Balneological resort of Sairme, rich with curing mineral water springs, is surrounded by coniferous and deciduous forests sprawling to many hectares where there are numerous species of pines, fi r, beech, lime and chestnut centennial trees. The reason for this miracle was thermal, nitrogen-methane, slightly sulphuric mineral water that geologists discovered in 1920-ies and called this venue Udabno. First written data on Sairme can be found in the historical sources of 90-ies in the XIX century while the fi rst scientifi c attempt to review all the materials belongs to doctor Kelenjeradze. Back in 1912 while still a student, Kelenjeradze carried specimens taken in Sairme to St. Petersburg for research. It turned out that this water by its curing effect was not inferior to then already well-known other mineral waters. In 30-ies of the XX century Sairme was offi cially assigned the status of a resort. Health centers were constructed and resort infrastructure put in order, automobile road made which linked the resort with Baghdadi. In this period (1945) started bottling of Sairme water in the factory.
RESORT OF SAIRME
Location: Northern slope of Meskheti (Ajara-Imereti) mountain range, gorge of river Tsablistskali
Distance: 25 km from Bagdadi, 55 km from Tbilisi.
Elevation from sea level: 1100 m
Natural treatment factors: climate of middle mountain belt; carbonate silicon, boric, ferrous mineral waters with general mineralization of 3,7-9,9 g/dm3, and carbonate hydro-carbon, calcium-magnesium, boric, ferrous mineral waters with general mineralization of 1,4-3,0 g/dm3;
Water discharge: 50 thous. l/day
Types of therapy: mineral water baths and application (drinking), passive climate therapy
Diseases for treatment: diseases of gynecological and urological profi le, diseases of kidneys, alimentary tract and liver, chronic and infl ammatory diseases of liver and bile tract of different etiology, hepatitis, cholecystitis, diseases of metabolism