Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Hydrogen Sulphide Spring

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_1120

This is a hot spring that contains hydrogen sulphide. It is also called a sulphur spring. Bathing in this spring water can cure skin diseases. A notable feature is the smell of bad eggs. The main health care effects are skin softening, dissolving cutin, sterilisation and insecticidal effects. The water is remarkably effective for treating skin diseases. It can repair a damaged nerve system and can be applied to patients with nerve injuries, neuritis and muscle paralysis. Hydrogen sulphide springs are suitable for treating chronic joint diseases because the water can promote the absorption of lubricants and alleviate tension in ligaments. Because sulphur springs contain minute colloidal sulphur molecules, which can easily enter the body and act as catalysts to discharge waste from the skin and kidneys, they have certain effects on metabolic diseases.

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