Activated charcoal comes in capsules and is used as a detoxification agent to absorb a host of heavy metals, chemicals, and pharmaceutical drug remains that flow through your bloodstream and can cause a danger to your best health.
Activated charcoal absorbs the toxins from your body and the toxins along with the charcoal are expelled, leaving your system cleaner and more toxin-free.
The Numerous Benefits of Activated Charcoal:
Charcoal is “activated” because it is made to have a very small particle size. This increases its overall surface area and absorptive capacity. Activated charcoal is produced by adding acid and steam to carbonaceous materials such as wood, coal, rye starch, or coconut shells.
To understand just how effective this substance is at absorbing toxins, one standard 50-gram dose of activated charcoal has the surface area of 10 football fields. It also encourages bowel movements, so it can help to rid the body of toxins rather quickly.
Hippocrates, the Greek physician considered the father of natural medicine, used activated carbon to cure his patients. Activated charcoal (also referred to simply as carbon) has been called black magic because of its color and healing abilities.
Carbon: Has a negative ionic charge that attracts the positive ionic charges of toxins and poisons causing them to bind to the charcoal. They are then surreptitiously escorted out of the body via the eliminative channel of the intestines.
USES and EFFECTS:
-Removes heavy metals like lead and aluminum.
-Deodorizes foul smells.
-Removes symptoms of traveler’s diarrhea.
-Reduces ulcers in the stomach.
-Can be used as a tooth scrub to whiten teeth and eliminate foul breath since it kills bacteria.
-Reduces gas from eating beans and other gaseous foods.
-Eliminate many micro-organisms and chlorine from drinking or bath water.
-Removes pharmaceutical toxins from the body. This includes aspirin overdose, accidental household toxin ingestion, and heavy metals.
-It has been used for hundreds of years in cases of food poisoning.
-Ancient Egyptians used activated carbon as did the Native Americans. Removes parasites and bacteria from the body. This includes bugs that cause everything from a stuffy nose to more invasive parasites.
-Removes fungal toxins. (Those with Crohn’s disease or irritable bowel syndrome need to prepare their activated charcoal a little differently, or use it externally, as a poultice, instead of mixing it with water and drinking it or taking it in pill form.)
Activated charcoal is also fantastic for:
-Wounds, infected sores or bites, and slow to heal leg ulcers.
To use: Mix with either grated potato or finely chopped onion, wrap inside a small piece of cloth, and place it against the sore/ulcer. You will need to use a Bandaid to hold it in place. Leave it on overnight, when you remove it in the morning, you will notice the cloth is covered in pus and secretions from the wound. Continue to do this every night until fully healed.
-Use externally for snake or spider bites.
– Activated charcoal can also be given to pets with kidney issues. It will absorb the waste not able to be filtered by the kidneys.
– Facial mask – Break open one capsule and mix with a teaspoon of raw honey. Apply as a mask, leaving it on for 15-20 minutes. Wash with water and soap.
Activated charcoal is a must have for first aid kits – ESPECIALLY for those who don’t have ready access to medical help. For more amazing health tips stay tuned to www.drkaster.com‘s blog.
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