Common name used for magnesium sulfate whose curative powers were first noticed by a farmer at Epsom England. Epsom salts have also been used for dyeing fabrics and tanning leather.
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Thomas Gregory, The Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Reinhold Publishing, New York, 3rd ed., 1942
- Website address 1 Comment: Web elements entry for magnesium at http://www.webelements.com/webelements/elements/text/Mg/hist.html