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Bath Salt – A Combination of Old and New

Dead Sea salts from other geothermal sources are used for various purposes. Some are even added for cosmetic and medicinal purposes. One such product is called Dead Sea salt. The Dead Sea salt contains various minerals and salts. These include Calcium, Boron, Potassium, Magnesium, Sodium, Zinc and many others.

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At first, it was assumed that the Dead Sea salt was simply a remedy for water purification and a bath salt. It is not known at present how the Dead Sea came about, but it was discovered in the year 1920. Drug abuse bath salts were also discovered at that time and they too became popular. Today the National Institute on Drug Abuse has found that bath salt does have medical benefits. Among these benefits is that it can help in various conditions like constipation, stomach problems, brain tumors, blood pressure, respiratory problems, arthritis, asthma, and muscle spasms.

Apart from this, there are bath salts with therapeutic effects that include treatment for alcohol withdrawal, chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, cocaine addiction, migraine headaches, fibromyalgia, drug withdrawal syndrome, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, rheumatism and Multiple Sclerosis. The National Institute on Drug Abuse has also discovered that some of these chemicals used in these drugs help in the treatment of alcoholism. In fact, it is these psychoactive chemicals that act as antidepressants and are known as monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs). Moreover, it has been revealed that some of these drugs also help in the reduction of heart attacks and high blood pressure. Moreover, it has been observed that people suffering from depression and other mental disorders have responded positively to the treatments with bath salts.

The drugs known as diphenhydramine and lofexidine are believed to work by blocking the transmitters known as acetylcholine. These transmitters are responsible for reliving pain and therefore the drugs help in reducing pain. There are also several other bath salts which act in a similar manner. For example, the oat straw and white pepper are known to be effective in stimulating the central nervous system. This in turn is supposed to result in a more amenable state of brain than one’s normal condition.

Several other bath salts have also been discovered recently. These bath products act by getting rid of dead bodies and even the smell of dead bodies. According to the research done by the scientists, these dead bodies contained amino acids which were important for the metabolic functioning of the human body. Furthermore, the presence of amino acids in dead bodies helped in the removal of the dead cells and hence they got accumulated in the form of oatmeal and chamomile.

Amongst all the bath salt substances, Epsom salt baths are the most popular. These bath salts include substances that were used in ancient times as a cleansing agent by the people. Although they are not very effective in fighting with the common cold, there are other substances which have been discovered to have certain healing properties.

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