Charcoal an Ancient and Modern Remedy


By Hakima Raziyah A. Mumin

Charcoal is an ancient natural remedy. It has been used by many civilizations. It is a safe and highly effective healing agent. This is a product that should be in every home, as it is very useful in emergency situations. When factories have chemical spills in rivers or streams, activated charcoal is used for the clean-up.

Charcoal is both a very ancient and modern substance. It is also used daily in most hospitals. The older generation may remember using burnt toast for stomach aches. The carbon in the charred bread adsorbed the stomach gases and relieved the bloat. In some homes, this remedy is still used.
There have been countless studies, research and, experiments to prove that charcoal has strong healing properties, and is beneficial for many illnesses. Charcoal is required by law to be part of the standard equipment in ambulances for use in poisonings. It is also used for some of the following: colostomy patients, dysentery, to purify blood in transfusions, to treat poison overdoses, diarrhea, dyspepsia, to filter toxins from the blood in liver and kidney diseases in dialysis, and to treat poisonous snake, spider, or insect bites.

Charcoal is used for wound healing. You could make a paste of it and put it on a band aide, or spread the paste on cheesecloth to heal bed sores or a hard to heal open wound. It can be used internally and externally.
Charcoal is also good to remove mold from the body. Toxic mold causes many illnesses when inhaled. Mold causes nasal stuffiness, weakened immune, heart disease, vomiting, decreased brain functions, wheezing and asthma. It is also used in water treatment. Charcoal filters are used to filter out tap water.

Many people use charcoal for detoxification purposes. This can be done by taking 1 teaspoon of charcoal to an 8 oz. of water. This will pull out toxins. However, use caution when you are taking medication, the charcoal will pull that out as well. If you still want to use it, wait at least one or two hours after your medication has been taken. (Also check with your doctor to be sure this is a safe product for you to use).

Detox Recipe
5 cups water
¼ cup organic lemon juice
1 level teaspoon activated charcoal

This can be used for a daily/ weekly/ monthly internal cleanser. Remember to be mindful off your diet during this time. Start your day with this.

Detox Smoothie
2 cups raw coconut water
1 cup frozen pineapples
1 level spoonful of turmeric
1 level spoonful of charcoal

Blend all of the ingredients, this should be done to remove toxins, reduce inflammation, and flush the system. Again, a moderate diet helps this detox smoothie along.

Hair Growth
2 tablespoons of activated charcoal
6 tablespoons of melted coconut oil, make a paste of it.

Massage the head with this mixture. It removes toxins from the scalp and stimulates hair growth.

Charcoal Shampoo
2 cups liquid castile soap
2 tablespoon of activated charcoal
2 tablespoons of Himalayan pink salt

Mix the ingredients well. This is very stimulating to the scalp. You can also add essential oils to enhance the shampoo.

Charcoal is a very useful product and it pulls heavy metals, poison, viruses, fungus, mold, inflammation, yeast, and bacteria out of the body. No home should be without it.


2. What is Activated charcoal? By John Dinsley of Charcoal House Inc found on
3. British Medical Journal, August 26, 1972