Medicinal water

Due to their high mineral content medicinal waters may be used for therapeutic purposes after clinical examinations, and can be successfully applied for health preservation and wellness, as well as medical wellness services. In addition, they have an important role in the prevention of illnesses and the improvement of general wellbeing, which is increasingly valuable in our modern, busy world.

The miraculous thermal waters of Bükfürdő, each qualified as medicinal water, reach the surface through four wells.
The unique components of the medicinal waters of Bük with over 15 000 mg/l minerals including alkali hydrogen carbonate, calcium, magnesium and fluorine have special beneficial effects on the body. Potassium chloride reduces inflammation, calcium and fluorine have an important role in the metabolic processes of bones, and magnesium is beneficial for muscle functions, while carbon dioxide improves circulation.

Medicinal water is suitable for the treatment of almost all kinds of locomotor diseases, and can be successfully applied for spondylosis, arthrosis, osteoporosis, discopathia, lumbago, Bechterew syndrome, chronic arthritis, gout, soft-tissue rheumatism, rehabilitation after orthopaedic surgery and neurosurgery, aftercare of accidents, chronic gynaecological and urological inflammations, chronic gastritis, ulcer and indigestion.
In addition, medicinal water may be used as a drinking cure for the treatment of chronic gastritis, ulcer and indigestion, as well as the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.

The real effect of the water could result from medicinal cures (over 1, 2 or 3 weeks), but staying in the water for shorter periods may also prove beneficial.

The beneficial effects of the medicinal waters are complemented with a variety of traditional and modern therapeutic methods applied in the Institute for Physiotherapy. Acknowledged medical specialist and trained medical staff ensure recreation and relaxation under ideal circumstances.
Due to the combined impact of the medicinal waters and treatments the various complaints may be eased or terminated and the harmony of body and soul regained.

By the decree 37/1996 (X. 18.) NM, children under the age of 14 are not allowed in the medicinal pool.







Bechterew syndrome

chronic arthritis


soft-tissue rheumatism

rehabilitation after orthopaedic surgery and neurosurgery

aftercare of accidents

chronic gynaecological and urological inflammations

chronic gastritis




severe cardiovascular disease


malignant tumours


acute inflammatory diseases


Drinking cure

The medicinal waters of Bük may be applied also as a drinking cure.

1. The medicinal water may only be consumed within the frame of the on-site drinking cure on medical prescription.The spa's rheumatologist prescribes the recipe every weekday from 15.30 to 16.00.

2. Maximally recommended consumption quantity of the medicinal water: yearly totally 30 times and one time (daily) totally 1,0 litre (1-2 dl before meals). Consumption in a higher quantity, than defined above or long term daily consumption may increase the risk of tumour formation due to the benzene content of the medicinal water.
3. Children must not consume medicinal water!
4. Consumption of the medicinal water is recommended in case of enteric syndromes, gastro-enteritis, cholecystitis.
5. The water contains high quantity of sodium (4370 mg/l), therefore its consumption is not recommended for people following a low salt diet.
6. The fluoride content of the water (3,9 mg/l) exceeds the limit on the fluoride content of drinking water
(1,5 mg/l), therefore its long-term consumption in big quantities, as drinking water is not recommended.


Drink 1 dl medicinal water before your meal.
Always drink medicinal water at room temperature.
Drink slowly, taking small sips.

Unless otherwise recommended, the beneficial effects of our medicinal waters of special components may be best utilized if our modern therapeutic treatments are complemented with using the waters for bathing as well.

Chemical ingredients of the waters of Bük

Well Saint Clement

mg/l mmol/l Than-equivalent (%)
K+ 280 7,16 3,49
Na+ 4 170 181,30 88,40
Ammonium NH4+ 39,6 2,20 1,07
Calcium Ca2+ 210
10,48 5,11
Magnesium Mg2+ 42,6 3,50 1,71
Fe2+ 0,40 0,02 0,01
Mangaese Mn2+ <0,02 0,00 0,00
Lithium Li+ 3,0 0,43 0,21
Total cation: 4745,60 205,10 100,00
Nitrate NO3- <1,0 0,00 0,00
Nitrite NO2- <0,02 0,00 0,00
Chloride Cl- 2 570 72,48 33,34
Bromide Br- 9,4 0,12 0,05
Jodide J- 1,36 0,01 0,00
Fluoride F- 4,8 0,25 0,12
Sulphate SO42- 1 170
24,35 11,20
Hydrogen carbonate HCO3- 7 330 120,16 55,27
Sulphide S2- 0,43 0,03 0,01
Total phosphate PO43- 0,09 0,00 0,00
Total anion: 11 086,08 217,41 100,00
Metaboric acid HBO2 17 0,00 0,00
Metasilicic acid H2SiO3 40
0,00 0,00
Free carbonic acid CO2 1 090 0,00 0,00
Dissolved oxygen O2 0,00 0,00 0,00
Total: 15 832 422,51