Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic is famous for its natural healing objects. There is a great potential for the development of medical tourism in the autonomous republic. 60% of mineral water reserves of Azerbaijan are in Nakhchivan. Some of them have healing potential (Sirab, Daridagh, Badamli etc.). Natural treatment place Duzdagh has an irreplaceable role in healing some diseases. In addition to this, in Daridagh Arsenic water dispensary (in Julfa) some diseases are healed. Patients from various parts of the world come to this place. From this aspect, the potential for development of medical tourism is notable.
A spring named “Kidney water” and situated in the territory of Shahbuz has great importance in healing kidney stones. There is a factory for filling the water into plastic containers. The fact that this water pees 4 types of kidney stones has been proved scientifically. There is not any water resource in this content in any foreign country. The analogue of the waters of Nakhchivan with radon and sulfur are hardly found in foreign countries. The same opinions can be said about the ironic waters which heal the internal organs. Ironic waters are the medicine of liver. Carbonic waters can be used in the treatment of gastro-intestinal diseases and removement of inflammatory factors. These waters can be used not only in treatment period, but also in recovery period. There are more than 250 mineral water resources in Nakhchivan. Mineral water as Sirab and Badamli are also used as beverages in daily life.
Author: Rahim Najafov – Editor-in-Chief