Băile Sântimbru - Büdösfürdő (Băile Puturoase)
The gas emanations linked to the Harghita Mountain’s past volcanic activity ( known locally as mofettas), comprise mainly Carbon dioxide (CO2) and occasionally Hydrogene sulphide ( H2S). This constitutes a unique natural healing resources in the region.
Sântimbru-Băi has mofettas which constitute 99 % carbon dioxide- the strongest gas emanations in the whole of the Harghita volcanic chain. The Sântimbru –Băi ( Stinky spa) is under the Sântimbru administration and is the only mountain resort in the southern Hatghita Mountains where these mofettas are well known.
These mofettas are particularly suitable for the treatment of various rheumatic and vaso-constrictive disorders and in Sântimbru-Băi there are three mofettas available to those seeking treatment. Mofetta No.2 has been incorporated into a new treatment centre building.
The varous gases making up the mofettas, especially radon, stimulate the body’s metabolism and regulate the functions of the central nervous system.