Ancient Healing: Dead Sea Health Benefits Explained

Located in the Jordan Rift, the Dead Sea has long been known for its health benefits and rejuvenating properties. Located 1000 ft below sea level, the Dead Sea is the lowest point on earth and has a salinity level that is nine times more than any other water body on earth. These conditions are the reason that there is no marine life in this ocean and it is, therefore, called the Dead Sea. However, thanks to these unique conditions, the Dead sea is replete with health-improving nutrients and minerals, which have famously found their way into Dead Sea cosmetics over the years. It has high concentrations of minerals such as magnesium, bromine, calcium, and potassium. What makes the presence of these minerals in the Dead Sea special is the fact that most of them are not found in such quantities in any other water body in the world.

Every year, scores of people travel to Israel especially to benefit from and cure themselves with the healing properties of Dead Sea minerals, Dead Sea mud around the coast or just a buoyant swim in its therapeutic waters.


Here are some of the health benefits of Dead Sea minerals:

Boron: Heals skin conditions and helps maintain hormone levels.

Bromide: Bromide calms and relaxes the central nervous system due to its calming, relaxing and sedative attributes.

Calcium: Apart from strengthening bones and teeth, calcium in the Dead Sea also helps regulate the regeneration and rejuvenation of skin cells, ensuring that you have healthy and younger-looking skin.

Iodine: Fulfills iodine deficiency which, in turn, helps cure acne and reduce hair loss. Moreover, it also helps regulate thyroid ailments and fastens metabolism rate.

Magnesium: It helps with improving blood circulation, soothes sore muscles and muscle ache and relieves headaches. Furthermore, it helps heals wounds quickly and soothes allergic skin reactions

Manganese: It not only helps maintain and rejuvenate the health of your skin but also accelerates the process of skin repair after oxidation and radiation.

Phosphorus: Vital to the regeneration of skin cells and efficient metabolism, and also required to strengthen the self-repair ability of the body post-radiation and oxidation.

Potassium: Apart from maintaining a healthy pH balance of the skin, it facilitates water retention and efficient nourishment of the cell, ensuring that your skin does not feel dry.

Sodium: Sodium is an effective detoxifier that helps clean all the toxins from your body. Additionally, it also helps relieve muscle stiffness and cramps.

Strontium: The presence of this mineral in the right balance helps prevent itching and irritation of the skin and also helps avoid skin infections.

Sulfur: Similar to sodium, it is an effective detoxifier in addition to facilitating efficient manufacturing of collagen that rids your skin of scars formed due to acne. Moreover, it also helps prevent digestive disorders, fights dandruff, and relieves eczema and psoriasis.

Zinc: It heals acne, scars by speeding the creation of elastin and collagen in the skin. Also, due to its antioxidant properties, it helps prevent the creation of free radicals in the body on exposure to the sun.


All these minerals are plentiful in the Dead Sea, making it a popular destination for tourists seeking healing and relief from ailments like skin irritation, psoriasis and body ache. Moreover, the presence of this mineral has also stemmed into the manufacturing of Dead Sea cosmetics like Dead Sea mud mask, Dead Sea face wash and the Dead Sea scrub that people from all over the world purchase on the internet or via authentic Israeli cosmetics companies.


More information on specific ailments that people from all over the world seek relief from while visiting the Dead Sea:


Improves psoriasis

Researches have confirmed that Dead Sea mud has a high concentration of salts, minerals and compounds that can effectively heal psoriasis. Application of Dead Sea mud reduces the chances of existing psoriasis flaring up. Additionally, applying a compress of Dead Sea mud on the psoriasis-affected areas of your body can help reduce pain, decrease inflammation and stop the symptoms of psoriasis.


Relieves for arthritis

An experiment confirmed that repeated application of a pre-heated Dead Sea mud pack for two weeks to extremities of people suffering from arthritis for a duration of 20 minutes showed a substantial decrease in arthritis symptoms for a period of at least three months. This is highly beneficial to patients suffering

From inflammatory afflictions such as rheumatoid arthritis or psoriasis arthritis.


Reduces skin impurities

Dead Sea cosmetics for the skin are highly beneficial to treat dry skin, fine lines and reduce signs of aging. Applying a Dead Sea mud mask cleanses your pores, removing impurities and oil and leaving your skin feeling fresh and hydrated.

Moreover, the presence of minerals such as magnesium and zinc improve your skin’s health by accelerating skin cell regeneration, leaving you with a supple and clear, glowing skin.