Ailments / Situations Where Used

Activated charcoal has been used as a poison remedy since 1830. It is often highly effective when used to treat people that have consumed toxic levels of chemicals, household cleaners, sedatives, narcotics, and painkillers. Take within one hour of poisoning for optimal effectiveness.

Food poisoning is often relieved with activated charcoal. The compound adsorbs particles and gases in the lower intestine, relieving flatulence and gas pains. It also helps relieve diarrhea. As the charcoal travels through the stomach and intestines, it binds with toxins, wastes, and other substances that together are excreted by the body. Activated charcoal also coats the intestinal walls and prevents toxins from being absorbed by the bloodstream. Take within one hour of poisoning for optimal effectiveness.

Activated charcoal has anti-fungal, anti-viral, and antibacterial properties. It will not directly injure or kill these organisms, but will attract them in the same manner as other toxins and facilitate their elimination. The compound can also reduce uric acid levels and may help in treating gout.

For insect bites and stings, mix the powder with water to form a paste and apply.