Charcoal is a spreader of toxins: it is capable of fixing in itself toxic or foreign substances that are in the air, food, water, our bodies and even on the skin. It is effective in the adsorption of drugs, narcotics, food additives, chemical fertilizers, pesticides, heavy metals, detergents and gases that invade the body and damage the kidneys and liver.
It can also be used as an adsorbent for bacteria such as salmonella and staphylococci, as well as viruses such as foot-and-mouth disease and the toxins that are produced by tetanus, diphtheria, gangrene and botulism bacilli. It is also indicated in the treatment of gastritis, gastroenteritis, diarrhea and food poisoning.
How to use
Consumption should be done away from meals, always in the morning and afternoon. Charcoal is readily available for sale in pharmacies, drugstores and health food stores. The recommended dose is two to four glasses of the mixture per day. For more accurate indication and guidance, talk to your doctor.
To prepare you will need:
– A teaspoon of charcoal (or soup, if symptoms are more advanced)
– The glass of water (about 250 ml)
Mix the two ingredients well and consume immediately.
Despite being an excellent remedy against poisons, charcoal should be consumed gradually, with lower doses that should be gradually increased. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist to find the best dosage for you and your adaptation. In some cases, the consumption of charcoal can cause mild constipation, but the situation is not much reported.
In the year 1831, Dr. Touery was poisoned by ingesting 15 grams of strychnine, which is ten times the lethal dose in front of a panel of members of the French Academy of Medicine. Then he ingested the same amount of charcoal to show how he would survive. Another French doctor, Dr. Bertand, also to demonstrate the effectiveness of this substance, ingested five grams of arsenic trioxide mixed with charcoal, surviving the situation in the year 1913.