Epsom Salts– Great Old Treatment or Just Old?

Epsom salts bathQuestion:  My  Dad  worked in construction and after an especially hard day he would dump some epsom salts in a hot tub nd soak until dinner.  He claimed it took the “kinks” out of his  joints.  My mom used  an epsom salt soak  to help remove splinters and relieve  sore feet after a day in heels.  Do epsom salts really work  or is this another  old wives tale?

Answer:  Epsom salts have been a home remedy for centuries.  Chemically it is a mix magnesium and sulfates and named after Epsom in  England where it was first made by boiling  down mineral water. My family were also big fans of epsom salts for sore feet and splinter  removal.  But  despite centuries of use,  finding published studies on the benefits of … Continue Reading…