Dead Sea mud is a unique natural medicine that is widely used in cosmetology, balneology and medicine.
Release form and composition
The composition and release form of Dead Sea mineral mud depend on the manufacturer.
The mud contains a large amount of minerals, organic and inorganic substances, micro- and macroelements, gases, biologically active substances.
Dirt is 39% liquid phase, 58% solid, 3% organic matter.
In the solid phase there are water-soluble minerals (rock salt and aragonite), soluble in HCl minerals (carbonates, dolomite, calcite, mica), as well as minerals that do not dissolve either in water or in hydrochloric acid (kaolinite, montmorillonite, quartz , feldspar).
In the interstitial fluid of the Dead Sea mud were found: sodium, calcium, potassium, strontium, magnesium, lithium, chlorides, sulfates, bromides, bicarbonates.
Also in the mud contains a large amount of colloidal iron sulfide, barium, manganese, cadmium, lithium, phosphorus.
Dead Sea mud is a homogeneous (homogeneous) plastic mass, the color of which varies from dark gray to grayish brown and black. The substance is very salty in taste and has a pronounced peculiar sulfuric smell. Peloids mined in the Dead Sea (therapeutic mud) have a high quality index, their mud ratio exceeds the value of 7.8.
Indications for use
According to the instructions, the mud of the Dead Sea should be used:
- In diseases of the musculoskeletal system, which are the result of degenerative processes, injuries or infectious diseases (including bone fractures, traumatic injuries of the joints, muscles and ligaments, osteochondrosis, neuritis, arthritis, radiculitis, osteomyelitis, etc.);
- In acute and chronic dermatological diseases;
- With varicose veins, couperose and a number of other vascular pathologies;
- With the defeat of the upper respiratory tract due to atrophic, subatrophic or inflammatory processes;
- In diseases of the peripheral or central nervous system, as well as to eliminate the effects of their injuries;
- With trophic ulcers.
Mud treatment is a strong factor as it causes hormonal and physiological changes.
Applications with Dead Sea mud have a beneficial effect on the blood circulation processes, the state of the endocrine glands, nervous system, metabolism, and are an excellent therapeutic tool for circulatory disorders.
According to the instructions, the Dead Sea mud has a complex effect on the functions and systems of the body through peripheral nerve endings located in the skin on which the application is superimposed.
Dead Sea mud treatments are shown to stimulate the rejuvenation of the skin and the body as a whole, to improve the condition of the hair, eliminate toxins, reduce overweight and reduce the volume of problem areas. Irritation of skin receptors increases the inhibitory processes in the cerebral cortex, as a result of which stress, fatigue, and muscle tension are removed.
The use of Dead Sea mud is contraindicated in:
- Any inflammatory process in the acute stage;
- The presence of malignant or benign tumors;
- Circulatory failure second and third degree;
- Pronounced atherosclerosis;
- Diseases caused by functional disorders of the endocrine glands (with endocrine diseases);
- Mental illness;
- Diseases of the urinary system and kidneys;
- Pregnancy (at any time);
- Cirrhosis of the liver;
- All varieties of jaundice;
- Individual intolerance to any component that is part of the dirt.
Patients over 65 are allowed to do the application only with the approval of the attending physician. The procedure should be local, in a small area of the body.
Dosing and Administration
Mineral mud from the Dead Sea is allowed to be applied to all parts of the body, as well as to the hair in the form of a mask.
Mass is distributed with a thick layer on the surface of the skin and left for 15-20 minutes, then thoroughly washed with water at room temperature.
To achieve a calming effect on the joints, it is recommended to warm the Dead Sea mud pack in hot water or a microwave oven before the procedure (usually one minute at average temperature is enough to heat to the required level). Before you put the package in the microwave, you should cut off one of its corners. Avoid overheating.
When applying the Dead Sea mud to treat joint diseases and sciatica applied to the problem area, it is recommended to wrap with cling film or a cloth cut. Rinse the application with warm water after 20 minutes.
If the agent is used to treat scalp psoriasis, the mud should be mixed with salicylic ointment in a 4: 1 ratio before use.
When using mud in cosmetology, it is recommended to add aloe juice or olive oil to the mass.
If the tool is used in the form of masks for the face and neck, it is very important to follow all the recommendations specified in the instructions. This is due to the fact that the skin on these areas of the body is very delicate, and sulphidic mud has a rich chemical composition and can cause a burn if it violates the precautions.
Dead Sea mud is a hypoallergenic product, and therefore has no side effects, except in cases of hypersensitivity.
The tool is intended for external use. Do not apply it on open wounds.
The curative mud of Lake Tambukan, the balneological resort of Saki, Lake Sivash.
Terms and conditions of storage
Dirt can be stored for 2 years at a temperature not exceeding 15 ºС.