The Dead Sea

Health Properties of the area

Thermo-mineral Springs
Found in several locations by the Dead Sea shores. The many minerals contained in the warm water are dominated by sulfur. 

Benefits from Dead Sea bathing are attributed to a natural tar in the water, and also to high levels of various minerals. Dead Sea mud is considered helpful in two ways: the dark mud helps UV light to get absorbed, and mud packs are believed to stimulate blood circulation.

Dead Sea Psoriasis & Arthritis Treatment
A growing number of studies attest to the success of treatment in the Dead Sea. Three of the largest reviewed studies involved psoriasis patients on a regimen of incrementally increasing sun exposure (usually up to a maximum of six hours a day) and bathing in the Dead Sea (usually up to one hour a day).  Results are promising
Please note that while the material on this page has been taken from reliable sources, it is not a medical journal. For more scientific information, go to   National Psoriasis Foundation bulletin, where a full bibliography can be found. 

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