December 18, 2011 in Natural Medicine
What it is: Epsom salts are named for the town of Epsom in Surrey, England. It contains magnesium, oxygen and sulfur. It is often used medically and is also a common ingredient in bath salts and used in gardening among a variety of other uses.
How it tastes: The taste is reminiscent of salt in some ways; however it is also extremely bitter. Mixing it with water or food makes it slightly more palatable but some people have described the taste as “Similar to battery fluid.”
Tips: Since epsom salt is a laxative, it’s important to only take it orally on a medical professional’s advice.