Many Health Benefits of Epsom Salt

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Magnesium Chloride
Posted by WALID DAKHEL (Kuala Lumpur) on 04/23/2020

I believe Magnesium "Chloride" to be the best commonly used magnesium to use.

Posted by Pinetreelady (Az) on 12/20/2018

Ezcema is an internal problem, usually caused by the ingestion of gluten and/or casein. Eliminate the culprit and the eczema will go away, in most cases.

Growing Pains, Leg Pain
Posted by Mama To Many (Tn) on 10/29/2018

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~

Posted by Margie (Oregon) on 08/07/2018

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!!

Mama's Magnesium Musings
Posted by KT (Usa) on 03/21/2017

Thank you for your post Michael with regard to magnesium. I have had to take more than the RDA to not have joint stiffness. I've had multiple injuries due to auto and horses. I've been diagnosed with arthritis in places I didn't know I had places!! I've learned I have to take mag before each meal because mag and calcium compete for the same site. Calcium alone does not harden bones.

Because magnesium has to bind with protein before absorption, it is necessary to have protein with each meal. That prevents the diarrhea I have read people complaining about as to why they cannot take magnesium. It's true for me anyway.

Please forgive my frustrated post. It's cold here now but I as I scanned the recent posts and saw yours I was compelled to say this. I know, I know it's warming up outside but our house is cold!

Mama's Magnesium Musings
Posted by Michael (New Zealand) on 03/20/2017

Epsom Salt Baths: An Old-School Way to Feel Better Fast?

by Steven Wright

Hello MTM ! Sorry about the bold title !

Just finished a quick read of the above and thought I should share it with you.

Useful OR not??

Been fascinated with Magnesium for a long time now.

Such an easy fix for many who are suffering from lots of conditions but possibly too easy to be taken seriously??

Most people are deficient in this stuff anyway.

Not easy to absorb enough into one's body though.

Of course I was immediately drawn to the "Old-School" (and "fast") bit - ha ha!

Regards, Michael

Mama's Magnesium Musings
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 03/20/2017

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~

Prevent Cerebral Palsy in Babies
Posted by Ann (Dallas, Tx) on 03/12/2017

I came to this site, because I use epsom salt and wanted to know what it could do. It cannot cure Cerebral Palsy, and you need to research what it is. It is not something you are born with like down syndrome or hydrocephalus. It is caused by damage to the cerebral and can be caused during birth, which is common, or from an injury later on in life. Which quite common is it caused by the suction cup at birth. Not everything you read on the internet is true.

Seizure Control
Posted by Eliza (California U.s.a.) on 10/06/2016

Are you saying that MSG is in lean, round steak? The leanest steak there is, which I love. My mother cooked it for dinner a few times a week while I was growing up and I like it better than any other cut b/c it doesn't have that fatty taste and greasy texture which only gives me a stomach ache.

Aches and Pains
Posted by Danielle De Valera (Australia) on 02/13/2016

Just one little thing: I'm pretty sure Epsom salts is MgSo4, which means it's Magnesium Sulphate, not Sulphide. Best,


Aches and Pains
Posted by Sande (Oregon) on 10/23/2015

Ha, that is the same thing that happened to me. I got a deep tissue massage and all of a sudden my head was fall of mucus but it was clear and I blew through about five Kleenex. The next day I was suppose to start a bar-tending job and man I had fever and diarrhea and all my joints hurt. We were detoxing from the massage and it was all good after that but you are suppose to drink a lot of water after one of those....just saying

Posted by Kate (Brisbane, Australia) on 07/16/2015

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!

Aches and Pains
Posted by Timh (KY) on 02/05/2015 2063 posts

T: What method of administration do you use, foot or whole-body bath??

Also, the achy muscles is most times attributed to Lactic Acid Buildup as a byproduct of metabolism. Research Sports Nutrition under that condition and you should find means & ways of reducing this, in addition to your successful Epsom Salts.

Common supplemental amino acids for muscles is BCAA's, Creatine, and Glutamine.

Aches and Pains
Posted by Tim M. (Tennessee, USA) on 02/04/2015

Epsom salt works for me at 68 years young and still doing Tae Bo, but on a less intense scale, but I need the Epsom soak to help those achy muscles.

Cold Sores
Posted by Jonathan (Columbia, Sc) on 01/21/2015

If you take blistex and them sprinkle espom on top, to me feel like it works even more.

Topical Applications of Epsom Salts
Posted by Yuen (Singapore) on 09/25/2014

Try using a spray bottle with hot epsom salt solution and spray down whole body in the shower.

Topical Applications of Epsom Salts
Posted by Blanche (South Louisiana) on 11/22/2013

Sure. That'll work fine. Never had a shower, but since childhood have had many an Epsom salts compresses. Never known it to irritate skin either. Seems to cool off real fast though, so keep your basin of solution handy. Don't have exact measurements though. I just put in two handfuls or so in a basin of hot water.

Topical Applications of Epsom Salts
Posted by Steve (Las Vegas) on 11/22/2013

I believe you can make a "magnesium oil" type solution by just dissolving a small amount of espom salt perhaps a quarter cup with just enough hot water to dissolve the epsom salt crystals. By doing this you will have a solution you can rub on or spray on that should be easily absorbed into the skin. Of course you can buy ready made magnesium chloride oil but it is much more expensive, typically $9-15 for 8oz.

Topical Applications of Epsom Salts
Posted by Timh (Ky, Usa) on 11/22/2013 2063 posts

S: The method of topical administration is called "poultice" and is effective. You may also use a warm epsom salt footbath w/ good results. Taking magnesium orally would also help. I take a capsule once daily of "triple magnesium" which is 3 different covalent bonds to mag.

Topical Applications of Epsom Salts
Posted by 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!

Posted by Bobbie (Rowlett, Tx) on 08/27/2013

Try using extra virgin olive oil. I have seen three kids healed from using it and another is much better with less itching and breaking out. She has not been using it but about three weeks but every day her mom reports she is looking and feeling better. It works according to the severity of each person and like all things some may heal or get better sooner than others, but it works for all that I recommended it too.

Posted by Toourlady89 (Ca, Usa) on 08/24/2013

If you prefer lotion, Magnesium comes in lotion form, used for eczema. Epsom salt is Magnesium. They are on Amazon.

Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee, Usa) on 08/21/2013

One of my little ones loves an Epsom salt bath (he is kind of hyper and it settles him, so I don't mind adding the salt to his bath often. ) He takes several a week. He never seems to have dry skin from it.

You could try extra virgin coconut oil on it, or better yet, make a salve for him. Here is a link for how to do it:

I make something like this (I do use half coconut oil half olive oil) and I also add some dried Burdock Root and Calendula flowers to it. A friend uses my salve to sooth her child's eczema.

You can buy salves like this on line, but often times they do not use a lot of herbs in their process and the end product is not as strong (though very gentle) as it could be, so it seems like it doesn't work.

So glad he is getting some relief with the baths!

~Mama to Many~

Posted by Lori (North Dakota) on 08/21/2013

Your message was very touching! My 2 year old son has been dealing with eczema most of his life and more recently he has been facing weeping eczema. I took your advice and gave my son a Epsom salt bath and to my amazement his redness really was not there this morning. My question is how often can I use the salts in his daily bath but not 'dry' his skin out? Also any recommendations for lotion? He has the steroid cream but its like it doesn't help unless I'm placing it ib him constantly! Thanks! Lori

General Feedback
Posted by Mary (Mn) on 08/14/2013

How often do you take the epsom salts. Can I do a colon cleanse once a week?? Is that too often?? Can the epsom salts cause high blood pressure?? How much is too much?

Where to Buy: New Zealand
Posted by Cat (Tauranga, New Zealand) on 07/10/2013

Any supermarket will have Epsom Salts. If you can't find it there, go to a pharmacy but it is so common, you shouldn't have any trouble.

Where to Buy: New Zealand
Posted by 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.

Liver Flush Cleanse
Posted by 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

Posted by Louisa (Carlsborg, Wa) on 12/15/2012

It could be tooth fillings. Metals in your system like mercury, copper etc.

Aches and Pains
Posted by Chieko (Albuquerque, New Mexico) on 09/17/2012

Re article "Epsom Salt Cures" updated 8/20/2012. In the second paragraph the author writes "Very simply epsom salts is the common name for magnesium sulfide... ". That is erroneous. Epsom salts are magnesium sulfate, MgSO4.

General Feedback
Posted by Saura (Wichita, Ks) on 08/20/2012

The olive oil-grape juice cleanse is actually very effective at getting rid of any nausea caused by an inflamed gallbladder or pancreas, but you may have to do several cleanses simply because there are over 50,000 ducts in the liver and gallbladder that need to be cleaned out. So, to a large extent, I disagree with Mel from the Philippines. I was able to completely eliminate all of the nausea and pain that I was having by doing multiple liver cleanses. Plus, I had more energy and my skin, eyes, and digestion improved after doing multiple liver cleanses. A person should wait two weeks in between cleanses. It is true that most of the stones eliminated are typically soft and that they do melt after several days, but this does not mean that the liver/gallbladder cleanse is not effective, or that it the cleanses don't work, because I have found that with each liver/gallbladder cleanse that you do, you will get fewer stones than you got before, and that the stones that you eliminate during the first liver cleanse look older and more yellowish during than the stones in subsequent liver cleanses, which look green. Besides that, an X-ray of the liver will reveal that the texture of the liver improves by doing multiple liver cleanses. During the first cleanse that I did, the stones were only about a quarter of an inch, but during subsequent cleanses, I had some which were over an inch in size. But eventually, by about the fifth cleanse, I got to the point where no stones were being eliminated... Just a little bit of chaff, and I attribute this to the fact that I had eliminated all the major stones in my liver and gall bladder.

The idea that these stones are simply "soapstones" as suggested by Mel is not true. I was able to avoid having to have my gallbladder removed by doing the liver/gallbladder flushes. It's been twelve years since I was having gallbladder/pancreas issues, and I haven't had a problem since then. I'm glad that I took charge of my own health.

Posted by Jill (Shoreham By Sea, West Sussex, England) on 07/15/2012

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.

General Feedback
Posted by Citygirl27 (Richardson, Tx, Usa) on 06/18/2012

My bag of epsom salts says to take 2-4 teaspoons in "8 oz" of water. I use one Tablespoon (3 tsp) and a LOT more water because a) it tastes *blech* and b) you will lose a lot of water. If you are on the smaller size, use the lower dose; larger size, use the higher dose. I use it as an inexpensive colon flush. Not really a cleanse in the strict sense, but like someone said, a bath. Almost to the point of a purge out that end. You'll know. For me it takes about 6-8 hours to take effect, so keep that in mind.

Racing Heart
Posted by Deby (Tampa, Florida) on 05/05/2012

I experienced heart palpitations and began taking equal amounts of calcium/magnesium capsules. It has helped tremendously.

Posted by Liz (Bangalore, Karnataka) on 05/02/2012

Using the Ecalyptus oil cures eczema.. Try using it and ou will see the relief.

Posted by Wayne (Pretoria, South Africa) on 05/01/2012

Hi All, I have been suffering form eczema for a couple of years and I have found much relief from the bulbanella plant. That is we cut the leaf open and apply he "gel" on the affected area. Cheers Wayne

Food Sensitivities
Posted by Sophie (London, England) on 02/17/2012

Hello, I also suffered from food sensitivites for a few years. I couldn't eat wheat products especially white flour and even garlic had a reaction with me. However I recently discovered that using Milk Thistle three times a day has improved my liver function to the point that I no longer suffer from food intolerance symptoms. Hope it helps you.

Cold Sores
Posted by Scarlett (Miami, Florida) on 12/22/2011

Dear Mark,

It sounds like you were in quite a pickle... It also seems a rather ridiculous story. Epsom Salt can be ingested. It is Magnesium Sulfate. Ever hear of "Milk of Magnesia"? Yes, Epsom Salt, if you read the label on your package, can also be used as a laxative (but this is not to be taken lightly - a very small amount can have a large effect). AND, if you read the label you would not have had to go on the internet to ask about the "harmful" effects etc. Therefore, your story of the "burning" seems quite unreal. My assumption is that there was something else at play. I am sorry for your unfortuante circumstances and I do hope that both the "cold sore" and burning has dissipated.

Cold Sores
Posted by Mark A. (Sewll, New Jersey) on 12/20/2011

Ok, I saw this post and I don't know if I bit my lip (inside), sleeping or if it was a cold sore since I never had one before. It was burning so I put ACV with mother on it for 2 days and it felt the same. I looked at it in the mirror but can't see anything.

So I tried the Epsom salts. I put on 3 or 4 very tiny crystals on the end of my finger and tried to hold it on the spot just before bed. As soon as I put it on the spot it dissappeared and I couldn't see it. They slipped off my finger and went beetween my gum and lip just at the base of my jaw line. When I let my lip go it felt like I had rocks in my mouth. I tried pulling my lip back, flushing it with water, and brushing it with my toothbrush trying to get the salt out. No luck. I rinse again, went on the internet to look for an answer to see if it was harmful, found nothing. I went to bed and figured it would dissolve by morning. Wrong. Now my inside of my lip at the "Site" feels rough when I touch it with my tongue and it still fells like a bunch of rocks only now it is burning at my gumline and numb. Still wondering where the salt went. See nothing. Did it magically melt into my skin and got covered up? Guess I need more help as if anyone knows if this will pass, or perhaps a way of neutralizing the salt. Hot liquids don't "melt" it either. It's been 12 hours since I "applied" the salt to the wound area. Help and please don't try what the above poster posted or you will end up like me. Lol

Sore and Aching Muscles
Posted by Emily (Ballard, Kentucky, Usa) on 12/15/2011

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.

Aches and Pains
Posted by Grannycan (Thrall, Texas, Usa) on 12/14/2011


I normally use 1 1/2 to 2 Cups per tub of hot water. I think you have to soak for at least 20 minutes for it to absorb through your skin.

Good Luck, Grannycan

General Feedback
Posted by Ash (London, England, United Kingdom) on 12/03/2011


Thank you for the response - I will try that.


Aches and Pains
Posted by Ash (London, United Kingdom) on 11/30/2011


Can you please share with us how much Epsom Salt you use in a Bath and how often you use it? Is it safe to use it every day? My muscles ache after Yoga or stretch exercise.

Many thanks and God Bless,


General Feedback
Posted by Ash (London, England) on 11/28/2011

There are many posts about Epsom Salt Baths. I would like to know the best way to have an Epsom Salt Bath for muscular aches and pains and for High Blood Pressure. I have some questions:

1) How much Epsom Salts do you put into a Small Bath full of water?

2) Is it better to have a Warm, Hot or VERY HOT Bath - Floatation tanks are just warm - 37.9 F?

3) How long should you soak in the Bath -20 Mins- 30 Mins or 1 Hour?

4) How many times a WEEK is it safe to do it - is Daily OK?

5) Are there any side effects?

Many thanks and God Bless,


General Feedback
Posted by Maria (Gippsland, Australia) on 11/26/2011

Hi Ash, Some people have 1/2 teaspoon on rising and again in the evening, some take 1 teaspoon on rising (in a glass of water). But always start with a lower dose like 1/4 teaspoon. Epsom Salts can be laxative in larger doses and it varies from person to person. I don't know anyone who takes it in a litre of water but I think start with 1/4 of a teaspoon and build up to 1 teaspoon.

In regards to your high blood pressure magnesium, especially when combined with some potassium, may lower it.

You can also use it in foot baths as there is only a certain amount of magnesium we can absorb orally with epsom salts.

General Feedback
Posted by Ash (London, Uk) on 11/23/2011


Epsom baths have eased my muscular aches and pains and I read that taking it internally also works. I am thinking of of taking Epsom Salt in Water to drink daily. How much can I add to a Litre of Water without having any laxative effect?

I also have high blood pressure - are there any side effects?

Thank you for a great web site!


Prevent Cerebral Palsy in Babies
Posted by Maude (Dannevirke, New Zealand) on 11/17/2011

I need to know.. do new zealand doctors give epsom salts injections to women with pre-clasma.?

Aches and Pains
Posted by Mike (New York) on 10/07/2011

Completely agree. I make my wife an Epsom salt bath any time she is complaining of cramps or not complaining and just showing the physical pain with some weird expressions on her face. And for the guys that like to Gym and do some lifting, an Epsom salt bath is excellent to help with muscle recovery and ease that stiffness and pain following a serious workout. I got some recipes and health on google, wiki.

Aches and Pains
Posted by Cate (Melbourne, Vic., Australia) on 09/15/2011

Magnesium, and lots of it. Magnesium in a bath (epsom salts) and liquid mag. in water/juice.

Aches and Pains
Posted by Nessoregon (Gp, Oregon) on 09/09/2011

I have had this happen too. I was told after my massage to drink lots of water, as the muscles release toxins that need to be flushed.

Posted by Kattis (Auckland, New Zealand) on 08/24/2011

i just love this post = D I celebrate humans figuring all these things out. The medical system really keeps us in the dark ...

Posted by Kattis (Auckland , New Zealand) on 08/24/2011

very awesome email. Sounds like you are doing very well. Its interesting how we have to find all these things out by ourselves and doctors rarely step up the plate. Let us know how you are doing. You are so write with the trigger foods... I have read many a book and because it is different for everyone, I believe it could be related to your blood type. You see it all stems from our ancenstory, what we ate way back when. If you think about it the body takes nealry a thousand years for the smallest adjustment. Obviously we are a relatively young race and our bodies basically have not caught up to the variety of what we are eating. I for example am a B blood type. Chicken gives me cramps as it contains lectins which I cannot handle. If we eat the wrong foods for us our bodies go haywire... Sore aching joints, poor digestion, endless list really. Also yeast which is something Everyone should learn about , because it is lethal to the human body ( in fact I might write an article and you are all welcome to access it ).... Yes that the stuff that lives in your body and if feed sugar (carbs included) or antibiotics have been had in your life... Will cause them to tilter out of balance, where a snowball effect happens. Yeast may not be the exact cause of the disease but it creates a perfect eviroment it. Email me if you would like to know more. I have spent my life reasearching health and earth clinic is so impressive (though now and then I think the formatting could be tweeked to make specific info easier to find etc = ) and love to share anything I have learned by cross checking and researching like anything to figure out answers.

General Feedback
Posted by Christina M. (Mobile, Al) on 08/18/2011

Re: Epsom salt causing one to use the bathroom less frequently- Yes, this *can* happen, as epsom salt is hydrophilic; you need to increase your water intake a bit if you plan to use the salts. That's all you should have to do. Using them as a laxative is unnecessary and could be harmful if you are already dehydrated.

Aches and Pains
Posted by Diamond (Salisbury, Usa) on 06/18/2011

Beth from USA; I believe thats called cleansing the whole body, try it more often, body functions happen like that when it needs cleaning just like a house. ;o) keep up the good work. Good luck

Gallbladder Stones
Posted by Delphina (Rancho Belago, Ca) on 05/18/2011

If you have gallbladder stones, don't have them removed until you try this concoction:

1tbsp of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 Freshly squeezed Orange

2 diced up garlic cloves (do not blend in a blender the garlice will burn as you try to swallow)

drink this every morning before you eat anything for at least 2 weeks and make sure you have nothing to eat or drink for at least 30 minutes. A friend gave me this recipes and the quacks at the doctor's office wanted to remove my gallbladder.... I havent' had an attack from my gallbladder since November of 2006 and I havent' drank the concoction since. You need to stay away from fried foods and vegetable oil especially as these will create the problem again.

Gallbladder Stones
Posted by Enzyme (Pdx, Or) on 04/18/2011

Actually, Epsom salts are magnesium sulfate.

Cold Sores
Posted by Tina (Sylvania, Ohio, Usa) on 03/28/2011

Yes, Epsom Salt works for me when it somes to cold sores. I had one developing on my lip, I popped the lump, then held some epsom salt on it twice that day and by the next day the area was flat and healed.

Food Sensitivities
Posted by Gayle (Mountain Home, Ar) on 03/27/2011

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.

Gallbladder Stones
Posted by Joyce (Kelso, Wa) on 03/06/2011

Epsom Salts are magnesium chloride. typically the sodium chloride found in table salt is the problem with high blood pressure due to the irritation it causes in the blood vessels.

Gallbladder Stones
Posted by 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.

Posted by Maria (Gippsland, Australia) on 01/05/2011

My Nan always said of someone who was out of sorts (angry or upset or just not themselves) "he/she is liverish and they need a dose of salts" by salts she meant Epsom salts. When I was a child our dog found an old poisonous bate (put down to kill foxes and wild dogs) Dad sent us to the house to get the Epsom salts and some warm water. He made the mix up and poured it down the mouth of the dog, not an easy task as the dog by that stage was limp. This saved our dog. I agree Mary Jean, every home needs Epsom salts.

Posted by Mary Jean (Antipolo City, Rizal, Philippines) on 01/02/2011

My aunt removed her kidney stones with epsom salt and my dog was cured of psoriasis by epsom too. I used it with my hair and do detox with it. My daughter's acne am using it too. I tried it with husband's boil, and whenever I have skin inflammation we use it too! Am sharing information with family and friends and gave them epsom salt for christmas. Every home should have epsom salt or the magnesium oil when dissolved in water.

Posted by Name (City, State) on 12/17/2010

Try avoiding dairy to eliminate excema.

Aches and Pains
Posted by 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?

Posted by Francisca (Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France) on 11/25/2010

Hi, in the countries around here a kind of Epsom salts is sold in small quantities in pharmacies and health shops not for bathing, that they have never heard about but to take internally, mainly to relieve constipation. Whether it works for other ailments I don't know!

Posted by Jojo (Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa) on 11/24/2010

Hi, I read all your comments about eczema and have been battling with it myself for nearly 40 years. Currently I have EXTREME itching all over my body and I just cannot stop scratching - to the point that I look like I've gone ten rounds with Mohammed Ali because of all the bruises from the scratching. Would it be good to take Epsom Salts internally and if so, in what kind of dosage??

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