The healing power of mud

Many people believe that the salted mud from the Kuyalnik Estuary, some kilometers outside Odessa, has healing powers.

As a result, dozens of people spent Friday afternoon rubbing their body with the healing dirt. In fact, the mud is also being collected in plastic bottles and brought home as a souvenir or, perhaps as a medicine.

With the old boat on the pictures dirt is being dredged and transported to the local sanatorium “sanatorium Kuyalnik”. On this site the sanatorium claims to have treatments for a wide range of diseases.

The sanatorium was founded in 1834 and is one of the oldest mud sanatoriums of Ukraine according to Wikipedia.

For a look inside the sanatorium see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwBK3lV-S9w

and you can view the muddy (and now healthy) Ukrainians below…

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12 Comments

  1. Alex

    ow, you’ve been in Odessa )

    did you try mud as well? ) or don’t believe in this ‘medicine’?

    • jeromrozendaal

      I don’t believe in it to be honest, but I did take some mud home. I left it outside of my apartment in the corridor and unfortunately the cleaner took it away. Otherwise I might have tried….

      • Alex

        Believe or not, if that would be not Ukraine but another country, there would be already tonns of cosmetics made on base of that mud (as Dead Sea salt) + there would be perfect infrastructure and millions made generally on clients.

        • jeromrozendaal

          Well you could be right, but the non-commercial outlook made this place unique for me. Many of the natural resources of Ukraine have unfortunately been capitalized. It is difficult to catch a fish in the Kiev area without paying for it: many lakes are surrounded by a fence and owned by somebody.

  2. Alex

    ow, you’ve been in Odessa )

    did you try mud as well? ) or don’t believe in this ‘medicine’?

    • jeromrozendaal

      I don’t believe in it to be honest, but I did take some mud home. I left it outside of my apartment in the corridor and unfortunately the cleaner took it away. Otherwise I might have tried….

      • Alex

        Believe or not, if that would be not Ukraine but another country, there would be already tonns of cosmetics made on base of that mud (as Dead Sea salt) + there would be perfect infrastructure and millions made generally on clients.

        • jeromrozendaal

          Well you could be right, but the non-commercial outlook made this place unique for me. Many of the natural resources of Ukraine have unfortunately been capitalized. It is difficult to catch a fish in the Kiev area without paying for it: many lakes are surrounded by a fence and owned by somebody.

  3. Alex

    well.. probably you will agree that there are lots of things to improve even for non-commercial use. there is no shower, there are no roads, there is no TOILET! no drinking water…

    but of course I understand what you mean.. as with Kiev and fishing. over-commerce is also bad.

  4. Alex

    well.. probably you will agree that there are lots of things to improve even for non-commercial use. there is no shower, there are no roads, there is no TOILET! no drinking water…

    but of course I understand what you mean.. as with Kiev and fishing. over-commerce is also bad.

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