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** Epsom Salt Uses & Benefits **

*What is Epsom salt?*

Epsom Salt

Epsom salt, named for a bitter saline spring at Epsom in Surrey, England,
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 as well as many beauty,
household and gardening-related uses.

Studies have shown that magnesium and sulfate are both readily absorbed
through the skin, making Epsom salt baths an easy and ideal way to enjoy
the amazing health benefits (*1). Magnesium plays a number of roles in the
body including regulating the activity of over 325 enzymes, reducing
inflammation, helping muscle and nerve function and helping to prevent
artery hardening. Sulfates help improve the absorption of nutrients, flush
toxins and help ease migraine headaches.

*What are the health benefits of using Epsom salt?*

The wonders of Epsom salt have been well known for hundreds of years and
unlike other salts, Epsom salt has beneficial properties that can soothe
the body, mind and soul. Some of the countless health benefits include
relaxing the nervous system, curing skin problems, 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
ease stress

Source: www.saltworks.us/salt_info/epsom-uses-benefits.asp

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Magnesium sulfate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


** Magnesium sulfate **

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Not to be confused with Magnesium sulfide.

Magnesium sulfate
Magnesium sulfate anhydrous.jpg
Anhydrous magnesium sulfate
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Epsomite (heptahydrate)
IUPAC name

Magnesium sulfate

Other names

Epsom salt (heptahydrate)
Bitter salts

CAS number 7487-88-9^ YesY, 14168-73-1 (monohydrate),
24378-31-2 (tetrahydrate), 15553-21-6 (pentahydrate),
13778-97-7 (hexahydrate), 10034-99-8 (heptahydrate)
PubChem 24083
ChemSpider 22515^ YesY
DrugBank DB00653
ChEBI CHEBI:32599^ YesY
RTECS number OM4500000
ATC code A06AD04,A12CC02 B05XA05 D11AX05 V04CC02
Jmol-3D images Image 1

· [Mg+2].[O-]S([O-])(=O)=O


· InChI=1S/Mg.H2O4S/c;1-5(2,3)4/h;(H2,1,2,3,4)/q+2;/p-2^ YesY



Molecular formula MgSO[4]
Molar mass 120.366 g/mol (anhydrous)
246.47 g/mol (heptahydrate)
Appearance white crystalline solid
Odor odorless
Density 2.66 g/cm^3 (anhydrous)
2.445 g/cm^3 (monohydrate)
1.68 g/cm^3 (heptahydrate)
1.512 g/cm^3 (11-hydrate)
Melting point anhydrous decomposes at 1124 Â°C

monohydrate decomposes at 200 Â°C
heptahydrate decomposes at 150 Â°C
undecahydrate decomposes at 2 Â°C

Solubility in water /anhydrous/
26.9 g/100 mL (0 °C)
25.5 g/100 mL (20 °C)
71 g/100 mL (20 °C)
Solubility 1.16 g/100 mL (18 °C, ether)
slightly soluble in alcohol, glycerol
insoluble in acetone
Refractive index (/n/[D]) 1.523 (monohydrate)
1.433 (heptahydrate)
Crystal structure monoclinic (hydrate)
MSDS External MSDS
EU Index Not listed
NFPA 704 NFPA 704 four-colored diamond1
Related compounds
Other cations Beryllium sulfate
Calcium sulfate
Strontium sulfate
Barium sulfate
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their
standard state (at 25 Â°C (77 Â°F), 100 kPa)
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Infobox references

*Magnesium sulfate* (or magnesium sulphate) is an inorganic salt (chemical
compound) containing magnesium, sulfur and oxygen, with the formula
MgSO[4]. It is often encountered as the heptahydrate sulfate mineral

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnesium_sulfate

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