PETROLEUM SPA, NAFTALAN
Black gold up to their neck, customers of the « Miracle Health Center » dabble. Forgotten arthritis and rheumatism. Farewell psoriasis and eczema. Ten minutes a day, the oil bath would cure all their ills. Problems of knuckles or with the nervous system, the miraculous effects of this treatment satisfy young and less young, from 7 to 77 years old.
GPS Coordinates of Naftalan shows that it is located 360 kilometers west of Baku, capital of Azerbaijan. It is one of the few cities in the world to benefit of an oil field containing 50% naphthalene. This crude oil, too heavy to be marketed and gorge our beloved motor vehicles, is mainly used in the balneotherapy. Many researches have been conducted to justify these therapeutic properties. The majority of them agreeing on their positive effects in the aforementioned ailments, but it remain a gray area. Indeed, naphthalene is an hydrocarbon which could be carcinogenic.