Keywords : Jaundice

The Effect of Using the Waters of Ain Alsafra Spring on Jaundice Disease / Northen Iraq

Khalil H. Yousif; Abdul Hadi Y. AlSayegh

Iraqi National Journal of Earth Sciences, 2006, Volume 6, Issue 2, Pages 45-56

The studied Area is situated at a distance of (28 km) east of Mosul . It is lying between longitudes (43o 22´ 30") and (43o 30´ 00") and latitudes (36o 20 00") and (36o 24 00") . The major part of the area consist of Pila Spi Formation (M.U. Eocene) .
The present study has involved in the determination of concentration of essential chemical elements for the health of human being with five water springs :(Ain Alsafra, Squf, Karawan, Semmak and Baadra) These elements are (Ca, Mg, Zn, Mn, Cu, Ni, Co). The highest concentrations for these element were in Ain–Alsafra waters.
It’s worth mentioning that (Mn) is only present in AinAl-safra waters and having a concentration of (0.36 mg/ L), which makes up about (30 %) of body requirement for these elements.
The present study has concluded that the healing effects from jaundice of Ain Alsafra waters among other waters within the area are due to it’s concentration with the above mentioned elements especially manganese (Mn), with concentrations meeting most of requirements of patient for these elements.
It is worth mentioning that local residents of nearby villages, who used the Ain Al-safra waters have developed an immunity from jaundice which has never been recorded in this area for decades.