ACTIVATED CHARCOAL AND ITS NATURAL HEALING PROPERTIES

by THE INDIAN SPOT

Activated Charcoal has been used effectively in the healing arts for centuries. Charcoal can do varied tasks because of its amazing ability to attract other substances to its surface and hold them there. This is called adsorption. Charcoal can adsorb thousands of times its own weight in gases, heavy metals, poisons, and other chemicals, thus making them ineffective or harmless. Naturally produced, Natural Elements USP grade Activated Charcoal is a wood carbon that has no carcinogenic properties and is recommended for use.

CHARCOAL AND ITS NATURAL HEALING PROPERTIES

BENEFITS AND USES OF CHARCOAL-

GAS AND BLOATING

One activated charcoal use often overlooked is to alleviate uncomfortable gas and bloating. It works by binding the gas-causing byproducts in foods that cause discomfort.

Dosing recommendations to alleviate gas and bloating: Take 500 milligrams one hour prior to a typical gas-producing meal, with a full glass of water. Follow with an additional glass of water immediately thereafter to help get the charcoal into your system, where it can bind with gas-producing elements.

BITES AND BEE STINGS

Mixing a poultice of activated charcoal with a bit of water and cornstarch or flaxseed powder can help cure bee stings, poison ivy rashes, snake bites, spider bites (including highly poisoning bites from the Brown Recluse or Black Widow), and other poisoning bites.

FIGHT CAVITY AND PREVENT PLAQUE

To use Carbon for your teeth, all you have to do is put a little toothpaste on your toothbrush, then dip it in some Carbon, add just a little bit of water, and begin to brush. Your mouth will be black due to the Carbon and your sink may get messy, but one thing I can assure you, your teeth will get a good cleansing and a good shining. With regular usage, it will prevent cavities and plaque.

FOOD POISONING

Activated charcoal can be used in cases of food poisoning when nausea and diarrhoea are present. Adults take 25 grams at onset of symptoms or when food poisoning is suspected, and children should be given 10 grams. Increase dosage as necessary. Remember, it’s essential that adequate water is consumed when activated charcoal is taken.

SKIN HEALTH

Because activated charcoal removes toxins, it can help reduce the instances of acne and other skin impurities. To use activated charcoal on your skin, mix one (or one-half) capsule of the powder into a teaspoon of aloe vera gel, one teaspoon of water or rosewater, five drops of tea tree oil, and a pinch of sea salt. Mix these ingredients together until you have an even consistency. But be aware that this face mask is going to be black, and while it can stain your clothing and counter tops, it won’t stain your skin. Apply to your skin, let it dry, and then rinse off. Your skin will feel amazing.

CAUTION:

  • Activated charcoal may be used as an antidote in poisoning from most drugs and chemicals. However, DO NOT USE WITH THE FOLLOWING: Cyanide, mineral acids, caustic alkalines, alcohol, or boric acid. Other antidotes are more effective.
  • Charcoal is not effective in every poisoning situation so consult a Poison Control Centre or a physician immediately for instructions in any poisoning emergency.
  • USP grade Activated Charcoals is for internal use. Regular Activated Charcoal is for external use only and is not intended for internal use.