The history of mud therapy goes back more than one thousand years. The healing properties of clay have been known since the times of Ancient Egypt and are successfully used in traditional and folk medicine, as well as in cosmetology to this day.
Clay is a rock with a fine-grained structure, consisting of clay minerals (aluminosilicates). Clay contains aluminum, silicon, titanium, potassium, manganese, calcium, sodium. It is also rich in iron, magnesium, copper and other trace elements and nutrients that have a beneficial effect on various body systems.
Minerals, gases and other substances contained in clay activate the endocrine system, improve the motility of the gastrointestinal tract, increase bile secretion, normalize the activity of the nervous system, and also regulate immunological processes: stimulate the production of antibodies, limit the occurrence of allergic reactions.
To date, a huge experience has been accumulated in the use of various types of clay in medicine and cosmetology, many clinical studies have been carried out, indications and contraindications for its use have been developed. The physiological and therapeutic effect, as well as the color and structure of the clay, depends on the origin, mineralization, gas saturation, the content of trace elements, hormones and antibiotics in the composition.
In medicine, clay is used for diseases of the respiratory tract (bronchitis, tonsillitis, rhinitis, sinusitis, pneumonia, etc.), infectious diseases, tuberculosis, radiculitis, osteochondrosis, arthritis, neuritis, neuralgia. Indications for mud therapy are also atherosclerosis, multiple sclerosis, gout, diabetes, anemia, exhaustion, inflammation of the prostate gland, ovarian dysfunction, infertility.
Due to the presence of antibacterial substances in the composition, clay is an excellent antiseptic and is successfully used in the treatment of bruises, sprains, abrasions, cuts, purulent wounds, and abscesses. In addition, it is capable of destroying parasites, absorbing and removing poisons, toxins, acids, and putrefactive gases from the body. Therefore, clay is often recommended for ingestion in case of poisoning, intestinal parasitosis, flatulence, etc.
In cosmetology, various types of clay are used in the form of masks to combat certain problems of the face and scalp. So, white clay is suitable for owners of oily and combination skin for cleansing, drying, smoothing the oval of the face and light whitening. Blue clay has a similar effect, which, among other things, brightens age spots and freckles, rejuvenates the skin, disinfects and relieves it from acne, and also effectively fights baldness, as it activates blood circulation, accelerates metabolic processes in the cells of the scalp and thereby strengthens the hair follicles and stimulates hair growth.
Green clay cleanses the pores and removes the oily shine of the face, relieves irritation, restores the skin's hydrobalance, and improves capillary blood circulation. Red clay is suitable for women with sensitive and dry skin, as it relieves redness, relieves flaking, itching, feeling of tightness and dryness, saturates tissues with oxygen, and eliminates allergic reactions.
Pink clay has the properties of white and red because it is a mixture of both. It can be used on any skin type to tighten the face contour, smooth expression lines, soften, nourish and cleanse. Yellow, black and gray clay is used in inflammation to remove toxins and to tone up aging and dull skin.
The clay is also effective in getting rid of fatty deposits in the abdomen and thighs. With the help of wraps in combination with proper nutrition and physical activity, you can make your figure fit, and the body contour clear and beautiful.