What Are The Health Benefits Of Epsom Salts?

Most of us know our calcium and vitamin intake but are ignorant about how important magnesium is for our body. According to the National Academy of Sciences, American’s magnesium deficiency accounts for high rates of heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, arthritis and joint pain, digestive maladies, stress-related illnesses, chronic fatigue, and multiple other ailments.

Epsom salts, i.e., magnesium sulfate, can help you with combating all these. Benefits Of Epsom Salts:  

1. Constipation

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Epsom salts can be very effective to fight constipation when mixed with a glass of water. Magnesium sulfate has the ability to draw water into the bowel, which then softens any stools, making them easier to pass. However, consult a doctor before using this.1

2. Stress

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Excess adrenaline and stress drains magnesium, which is a natural stress reliever for the body. Magnesium is necessary for the body to bind adequate amounts of serotonin, a mood-elevating chemical, within the brain that creates a feeling of wellbeing and relaxation.2

3. Acne

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Epsom salts are a great exfoliator, and they help clean skin pores. Also, the antimicrobial content of the sulfate means that Epsom helps to fight off any acne bacteria.3

4. Mosquito Bites And Bee Stings

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Battle minor swelling from bee stings by using an anti-inflammatory Epsom salt compress. Mix two

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tablespoons of Epsom salt with a cup of cold water and soak a cotton washcloth in the solution. Apply to the affected area.4

5. Dry Lips

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Add a few teaspoons of Epsom salt to petroleum jelly and apply it on your lips. This will help remove dead skin and leave your lips smoother and healthier.5

6. Hair Care

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Epsom salts can be used to remove toxins, clean your scalp, and add volume to your hair. Add Epsom salts to your hair conditioner and leave it for 20 minutes before you wash it

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out with lukewarm water.6

7. Sunburn

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Epsom salts contain anti-inflammatory properties that can be very effective in treating sunburns. Mix two tablespoons of the salt with one cup of water and spray it over the affected area.7

8. Heart Health

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Epsoms salts help improve heart and circulatory health, reduce irregular heartbeats, prevent the hardening of the arteries, reduce blood clots, and lower blood pressure.8

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