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Universal Antidote and Detoxifier
By Richard C. Kaufman, Ph.D.
Activated charcoal is a highly absorbent gritty black material commonly found in air and water filters. Activated charcoal is created by carbonizing organic matter in a kiln under anaerobic conditions and activating the material with oxidizing gases like steam or air at high temperatures. This oxidative process erodes the charcoals internal surfaces and increases its adsorption capacity by creating an internal network of very fine pores. Usually bone char, coconut shells, peat, coal, petroleum coke, and sawdust are the starting materials for making activated charcoal. Early Uses Of Charcoal The medical uses for charcoal date back to the Egyptian Papyrus of 1550 B.C. During the time of Hippocrates (400 B.C.) physicians treated epilepsy and anthrax with charcoal. In the 1700s charcoal was often prescribed for bilious problems (excessive bile excretion). After the development of the charcoal activation process (1870 to 1920), many reports appeared in medical journals about activated charcoal as an antidote for poisons and a cure for intestinal disorders. Contemporary Charcoal Use Modern research has validated most of the early uses for charcoal and discovered exciting new applications. This article will discuss the many important therapeutic uses for activated charcoal;1,6 1. Universal antidote for drugs, chemicals and poisons. 2. Systemic clearance of drugs and intoxicants. 3. General detoxification. 4. Anti-aging and life extension. 5. Reducing cholesterol, coronary disease and arteriosclerosis. 6. Counteracting pathogens. 7. Intestinal complaints. Antidote For Drugs, Chemicals and Poisons Activated charcoal has the well-earned reputation of being a universal antidote. It can adsorb most organic chemicals, many inorganic chemicals and countless poisonous substances before they can cause harm. How well activated charcoal really works in practical situations depends on several different factors:8 1. The type of toxicant (its chemical structure and physical properties) 2. The amount and type of charcoal ingested. 3. The length of time from toxin ingestion to activated charcoal ingestion. 4. The contents of your intestinal fluids and intestinal transport efficiency. As a general rule, a single large dose of activated charcoal should be taken as soon as possible after ingesting a poison. The amount of activated charcoal should exceed the toxic substance by a factor of eight (a ratio of 8:1). In other words, if youre poisoned with 5 grams of a chemical, you need to take at least 40 grams of activated charcoal. Other researchers recommend different dosages. Some experts believe a 10 to 1 ratio is correct. Still other experts recommend a fixed amount of 50 to 100 grams. I recommend ingesting a minimum of 50 grams of activated charcoal as a counterpoison, because ingesting large amounts of activated charcoal is harmless, and taking too little is ineffective. Besides, how often in the case of an emergency can you precisely determine the amount of the poison? The actual effectiveness of the activated charcoal will vary, so take more than you think you require. Activated charcoal should be taken within 30 minutes of ingesting the poison. The longer the delay, the less effective activated charcoal will be. On some poisons delaying more than 30 minutes decreases the effectiveness of the activated charcoal as an antidote by up to 60%. The bottom line is plain and simple. Keeping activated charcoal in your medicine cabinet and taking it if you are poisoned could save your life and your money too. It has been estimated that use of activated charcoal for treating poisonings could reduce the stay in intensive care from 3 or 4 days to one, saving over $100,000,000 in health care costs and preventing unnecessary disability and death.11 Systemic Clearance of Drugs and Intoxicants Nowadays, activated charcoal is often used to clear drugs and intoxicants that can enter the body through the intestinal tract, and even by injection and other routes. The systemic clearance of toxic substances or detoxification by activated charcoal is accomplished by taking multiple daily doses. Activated charcoal detoxifies the body in several manners:4 1. Purifies the 6-8 liters of digestive fluids that are secreted daily which in turn helps remove foreign substances from the blood. 2. Absorbs the intoxicant substance and its metabolites that are excreted into the small intestine from the biliary (bile) tract, preventing their reabsorption. 3. Absorbs drugs that diffuse back into the stomach and intestines.

then store it in the Refrigerator. 8. Bring this Mixture to a Boil and stir until obtaining a Toothpaste consistency. Blend two tablespoons of Flax Seeds in a Blender to make a Flax Seed Meal.e. since the Meal starts becoming RANCID afterwards. Place a 7 X 7 inch piece of double-layered Saran Wrap DIRECTLY on top of the now COMPLETED Poultice to cover it. Spleen. Bee Stings. .. . 5.. Place another layer of 6 X 6 inch Cloth/Towel DIRECTLY on top of this Poultice Paste laden bottom layer. Spider or Snake Bites and . 4. that contains 5 .Liver. 3. NOTE: Adsorption (adsorb) is a POWERFUL Electrical Action and absorption (absorb) is ONLY a Mechanical Action. Kidneys. Sting/Bite Area or . 7.). Place Surgical Tape around the Poultice and stick it to the Skin Area to be treated. 1. making it TOXIC to the Body! Slippery Elm Inner Bark Powder. NOTE: Saran Wrap. NOTE: The desired consistency should be such that it is NOT TOO WET to run all over.e. Place this Activated Charcoal Poultice over the desired area of Skin to be treated (i.Cotton Cheesecloth. or even an unbleached (preferably) double-layered Paper Towel). could be substituted instead. 9.. being used for localized DETOXIFICATION (i. Knee.. . NOTE: Dr.TOXIC Liver. Cotton Gauze. or an Ace or other stretch-type Bandage could also be wrapped around the Poultice to secure it into place. Mix an EQUAL amount of Activated Charcoal Powder SLOWLY together with the Flax Seed Meal in a small Pot. 6. Spread the Poultice Paste EVENLY on top of a 6 x 6 inch Macroporous Cloth/Towel (i. . Richard Schulze's Intestinal Formula #2 can be used instead to make an even BETTER Poultice! Formula #2 can be obtained from the American Botanical Pharmacy. Be SURE to use it though within 1 week.). if applied during the day. Stomach. Leave this Activated Charcoal Poultice in place overnight or at LEAST for 2 to 4 hours. while leaving 1 inch ALL the way around.e. NOTE: Make up ONLY as MUCH Flax Seed Meal as you NEED for the Poultice and if there is ANY EXTRA Meal. or TOO DRY to fall apart.Tom Harrelson This POWERFUL Healing Tool ADSORBS EFFICIENTLY. 2. which does NOT become RANCID. a Towel.6 tablespoons of Distilled (preferably) Water.

References: Charcoal Booklet . You can use a Ski Cap or Surgical Tape to hold the Charcoal Poultice on the eyelid. If you NEED to use Activated Charcoal for an Eye Problem(s).Charcoal Therapy) . Carnes. Calvin Thrash & Phylis Austin. . using a Bandaid to make a SMALL one or a Cotton Sheet to make a LARGE one. Do NOT reuse Activated Charcoal Poultice after each use! An Activated Charcoal Poultice can be made ANY size..Agatha Thrash. then you can make a small 2" X 2" Charcoal Poultice (see above) and place it over one eyelid for 8-10 hours. repeat for the other eyelid. it should be changed EVERY day until the very BAD odor is TOTALLY GONE for 2 days in a row.R. Home Remedies (chapter . pp g y NOTE: If the Poultice is used over the Liver. Rx Charcoal .Agatha Moody Thrash & Calvin Thrash.C.

TRUTH No. 3: Activated Charcoal Powder will ADSORB Nutrients in the Foods. TRUTH No.. he/she should drink at LEAST 6-8 Glasses of Charcoal Slurry per day to STOP the Diarrhea! UNTRUTH No. 3: Activated Charcoal Powder will NOT ADSORB the Nutrients.Tom Harrelson (Revised 9/11/08) Here are common UNTRUTHS (misinformation & disinformation) about Activated Charcoal Powder. Researchers found that. the Activated Charcoal Powder does NOT ADSORB Nutrients from the Food.inefficient mechanical action) TOXINS (synthetic.e. plus PROVEN TRUTHS about Activated Charcoal Powder. that a Person eats.S. not absorb . 1: Activated Charcoal Powder will cause someone to have CONSTIPATION. NOTE: Activated Charcoal Powder will CORRECT Diarrhea. Researchers found that when meat is being barbequed. the fats drip down onto the RED HOT Charcoal Briquettes (not activated charcoal powder). which then get SEARED. that have been disseminated for MANY years. . And so. TRUTH No. 2: Activated Charcoal Powder is a Carcinogenic Substance. if a Person is CONSTIPATED and then drinks Charcoal Slurry. Russian Researchers have found that Activated Charcoal Powder ADSORBS (efficient electrical action. UNTRUTH No. If a Person has SEVERE Diarrhea (i. that a Person takes. which next rise upward and lastly are absorbed into the barbecued meat! UNTRUTH No.I. but it INCREASES the efficiency of nutrient absorption! UNTRUTH No. Crohn's Disease & Colitis). before they can COMPETE with the Oxygen and the Nutrients (natural vitamins & organic minerals). which are ALREADY present in the Colon! And if that Person does Colon Cleansing.B. which are passing through the Cell Membrane. 1: Activated Charcoal Powder will NOT cause someone to have CONSTIPATION. then he/she can drink EACH and EVERY Glass of Charcoal Slurry WITHOUT having the Activated Charcoal Powder PACK-UP in the Colon. the Activated Charcoal Powder will PACK-UP in the Colon due to BLOCKAGES. . resulting in the formation of carcinogenic substances (HCA's & benzopyrene). 2: Activated Charcoal Powder is NOT a Carcinogenic Substance. inorganic & organic substances). 4: Activated Charcoal Powder will ADSORB the Nutrients in the Supplements.

TRUTH No. SAVING MANY Lives!!! I've had Food Poisoning myself several times and Charcoal Slurry has COMPLETELY and QUICKLY ELIMINATED this SERIOUS LIFE-THREATENING PROBLEM!! FINAL COMMENT Please REMEMBER that Activated Charcoal Powder does NOT take part in ANY Chemical Reactions in the Body.) People for 15+ years. .liver. attracting and holding onto MOST of the Toxins being ELIMINATED by your Body. Researchers found that Activated Charcoal Powder will NOT ADSORB the Nutrients. he/she would usually DIE. because the EXCESS TOXINS going into his/her Bloodstream would OVERWHELM his/her Detoxification Organs (i.... use Activated Charcoal Slurry for Food. which are in the U. . while his/her Body was DETOXING itself. kidneys. who is VERY ILL. Activated Charcoal Powder will though ADSORB the Nutrients. lungs. skin.)!! Activated Charcoal Powder acts like a POWERFUL Electrical Sponge. such as the SYNTHETIC Vitamins and INORGANIC Minerals. .. AIDS. Fluids and/or Solids. . that are in these Supplements! MORE TRUTHS: Researchers found that Activated Charcoal Powder HELPS to POWERFULLY DETOX a Person. such as NATURAL Vitamins & ORGANIC Minerals. Editor's Note: I've worked with SERIOUSLY-ILL (i. which remain! Researchers also found that Activated Charcoal Powder is a REAL LIFE-SAVER!! ALL Emergency Rooms in the Hospitals and Clinics. thus allowing your Body to RID itself of the MUCH LOWER Amounts of TOXINS. they would ALMOST ALWAYS get WELL AGAIN!! But if he/she did NOT drink these HIGHER amounts of Charcoal Slurry. Diabetes. Drug and Chemical POISONINGS as well as POISONINGS from the bites of POISONOUS Insects and Reptiles. that a Person takes.. which do NOT belong in your Body. . 4: Activated Charcoal Powder will NOT ADSORB Natural/Organic Nutrients in the Supplements. that are in Supplements..e.Cancer. attracting and holding onto ANY Gases. intestines. and if they drank 10-12 Glasses of Charcoal Slurry per day.e.S. but it does act like a POWERFUL Electrical Sponge.

NOTE: The MOST EFFICIENT Method. NOTE: Please be AWARE that a Tatooing Effect can occur. Indigestion. APPLICATIONS: (1) Activated Charcoal Powder can be made into a Charcoal Slurry (see below). . Activated Charcoal Powder is used as a Slurry (see below) for a Person. plus HEAL Bruises. that can be used to REMOVE the Mercury from the Body. get into our Bodies through the Air. which can then be drunk. (2) Activated Charcoal Powder can be made into a Charcoal Slurry (see below). which can then be drunk. so that it can be drunk!! Activated Charcoal Powder is also used in Gas Masks to SAVE LIVES!! ACTION: Activated Charcoal Powder ADSORBS (see NOTE) OVER 60. NOTE: You can use a Ski Cap &/or Surgical Tape to hold this Charcoal Compress over the Eyelid.B.. Gas and Colon Problems (Colitis. It should then be removed and another Charcoal Compress used on the opposite Eyelid. who has been BITTEN by a POISONOUS Insect or Reptile! The Person's Stomach is NOT pumped or Activated Charcoal Capsules/Tablets given.). The Activated Charcoal in the Slurry can ADSORB from the Bloodstream. Heavy Metals.ACTIVATED CHARCOAL POWDER Tom Harrelson In EVERY EMERGENCY Room in the U. who has taken a POISON ACCIDENTLY or otherwise! And for a Person.Activated Charcoal Powder into 8 oz. which can then be applied to Areas of the Body.000 TOXIC Chemical Pollutants. (3) Activated Charcoal Powder can be made into a Charcoal Poultice. The Activated Charcoal in the Slurry can ELIMINATE Food Poisoning. Inflammation and Injuries. . NOTE: ADSORPTION (adsorb) is a VERY EFFICIENT Electrical Action and Absorption (absorb) is a LESS EFFICIENT Mechanical Action. such as Mercury.S. The Activated Charcoal in the Poultice can RELIEVE Inflammation of the Eyes. Crohn's.Pure Water . that we have in our Environment. The Activated Charcoal in the Poultice can ADSORB the POISON from Bee Stings or Snake Bites. Water and Food and are ACCUMULATIVE.Pure Water and drink 1-3 glasses per day. Ulcerations. . A small 2" X 2" Activated Charcoal Poultice (or Compress) can be made and applied over one eyelid for 8-10 hours. Colds: Mix 1 tsp. DOSAGES ..S. I. .Activated Charcoal Powder into 8 oz. but the POWDER Form is used to make the Charcoal Slurry.. which can then be applied to one or both Eyes. If it is used on an OPEN Cut &/or Wound! (4) Activated Charcoal Powder can be made into a Charcoal Poultice.Slurry/Drink: General Health: Mix 1 tsp.Flus. General Illness . which usually comes from Mercury Amalgam Fillings in the Mouth. is to have your Mercury Amalgam Fillings REMOVED by a QUALIFIED Mercury-FREE Dentist. using the PROPER Removal Protocol. .

before you drink Charcoal Slurry.Psyllium Seed Husks or Flax Seed Meal. that has been mixed into 8 oz.Pure Water and drink 8-12 glasses per day. and so you'll NEED to drink 8 oz.Agatha Moody Thrash & Calvin Thrash. .Agatha Thrash. thus ENSURING that the Activated Charcoal will NOT ADSORB it/them.Activated Charcoal Powder into 8 oz. Please continue to drink your usual Dosage until the DESIRED Results are obtained and then you can drink the General Health Dosage for the REST of your LIfe. . Activated Charcoal Powder and 1/2 tsp.Pure Water. . Home Remedies (chapter . after drinking the above Mixture. Calvin Thrash & Phylis Austin. . please WAIT at LEAST 1 hr. References: Charcoal Booklet . Rx Charcoal . Carnes.Charcoal Therapy) . using 1/2 tsp. SERIOUS Illness: Mix 1 tsp. If and when you take ANY Drug(s) or drink Oxygenating Water. If your Constipation STILL causes the Charcoal to PACK-UP.R.. of Activated Charcoal Powder. . of Charcoal Slurry. . the Charcoal Powder in the Slurry will probably PACK-UP. using 1/2 tsp.C. NOTE: If you have Constipation. then drink a Slurry. p and drink 4-7 glasses per day.Pure Water.. that have been mixed together in 8 oz.

If the bite is on a finger or some area where there is not much flesh it can necessitate an amputation for obvious reasons .... where the allopathic medical community has no remedy to offer whatever. chemicals..) Activated charcoal is obtained by blasting the burning charcoal with oxygen. Aspirin. It works wonderfully.. it will absorb it! (On second thought. because that is normally what Emergency Rooms administer for an antidote in most such cases. Let us attempt to discuss just a few. and the knowledge of how to administer it. you know what charcoal powder is. and other complications.. But Charcoal has a much greater value in the treatment of very common ailments. Church Published in Countryside Magazine If you’ve ever been poisoned. Charcoal is a “clinical absorbent”. like similar useful substances provided for in creation. It will be perhaps necessary to point out that just because something has charcoal in it does not mean that it will therefore be safe to ingest. it is a great comfort to have the cure at once on hand.. On a bee sting. however. enormously. an iron tablet overdose will be little helped by it. That is why they use it in water filtration. on a snake bite. Charcoal briquettes.. That means that it absorbs inorganic matter. which is alkali. for instance will make you sick if you ingest them. I am speaking of this activated variety. and hence its ability to absorb inorganic matter and toxins. But it does the same thing anywhere.. and cause gangrene. Since Charcoal binds nutrients very poorly. Though such poisonings are rare. This bite can cause a large area of the flesh to die and fall off... when they occur.Tom Harrelson (Revised 4/17/08) An Article by HHR's Charles L.. Common household substances would be Vinegar. barbiturates. which increases its surface area. Strong acid or alkali substances are also best treated by neutralizing the substance with something of the opposite ph. such as in the case of the brown recluse spider bite. the vast resource of credible data about the healing virtues of activated charcoal remains inaccessible to most. Activated charcoal is an extremely effective remedy for nearly all poisonings . without dependence on a derelict and self-serving medical community... which is acid. Charcoal. and is therefore a product that no house should be without.. for an acid poisoning such as a hydrochloric acid poisoning.Tylenol. for an alkali poisoning such as lye.. When I speak of charcoal in this article. but is believed to produce beneficent results in several instances of family health. in your stomach when you have the flu. Don’t take it with any pharmaceutical medication. or Baking Soda.. We hope to “scratch the surface”. has not just one healing application. etc. Like many healing substances that cannot be patented .

and charcoal should be taken internally as well. the effects can be greatly mitigated.. for some reason. This works best if used in conjunction with Melaluca oil. Charcoal is also of great benefit in Snake Bites.. In all of these conditions the method of treatment is the Charcoal Compress. It sounded weird too to a medical missionary.. which will be described shortly. NOT AC.. There was swelling in the area. That means that you take the spark plug wire from your car or boat motor. and the child was sleeping. or ant stings. it can necessitate an amputation. I know. and the child was in extreme pain. They called their doctor.. but empirical evidence strongly suggests is effectiveness in treating such cases. As a precautionary measure the antivenin was administered anyway. He had heard of this remedy. (an invention of this ending age). and it all seemed quite reputable. but still better nothing . Departing for just a moment from our subject. By the time they arrived the swelling was totally gone. or pull the cord.. The clinical experience for using this treatment in this case is not worth mentioning. for obvious reasons. it sounds weird. What works best. changed every ten minutes and get to the hospital. then the results will be less impressive. or whatever. An Arkansas couple reported the following experience: Their 1 ½ year old child was bitten by a Copperhead on the chest..there is not much flesh. If the bite is recognized quickly. Much to his chagrin it worked. I read this man’s article in some sort of Christian magazine. but it absolutely must be DC power. and had people coming to his South American clinic with lethal snake bites. To this day they don’t have a clue why it works. ASAP! But they were 60 miles of winding roads away from the nearest hospital.the standard allopathic “treatment”. But if the person waits a couple of days. As we would suspect. Charcoal will work very well for bee stings. Charcoal also works satisfactorily for Poison Ivy & Poison Oak. it will be of interest to the reader to learn that electric shock can also cure snake bites. Combining some French Green Clay with some Charcoal and Water and applied to the infected area works well.. so as to wash off the oils before they spread. and crank the engine. The doctor told them to use charcoal compresses. though.R. until he ran out of antivenin. is to wash the area with isopropyl aclohol every time it gets itchy.. but he had people in his clinic who were going to die anyway. Timing is everything here. and touch it to the bitten area. often leaving only a scar. because it absorbs the toxic oils which cause the infection. alternating between the two. and so he tried it. Fresh Plantain mashed up and applied to the infected area also works well. then. It should be noted here that the compress should cover the whole extremity. and had counted it a fable. Charcoal is also a phenomenal treatment for Diarrhea & Vomiting either from . and it will shock the area with DC power. who advised them to get to the E.

but Charcoal has relieved great suffering in our house! Again. I am not a doctor. enema. Perhaps it could be beneficial when used as a douche in some cases. and drink it down.. which we sell in our home business. and that will simply be it. and when these are cleared. that charcoal can utterly relieve these symptoms. however.).Charcoal is also a phenomenal treatment for Diarrhea & Vomiting. Eye & Ear conditions. and that's it! I should note that we have had our teeth look grey for a short time afterwards. which are by far the worst symptoms of this malady. Infections. but the texture is less than appealing. (2 tbs.. Just how this procedure is performed is unknown to me. the cure should be effective. The only time that we have gone over three doses is when the intestines have been stopped up and could not receive the treatment. In 8-12 oz. Charcoal is also the best possible agent for whitening the teeth. and this is formed into strips on a pan and let cool. Charcoal has also been used in Uterine infection. and wait to see what happens. But just repeat the treatment. and the ones I have mentioned it explains in much greater and authoritative detail. Kid & Li F il Ch l t l l ti Di b t d th . When the flu bug comes into a house it usually means a great deal of suffering. You will get the flu. Finding a satisfactory treatment for nausea and vomiting is a great trial for most. and charcoal together until thick. Chronic Relapsing Pancreatitis. You stir in two tablespoons of charcoal into 8-12 oz. but can speak from experience. “Rx Charcoal” by Drs. but you won’t be vomiting. of water. These would include. As you would expect. and drink it). or from infecting agents such as the flu. it doesn't taste like chocolate milk. It is basically flavorless. and I don’t mean to act like one. Charcoal has many other uses. You will usually throw up two times. and then try to get better.. either from food poisoning. Just brush with it. of water. TIMING here is everything. and having diarrhea. But most people seem to wait until they are good and sick. AT ONCE get up and take some charcoal. Charcoal still works here. Calvin & Agatha Thrash. When you FIRST start feeling nauseous. These are then inserted through the cervix into the uterus. it goes away. It will all be over. and hold down the third. If you are already sick you will usually throw it right back up within seconds. I don’t need to consult the books here. you will feel like going to bed. I am getting much of my information from a book entitled. A “pencil” is made by boiling water. starch. You WILL spend some time before the toilet. This is said to have cured Endometritis. (by whatever means. or atleast within 10 minutes. It explains many other uses. Inflammation. you will feel weak. and the next day you should be fine. Repeat treatments as necessary.. but required more than one “pencil”. etc. but not to worry.

Intravenous Colloidal Charcoal. No matter how careful you are it will always make a disaster. but only for oral administration. This method also underlines the necessity of having more than 100 capsules on hand! I should also here again mention the fact that I have never found a remedy that worked faster or better for the common bee sting. we will speak only of those. of the mixture on a paper towel. and starch to thicken it). and felt so great that she got out. One lady who got into some bees. it would probably look like this: Charcoal in water. Within minutes she could hardly breath. Ranging from most to least common. but they pay dearly for it. Charcoal Enemas. This method is a very clean way to apply charcoal. or in a bee alergy case. Before describing these methods. then. If it dries out it will effect absolutely nothing. placing this on the treatment area. and others. water. and then spread it over the area requiring treatment. This is much messier. Charcoal bath. (sometimes of charcoal. To get around this people often buy charcoal in capsules.Kidney & Liver Failure. The first thing that should be said is that any charcoal compress MUST remain wet in order to work. and doesn’t seem to keep the moisture in as well. As nearly all treatments employ the former three methods. etc. and then covering with the wet paper towel. Diabetes. Charcoal compresses. try adding some French Green Clay to the mixture. Charcoal pencils. Buy it bulk. the plastic wrap. taken topically. (presumably the paper towels are wet). In some cases where there is a general poisoning. The Thrash’s recommend spreading ¼ in. For poison Oak. (one . taken orally. Warning: If you use charcoal to draw out toxins from a festering wound. Charcoal bath. How Do I take Charcoal? There are several ways. and then wrapping with plastic wrap to hold in the moisture. such as in a bee attack.. The idea of a compress. and soaking the patient in it. and buy it thus in an amount that would be grossly insufficient for a compress. be advised that it CAN permanently tattoo the patient. But when you witness its healing effects and the weal to your household to break free from the monetary drain of the not so great physicians. allow me to make the admission that charcoal is unavoidably messy. is that you make a mixture of charcoal and water. and then placing another paper towel on top of this. charcoal can be of great use by taking a cup or two and putting it in the bath tub. and who was greatly allergic to bee stings used this treatment. but it does keep the mixture in more direct contact with the skin. but our (non-professional) opinion is that better results should be attained by placing the charcoal mixture directly on the skin. Cholesterol regulation. The Compress. this problem will seem infinitesimal.

it remains that it is but a wood based charcoal. Rx Charcoal . than simply mixing a little charcoal and water and putting it right on the sting. and charcoal is definitely once such remedy.Agatha Moody Thrash & Calvin Thrash.Agatha Thrash. and within about 30 seconds there is almost total relief. Home Remedies (chapter . The best remedies are those provided immediately by God to man. Carnes. .Carl R. for about five or ten minutes. and is about four times as effective as non-activated charcoal. Calvin Thrash & Phylis Austin. Within about 10 seconds there is major relief. though.Charcoal Therapy) .sting. you have to keep in on. and such as you can get from chewing on any stick put in the fire! Cool it first! References: Activated Charcoal Booklet . While activated charcoal is obtained by employing some rather modern methods. no allergies). (blasting it with oxygen while burning).

In one experiment. The subjects survived even though the poison dosages were 5 to 10 times the lethal dose (1. Ingested Charcoal may linger in the colon. to treat poisonings and overdoses of aspirin. 14. Scientific experiments over many years attest to the effectiveness of charcoal as an antidote. as it readily adsorbs impurities from the atmosphere. In other experiments. 63). Studies show that Activated Charcoal is harmless when ingested or inhaled. Activated Charcoal is an odorless. 48). 65). 46. to disinfect and deodorize wounds (48. HOW MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS USE CHARCOAL Today doctors. Modern Industry also relies on Charcoal to deodorize. 5. 65). Doctors still use it today as a healing agent. to cut down on odors for ileostomy and colostomy patients (20. 62. 64). thus making them ineffective or harmless. 4. Charcoal from burnt toast is not effective. 2. 58. This is called adsorption. 54. 55. 17. 51. to eliminate toxic by-products that cause anemia in cancer patients (33. 50. wood charcoal carbon that has no carcinogenic properties. paramedics and medical centers use Activated Charcoal in a number of different ways: 1. 49. to filter toxins from the blood in liver and kidney diseases (31. arsenic and strychnine were mixed with charcoal and ingested by humans under laboratory conditions. 53. The form of Charcoal used in modern medical science is Activated Charcoal U. Many pediatricians and pediatric handbooks recommend that Activated Charcoal be kept on hand as an antidote in the family medicine chest. and other chemicals. 22.. 3. 7 t t t f fd t di h d i d "f t d th" di . 3. but no allergies or side effects have been recorded. and an effective treatment for indigestion and gas.P. 6. Charcoal. 59).Uses In Modern Natural Healing Anonymous (Revised 3/8/08) A NEW LOOK AT AN OLD REMEDY-CHARCOAL Here is modern medical proof that the old natural remedy. tasteless powder. 54). Charcoal can do these varied tasks because of its amazing ability to attract other substances to its surface and hold them there. In rare cases. or when it comes in contact with the skin. poisons. but this is not harmful. Presented here for your interest and examination are a few of the many articles and scientific papers that tell of charcoal research and its uses in modern natural healing. 38).S. This unique feature allows it to adsorb large amounts of chemicals or poisons. 30. decolorize and purity solutions. GENERAL INFORMATION Activated Charcoal has been used effectively in the healing arts for centuries. charcoal may mildly irritate the bowel in sensitive persons. 100 times the lethal does of Cobra venom was mixed with charcoal and injected into a laboratory animal. 60. 48. and Charcoal briquettes can be dangerous because they contain fillers and petrochemicals to help them ignite. Charcoal can adsorb thousands of times its own weight in gases. especially in households that include small children (5. The animal was not harmed (15). Tylenol and other drugs (10. 41. heavy metals. 52. 38. 53. 16. 50. The powder must be stored in a tightly sealed container. 56. an antidote for poisons. One teaspoonful of it has a surface area of more than 10.000 square feet. to purify blood in transfusions (48. 10.ACTIVATED CHARCOAL . 48. a pure naturally produced. is truly a very safe and highly efficient Natural Healing Agent.

brown recluse spider bites. 37. to treat poisonous snake. 28. & wastes HOME USE OF ACTIVATED CHARCOAL . 27. and snake bites can all be treated with Activated Charcoal.). poison ivy reactions. 8. for use in poisonings. SUBSTANCES ADSORBED BY CHARCOAL Acetaminophen Aconitine Amitriptyline Hydrochloride Amphetamine Antimony Antipyrine Arsenic Aspirin Atropine Barbital Barbiturates Ben-Gay Benzodiazepines Cantharides Camphor Chlordane Chloroquine Chlorpheniramine Chlorpromazine Cocaine Colchicine Congesprin Contac Dalmane Darvon Delphinium 2. and as a cleansing and healing agents. 38 & 48). to treat some forms of dysentery. Activated Charcoal is REQUIRED by law to be part of the standard equipment on many ambulances. Mushroom poisoning. 25. bee stings.7. Jaundice of the newborn. drugs. spider and insect bites (38. and "foot and mouth" disease (20. dyspepsia. Doctors also use Activated Charcoal to prevent and treat intestinal infections. 24. 22. diarrhea. 26. toxins. 4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic Acid Digitalis or Foxglove Dilantin Diphenylhydantoin Diphenoxylates Doriden Doxepin Elaterin Elavil Equanil Ergotamine Ethchlorvynol Gasoline Glutethimide Golden Chain Hemlock Hexachlorophene Imipramine Iodine Ipecac Isoniazid Kerosene Lead Acetate Malathion Mefenamic Acid Meprobamate Mercuric chloride Mercury Methylene Blue Methyl Salicylate Miltown Morphine Multivitamins with Minerals Muscarin Narcotics Neguvon Nicotine Nortriptyline Nytol Opium Oxazepam Parathion Penicillin Pentazocine Pentobarbital Pesticides Phenobarbital Phenolphthalein Phenol Phenolthiazines Phenylpropanolamine Placidyl Potassium Permanganate Primaquine Propantheline Propoxyphene Quinacrine Quinidine Quinine Radioactive Substances Salicylamide Salicylates Secobarbital Selenium Serax Silver Sinequan Sodium Salicylate Sominex Stramonium Strychnine Sulfonamides Talwin Tofranil Tree Tobacco Yew Valium Veratrine Some Silver & Antimony Salts Many Herbicides 32. 39. and many other illnesses can be helped with Activated Charcoal. 40 & 4000+ chemicals.

a very efficient cleaner of the body when taken orally. or piece of gauze cut to fit the area to be treated. inactivating it. 47. 52). You can take charcoal intermittently for long periods or regularly for up to 12 weeks. Make a poultice by putting 1-2 tablespoons of charcoal powder in a container and adding just enough water to make a paste. as it may cause a tattooing effect (21. Take it between meals. first induce vomiting if it can be done quickly. or boric acid. 53). It is also helpful in relieving symptoms of nervous diarrhea.HOME USE OF ACTIVATED CHARCOAL Indigestion and GasA study made in 1981 shows that activated charcoal cuts down on the amount of gas produced by beans and other gas-producing foods. Charcoal is neither adsorbed nor metabolized by the body (6. describes the use of charcoal compresses to speed the healing of wounds and eliminate their odors. because it cleanses both the mouth and the digestive tract (38). Swirl the charcoal in a glass of water and drink it down or mix it with olive oil for easy ingestion by use of a spoon (38. 24. gasses and even micro-particles by the application of moist activated charcoal compresses and poultices which actually draw bacteria and poisons through the skin and into the poultice or compress. Poultices should be changed every 6-10 hours. indigestion. ULCERS. as food can reduce its effectiveness. DO NOT USE WITH THE FOLLOWING: cyanide. Usually you can take charcoal two hours before or after other drugs. for children and 1 oz. activated charcoal works by adsorbing the poison or drug. Place it over the wound cloth-side down and cover it with a piece of plastic wrap or plastic bag cut to overlap the poultice by an inch on every side. caustic alkalies. 47. This article tells about the amazing ability of human skin to allow transfer through its permeable membrane and pores of liquids. The dosage is 1/2 oz. Do not put charcoal directly on broken skin. Spread the paste on a paper towel. Make sure the cloth is moist. and peptic ulcers. warm. Charcoal may adsorb and inactivate other medications. POISONINGS Activated charcoal can be used as an antidote in poisoning from most drugs and chemicals. 58). 57. It adsorbs the excess gas as well as the bacteria that form the gas (57). 38. Activated charcoal helps to eliminate bad breath. Consult a Poison Control Center or a doctor immediately for instructions and information in any poisoning emergency (10. mineral acids. cloth. 51. Poultices must be kept moist and warm to allow this healing process to take place (59). 50). 38). TREATMENT OF WOUNDS. for adults. If you are taking prescription drugs. 23. and carrying it inert throughout the digestive system so that it can be eliminated from the body. and thoroughly saturated with the paste. It also helps to purify the blood (10. For such problems take between 1 teaspoon and 1 tablespoon of powdered charcoal up to 3 times a day. AND BRUISES Lancet. The usual dose of charcoal is 5 to 50 grams. check with your doctor before beginning treatment with charcoal. dependent on the amount of poison taken and the ' b d i Ad lt h ld i tl t 30 b t h lf f li htl . Other antidotes are more effective. if the patient is conscious. Induced vomiting will bring up about 30% of the poison from the person's stomach. the prestigious British medical journal. In poisonings. In a poisoning emergency. alcohol. Fix in place with adhesive tape. 13. traveler's diarrhea (Turista). simple to use and is a time-tested natural remedy that has many valuable uses without dangerous side effects or contradictions. Syrup is ipecac is a commonly used emetic preparation. Activated charcoal is inexpensive. spastic colon. 29. Then give charcoal to help inactivate the remaining 70%.

August 26. Vegetarians who object to gelatin can use starch papers called Kokko-Oblates to allow convenient ingestion of activated charcoal powder. The medical profession uses it as an antidote (10. because the Activated Charcoal will adsorb the emetic and make it ineffective. Powdered charcoal reaches its maximum rate of adsorption rapidly. 1928. David O. Glass-PURE Water (8-12 times/day) . chocolate syrup. 41. Comptes rendus Hebdomadaires des Seance de 1-Academie des Sciences 187:959-961. 5.person's body size. 61). December. Do not give charcoal before giving an emetic. Powdered charcoal can be given in fruit juice. 52. 13./8 oz. 1945. 1-4. 11. December 8. Activated Charcoal. 47. because of the it's electrical charge and the thousands of microscopic tunnels created by the process used to make it. Acta Pharmacologica et Toxicologica 4:275./8 oz. March. Cooney. December. Bulletin de la Society de Chime Biologique 27:513-518. New York: Marcel Dekker. They may act more slowly than powder. p.General Health 1 tsp. These are obtained at health food stores. 14. or honey to make it easier to get down. 33. CONCLUSIONS Activated charcoal taken as a powder is the most effective form of charcoal that can be used. A dose of 200 grams is not excessive in severe poisoning cases. Do not give charcoal or anything else to an unconscious patient. 8. 53. so be sure to follow your doctor's instructions. 60. 1915. Colds) 1 tsp. DOSAGES 1 tsp. 3. or about half a cup of lightly packed powder. Journal of the American Medical Association 210(10): 1846. 10. 1960. October-December. New Lifestyle Books. 38. 1998. 2.Serious Illness REFERENCES: 1. Thrash. Inc. Alternate methods listed below can also be used. that Activated Charcoal is so effective both chemically and physically. Ice cream is not recommended as it makes the charcoal less effective. and add water while rapidly stirring the charcoal into the water. 6. Clinical Toxicology 3(1). along with a second glass of water to include any residue. You can put charcoal into empty gelatin capsules. 10. 1958. 7. 1978. Inc. Larger doses are needed if the person has eaten a meal recently. 41).General Illness (Flus. 103-108 September 1973 . within one minute. harmless. or until charcoal appears in the stool (3. 4. Medical researchers have discovered. The best method of use is to take the required spoonfuls of powder. 63. May 29./8 oz. jam. The dose can be repeated every four hours. then drink it down. Annals of Emergency Medicine 9:11. August 18. 1972. Consult a doctor at once. 12. 1972. 1970. Glass-PURE Water (1-3 times/day) . Charcoal does not work in every poisoning situation. Cooney. the capsule must dissolve before the charcoal can work. AMA Archives of Industrial Health 18:511-520. 47. Agatha & Calvin Rx: Charcoal. Glass-PURE Water (4-7 times/day) . and easy to use. David O. Archives of Environmental Health 1:512. February. 1969. British Medical Journal. November. Journal of the American Medical Association 240(7):684. 1980. Adults should receive at least 30 grams. Journal of the American Medical Association 64:1882. Journal of Animal Science 34:322-325. 1980 p. place them in the bottom of a cup or glass. The sooner it is given the better the chances of successful treatment. 9. 1948. 15. Activated Charcoal. November 19. 16 Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology 26. It is inexpensive. 48. New York: Marcel Dekker. 1980.

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