Activated charcoal (carbon) health benefits

Activated carbon or charcoal absorbs almost everything from the gut and intestines. It binds with many organic and inorganic toxins, microorganisms, and drugs. Activated charcoal can’t be resorbed and metabolized in the body. It only binds with the toxins and together with them is eliminated from the body. This type of carbon is without taste and is absolutely safe. Children can also use it.

You can use activated charcoal after heavy meals which can cause slow digestion. But don’t forget that, besides binding with toxins, microorganisms, and drugs it is binding with all nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. This is why you shouldn’t take this carbon on a regular basis.

The healing properties of the carbon are a result of his extraordinary ability for binding with bacterial toxins and other toxic substances in the body, or toxins produced by the metabolic processes.

What is activated carbon?

Activated carbon is a product from any organic material with high carbon content like eucalyptus tree, lime tree, walnut tree, cherry tree, apple tree or other trees.

You can make activated carbon with the combustion of wood if you stop the process of combustion when the wood became red-hot. Then put the ember in some hermetic box. When it cools down you can grind it in a coffee grinder. Carbon should be finely ground because this way is most effective.

If this sounds difficult, you can buy activated charcoal powder from the pharmacy or online shops.

Health benefits of activated charcoal

What is activated charcoal good for? You can use it for the following health problems: bad breath or halitosis, stomach ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, digestive tract problems, colitis, hepatitis, cancer and drugs, food or chemical poisoning. It is also beneficial for abdominal pain, eliminates flatulence, and various inflammatory processes that provoke damage of the joints.

How to use it?

Mix one or two tablespoons activated charcoal powder with a little water and drink it on empty gut before meal 2-3 times daily. For the body detox, you should make this treatment one week.

Children shouldn’t drink the sediment, so you should prepare the mixture from the evening and they can drink it in the morning when the sludge is accumulated.

You can use it for skin problems

Activated charcoal powder is also good for skin problems such as wounds, insect bites, cellulite, hypodermic ulcer, eczema, and acne.

Mix finely ground flax seed with carbon powder in equal parts. Then put one tablespoon of the mixture in a pot and add 3 tablespoons of water. Put the pot on a medium heat and stir constantly until the mixture becomes sticky. After this take surgical gauze and put the mixture, cover it with transparent foil and put a towel over it. Apply on your skin where you have a wound or insect bite and fix with a bandage. Keep it from 1 to 8 hours and then remove it and clean the skin with a towel soaked with alcohol.

You can prepare make-up remover with a carbon powder. Mix ½ teaspoon of carbon powder with 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel, 1 tablespoon water, 5 drops of tea tree oil and a little salt. Apply on your skin and wait until it dries. Then wash your face. You can make this treatment for acne or eczema.

Activated carbon for arthritis

If you have a rheumatic disease you can make a paste with activated carbon powder and red pepper powder. In 1 cup of hot water put 2 tablespoons of red pepper powder. After 5 minutes add activated carbon and stir well. On surgical gauze put from the paste, cover it with transparent foil and put a towel over it. Apply on your joints and fix with a bandage. Keep it from 1 to 8 hours and then remove the bandage and clean the skin with a towel dipped in alcohol.

You can use activated carbon for teeth whitening 

Just put a little carbon powder on the teeth brush and brush your teeth. Make this teeth whitening treatment twice a week because regular usage of activated charcoal can damage the tooth enamel.

Beside this, you can use it like air refreshment or for purification of a refrigerator.