Activated charcoal is a potent natural treatment used to trap toxins and chemicals in the body, allowing them to be flushed out so the body doesnt reabsorb them. Activated charcoal is used to whiten teeth, reduce bloating and gas, lower cholesterol and help with bile flow problems safely during pregnancy. It can also be used for a digestive cleanse and as a skin wrap for acne and blackheads and as a poultice to remove environmental toxins, poisons and dirt from the skin.
Internally, activated charcoal works by trapping toxins and chemicals in its millions of tiny pores and removing them from the body. It can adsorb many times its own weight in poisons, toxins, gases, odours and chemicals. Externally, activated charcoal works by targeting toxins and drawing out impurities to clear the pores of the skin. Zeb Health Activated Coconut Charcoal Powder is made from coconut shells.
- Internally - Mix 1/2 to 1 1/2 teaspoons of activated charcoal in a cup of water and drink.
- Externally - Face Mask - mix activated charcoal with cornflour or flaxseed powder at the ratio of 2:1. Add enough hot water to make a paste then apply to skin. Remove when dry.
- Poultice - add equal quantities of activated charcoal and cornflour or flaxseed powder into a small pot. Add enough water to form a thick cream. Heat until the mixture thickens. Spoon the warm mixture onto a kitchen paper towel then cover with a second piece of paper towel. Apply the pack directly to the area of infection or inflammation. Cover the pack with kitchen plastic wrap to hold everything in place. Fit a final outside cloth wrap or binder. Change the pack with a new charcoal mix every 6-8 hours.