Dead Sea’s Black Mud is World Renowned
The natural black mud is a mixture of Dead Sea salts and alluvial sediment saturated with sulfide compounds and twenty-one minerals. Rich in magnesium, natural tar, known as bitumen, and the silicates, the organic elements from the shoreline all blended with earth. It is the silicates that have the effect of a mask to the skin and is useful for cleansing and softening the skin resulting in a wonderful glow. Generally, Dead Sea mud applied to the skin improves and stimulates blood circulation. The Dead Sea mud is beneficial for general skin care and dermatological treatments. Another property of the mud is that it holds heat especially well and rids the body of toxins, providing therapeutic benefits for individuals with arthritic conditions.
At about 1,345 feet below sea level, the Dead Sea valley is the lowest inhabited point on the surface of the earth. With year-round sunshine, breathtaking views, dry heat, and an abundance of minerals, springs, and mud, the Dead Sea region has been a natural spa wonder for thousands of years. Dead Sea water has been scientifically proven to cure numerous health ailments, while plants growing in lakeside oases have produced high-quality natural cosmetics, perfumes, and medicines.
Among its diverse minerals are familiar ones like Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, and Bromide. These are, of course, the same minerals that are in your skin naturally, and a gradual lessening of these minerals over time may be a contributing factor in the deterioration and aging of the skin’s appearance. It would make sense that replenishing the skin’s natural elements can help to rejuvenate and maintain a healthy appearance, and perhaps bring us back closer to the long sought-after characteristics of youthful appearance of a baby’s skin.
There has been much research published in respected medical journals supporting the beneficial effects of Dead Sea mud and water on arthritis of all types. Generally warm salts or mud is applied to the affected joints; the heat alone is very useful in treating painful joints. Thermal effects of mud wraps include analgesia, muscular relaxation, increased flexibility of connective tissue, decreased viscosity of synovial fluid, and beneficial immunological effects. In addition, there have been proven benefits for people suffering with Psoriasis and Dermatitis.