About the mineral water of Harkány

The mineral water unique in Europe bursts to the surface from as deep as 50-70 m, with an average temperature of 62.5°C. Its mineral content is about 1000 mg per litre. From a medical point of view, its most important component is carbon sulphide, which is under pressure, dissolved in water in a gaseous state. When it surfaces and is released from pressure, it begins to decompose into hydrogen sulphide gas – which gives the characteristic scent of the thermal water of Harkány.

The carbon sulphide is very actively absorbed into the body both through the skin and by inhalation: its absorption rate is 150 times that of other, more prevalent sulphuric compounds (sulphates).

Due to its unique properties, it is suitable for treating musculoskeletal, rheumatologic, dermatological and gynaecological diseases.

The composition of the medicinal water of Harkány:

  • Sodium150
  • Ammonium 1,53
  • Calcium 51
  • Magnesium 15
  • Iron 0.05
  • Potassium 12,0
  • Total cations: 230,1
  • Chloride110
  • Bromide 0,32
  • Iodide 0,07
  • Fluoride 1,19
  • Bicarbonate 565
  • Sulphide 12,1
  • Total phosphate 0,16
  • Total anions: 689
  • Metaboric acid 6,6
  • Silicic acid 54
  • Free sulfuric acid 170