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The importance of mineral waters in Vrnjacka Banja

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Mineralne vode u Vrnjačkoj Banji i mineralni izvori
13 Oct

The importance of mineral waters in Vrnjacka Banja

Every day life is characterized by the stressful impact on people from different sides. The stress at work, problems at home, fast life. Sometime all we need is to relax, regenerate our bodies and completely forget about all the problems. One way to accomplish this is by visiting spa and wellness centers and staying in accommodations such as a hotel Kralj. All this in order to get rid of accumulated stress. In addition to brilliant accommodations at hotel Kralj, there are several thermal springs in Vrnjacka Banja with similar but still different healing properties.

Spa and wellness centers are becoming increasingly popular in our country, because as time goes, more and more people realize the true value that mineral waters provide.

The term spa is derived from the phrase “sanus per aquam” which means “health through water”.

Spa centers include hydromassage, steam baths, aromatherapy – all activities related to water that help us to regenerate our bodies. Spas have a great advantage compared to conventional spa centers, primarily because the existence of the mineral springs and healing water. Because of these sources, spas are the right place for relaxation and enjoyment, but also the treatment of various health problems.

Mineral springs in Vrnjacka Banja

Mineral waters are proven to have very beneficial effects on certain diseases and treatment of injuries. Vrnjacka Banja lies on 7 different thermal/mineral springs, and two of them are used as a bottled mineral water, widely sold across the Balkans. Those 7 mineral springs are:

  • Topla Voda – the oldest mineral spring in Vrnjacka Banja. It has been used since prehistoric times. Topla Voda belongs to hot mineral waters with temperature of 36.5°C, which makes it unique in Serbia. The first chemical analysis was done by Baron Herder in 1835 while the second was conducted by Emmerich Lindmajer, in 1856. The first thermal bath was built in 1922, as a kind gift from King Aleksandar Karadjordjevic.
  • Slatina – information about this source existed since the 19th century, however, the exploitation and use began a few decades later. Water temperature at the source reaches 14.3°C.
  • Sneznik – water temperature at the source reaches 17.4°C. Although the information about this source existed since the 19th century, the first work on it started in 1916. After the First World War, healing potential of this source is being discovered, causing interest and attracting large number of tourists to visit Vrnjacka Banja.
  • Jezero – located in the area between the source of Slatina and Sneznik. It was discovered in 1978. The source temperature is 26.4°C. The water is slightly yellow and airy, and with the first three sources, its also used for treatment.
  • Beli izvor – this mineral water was found in 1992. It is characterized by transparency, poor yellow color and temperature of 29.5°C.
  • Borjak – also discovered in 1992. Source temperature is 17°C.
  • Vrnjacko vrelo – with the Topla Voda, this source is being used for the production of the popular water called “Vrnjci”. The bottling of mineral water from Vrnjacka Banja began in 1970, when this water was sold all over Yugoslavia.

Mineral water in Vrnjacka Banja and their medicinal properties

The curative potential of this water is used as part of therapy for the treatment of various diseases and health problems. Treatment is provided by bathing in mineral water, washing the wound, as well as by inhalation. Diseases that can be treated effectively by using these waters are:

  • Inflammation of the colon,
  • Gallbladder diseases, as well as recovery after gallbladder surgery,
  • Conditions after jaundice,
  • Kidney disease, as well as stone and sand in the kidney,
  • Diabetes,
  • Liver disease and so on.

Do we still have to talk about all the advantages of mineral springs in Vrnjacka Banja and other spas in Serbia? Give yourself a break and regenerate your body in a unforgettable ambiance of hotel Kralj.