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Epsom Salt — The Magnesium-Rich, Detoxifying Pain Reliever – Dr. Axe

Nov 5, 2018 | Commentary

There are a lot of natural ways in which you can combat pain. Having pain is so uncomfortable and some people deal with it better than others. However, the truth is that most people need some kind of pain relief when they are feeling something. That something can now be epsom salt. It is a salt that is rich in magnesium and has been reported to be excellent for people who are suffering with a great deal of pain.

Key Takeaways:

  • Epsom salts is a traditional go-to for sore muscles, while gardeners have been known house it to nourish plants.
  • The traditional home remedy is both an exfoliant and an anti-inflammatory agent.
  • Chemically, Epsom salts can be distilled down to three components, oxygen, sulfur and magnesium.

“Epsom salt derives its name from a bitter saline spring located at Epsom in Surrey, England, where the compound was first distilled from water. It’s different from traditional salts in that it is actually a mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate.”

“When it comes to external use of Epsom salt for health reasons, the most common recommendation is to soak the entire body in warm water containing one to two cups of Epsom salt for at least 20 minutes. A half-cup of Epsom salt can also be added to a large pan of warm water for a 20-minute foot bath.”

Read more: https://draxe.com/epsom-salt/

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