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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 »

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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 »

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Epsom salt is often used to soothe the body. Some of the benefits include relaxing the nervous system, curing skin problems, soothing back pain or aching limbs, easing muscle strain, healing cuts, treating cold and conge... More »

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People with sprains can add Epsom salt crystals to their bathwater to reduce swelling, reports Care2.com. When sprayed on the skin, a blend of Epsom salt crystals and water can alleviate sunburn, notes Prevention magazin... More »

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Epsom salt can be dissolved in water and consumed as a laxative. It is important to follow directions on the package to not exceed recommended dosage. More »

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Epsom salt may be used to aid in healing infected tissue by soaking the affected area in a basin filled with hot water and Epsom salt. Epsom salt helps to draw out an infection by forcing out toxins at the surface level ... More »

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Epsom salt is often used to soothe the body. Some of the benefits include relaxing the nervous system, curing skin problems, soothing back pain or aching limbs, easing muscle strain, healing cuts, treating cold and conge... More »

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