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According to the Epsom Salt Council, Epsom salt is used to relieve sore muscles, help remove splinters and fade bruises. It is also an effective treatment to relieve the pain and discomfort associated with bee stings, mo... More »

Salts are a type of ionic compound that derives its chemical name from the anions and cations it contains. For example, the chemical name for table salt is sodium chloride, which is represented by the chemical formula Na... More »

Magnesium sulfate, also known as Epsom salts, is approved for use as a laxative according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. Magnesium and sulfur are necessary nutrients for the body but should be used judicio... More »

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