How Do You Use Epsom Salt For Wound Care?

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Epsom salt has been used medicinally for hundreds of years. The salts come from a material in the earth called dolomite, which is rich in magnesium sulfate. The compound came by the name of Epsom salt because the material was distilled from waters near Epsom, England. The "salt" part of the name refers to the chemical structure of the compound. Epsom salt has many uses, but as a medicine, it is used to treat heart arrhythmia, autism, digestive problems, fibromyalgia, osteoporosis, wounds, and skin eruptions. Use Epsom salt in a soothing bath. The salt has anti-inflammatory properties that are particularly useful in post-surgery wounds of the extremities. About a quarter-cup per 1 quart of water dissolved in warm water is the standard treatment. It can also be used to help the itching and lesions associated with herpes and shingles. Buy Epsom salt in gel form to help fibromyalgia, a medical condition characterized by widespread pain in muscles, ligaments, and tendons, and osteoporosis, ... more
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