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Activated Charcoal Information
Activated charcoal, also called activated carbon or carbo activatus, is a form of carbon that has been processed to make it extremely porous and thus to have a very large surface area available for adsorption
Activated charcoal has been used successfully by many people for many generations as a first-choice natural remedy for a whole range of health problems. If the problem persists it is important to seek the help of a qualified medical practitioner.
Activated Charcoal is Safe
Has safety record that goes back 3500 years
Is rated Category 1 (Safe and Effective) by the FDA
Is recommended by Poison Control Centers, Pediatric & Toxicologist Associations (USA)
It has no known adverse side effects
Is non habit forming
Has an indefinite shelf life - does not age or spoil if properly stored
Some Uses of Charcoal remedial health uses over the years have included
An antidote for poisoning where expert medical assistance is not available. In the booklet 'Amazing Charcoal' page 4 by C. Gary Hullquist, MD, activated charcoal is described as "One of the most effective life-saving remedies known to man, inexpensive, free of side-effects, an absorbent par excellence, activated charcoal was 'rediscovered' by medical professionals in the 1960s as a general oral antidote for poisonings and drug overdose."
Filters for water purification, removal of cigarette toxins, gas masks, air purification, kidney dialysis, etc.
Poultices for removing splinters, treating boils, infected finger and toenail cuticle, etc
Treatment of diarrhoea and gastric upsets.
Skin infections. Make activated charcoal into a thick cream by mixing with water or olive oil, spread it on the affected area and then cover with a plastic wrap and an old piece of sheeting...