Sulphurous waters


The use of sulphurous waters has always been known as a very effective therapeutic method. Administered either internally or externally in the form of baths or even compresses, sulphurous waters can cure a wide range of ailments.

Effects of internal administration of sulphurous waters

Tasting bitter-astringent and a strong specific smell, sulphurous waters administered internally in small doses have a laxative, diuretic and sudorific effect, while administered in larger doses have a purgative effect. They are therefore indicated in constipation, especially when associated with haemorrhoids.

They have a stimulating effect on the secretory glands of the skin and bronchial mucous membranes. They are useful in diseases of the liver: hepatomegaly, dyspepsia; in splenomegaly, in diseases of the digestive system, colic, ascites, in certain cases of chronic fever.

In Ayurvedic tradition, purified sulphur was part of some remedies, along with other minerals or herbs. For example, for intestinal parasites, sulphur was mixed with Indian herbs such as Vidanga. Sulphur preparations are also an excellent remedy for treating involuntary or premature emission of semen, impotence, weakness of the back and tendency to paralysis. Sulphur salt is also an excellent purifying remedy.

Effects of sulphurous thermal baths

Sulphurous thermal baths cure skin conditions such as psoriasis, pityriasis, eczema, scabies, itching, acne. Advanced diseases such as leprosy can be cured by using ointments containing a higher concentration of sulphur. These thermal baths are useful in cases of asthma, cough, rheumatism, gout, consumption or chronic debility.