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6 Healing Reasons to Love Gold

6 Healing Reasons to Love Gold

Gold Is Great Because…

  • It has anti-bacterial properties.
  • It is anti-inflammatory. It fights UV damage and fades sunspots and age spots.
  • It slows down the depletion of collagen and elastin, keeping skin younger longer.
  • It stimulates cellular growth at the base level. The result: skin tightens, and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles is reduced.
  • It helps to transport oxygen molecules directly into the skin, helping to revitalize it and keep it looking youthful. In fact, pure gold actually helps to reverse oxidation damage that results from our daily exposure to pollutants and toxins.
  • Gold stimulates lymphatic drainage and blood circulation. Several popular spa treatments are based on this beauty benefit of gold. Also, powder-fine gold can help absorb pollutants, regulate the skin’s ionic balance, and impart a fresh glow.

Gold Lovers

  • Cleopatra is believed to have slept in a gold mask every night. So there’s another secret of that elusive queen’s supple, radiant skin!
  • In ancient Rome, gold salves were used for treating of a variety of skin problems.
  • The queen of China’s ancient Ch’ing dynasty used a gold massage roller on her face every day. 

Golden Spa Worlds

Luxury gets a new meaning at The Arabian Gold Ritual at the Six Senses Hideaway Zighy Bay in Oman. Picture this: you are first thoroughly exfoliated with a refreshing and healing basil and mint scrub. Next, you’re slathered with a purifying gold-and-clay body mask. Finally, a gold-infused oil is rubbed into your skin, waking it up pore by pampered pore.

The gold facial at Arizona’s Copperwynd Resort & Spa begins with the application of a 24-karat gold leaf mask. Steam is used to help the mask penetrate better, while frankincense and myrrh essential oils are massaged into the gold. Afterwards, a 24-karat gold dusting powder is sprinkled on you, and you’re sent home with a gift of Jane Iredale golden powder.

Gold in Healing

Gold’s role in increasing blood circulation has made healers look at it as heart-friendly.

In olden days, pregnant women were made to wear a gold chain around the abdomen, to influence the fetal heart and the body fluids of the mother.

For a long time now, gold has been a component of certain drugs that treat rheumatoid arthritis. It is believed to reduce swelling and bring down the pain associated with joint disease.

Golden Nugget

In Renaissance Venice, guests were served gold-covered, sugared almonds after meals to strengthen the heart, protect against rheumatism, and show off the hosts’ riches!



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Shubhra Krishan

Writer, editor and journalist Shubhra Krishan is the author of Essential Ayurveda: What it is and what it can do for you (New World Library, 2003), Radiant Body, Restful Mind: A Woman's book of comfort (New World Library, 2004), and The 9 to 5 Yogi: How to feel like a sage while working like a dog (Hay House India, 2011).


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2:47PM PST on Jan 13, 2013

i just read another article about gold but on a totally different path from your story in fact i gave me a right old giggle. have a look

5:19AM PST on Nov 14, 2012

Considering the environmental and humanitarian impacts of gold mining, I wouldn't touch the stuff with a ten foot pole. No matter what benefits it might give ME to use it, I am appalled by greed and exploitation. I urge anyone who reads this to do their research on the use of mercury in gold extraction, as well as the human rights abuses committed by first-world mining companies in third-world countries. It is truly shocking.

7:37AM PDT on Oct 24, 2012

interesting but over all useless. thanks

3:00PM PDT on Oct 20, 2012

So stupid article!!!!! How you dare to promote the use of gold in something to banal? Mining gold is one of the worst things can happend in a piece of land, they destroy soil and contaminate thousends of galons of water to get the gold, using some of the more toxic compounds to extract the gold, please stop this ind of articles be a little bit smarter.
Medicla use is something, but most of the uses you mention here are just vanity, can't believe you focus the article in the superflous side instead to be a lttle bit more accurate on the intelligent use of gold.

9:33AM PDT on Oct 19, 2012


7:13PM PDT on Oct 17, 2012

Thank-you for the interesting article.

7:13PM PDT on Oct 17, 2012

Thank-you for the interesting article.

6:31AM PDT on Oct 17, 2012

Gold dust is being used to treat leg Ulcers, due to PVD,
it's anti bacterial properties aids in the killing of bacteria.
speeding up the healing process.

Addit. PVD Peripheral Vascular Disease

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6:29AM PDT on Oct 17, 2012

Gold dust is being used to treat leg Ulcers, due to PVD,
it's anti bacterial properties aids in the killing of bacteria.
speeding up the healing process.

Addit. PVD Peripheral Vascular Disease

11:08AM PDT on Oct 15, 2012

Good reasons unless you are allergic. Or don't have the money to buy gold, gold shots or anything like that.

My great-uncle was allergic to gold, It would break out in a rash when he touched anything gold and when into shock in he swallowed anything that had gold in it. In his time, he was lucking to have survived a bad allergic reaction.

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