Healing properties of the Dead Sea

The Dead Sea is the lowest place on the face of the earth, and it is known to be as one of the leading sources of minerals in the world.

The Dead Sea is a salt lake containing 30 essential minerals and trace elements. A dozen of them do not exist in any other sea or ocean in the world. In the sea water, there is a high concentration of magnesium and calcium which are known to be vital to the human body as well as a high concentration of salts which are known for their healing and cultivation abilities.

The Dead Sea is a salt lake located in the Rift - Africa with the boundary between Israel and Jordan. Dead Sea salt concentration is 34.2% - 10 times the concentration of salts in the Mediterranean. This high concentration is due to the fact that the lake water has no way out and because it is found in the desert climate which is hot and dry with high evaporation rates. The lake is the third most salty body of water in the world.


The shores of the Dead Sea are the lowest continental place in the worlds, and the water level stands at 427 meters below sea level.

The composition of the water in the Dead Sea is different from that of normal seawater and has a high concentration of magnesium, calcium, and many other minerals.

The lake views, the historic importance of sites that are in it, the special chemical composition of the sea water, and the dry climate all made the Dead Sea a world tourist attraction and a center of medical tourism. The Dead Sea contains 30 essential minerals. A dozen of them do not exist in any other sea or ocean in the world. Some are known to have unique features such as instilling a sense of relaxation, nourishing the skin, activating the blood systems, and easing rheumatic discomfort and metabolic disorders. Essential natural mineral wealth contributes to the renewal of skin cells and maintaining health. Dead Sea salts are known for their efficiency and capabilities of disinfecting to remove harmful substances from the skin.

Dead Sea mud stimulates the blood circulation activity due to the close cooperation between it and the rich minerals. The Dead Sea mud may increase the oxygen supply to the skin and assist in removing toxins from it. Additionally, it strengthens the structure of skin tissue, shedding dead skin cells, and gives skin and hair a radiant and younger appearance. Natural mud grains are soft yet effective in peeling the dead skin cells, leaving your skin looking fresh and radiant. The mud contains rich minerals, ideal for relieving skin diseases in different parts of the body.

The Dead Sea is a natural geological wonder formed over thousands of years. The entire area is shrouded in mystery and is a fascinating example of the contradictions that exist side by side. Unlike its name, the Dead Sea, the Dead Sea Region is thriving with different forms of life which have been proven as materials that have features of regeneration.

Dead Sea water contains a high concentration of healthy salts which makes the ones bathing to stay afloat without sinking. Low geographical position creates a high concentration of pure oxygen atmosphere, and the great distance behaves as a natural filter against the sun's harmful radiation.

The Dead Sea is a source of healing for patients suffering from many diseases, such as:

· Psoriasis

· Arthritis

· Atopic dermatitis (skin asthma)

· Vitiligo (a skin mole)


Dead Sea products have been known for many years as a source of healing to those who suffer from various skin problems. Many people, all over the world, come every year to bathe in the waters of the Dead Sea which contain a high concentration of salt and minerals. Elements that exist in the Dead Sea water are a wonder of nature and are considered by many dermatologists as secret sources of natural healing. The Dead Sea contains a combination of minerals and proteins, 12 minerals of which are unique to the Dead Sea.

During the Biblical period, the Dead Sea was very lively. The story of Lot and Sodom and Gomorrah occurred there, and according to some studies - the Israelites crossed this area on their journey to the Promised Land.


The Formation of the Dead Sea

The Dead Sea Valley is a narrow and deep valley relative to its surroundings. Most of the area covered by the Dead Sea, which is currently about 427 meters below the Mediterranean Sea, makes it the lowest point on earth.

The length of the Dead Sea is about 76 km and an average width of 15 km. The sea is separated into two parts, the north and the south, and between them is the Lashon (tongue) Peninsula. The length of the northern part of the sea is 55 kilometers, maximum width is about 18 kilometers and the depth at the lowest point is about 300 meters.

The area of the Dead Sea Rift is part of the Syrian- African Conference which begins in the Strauss's librettist and continues to Zimbabwe, about 6,000 km in length, being formed about 25 million years ago. The Dead Sea Valley is the northern part of the fracture when the sea area itself is deepest and, as noted, is the lowest land point on earth. The valley is in the area that separates between two tectonic plates: the African plate and the West African Conference plate in the Arab East.

The Dead Sea Valley area is constantly sinking, which explains the large amount of rocks that are gathered there. Some came to the valley as alluvium, and some (such as aragonite, edible salt, gypsum, and some dolomite) were formed from chemical precipitation and are products of the evaporation of water, forming lakes on the bottom.

The Dead Sea, as we know it (i.e. northern and southern parts separated by a peninsula), began to develop about 60,000 years ago, and it got its shape about 15,000 years ago.


The Dead Sea is a center of medical tourism, vacation, nature, view, and traditional sites that appear on the international culture and vacation map. In 2009, the Dead Sea got up to the last stage in the single and international competition for choosing the seven wonders of the natural world, even making it to the top 10.

Flora and fauna

In contrast with its name, the Dead Sea, different forms of life thrive in the Dead Sea area, which have proven to have renewal abilities.

The Dead Sea area and its surroundings are a rich habitat for plants and animals from different regions. Climatic conditions, low precipitation, low humidity, and the availability of springs allowed the existence of plant and animal species that are hundreds of miles from their source population. In springs, natural reserves, and the minor streams of the Achziv River, there are hundreds of varieties of plants, shrubs, and rare trees.