Sulphurous and salsobromoiodine waters gush from the springs of Porretta Terme, with features that make them exceptional.
These are waters in which the concentration of elements, indispensable for the proper functioning of our organism, is particularly high.
This means that the thermal waters of Porretta Terme are very effective for the rehabilitation and prevention of the respiratory apparatus, for the locomotor one as well as for the peripheral vascular system, for the treatment of deafness, of gastrointestinal, and dermatological diseases, and some gynecological disorders.
The salso-bromo-iodine waters
They emerge from the soil in the upper side of the country, under the hotel Terme, in the same area where archaeological finds of the Roman baths were re-discovered. These waters have reminiscent of the sea water in their composition. The fundamental constituents are: sodium chloride, sodium, bromine and iodine. The effects on the body are numerous. Among the main, the effects on the central nervous system that induce calm and mild sedation, anti-inflammatory action on the tissues, the antiseptic action on skin and mucous membranes, stimulation of the secretion of numerous hormones, in addition to general and specific effects on various organs depending also on the means of waters’ application. The effects linked to the treatments’ temperature application are also very important, as for the increase of pain threshold and the increase of local blood circulation.
The sulphurous waters
The active ingredient in these waters is a gas, hydrogen sulfide, through which the sulphur exerts its medicinal actions, including the sedative and antispasmodic ones, a fluidifying action over the mucous membranes, stimulating the production of antibodies to the surface with a protective action, both on exacerbations of respiratory diseases and against allergies.
The effects on the skin must not be forgotten: the action favoring the fall of the superficial layers of old or diseased cells and stimulating the growth of the deepest cell layers; and even the anti-inflammatory and antiseptic activity highlighted by recent in-vitro and clinical studies.