An Overview Of Dead Sea Salt Treatment For Psoriasis
Dead Sea Salt treatment is a new natural cure for psoriasis. Over the last two decades, studies were conducted by the Dead Sea Health Resort in Israel which showed staggering results as evidenced by approximately 60 percent of patients being fully healed from psoriasis with another 36 percent of the patient receiving near clearance or significant improvement.
The Dead Sea is the lowest place on the planet at 400 meters below sea level. The air in this part of earth is dense and rich in bromine which serves as a filtering agent of UVB rays allowing longer exposure to the sun and a reduced risk of sunburn. Likewise, the air has five percent oxygen than normal air at sea level.
Aside from that, the water in the Dead Sea is about 10 times rich in salt and hydrogen sulfide making it more richer than the average sea water. It also contains rich amount of other mineral salts such as magnesium, sodium, potassium, and calcium.
However, taking a dip in the Dead Sea can be costly and lengthy for some psoriasis patients. For this reason, Dead Sea salts came into existence as an alternative to actually dipping in the Dead Sea to get treatment for psoriasis.
The effects of using the salt for treating psoriasis were studied by an Israeli dermatologist in 1989. It was tested on 50 patients wherein 94 percent or 47 received significant relief. Maximum relief was achieved after the patients took a bath with 1 kilogram of salt 3 times weekly for a period of 6 weeks.
Dead Sea salt is a concentrated mixture of all the minerals that are found in the Dead Sea itself. It helps in getting rid of skin inflammation, cleansing and soothing the skin, as well as in improving its overall state. Aside from treating psoriasis, Dead Sea salt can boost blood circulation, soothes the nervous system, revitalizes the body, and stimulates the immune system.
As a cure for psoriasis, the patient can achieve relief by lying in a bath filled with hot water and 1 kilogram of Dead Sea salt for 15 to 20 minutes. The patient should stay warm and rest for approximately an hour.