PARÁDI (Csevice I.) sulphuric curative water

Parádi kénes sulphuric
Main solved ingredients:
Magnesium (Mg2+): 50mg/l
Sodium (Na+): 470mg/l
Calcium (Ca2+): 174mg/l
Potassium (K+): 12mg/l
Lithium (Li+): 0,25mg/l
Hydrogen-carb. (HCO3): 1780mg/l
Sulphate (SO42-): 144mg/l
Sulphide (S2-): 6,2mg/l
Chloride (Cl-): 47mg/l
Sum total of ingredients: 4445mg/l
Free carbon dioxide (CO2): 1740mg/l


The Parad sulfurous curative water, according to old posters that it appeared on, is a sulfurous, sour water that by today's phrasing is an alkali-hydrogen carbonated, sulfurous, natural carbonic, curative water that also contains calcium. (Its sulfur content is 6-7mg. per litre)


The curative water of the Csevice spring has been used for the treatment of different kinds of digestive illnesses for more than 200 years. It is also good for stomach and intestinal illnesses by caused acid reflux, as well as in acid deficient gastric and enteritis. The effect of the increasing or decreasing separation of gastric juice depends whether it is consumed on empty stomach or during meals. The alkali curative water decreases the separation of the gastric juice when consumed two hours before eating, but when consumed with or after meals, it increases it. So it is good for gastric and intestinal illnesses, and the treatments of acid deficient gastric and enteritis illnesses, depending on whether is is used before or during meals. It helps digestion and stops tympanists. It is an effective treatments for unpleasant complaints caused by chronic gastritis stomach ache, sensation of pressure, loss of appetite, and feeling of fullness. The Paradi sulphurous curative water is supplements therapy, which immediately develops mucolityc effects when it gets into the stomach. Consumed together with wine, it prevents the development of hangovers. Its use during hangovers relieves undesirable stomach symptoms. The curative water plays an important role in the treatment of gall problems. Within 15 minutes of its consumption the gallbladder detracts, it is an important part of the treatment for the evacuation of the gallbladder and for the illnesses attendant to cholestasis. To reach the required effects, it is worthy to drink a glass of room of body temperature curative water slowly on bare stomach. In the case of chronic catarrh of the respiratory organs, it has a positive effect because of its mucolytis, expectorant effect. An other effect of the curative water is that secretion selection increases in the bronchial, and because of this its use is suggested for bronchitis caused by smoking. Thanks to its diuretic effect, it plays an important role in the prevention of kidney stones and in the cleaning of the renal pelvis and urinary tracks. With its regular consumption, sulphate deposits in joint cartilages. This is why the consumption of the Chevice water has a positive effect on locomotor diseases.


In the case of gastritis, 1-2dl of Paradi sulphurous curative water is sufficient for both acid hypertrophy and acid deficiency. In the case of gallbladder and biliary illnesses, 3 x 2 dl is suggested for three to four weeks. Similar dosage is suggested to increase urine separation. For the treatments of intestinal torpidity, bronchitis, and joint pain, 1-2 dl is suggested once or twice a day. In the case of hangover, 5-7 dl is suggested in portions.

The product cannot be used in the following cases

In the cases of acute liver and bile infections, acute digestive illnesses, increased thyroid functioning, tuberculosis, and malignant tumours.

Historical survey

Two "Chevice" springs arise from the Szechenyi mountain, on the western side of the Parad valley. It got in circulation under the name of "Paradi water". Paradsasvar received its reputation from these springs, as well as the glass factory that was built by the Orczy family, which is still in operation today. Until 1905, the factory only made medical glasses and bottles needed for the marketing of the Paradi curative water. As it often happens with curative waters, animals found the Paradi water sooner than humans. Shepherds, that had their animals grazing, noticed that their animals left the springs found on the fields, and hurried to the one or two other springs. The shepherds tried this water too, and slowly the fame of csevice spread. The Hungarian medical world got knowledge about the Paradi curative waters quite late, during the end of the XVII century. Bel Matyas, a science professor, mentions the sulphurous sour water even in 1735. The real discovery of the Paradi curative waters was in 1763 when Markhot Ferenc, Heves county's medical officer, made a detailed written report about them. The first chemical analysis of the waters was done by Dr, Kitaibel Pal in 1789, then prof. Meissner did a more accurate examination of the springs in 1827. The Paradi hydrogen-sulphate sour water is the product of volcanic after-effects. Chevice Spring I, the Paradi sulphurous curative water with its blue label, is found in the property of ELPAK Rt., in the region of the bottling plant. They built a pump room above the spring in 1827, and a spa house was built next to it. Many changes happened in the area during1881; the old spa house was demolished and in its place they built a Karoly family renaissance style castle in the middle of a huge park, using Ybl Miklos's plans. They named it eagle castle, and that is where the town got its current name from. In 1892, they built the pagoda-like bottling place also using the plans of Ybl Miklos.