Glauber's salts


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Noun1.Glauber's salts - (Na2SO4.10H2O) a colorless salt used as a cathartic
salt - a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)
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The softer feel comes from the salts being present in the water: Epsom salts (magnesium sulfate) and Glauber's salts (sodium sulfate-decahydrate) form.
Martha Washington sent for castor oil, while Glauber's salts, which were used as a cathartic and diuretic, were prescribed for George Washington.
Glauber's salts are found naturally in the local drinking water and bottles are still sold in shops and cafes.