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Vincentka Spring in Luhacovice

Aug 23, 2016 by Marina Shmelyova

Luhacovice Spa, situated in the south-eastern part of Czechia, is famous for its unique curative mineral springs. All in all, there are 16 mineral springs here, including one sulphurous spring. Local waters are rich in sodium hydro-carbonate, making the springs some of the most effective healing springs in Europe.

Vincentka is the most popular spring in Luhacovice. It is healing mildly mineralized iodine hydrogen carbonate-chloride-sodium type water is rich in barium, lithium, bromide, fluorides, and boric acid. The water is cold (10-12 degrees Celsius), colourless and odourless, transparent, and moderately salty. Vincentka is used for drinking therapy, inhalations, garglings, and mineral baths.

What is so special about the Vincentka Spring? Its unique natural water is used to treat and prevent a number of diseases, including:

  • Diseases of the upper air passages
  • Allergic and chronic rhinitis
  • Chronic sinusitis
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Functional dyspepsia
  • Peptic ulcer
  • Thyroid diseases, iodine deficiency
  • Hepatitis
  • Diabetes type 2
  • Acid reflux
  • Obesity
  • Chronic pancreatitis
  • Chronic cholecystitis
  • Kidney and gallbladder stones
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Caries prevention in children
  • Alcohol intoxication
  • General rejuvenation

There are some contraindications to therapy with Vincentka, though, including stage III hypertension, kidney failure, liver cirrhosis, oedemata.

Before starting drinking therapy with this mineral water it is strongly advised that you consult with a competent doctor. The recommended duration of the drinking therapy course is 20 days, 2-3 times a year. It is recommended that your doctor prescribes the treatment plan and how often you should repeat the therapy.

Do not use alcohol or smoke while undergoing drinking therapy.

Drinking therapy should include physical activity.

Drink the water near the spring to receive the maximum effect of its curative properties.

Vincentka can be taken cold, heated, or diluted in milk.

As a home remedy, Vincentka can be used for drinking cure, inhalations, and garglings. Adults are generally prescribed to take 600-800 ml of the water (3-4 glasses) three times a day, 30 minutes before meals, and before breakfast in the morning. Children can take 150 ml of the water twice a day, before breakfast and in the afternoon. Usually, the course of treatment is 20 days. 15 to 20 minute inhalations can be done once or twice a day.

Use special spa cups or glassware and crockery to get yourself some Vincentka at Vincentka hall in Luhacovice Park. Avoid using metal cups as a chemical reaction of the water with the metal can occur. Here you can also find the bottling station where the water is bottled and taken to different spa zones and pharmacies.

Drinking therapy with Vincentka will most definitely improve and strengthen your health, as well as rejuvenate your body. 

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