The Healing Powers of Epsom Salt Review: We have heard about using this product on ailments but had never tried it until now.
Last week while training for the NYC Marathon, I was having some ankle pain (the kind where you think you may need to see a doctor.) Over the counter medications weren’t easing the pain, so she decided that it would be best to take a week off of training and let it heal up.
Remembering that I had Epsom Salts that I had used for some cleaning projects, I decided to try soaking my ankle. I will be honest, I wasn’t overly confident that it was going to do anything but by now you know that I will try anything once, so I did.
To my amazement by the time I was done with the first soak the majority of the pain was gone. Seriously! I did another soak before bed and was completely pain free after. I had assumed that the pain would return by morning…nothing. I am still going to give my ankle a rest, but the pain is gone.
Epsom salt is not actually salt but a naturally occurring pure mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate. Long known as a natural remedy for a number of ailments, Epsom salt has numerous health benefits.
Some of the countless health benefits include relaxing the nervous system, soothing back pain and aching limbs, easing muscle strain, healing cuts, treating cold and congestion, and drawing toxins from the body. One of the simplest ways to get the benefits is to soak in a tub full of hot water with a few cups of Epsom Salt. An Epsom salt bath can help ease pain and relieve inflammation, making it beneficial in the treatment of sore muscles, bronchial asthma and migraine headaches.
Based on how well this worked on my sore ankle, we will definitely be using Epsom Salt more often. Have you had any great results with Epsom Salt? Comment below we would love to share.