Charcoal is neither digested nor absorbed in the gastro-intestinal tract. As such there are no known adverse side effects to the use of activated charcoal. Taking activated charcoal orally will naturally turn the stool black. For those who have a predisposition to constipation, taking activated charcoal can have a binding affect if the patient does not drink sufficient fluids. For others, charcoal may work as a laxative.
People with diabetes, and it seems most often the elderly, are prone to poor circulation in their extremities, and as a consequence frequently develop ulcers on their legs or feet. Often the ulcers become infected, and, tragically, these sufferers are faced with losing their toes or worse. Charcoal poultice heals effectively.
There was a lady who had injury underneath her eyes after falling. Her whole head was painful and her cheeks were swollen. After applying a hot charcoal poultice, her pain and swelling subsided. A boy fell on a rock and injured his knee severely. He was taken to the doctor but there was no improvement of his injury. He was given hot and cold treatment twice a day followed with a charcoal poultice. A few weeks later, his swelling was gone and his health returned again.
Don't use ice on the head when fever is present. Use cold water instead. Use hot poultice over the abdomen area. Place a charcoal poultice and heat on the abdomen and drink charcoal mixed with water. It's more effective to use hot water than cold ice.
When the eye gets red due to infection, apply poultice. If the eye feels better with a hot poultice, apply hot charcoal poultice. Otherwise, use a cold charcoal poultice. For ear infection, apply poultice externally over the infected ear.
INDIGESTION, DIARRHEA, GAS, STOMACH ULCER, ULCERATIVE COLITIS, BED-RIDDEN PATIENTS
Mix 1-2 teaspoonful of powder with a cup of water and drink using straw or take 2 capsules or 4 tablets 3-4 times a day. Take powder and olive oil mixture for indigestion to cleanse the stomach and bring healing. Take 1-2 teaspoons of charcoal and mix with 1,000cc of water and let the charcoal settle. Use the water for charcoal sensitive children, ulcer patients and people suffering constipation instead of water for the most effective results.
HALITOSIS (BAD BREATH)
Brush teeth with powder or hold tablet in the mouth. Avoid overeating and snacking. Use tablet in the mouth or rub powder on the infected area for infection or sore.
GOUT and ARTHRITIS
One of the most common forms of arthritis is gout. Gout is characterized by joint inflammation accompanied by terrible pain and sometimes red, shiny skin covering the joint. An attack of gout appears suddenly, often overnight and most often affects the feet and ankles, with the most common area being the ball of the large toe. Dr. Agatha Thrash, M.D., co-founder of Uchee Pines Institute, a non-profit health-training center in Seale, Alabama, recommends charcoal poultice to draw toxins away from the body. You can also use charcoal taken by mouth as a natural gout cure. This works by reducing uric acid in the blood. Dr. Thrash recommends taking one half to one teaspoon of activated charcoal four times a day. You should take it when you first wake up, at midmorning, at mid-afternoon and again at bedtime.
SNAKE or SPIDER BITE
Mix powder with olive oil or flaxseed powder and water. Put over the bite to relieve pain and adsorb poison. Use a charcoal poultice as soon as possible. In case of snake bite, change the poultice every 10-15 minutes and take 10 tablets or 2-3 tablespoons of charcoal. If the pain continues, place ice bag over the bite and continuously ingest charcoal.
INFLAMMATION AND INFECTION
Activated charcoal adsorbs bacteria, virus, bacterial poison, hormone, tissue fluid, and pus to prevent swelling and infection from external wounds, bacteria, poison, and allergies. Renowned leader of preventive medicine Ellen G. White wrote, "When the patient was agonizing due to pain and indicated that he was dying, I recommended charcoal poultice. I have suggested use of charcoal and the patient was able to fall into deep sleep and was healed. I prescribed this treatment to the students who had infection due to injury on the hand. Infection was removed; pain was relieved and was quickly healed. I think you might laugh at this but if I could give this treatment a strange name and use it then it would be effective to a well-known doctor."
An infant had a high bilirubin level was given charcoal water (1/2 teaspoon mixed with a cup of water) every 2-3 hours. It's more effective to feed charcoal water when the infant is 4 hours than 12 hours. Feed charcoal water to infant until baby can't drink anymore. Remove all clothing and sunbath baby 1 hour per day.
SORE MOUTH, THROAT AND TONSILLITIS
Rub powder inside the mouth. Use powder to brush teeth. Mouth will be blackened but the healing will be faster because charcoal will cleanse the mouth. In some cases, sleep with the charcoal tablet. Soar throat is healed also with the same method. Use the same method for tonsillitis and apply charcoal poultice for faster recovery.
Place the sprain area in the hot water for 3 minutes and the cold water for 30 seconds and keep going from hot water to cold water for 15-20 minutes. If you are able to immerse the sprained area, try hot and cold fomentation in the area. End with Cold water. Then make a poultice to place over the sprain.
I was stung on the cheek; my friend on the palm, my neighbor was stung on the right eyelid, and another person on his leg. All of us used a poultice over the affected area and were able to experience relief.
GASOLINE, PETROLEUM, LIGHTER GAS
Intake large amount of charcoal to adsorb these toxins.
Charcoal adsorbs poisons from the bloodstream which stops the spreading of poison caused by damaged liver. Take large dose of charcoal to prevent blood from getting poisoned.
Dental infections, toothaches, gum disease and dental abscesses are common oral occurrences. Charcoal has been effectively used by many people to relieve the pain associated with dental infections and to promote healing. USP activated charcoal is also a simple home remedy for canker sores.
Six adult kidney failure patients were given activated charcoal for 4-8 weeks. Their triglyceride level was decreased by 67%. The patients experience itchiness due to chronic kidney failure can benefit from taking charcoal. Also apply Charcoal poultice externally in the kidney area.
INGESTED POISONOUS MUSHROOM
A person who ingested poisonous mushrooms within the past 24 hours can be effectively treated by charcoal. An unconscious patient should be administered charcoal by the gastrointestinal method.
Abdominal pain, pain from sore throat, sprain, arthritis, pleurisy, and any other pain can be relieved by poultice. It only takes 10 minutes to subdue pain.
SYMPTOMS FROM OVER USING TYLENOL, ASPIRIN
Take charcoal. As soon as poisonous substance was taken, take charcoal (twice as much as the poisonous substance) mixed in water. Continue to take charcoal (8-10 times more than the poisonous substance).
ANEMIA AND PAIN DUE TO CANCER
Anemia due to poison caused by cancer can be treated with charcoal. The hemolytic poison can be adsorbed by charcoal and pain in other parts of the body can be relieved by charcoal poultice. The dog that had cancer was treated with charcoal poultice, was cured of cancer whereas the mouse didn't have such a great result.
Take 8 tablets, 4 capsules or take 2 tablespoons of powdered charcoal 2 times a day, everyday and take charcoal bath (add charcoal to bath water). Use poultice on the area affected.
POISONING and other INTERNAL DISORDERS
Mix honey 200 gram (7 oz.), olive oil 200 gram(7 oz.), charcoal 300 gram (1.5 cup), eucalyptus oil 5 drops then take 1-2 spoonfuls morning and night.