Arsenical or ferruginous water owes its name to the presence of chemicals residues consisting of large amounts of iron and small traces of arsenic, copper, zinc and lithium.
Therapeutic properties and thermal uses:
At thermal plants and facilities, arsenical ferruginous water is used for mineral water treatments, inhalations, mud baths, gynaecological treatments, balneotherapy and mud therapy by virtue of its natural restorative and cosmetic properties on skin.
Primarily intended for oral administration, thanks to its high level of tolerability by the digestive system, arsenical water is also used as a tonic to counteract nutritional deficiencies resulting from anaemia, whose onset mainly occurs during early childhood and causes dangerously low levels of iron in the blood able to impair the growth of children.
Recent studies have expanded the scope of use of arsenical ferruginous water, showing how it can act as an anxiolytic and a remedy for disorders such as sideropenic anaemia, lymphatic diathesis, convalescence, skin disorders, neuritis and thyroid disorders.