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Epsom Salt Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Epsom Salt
Glycemic Index / Load
Epsom Salt
Botanical Name
Heptahydrate Sulfate Mineral Epsomite
Homeopathic Name
Magnesia Sulphurica   -   Mother Tincture

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Epsom Salt Cures

Highly Effective


Action of Epsom Salt

Most Effective

Nutrients in Epsom Salt

Taste of
Epsom Salt

Parts Used

Powdered form of Mineral

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Epsom Salt

Common Side effects observed are :
Upset Stomach

*Visit the doctor straightaway, if you experience any of the following symptoms *

Irregular heartbeat
Muscle Paralysis
Muscle Weakness
Extreme Drowsiness
Any allergic reactions, like :
Difficulty in breathing
Chest Congestion
Swelling of the Mouth, Face, Lips, or Tongue


Never exceed the dosage, than as recommended or written on the package, it may turn out to be fatal.

Pregnant women should not consume this salt. It may seriously harm the unborn child.
Also, before taking this mineral, you are advised to discuss it with your doctor, if you are planning a child or plan to become pregnant.

Breastfeeding mothers should also not consume the Salt.

NOTE : Strictly avoid the use of Epsom Salt as a laxative without any medical supervision, if you have the following :

Severe Stomach pain
Perforated Bowel
Severe Constipation
Bowel Obstruction
Kidney disease
Heart disease
An irregular Heartbeat
A Stomach or Intestinal disorder

Oral administration of Epsom Salt is known to present a risk for an overdose. Whereas, taking them dermally ( through a soak in the bath) is quite a safe magnesium supplement.
Although taking it orally is safe, as long as , you are smart about using it.
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Epsom Salt is a mineral.
It is composed of Magnesium and Sulphate.
It is an inorganic salt.
Best use for Inflammation and Stress problems.
Also used as a bath dunk. It helps to relieve sore Muscles and eases the pain of Sprains and Bruises.
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Materia Medica for Epsom Salt

Epsom Salt General

Epsom Salt possesses calming properties. It consists of magnesium and sulfate. They get easily absorbed by the body. Epsom Salt bath helps in increasing the magnesium level in the body.
Epsom salt bath is effective in relaxing your body, mind and soul.
It acts as a fertilizer that helps the plant to grow greener and yield higher.
It is beneficial in curing Migraine Headache.
Epsom salt helps in removing Blackheads.
It is best for relieving Body ache.
Its laxative natures used to relieve Constipation.
It cures the Swelling and Itching occurs from Insect bites.
It curbs Muscle Cramps.
It shelters the skin from Sunburn.
Epsom salt reduces the Inflammation and Pain.
It is best recommended for increasing the Hair Volume.
It is potent in curing Sprains and Bruises.
It cleanses the face and makes skin beautiful.
It is an efficient remedy for Dandruff.
It relieves Toothaches and makes teeth healthier.
It treats Foot Problems like Corns, Bunions, Blisters and reduces Swelling. It is useful in treating fungal toenail and reduces the bad odor of feet.
It alleviates the symptoms of Athlete's Foot.
It shed off all the dead skin from the body and soothe the skin.
It resolves the problem of Gout.
Caution: Consult a doctor before consuming it.
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Epsom Salt for Athlete's Foot

Add Epsom salt to your bathing tub. Soak the infected foot in the tub atleast for 10 Minutes. Do as, twice a day.

Epsom Salt for Blackheads

Add a teaspoon of Epsom salt and 3 drops iodine into a half cup of boiling water. Apply this mixture to the blackheads with a cotton ball.

Epsom Salt for Gout

One of the main attributes of Epsom Salt is Antiinflammatory. It decreases the inflammation and pain of Gout.
Add 2 tablespoons of Epsom Salt in a tub of lukewarm water. Soak the affected area for 15 minutes daily.

Epsom Salt for Earache

Take 2 pinches Epsom Salt. Mix in half spoon of water. Put one drop in each ear.

Epsom Salt for Low Blood Pressure

Take bath with Epsom Salt added water.

Epsom Salt for Skin Diseases

Add 3 tsp Epsom Salt in your bathing water before taking bath.

Epsom Salt for Acne

Take a bath with water in which Epsom Salt has been added. Three times a week.

Epsom Salt for Psoriasis

Put 4-5 tablespoon in a tub of warm water. Take bath. Apply Oilve oil after that. Repeat this process after every third day

Epsom Salt for Insomnia

Add 1 tsp Epsom Salt in lukewarm water. Take bath with it before going to bed.

Epsom Salt for Itching

Add 20 g Epsom Salt in 250 liter lukewarm water. Apply using piece of cloth over Itchy Skin.

Epsom Salt for Constipation

Prepare a solution by adding 4 g Epsom Salt in a cup of lukewarm water. Drink it once a day.

Epsom Salt for Bodyache

Add 2 to 3 cups of Epsom salt in bathing water. Sit there for 15 to 20 min.

Epsom Salt for Numbness

Add one tablespoon Epsom Salt in lukewarm water. Soak your hands for half an hour.

Epsom Salt for Bunion

Take lukewarm water in a bowl. Add two tablespoons of Epsom salt in it. Soak your foot in water till the water gets cool. Repeat this procedure thrice a week.

Epsom Salt for Lower Back Pain

Add 50 g Epsom Salt in a bucket of warm water. Take bath with it. Epsom Salt helps to increase the Blood Circulation in the Body.

Epsom salt for Herpes

Mix a tablespoon of Epsom salt in water. Apply over the Herpes. When gets dry wash it off.

Epsom Salt as Detoxicant

Add a cup of Epsom Salt in your bathing tub. Soak yourself for 15 to 20 minutes. Do it on alternate days. It detoxifies yous cells.

Epsom Salt for Ringworm

Put a cupful of Epsom Salt in your lukewarm bathing water. Keep it for 30-40 minutes and then take a bath. Repeat twice a day at least for a month.

Epsom Salt for Ankle Sprain

Add 4 to 5 tablespoons of Epsom Salt in 2 liter of lukewarm water. Soak the affected ankle for half an hour 2 to 3 times a day.

Epsom Salt for Artritis

Add 2-3 cups of Epsom Salt in a bath tub filled with hot water. Soak in it for 15-20 minutes. It soothes the joint stiffness.

Epsom Salt for Callus

Take 1 litre of warm water and add 2 tablespoons of Epsom Salt in it. Mix well and soak your feet in it for 15 minutes. Scrub your feet with a pumice stone. Wash with fresh water and apply moisturizing cream over your feet. Do this daily before going to bed.

Epsom Salt for Claw Hand

Take 1 litre of bearable hot water and add 1 teaspoon of Epsom Salt in it. Mix them well and soak your hands in it for 30 minutes. Wrap your hands with warm washcloth for 10 minutes. Repeat the process 4 to 5 times a day.

Epsom Salt for Sore Muscles

Add 2 to 3 cups of Epsom Salt in warm bathing water. Sit there for 15 to 20 minutes. It will give relief from stiffness.
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Herbal Treatment For Gallstone Flush 1

Apple juice softens gallstones. Drink a tumbler of Apple juice at least three times a day. Drink for four days. Eat normally.
On the 5th day, do not eat the last meal of the day.
In the evening take a teaspoon of Epsom salt (Magnesium Sulphate) with a glass of warm water. After about two hours repeat the same.
After about two hours drink a mixture of olive oil and lemon juice. Drink at least one tumbler full. Ratio 1 : 1.
By now, you would have passed stools. They may be greenish. You may pass stools more than once. If you had Gallstones they would have passed out with the stools.
You still have your Gallbladder, and now its clean, Without stones. No surgery.

Herbal Treatment For Epsom Salt for Bruises

Add two cups Epsom salt to a warm bath and soak the infected area of skin.

Herbal Treatment For Dry Skin 5

Mix Epsom Salt with Olive oil in 1:2 ratio. Apply this mixture over dry Skin.

Herbal Treatment For Eczema 10

Mix a cup full of Epsom Salt and 10-12 drops of Lavender Essential Oil in a bath tub. Soak yourself in it for half an hour. Pat dry and moisturize your skin. Do it Once a weak.

Herbal Treatment For Arthritis 20

Add 3 tablespoons each of Lemon Juice and Epsom Salt in 2 cups of warm water. Take One teaspoon twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Ganglion

Take 4 tablespoons of warm Glycerin, 1/4 teaspoon of Borax and half teaspoon of Epsom Salt. Mix them well. Soak a cotton ball in this mixture and apply over the affected area. Secure it with a bandage. Repeat the process 2 times a day.

Herbal Treatment For Arthritis 33

Take 30 drops of Fennel Essential Oil, 16 drops of Cypress Essential Oil and 10 drops of Juniper Essential Oil. Mix them well and keep it aside. Add two handfuls of Epsom Salt and one handful of Rock Salt to the bathtub followed by four drops of the oil blend prepared before. Soak the affected area in this solution for 15 minutes. Repeat the process once a day for two weeks.
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