Black Magic: the Benefits and Uses of Activated Charcoal
One of my favorite botanical substances is Carbon, also known as Activated Charcoal.
Carbon, or it's more common name, Activated Charcoal has been around for thousands of years. It was even used by Hippocrates and Pliny in their day.
Activated Charcoal derives its name from the process of taking the charcoal, which results from the activity of controlled charring of the starting material (usually Willow Bark, aka Salix alba), and subjecting it to an oxidizing gas, i.e. air or steam, at elevated temperatures (which enhances the absorptive power of the charcoal by developing an extensive internal network of fine pores in the material).
Carbon is 100% alkaline and is spinning with electrons making the substance highly electrical. Carbon's negative ionic charge attracts positive ionic charges (of toxins and poisons) causing them to bind and then escorts them out of the body via the eliminative channel of the intestines.
Amazing Uses of Carbon
This majestical substance helps to heal all colon diseases and greatly benefits the intestines. Carbon will greatly counteract flatulence (gas) and help to eradicate foul odors in the colon or intestinal tract.
Using Carbon to Whiten Teeth and Remove Plaque
No chemical teeth whitening solution or product on the market comes close to the whitening and brightening action and power of Carbon.
I remember a friend of mine, a Native American woman, told me one day how her teeth became and stayed so white. She told me accounts of when she was a little girl growing up, her father used to burn plant matter and after the plant burned to black ashes or became charred, the father would take the ash residue and give to his family and they would take a little on their finger and brush against their teeth.
I used to always wonder how ancient people took care of their teeth without toothbrushes. But these people had Carbon, Miswak (or Peelu) and licorice sticks to use for oral hygiene.
To use Carbon for your teeth, all you have to do is put a little toothpaste (a good brand of toothpaste, i.e., Peelu, Ayurveda, Nature's Gate, Tom's of Maine) on your toothbrush, then dip it in some Carbon, add just a little bit of water, and begin to brush. Your mouth will be black due to the Carbon and your sink may get messy, but one thing I can assure you, your teeth will get a good cleansing and a good shining.
You would be wise to avoid using any and all commercial brands of toothpaste as they are all poisonous and toxic and contain harmful ingredients such as sodium fluoride (a major ingredient in rat poison),propylene glycol (used in engine degreaser), sodium laurel sulfate, saccharin (a known carcinogen), and harmful petroleum-based dyes (Red Lake and Blue Lake), also reported to be carcinogenic.
No substance removes acidic plaque from the teeth like Carbon. It will greatly clean your teeth and help to remove stains on the teeth (especially stains derived from drinking coffee).
Using Carbon to Counteract the Ingestion of Poisons
Another good use for Carbon is in the area of accidental ingestion of poison, drugs (legal and illegal), and household chemicals. All you have to do is add a teaspoon of Carbon to a glass of water, stir it up really good, and have the person who ingested the poison to drink the glass full of Carbon water.
No home of health conscious individuals should be without of this wonderful and great life-saving product, especially if you have small children on the scene!
Carbon is also great for people addicted to chemical substances in helping them to kick their habit.