Not only are Epsom salt baths incredibly beneficial for overall health, but they are also used to speed up the healing time of sores or blisters from genital herpes outbreaks. Listed below is more information about the Epsom salt herpes remedy and Epsom salt’s general benefits.
Please remember that this post is for general informational purposes only, and is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice. What works for one person will not work for every person.
Epsom Salt’s Benefits
Epsom salt is good for you in several ways because it is magnesium sulfate. Magnesium is an important mineral, one of which many people (and the vast majority of Americans) are sadly deficient. Our diets are depleted in this mineral; our soil is depleted; our produce is depleted. By bathing in Epsom salt, you can actually absorb the magnesium through your skin. Getting more magnesium has many benefits: improved mood, lower stress and anxiety, better sleep, improved PMS symptoms, cramp relief, and better weight management. It really is important to get your magnesium!
Epsom salt is typically used as a soaking solution to treat muscle cramps, minor sprains, and bruises. It is also sometimes used to treat blisters by making them heal faster.
Epsom Salt for Herpes
Since it is sometimes used to make blisters heal faster, this can also apply to blisters from herpes outbreaks. It works by drying up the blisters faster. The Epsom salt herpes remedy can 1. relieve the pain of outbreaks and 2. speed up the healing time. Some people also report that it relieves itching.
How to: Fill a bathtub with a comfortable temperature of water, and pour in a couple of cups full of Epsom salt. Stir up the water to make sure the salt doesn’t just sit at the bottom of the tub. Soak for 10-30 minutes for maximum skin absorption. When done, you can dry the genital area with a blow-dryer on a lukewarm setting. This especially helps if a towel is too irritating to the area.
How Much Epsom Salt to Use
Two cups of Epsom salt to a gallon is sometimes recommended though others will use two cups in a bath.
White Mountain Epsom Salt 3 Lb / 48 Oz Container
Dr. Teal’s Epsom Salt Soaking Solution, Lavender, 48 Ounce