The healing power of mud

Written by Ian Bearder

Many people believe that the salted mud from the Kuyalnik Estuary, some kilometers outside Odessa, has healing powers.

As a result, dozens of people spent Friday afternoon rubbing their body with the healing dirt. In fact, the mud is also being collected in plastic bottles and brought home as a souvenir or, perhaps as a medicine.

With the old boat on the pictures dirt is being dredged and transported to the local sanatorium “sanatorium Kuyalnik”. On this site the sanatorium claims to have treatments for a wide range of diseases.

The sanatorium was founded in 1834 and is one of the oldest mud sanatoriums of Ukraine according to Wikipedia.

For a look inside the sanatorium see:

and you can view the muddy (and now healthy) Ukrainians below…


About the author

Ian Bearder

Ian has been living in Kyiv on-and-off since 2009 and he launched Kyiv.Cool in 2014 to promote the lighter side of life in Ukraine's crazy capital. He doesn't just love Kyiv - he feels genuinely sorry for people who don't live here.
If he's not out on his bike, he's normally wandering in Podil or exploring some forgotten corner of the city.