Can You Treat a Cold with a Detox Bath? - TobiVibes


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Can You Treat a Cold with a Detox Bath?

What is a detox bath?

A detox bath is considered a natural way to help remove toxins from the body. During a detox bath, ingredients like Epsom salt(magnesium sulfate), ginger, and essential oils are dissolved into warm water in the bathtub. You can soak for 12 minutes to an hour at a time.

One possible use of a detox bath is for the treatment of a cold. However, evidence is limited about the benefits of detox baths for a cold. Detox baths may help with certain cold symptoms by calming the body and easing muscle aches, but the results will vary for everyone.

Studies are limited on the efficacy of a detox bath to treat cold symptoms. But a cold, cough, or the flu may lead to symptoms including muscle aches and soreness, and detox baths may help with these symptoms.

Adding essential oils, such as lavender and chamomile, to your bath may have some benefits for cold symptoms. That’s because essential oils may help you relax and calm down.

One small study of 19 participants found that adding Epsom salt to a bath raises magnesium levels in the body. This may help the body dispose of lactic acid, which, in turn, may rid the body of aches and pains. It may also help relax the muscles.

Some limited research shows that certain essential oils may have antimicrobial and antiviral properties. Eucalyptus, for example, may be therapeutic for upper respiratory viruses and help ease congestion. But more studies are needed to confirm the benefits and the use of essential oils for detox baths.

 

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