"The coagulation of salt from the dead sea in a photo"
By:
Mabel Fatokun

From Cosmetics To Fertilisers To A Health Resort, The Endless Uses Of Dead Sea

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The Dead Sea, often known as the Salt Sea, is a salt lake that shares borders with Israel to the west and Jordan to the east. Its lowest point on land is 427 metres below sea level, both on its surface and along the coastline. The Dead Sea is the world’s deepest hypersaline lake, reaching a depth of 306 metres. It is also one of the saltiest bodies of water in the world, with a salinity of 34.2% (as of 2011). However, other saltiest bodies of water have been reported, including Lake Vanda in Antarctica (35%), Lake Assal (Djibouti) (34.8%), Lagoon Garabogazköl in the Caspian (up to 35%), and a few hypersaline ponds and lakes in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica, like Don Juan Pond (44%). It has 9.6 times the ocean’s salinity. This environment is difficult because of the salt.

Its name comes from the fact that animals cannot survive in the harsh environment caused by this salinity. The Dead Sea’s greatest width is 15 km, while its length is 50 kilometres. Its principal tributary, the Jordan River, is located in the Jordan Rift Valley.
For millennia, travellers from the Mediterranean region have been drawn to the Dead Sea. According to the Bible, King David found sanctuary there. It served as one of the first health providers in history (for Herod the Great), and it supplied a wide range of goods, from potash for fertilisers to balms used in Egyptian mummification. Additionally, the minerals and salt from the Dead Sea are used to make herbal sachets and cosmetics.

The Dead Sea, which forms a portion of the border between Israel and Jordan, is the feature of the day. The Jordan River, which enters the Dead Sea from the north, provides the majority of the lake’s water. Additionally, a few minor streams—mostly from the east—enter the sea. The lake doesn’t have an exit, so the only way to remove the large amount of fresh water that enters it is by evaporation, which happens quickly in the hot desert. The Jordan River’s surface has been severely declining for at least the last 50 years due to large-scale efforts by Israel and Jordan to divert water for irrigation and other water demands.
Since biblical times, people have been aware of the therapeutic benefits of the Dead Sea, the world’s deepest and saltiest lake. The purpose of this systematic review was to evaluate the safety of these treatments and critically present the quality of evidence supporting the claims of therapeutic efficacy of Dead Sea treatments in psoriasis and numerous rheumatologic disorders.

"A mosaic showing a woman swimming in the dead sea"

We stumbled on the evidence that the Outstanding solar UV radiation properties of the Dead Sea, as well as the benefits of using Dead Sea water for balneotherapy, contribute to the exceptional efficacy of Dead Sea therapies for psoriasis. It has been discovered that Dead Sea sand and Dead Sea balneotherapy are helpful in treating rheumatologic conditions such as osteoarthritis in the knee, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Skin actinic damage appears to be higher in individuals treated in the Dead Sea, although there was no indication of an increase in skin neoplasia in the safety analysis.

Mineral concentrations in Dead Sea mud that would pose a health risk for its intended usage were not found in laboratory study.

See the Benefits Below

SOOTHES the brain
One of the most important systems in the human body is the neurological system. Speech, breathing, and swallowing can all be impacted by malfunctioning nerve cells. The body gains from the mineral salts’ restorative properties while submerged in the Dead Sea.

Increases blood flow

It is vital to have healthy blood circulation. It is true that improper blood circulation increases the risk of tissue damage and impaired function in the afflicted areas. Long-term immersion in the Dead Sea provides you with the health advantages of minerals like iron, potassium, and magnesium.

Halts hair loss
There is nothing better than Dead Sea sand to stop hair loss. The presence of this sand in certain cosmetic items intended to treat hair loss is not insignificant. To get softer and smoother hair, it is also advised to wash your hair with seawater.

Delays the ageing of the skin
The Dead Sea has anti-aging benefits for skin. In fact, the skin will become healthier and more supple because to the sulphur it contains. To give the skin an unmatched brilliance, manganese, lithium, and strontium support this activity.

" A photo of salt packed to the shore of the dead sea"

Heals The tissue
Two minerals that actively aid in the healing of injured tissues are phosphorus and magnesium. They are abundant in the Dead Sea, which makes every swim an exceptional chance to replenish your mineral intake. Similar to rubbing sand against the skin, taking a bath encourages minerals to enter the skin, aiding in the healing of injured tissues.

Bone fortification
Phosphorus, calcium, and sodium make up bones. The human body’s bones are stronger the more of these minerals are there. Lack of them can thin or weaken the bones, which can result in a host of other health issues. Given the abundance of these minerals in the Dead Sea, taking a bath in it or putting sand on your skin is especially advised to prevent any deficiencies.

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