Science confirmed something that our grandmothers knew all of their lives – Epsom salt is a simple ingredient that has very powerful medicinal properties.
Magnesium sulfate a compound from which the Epsom salt is made and it has a lot of different health benefits, such as:
- Alleviating joint and sprain pain
- Preventing hardening of the arteries
- Preventing the formation of blood clots
- Managing stress and tension
- Reducing inflammation
- Detoxifying the body
- Soothing and relaxing sore muscles
- Lowering the risk of diabetes
- Strengthening the bones
- Promoting better sleep
But besides all of them, here are 10 most common health problems you can treat with Epsom salt.
You just need to add two cups of Epsom salt to a bathtub and then lie down for 10 minutes.
If you are under stress, then just add two cups of Epsom salt in your bathtub and also add a couple of drops of eucalyptus essential oil. Lie down for about 10 minutes.
Epsom salt is great for acne because of the ability to kill off bacteria and cleanse the pores.
Redness and itchiness linked to the mild sunburn can be decreased by bathing in Epsom salt.
If you want to decrease flu and cold effects, then you just need to enjoy an Epsom salt bath for 20 minutes.
You can use Epsom salt as a mild laxative to treat constipation. Just add a teaspoon of Epsom salt to a glass of water and it will help you.
If you have problems with your feet, you can use Epsom salt to eliminate pain or soften your skin. Just soak your feet in a bowl of warm water where you have added a cup of Epsom salt. You can also add olive oil or lemon castle soap.
Apply the mixture of warm water and tablespoon of Epsom salt in a half glass of warm water on the affected area.
You can use Epsom salt to stimulate the growth of plants. Scientists have proven that compounds in Epsom salt minimize the need for fertilizers and improve their effects.
For this trick dissolve two tablespoons of Epsom salt in a glass of water and then soak a cotton cloth in the mixture. Put this cloth on the splinter and it will do a trick.