Won't Epsom salt kill plants just like any other salt? Why?

Well, I've always used salt as a weed killer in my yard. In fact, it's been my personal experiences that it's more like a "kill anything green" effect on plants so I'm more than a bit sceptical about just throwing around the Epsom salt inside and out. Could you please explain?

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  • Bijous Bijous on May 18, 2018
    Epsom salt: crystals of hydrated magnesium sulfate used as a purgative or for other medicinal use.
    1. a white crystalline substance that gives seawater its characteristic taste and is used for seasoning or preserving food.
    2. sodium chloride
    3. Chemical compound formed from the reaction of an acid with a base, with all or part of the hydrogen of the acid replaced by a metal or other cation.

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    • Bijous Bijous on May 19, 2018
      Epsom salt was discovered in Shakespearean times and takes its name from a bitter saline spring in Epsom in Surrey, England, where the salt was produced from the springs, but you can call it by its chemical name: magnesium sulfate. The term “salt” refers to the crystalline structure of Epsom salt, which has an appearance similar to that of table salt. Table salt consists of sodium chloride, so it’s an entirely different substance than magnesium sulfate.

  • Nanasdj Nanasdj on May 18, 2018
    No, It works like a fertilizer. I use it on my bouginvilla and tomatoes

  • Belinda Mc Neal Belinda Mc Neal on May 18, 2018
    hmmm. a bit vague

  • Millie Millie on May 19, 2018
    no, epsom salts is magnesium and benefits plants.