Epsom Salt

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WALID DAKHEL (Kuala Lumpur) on 04/23/2020
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I believe Magnesium "Chloride" to be the best commonly used magnesium to use. https://www.health-science-spirit.com/MagChlor.pdf
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Epsom Salt for Growing Pains/Leg Pains

Mama To Many (Tn) on 10/29/2018
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My 12 year old son is growing fast. A couple of nights ago he was having terrible pain in his legs. My husband remembers these "growing pains" from when he was a child.

My son is pretty hearty and doesn't usually complain about pain and he was clearly miserable.

I had him take a bath with about 1.5 cups Epsom salt in it. He was skeptical but desperate. (OTC pain medicine had not worked.)

Within 5 minutes of getting into the tub his pain subsided.

He soaked for at least 20 minutes and went to bed pain free and woke up still pain free.

During growing seasons, some extra magnesium is probably in order. A daily tablespoon of blackstrap would probably be a great idea to increase minerals, including magnesium.

~Mama to Many~

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Epsom Salt for Sepsis

Margie (Oregon) on 08/07/2018
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Epsom salts dissolved in as hot as water that one can tolerate draws out all the toxins from sepsis. It needs to be repeated as needed.

First-hand knowledge, In the 50's, as a child, I was pushed off my bike by some bullies and badly scraped my hand on the street. Not long after sepsis set in.

My Mother, a Nursing Sister (in the days that nurses were 'real' nurses) soaked my hand for a few hours in that hot and constantly reheated solution. The next day I was fine.

Later in life, in my 60's I used the same protocol after hurting my lower leg while gardening. The red line running up my leg was the warning. It took a couple of days but no doctor visit and the sepsis was totally drawn out. No after effects, sepsis gone!!

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Mama's Magnesium Musings

Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 03/20/2017
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I was out of town and realized I had forgotten my magnesium supplement. The easiest and cheapest solution was to get some Epsom salt. I was looking at the directions to see how much to take and was noticing the directions for using it as fertilizer. And the information about the sulfur content.

We talk a lot about the benefits of magnesium from taking epsom salt baths. But I don't recall mention of benefits from the sulfur content. (Maybe I just didn't notice.)

The sulfur in MSM and DMSO and even garlic are important to the healing benefit from those things. Sulfur is a critical element needed by the body.

While I don't mean to reduce credit from the magnesium in Epsom salt, maybe the sulfur is playing an important role too. I am guessing that I would get more nutritional benefit by using Epsom salt for my internal magnesium supplement. But ugh. It doesn't taste good. If anyone has any ideas on improving the taste, please share!

Maybe the sulfur content is part of why Epsom salt soaks work well for infections.

And maybe Epsom salt would be better in some cases that magnesium oil, which is made from magnesium chloride.

Well, I am just thinking out loud here. Does anyone else have any thoughts about the sulfur content in Epsom salt?

~Mama to Many~

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Epsom Salts Bath for Eczema

Kate (Brisbane, Australia) on 07/16/2015
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I have had success with Msm and also chlorine dioxide for my eczema. However, I am floored by the results of putting at least 2 cups of Epsom salts in a hot bath and soaking for 20 to 30 minutes. It stops the itching, and my skin is softer and heals wicker. I seem to need to do it every 1 and a half days, depending on what I eat. Only been doing it for three weeks now. My boyfriend is a herbal doctor from Iran and he is helping me treat liver problems which is the long term solution, no doubt.

Ocean water and sun also help a lot, but this is not practical for me all the time. Watching my diet is hard, so I really need my skin to feel better, and I am amazed at how effective Epsom salts are, after reading about it long ago, but the concentration has to be strong enough i.e., 2 cups at least for a big bath. Good luck!

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Topical Applications of Epsom Salts

Sunny (Ca) on 11/21/2013

I am thinking about trying Epsom salt, but I have a shower not a bath. I was thinking about soaking a towel in a dissolved solution of water and Epsom salt. and putting in on my skin, leg, stomach. What do you guys think it will work? any other suggestions to get the Epsom salt thru my skin. What about putting this solution on a spay bottle then spraying after shower. Would it irritate my skin?? Thanks!
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Would Like to Locate Epsom Salts in New Zealand

Analia (Kilbirnie, Wellington, New Zealand) on 07/10/2013

Hello. I am Analia from Argentina but I live now in Wellington, New Zealand. I would like to get some Epsom salt for a liver cleanse, I must take some of that salt with orange and lemon juice, and follow a certain precedimiento. My particular query is Where I can get Epsom salt for oral consumption, here in Wellington?
I hope you can answer me soon. A big hug.
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Liver Flush Cleanse

Ann (Altadena, Ca) on 04/12/2013

Dear Earthclinic, If you are doing a liver flush cleanse, what is the nutrient that you need to replenish after using the epsom salts? It is Potassium, or Magnesium? I have had difficulty afterward and want to be prepared. Ann
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Epsom Salts for Arthritis

Jill (Shoreham By Sea, West Sussex, England) on 07/15/2012
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I also have arthritis to the extent that my specialist has recommended a knee replacement. I'm now following the honey/cider vinegar diet and taking three or four hot Epsom salts baths a week. The baths are amazing - I can walk down the stairs after my bath where before the bath I can only take one stair at a time. Epsom salts, honey/cider vinegar vs. Major surgery? No competition! I'm not old - 48 - and my arthritis is advanced but attitude, diet and lifestyle are helping.
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Emily (Ballard, Kentucky, Usa) on 12/15/2011
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I have two older, high school brothers that both play hard core football. Football season just ended but they would both come home after games and complain to my mom that they were very sore. My mom told them to sprinkle epsom salt in my bathtub with water and soak in there for about 30 minutes. They came out feeling so much better and not near as much tense. I would suggest drinking ice cold water during your bath and doing something relaxing ex. Reading a book or listening to music. They did that every night when they were sore and felt amazing!! Good luck! Tip: my mom recomends putting in enough epsom salt to where it's almost milky.
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Epsom Salt for Food Sensitivities

Gayle (Mountain Home, Ar) on 03/27/2011
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Epsom salts has lots of remedies and more than I thought. One of those that wasn't mentioned that works for me is a food reactions remedy. I have candida and if I have eaten dairy or another sensitivity food, I will get very bloated and have heart irregularities and espsom salts in water takes the problem away within 20 minutes. The only remedy a doctor recommended was charcoal. I would like to find another way to help with the food sensitivites when needed. Thanks for your site.
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Question Regarding Epsom Salt Use W/ High Blood Pressure

Kelly (Cincinnati, Ohio) on 02/26/2011

Does anyone know if the epsom salts in traditional gallbladdder flushes is contraindicated for people with high blood pressure? Thanks.
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Feedback Needed on Epsom Salts Reaction

Beth (Costa Mesa, Ca, Usa) on 12/12/2010

I have very tense neck and shoulders and was recommended to take an epsom salt bath. I went and had a deep tissue massage and then came home and soaked in an epsom salt bath for a half hour. The next evening I felt achy and with a fever and then proceeded with diareha. The symptoms only lasted for 2 to 3 days. Could this be the absorbtion of the epsom salts into my system or was this just a mild bug? Any ideas?
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Cold Sores

Jean (Franklin, Wi) on 08/18/2009
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No idea where I ever got the idea to try this, but it has worked every time for me. When I get a cold sore, I put a crystal of epsom salt on it. It stings for a bit, but within a short period of time the pain is down, a few hours I know its already on the mend, and the next day its usually about 1/2 to 2/3 cleared up. It only needs to be done once.
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Epsom Salts for Eczema

Esther (Tacoma , Washington) on 07/15/2009
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My son just arrived last week from San Diego with my 3 yrs old grandson who is in a terrible state with eczema. They are spending a fortune on Dr. and Ointments. I took my little grandson and put him into Epsom Salts baths for the past four days and the bleeding has stopped he is not scratching and it is drying out. I remembered that people came from all over the world to Israel for the salts baths at the dead sea so I applied what I learned from living in Israel and it is working. At first it hurt him but after a minute he was fine with the salt water. Try it. Esther Golden Pavek.
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Aldo (Brisbane, Australia) on 06/04/2009
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Epsom Salts Worked for Sciatica!

My mother came down with sciatica last week. Immediately she went to see my brother, who is a chiropractor. That helped her a lot but the pain and discomfort was still there for her. Since then she was resting her leg as often as she could and taking pain killers when needing to walk on it for any extended period of time. When I heard about it, I had a look on this site and noticed the epsom salts testimonials. I suggested that she try having an epsom salt bath and to drink a couple of teaspoons of it with a glass of water also.

Well, I called her this morning and my mother was so excited! She said that she had a bath for about 30 minutes (and read a magazine!) with 2 cups of epsom salts on Wednesday night before going to bed. She also drank a glass of water with 2 teaspoons of epsom salts with some honey to improve the taste. She said that she slept so peacefully that night and woke up in the morning with NO PAIN! She was over the moon!

On Thursday, she drank a couple more glasses of water, epsom salts and honey and she plans to have another bath tonight (Friday). There has been no sciatica pain since waking up Thursday morning.

Thank you to Jean and Gwen for posting your results, the good news has now spread to our family too and we are passing it on to others. God Bless.

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Gwen (Denver, CO) on 02/19/2009
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I have found over the years that I will experience severe sciatica when I am severely constipated. When this happens I pull out the "big guns", Epsom salts. 2-4 teaspoons dissolved in water. Small amount of water followed by as much water as possible after wards. I'll use a straw to drink solution. Put straw to back of tongue beyond taste buds & suck. Taste terrible, but when I am in that much pain I'll do anything to relieve it! You can also add lemon or lime juice to lessen the taste. Pain starts to diminish after first trip to the pot. Works every time & I'm over it in less than 24 hour. Good luck & God/Goddess Bless!
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Donna (Ogallala, USA) on 12/05/2008
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I have suffered with GH for close to 30yrs. One of the things that has helped stop an outbreak is to soak in a hot bath with epsom salts or other mineral salts. When I feel an outbreak coming I soak in the saltbath and the blisters either do not come out or go directly into the scab phase leaving out the painful part in the middle. I will try cutting out the sugar in my diet.
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Amanda Rene (Anderson, CA) on 10/22/2008
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Prepare a bath as directed on the epsom salt container. Do not use ANY soap, bubble bath, etc in this bath. Soak in it for a couple minutes. Then, using a washcloth, scrub the skin for a minute or so. Soak the area in the bath for 20 minutes. Towel dry. Do this daily or every other day.

I found this out accidentally and I was pleasantly surprised to see it had an effect on my rear-end acne. I've been trying to get rid of it for 2 months! Soap and exfoliators seemed to make matters so much worse. After the first two soaks, the skin appeared softer and no longer red and inflamed. The cyst like formations were going away! I've been doing this for a week now and my skin looks and feels so much nicer now. I still have a few bumps but I bet they will be gone in another week. I hope this works as well for others as it did for me!

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Colton (North Lauderdale, Florida) on 09/20/2008
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i'm allergic to a plant down here and unknowingly got in contact with it. i broke out in a really nasty rash on my arm and neck. A trainer at my gym told me to use epsom salt. He said it'll dry it out and kill the bacteria in it. i did and my rash cleared up in a few days and gott noticably better after each treatment. Mind you i tried all kinds of creams and allergy pills that had no effect what so ever.