsom salt provides relief from body pain in many ways.

#It reduces swelling and Arthritis pain

#It inhibits the risk of Fibromyalgia

#You can use Epsom salt if you ever have itchy, red and scaly skin. This situation is called Psoriasis in medical term.

#Remove pain from the sore muscles

#Provide great relaxation in joint pains

7. Sunburn

Got sunburns? No worries, Epsom salt is here.

Epsom salt is anti-inflammatory in nature is able to provide you relief from pain. Irritation and itchiness occurred due to sunburn.

If you have sunburns all over the body you should prefer an Epsom salt bath. If your face or small area of your skin got sunburns you can apply lukewarm water with Epsom salt dissolved in it.

8. Hair Health
Epsom salt for Hair Health

These days hair fall is a big problem. Hairfall can occur due to many reasons such as stress, pollution, medical treatment etc. You are also facing this kind of condition and want to add more volume to your hair, add Epsom salt to your conditioner.

The magnesium present in the Epsom salt reduces dirt and extra oil from the hair scalp and make them more fuller. Just add Epsom salt in your conditioner and rinse after 20 minutes. The results will be truly awesome.

9. Reduce Stress

Whenever we are stressed, adrenaline produced in our body. If adrenaline will be released in a heavy amount in our body it may some serious health problems.

The Magnesium present in Epsom salt helps the body in producing more serotonin (a chemical which works as a mood elevator) as well as it reduces the effect of adrenaline. It makes us feel more relax and reduces anxiety and stress.

Epsom salt lowers the blood pressure and helps our body in fighting tension and stress.

10. Garden's Health

If you have a backyard garden where you grow seasonal vegetables, you must look at these benefits of Epsom salt.

#It helps in removing harmful bugs and pests from the garden

#It improves the nutrients uptaking ability of the plants

#Removes tree stumps

#It will make your rose prettier

#Prevents curling on leaves

Final Note:

Epsom salt has many health benefits and it can be very useful for many other purposes too. You can use it in your garden for removing pets and better vegetation.

Epsom salt has been proved very effective in home remedies but if you should consult your physician immediately if those home remedies not working.