WALID DAKHEL (Kuala Lumpur) on 04/23/2020
Mama To Many (Tn) on 10/29/2018
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~
Margie (Oregon) on 08/07/2018
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!!
Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 03/20/2017
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~
Kate (Brisbane, Australia) on 07/16/2015
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!
Sunny (Ca) on 11/21/2013
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Jean (Franklin, Wi) on 08/18/2009
Esther (Tacoma , Washington) on 07/15/2009
Aldo (Brisbane, Australia) on 06/04/2009
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.
Gwen (Denver, CO) on 02/19/2009
Donna (Ogallala, USA) on 12/05/2008
Amanda Rene (Anderson, CA) on 10/22/2008
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!
Colton (North Lauderdale, Florida) on 09/20/2008