Nigari ou Chlorure de magnésium, bienfaits et applications !

Nigari or Magnesium Chloride, benefits and applications!

May 30, 2024Santé naturelle avec Pleine Forme

Today we are going to focus on Nigari salt and explain to you what the benefits and contraindications are, but above all how to use it!

Nigari, or magnesium chloride, what is it?

Magnesium chloride, also known as Nigari, its Japanese name, is a mineral salt extracted from seawater. Unlike its cousin table salt which is sodium chloride, it is rich in magnesium and low in sodium.

Nigari has been known for centuries for its beneficial properties for health and well-being.

A little outdated these days, magnesium chloride salts are no longer popular because of their effects on the intestinal barrier in particular. However, there remains an inexpensive way to supplement with magnesium and therefore has its place on the shelves.

Nigari, what is it for?

Nigari is a food supplement with multiple purposes. It is above all its richness in magnesium which gives it many officially recognized benefits for the body, including:

  • Reduces your fatigue and stress : Magnesium is essential for energy production and nerve function. Nigari can therefore help combat fatigue, anxiety and sleep disorders.
  • Improves intestinal transit : Magnesium has a mild laxative effect that can help relieve occasional constipation. But in reality it all depends on the dosage you use. Magnesium helps draw water into the intestines and stimulate bowel movements. A deficiency can lead to chronic constipation and hard stools.
  • Strengthens your immune system : Magnesium plays an important role in the functioning of the immune system. Nigari can therefore help prevent infections and strengthen natural defenses.
  • Relieves muscle and joint pain : Magnesium is a natural muscle relaxant that can help relieve cramps, aches and joint pain.
  • Improves skin and hair health : Magnesium is essential for skin and hair health. Nigari can therefore help moisturize the skin, reduce acne and strengthen hair.
  • Participates in the optimal functioning of the nervous system : Magnesium is necessary for the transmission of nerve signals between nerve cells. A magnesium deficiency can disrupt this communication.

How to use Nigari or magnesium chloride?

Nigari generally comes in the form of powder or salt flakes. Often packaged in small sachets, because it is economical, it can be diluted in water and drunk like a beverage, or applied to the skin.

Here are some basic dosages:

For an anti-fatigue Nigari drink:

  • Dilute 1/2 teaspoon of Nigari in a liter of water. Be careful, it's bitter.
  • Start by drinking one glass per day and gradually increase to 2 glasses per day if necessary.
  • Drink the drink throughout the day, preferably outside of meals.

You can of course keep your preparation in the fridge for a week.

For skin application:

  • Dilute 1 teaspoon of Nigari in 100 ml of water.
  • Apply the solution to the skin using a cotton pad or compress.
  • Leave it on for a few minutes before rinsing.

Recipe for a relaxing bath with Nigari and lavender


1/2 cup Nigari (magnesium chloride)

10 drops of lavender essential oil

1 tablespoon vegetable oil (optional)


Fill your bathtub with hot water (around 38°C).
Add the Nigari and lavender essential oil to the water.
Mix well to dissolve the Nigari.
Add vegetable oil if desired. This will help hydrate your skin.
Immerse yourself in the bath and relax for 20 to 30 minutes.

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You can also add other essential oils to your bath, such as chamomile oil, ylang-ylang oil, or neroli oil.

For an even more relaxing effect, dim the lights in your bathroom and light candles.

You can also add flower petals or fresh herbs to your bath.

Make sure to rinse your skin well after bathing to remove Nigari residue.

Be careful of the risk of falling asleep after relaxing ;), joking aside, this bath is very good for deep relaxation.

Contraindications of Nigari or magnesium chloride

Nigari is generally well tolerated by most people. However, it is important to respect the recommended dosages and not to exceed 2 grams per day.

Nigari is not recommended for people suffering from:

  • Renal failure
  • Chronic or fragile intestinal diarrhea
  • Hypotension
  • Cardiac disease

It is also important to consult a doctor before using Nigari if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

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