EPSOM SALTS, HYDRATED
Ground down to a salt, this
mineral has been one of the most popular orthodox remedies for constipation
and hangovers. However, overuse is not advisable.
Named after a spring in Epsom, Surrey, which contains the mineral, magnesium sulphate, in solution, Epsom salts have enjoyed a huge usage that some people think
is undeserved. Magnesium sulphate can still be found in many remedies for constipation and over-indulgence.
Used in orthodox medicine for
constipation and hangovers, and as a supplement
for magnesium deficiency.
Salt, tablets and liquid mixtures are
available over-the-counter, but should be used