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Enjoy the historical health benefits of mineral and herbal baths at home

Saturday, August 20, 2011 by: Tony Isaacs
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(NaturalNews) Mineral and herbal baths have been used for thousands of years to relieve everything from sore muscles and joints to arthritis and much more. Today, millions of people continue to flock to bath sites and facilities throughout the world. However, one need not travel any further than their bathroom to enjoy a healing and relaxing bath. All it takes is a hot bath and a few healthy ingredients.

The salt and mineral rich Dead Sea is one of the world's earliest spas. The Roman king of Judea, Herod the Great, and Egypt's Queen Cleopatra both enjoyed the healthy benefits of the Dead Sea. Multiple studies have shown that the sea's mineral essentials are effective for psoriasis, acne, and rheumatism.

Nearly every city in the ancient Roman Empire had at least one bath, which served as centers for bathing and socializing. The hot springs in Baden-Baden, Germany, were well known to the Romans, and its waters bring relief for rheumatism, gout, paralysis, neuralgia, and skin diseases. Britain's Queen Victoria was an annual visitor during her reign.

Other civilizations which have long embraced healing baths include China, India and Native America. Archaeologists in India's ancient Indus Valley Civilization unearthed a large pool-like structure with steps at both ends. In 1541, Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto was the first European to see the "Valley of the Vapors", which is the area known today as Hot Springs, Arkansas.

The rich and famous regularly traveled by private rail car more than 100 years ago to Mount Clemens, Michigan, "America's Bath City". It offered luxury resort hotels with heated baths, which were widely known to relieve arthritis and rheumatism pain, as well as skin problems such as eczema. Thousands of polio patients were also drawn to the waters. Legend had it that people came to the city in wheelchairs and left walking under their own power. Among regular visitors to Mount Clemens baths were Henry Ford, William Randolph Hearst, Mae West, Babe Ruth, and European royalty.

Today, you need not travel to a health resort or even a local spa to enjoy the many benefits of hot mineral and herbal baths. All you need is a bath tub, hot water (generally speaking, the hotter the water the better so long as the water is not scalding) and healthy minerals, herbs, etc., either singly or in combination. Some of the most popular ingredients are:

Sea salts, especially ancient sea salts, are loaded with minerals and trace minerals.

Epsom salt relaxes sore muscles and joints and contains magnesium, an essential mineral most of us are deficient in.

Lavender and other essential oils, such as rose and juniper, fight depression and relieve tension and stress.

Baking soda helps neutralize chlorine and is good for muscles and skin.

Citric acid bonds with minerals and, combined with baking soda, makes the mineral bath effervescent.

Witch hazel is antiseptic and good for bruises and skin conditions.

Vinegar is wonderful for the skin and has numerous healing benefits.

Additionally, a number of popular Chinese ingredients are used in healing baths including:

*Water lily pads (stress)
*Oriental wild yam (stress, female problems)
*Du Zhong (knees, joints)
*Osmanthus (stress, depression)
*He Shou Wu (blood, energy, arthritis)
*Flos Lonicerae (blood cooling, heat and toxins removal, skin disease)
*Plantain (skin diseases)
*Radix ginseng (stress)

Tips:

*Keep hydrated and boost your bath benefits with an iced glass of healthy tea and/or juice at your side.
*Hot baths are very relaxing. If you have a large tub, avoid falling asleep. A spa pillow may provide some insurance.
*Where applicable, use water filters designed to remove chlorine and/or fluoride for the healthiest baths.

Sources included:

http://ezinearticles.com/?Miracle-of-the-Min...
http://www.mapi.com/ayurveda_health_care/new...
http://kaleidoscope.cultural-china.com/en/7K...

About the author

Tony Isaacs, is a natural health author, advocate and researcher who hosts The Best Years in Life website for those who wish to avoid prescription drugs and mainstream managed illness and live longer, healthier and happier lives naturally. Mr. Isaacs is the author of books and articles about natural health, longevity and beating cancer including "Cancer's Natural Enemy" and is working on a major book project due to be published later this year. He is also a contributing author for the worldwide advocacy group "S.A N.E.Vax. Inc" which endeavors to uncover the truth about HPV vaccine dangers.
Mr. Isaacs is currently residing in scenic East Texas and frequently commutes to the even more scenic Texas hill country near Austin and San Antonio to give lectures and health seminars. He also hosts the CureZone "Ask Tony Isaacs - featuring Luella May" forum as well as the Yahoo Health Group "Oleander Soup" and he serves as a consultant to the "Utopia Silver Supplement Company".

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