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Medicinal Waters of San Pedro

Medicinal Waters of San Pedro

The San Pedro District is located at 3450 meters above sea level in Canchis Province, Cuzco Department. Hundreds of people, both from Cuzco and from other countries visit this place given its well known medicinal importance.

The medicinal waters of San Pedro are well known and much commented in the city of Cuzco. They are said to relieve a variety of complaints that affect us regularly. Lots of people say they have gone and many more desire to visit the place of such famous medicinal waters and see for themselves if they can help alleviate some of the things that bother them.

The waters have lots of sulphates in them giving them a metallic taste event hough their color is transparent and crystalline. All of this water comes from underground and appears so people can drink it and in this way overcome their bodily issues.

Because of the high level of sulphates in them the water is not considered good for children younger than 5 years of age. People fear it could damage their developing digestive systems. In other words only people who are older can drink them. Children and youths have healthy digestive systems and it is feared their intestinal flora will be damaged if the ingest quantities of the water. ‘

How do you drink the water?

You consume it in glasses, one after the other with a pause in between until you need to go to the bathroom. You could say that they act to purge the body naturally. That is how they cleanse you and can help alleviate your ailments.

Besides providing medicinal water, San Pedro is a place where the whole family can have fun. As a result you can leave the city on a paseo, as we call it, a day trip, and enjoy the waters. There are pools there as well as small pools for the eyes. These small bodies of water are good for alleviating problems with your eyesight. You just have to submerge your head for a few minutes. This is said to help people who suffer from problems with their vision.

You do not just find medicinal waters in San Pedro but also many restaurants where they offer you soups that are good for helping you recover strength since having purged yourself by drinking more than ten liters of water your body needs nourishment.

The waters of San Pedro are a good option for spending a weekend with your family or a day trip. You can take a cure and enjoy what nature gives us. It is important for us to take care of these places that give us joy and tranquility.

 

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