How it works
Directions for use
CHC02 - 2.5 oz (above)
CHC01 - 18 oz
Charcoal can absorb:
The information is published by courtesy of Millard and Wilson Brand
Charcoal has been used as a folk remedy as far back as recorded
history. North American Indians used it for the treatment of gas pains
long before our ancestors came to this continent. Hippocrates, as well
as ancient Egyptian doctors, suggested the use of charcoal for
medicinal purposes. Physicians & Natural Healers have used charcoal
throughout the world for over 200 years. Charcoal placed in gas masks
during World War I counteracted the effects of chemical warfare.
HOW IT WORKS
Many years of research have proven that charcoal is a safe and very
effective natural healing agent, and is free of dangerous side effects.
Charcoal acts to purify and cleanse the body due to its amazing ability
to attract itself to, and absorb many poisons, heavy metals and toxins.
Charcoal can absorb thousands of times its own weight in gases, heavy
metals, poisons and other chemicals, thus making them ineffective or
Activated carbon is used in metal
extraction, water purification, medicine, sewage treatment, air filters
in gas masks and filter masks, filters in compressed air and gas
purification, and many other applications.
Charcoal has been found to be effective as antidotes, spider bites, bad
breath, ear and eye infections, as a deodorant, toxin removal,
elimination of gas, infection and inflammation cure, jaundice and pain
elimination, and cure for some indigestion and diarrhea problems.
Charcoal absorbs intestinal gas and deodorizes foul-smelling gas or
stools. Charcoal is used in water purification, air purification, and
for removing undesirable odors and impurities in food.
Among the substances known to be
absorbed to the surface of charcoal are poisons (such as lead acetate,
DDT strychnine), drugs (including aspirin, cocaine, iodine,
phenobarbital, penicillin), and inorganic substances (among them
mercury, chlorine, lead). Every private home should have charcoal on
hand as a ready antidote for poisoning and as a cleansing agent in
infections and various metabolic disturbances, especially where
children are involved.
Charcoal is considered the most valuable single agent currently
available for treating poisonings when used internally, and when used
in most poultices, charcoal can give relief in spider, insect and many
Orally administered charcoal is
effective in preventing many intestinal infections. Charcoal has been
used externally to effectively absorb wound secretions, bacteria, and
toxins, and in packs to treat infections of the face, ears, eyelids,
and extremities. All studies show that charcoal is harmless when
ingested or comes into contact with the skin, even when it is inhaled
accidentally. No allergies to it have been reported.
Charcoal is without rival as an agent
for cleansing and assisting the healing processes of the body. It is
considered to be medicine's most powerful absorbent and is one
constituent of the "Universal Antidote"; however, some researchers have
shown that charcoal is more effective alone, than in combination. It is
of interest to note that even today the mechanism by which charcoal
works, either from a physical or chemical standpoint, is not completely
For internal use, a good grade of activated charcoal should be used.
The best and most effective charcoal is activated charcoal. This
activation process renders it 2 to 3 times as effective as regular
charcoal, the activation being accomplished by fine grinding and
processing by steam. Charcoal from burnt toast is considered worthless,
and charcoal briquettes dangerous, due to the added petro-chemicals.
Activated charcoal powder is easily taken orally by placing a spoonful
in a glass, adding water, juice, etc., stirring it and drinking it.
Charcoal is odorless and tasteless. Powdered, activated charcoal
reaches its maximal rate of absorption extremely rapidly, within one
minute after ingestion.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
General Intestinal Distress and Gas: May be taken at any time. Mix 1-2 teaspoons in water,
six times a day. For children: Use one half of the Adult dosage up to
six times a day. The use of ginger ale or sweetened water may assist
administration of charcoal, however, the use of milk or ice cream
require a slight increase in the dosage to render it as effective as a
water and coal solution. In the presence of high fever, or for children
under the age of three: Consult your physician.
Diarrhea: 1/2-1 teaspoon upon
notice of first complaint, and again with each bowel movement.
Darkening of stool is normal and may continue for several days after
Drug interaction: Your physician can
advise you if activated charcoal interacts with medication you are
presently using or if it can be cycled with your medications.
Antidote: Activated charcoal may be used
as an antidote in many poison and overdose emergencies. Consult your
physician and Poison Control Center.
Caution: Avoid placing charcoal in open
wounds - use it in poultices for such applications. Keep out of reach