Healing practices of ancient cultures, as well as modern society, have depended on clay minerals with wide varieties of clay being used for medicinal purposes. Among these types of clay, the most commonly used are kaolin and smectite clay types like bentonite, montmorillonite and Fuller’s earth.
Medicinal clay is heralded for its antiseptic, cicatrizing (wound healing), anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic properties. Natural clay, especially the form known as “bentonite clay” is known for its safe and effective healing and cleansing properties.
Bentonite Clay Benefits and Uses
Bentonite clay contains a high level of montmorillonite as the key crystalline/molecular material. The clay is transformed to a powder form and then sold for consumer and commercial uses. It has various benefits, a few are listed below:
Helps Heal Eczema, Dermatitis and Psoriasis
Bentonite clay acts as an antibiotic when applied topically to the skin. It helps calm skin infections and speeds up healing time of wounds. It also acts as a magnet and a sponge. Its highly charged negative ions attract all positive charged ions (bacteria, viruses, toxins, etc.) from your body. These substances stick to and are absorbed and eliminated from your body with
While applications of Bentonite Clay may not cure cases of Psoriasis and Eczema, it will help in a significant way. Bentonite Clay also helps reduce outbreak of blemishes, alleviates redness and fights allergic reactions from irritating lotions or face washes.1
There has been a rising concern over the fluoride content in our drinking water. Fluorides have been linked to a variety of severe chronic, even acute health issues.
According to studies, bentonite clay, when combined with magnesium chloride, successfully reduced fluoride present in fluoridated water. This may lead to a better water filtration technique in the future.
Bentonite clay has powerful antibiotic properties that help ward off various viruses, infections, and diseases. Clay is highly absorptive. It readily absorbs toxins, heavy metals, bacteria, virus and fungi. It effectively boosts immunity by protecting the lining of the gut, shielding it from harm-inducing toxins.
According to studies, bentonite clay was found to be highly effective at killing several types of seriously harmful illnesses, like
Toxic Metal Cleansing
Toxic heavy metals are, unfortunately, present in our air, water, soil and food supply as a by-product of our industrialized society. People who have acute toxicity from heavy metals such as lead, mercury, benzene and cadmium may display obvious and classical symptoms of poisoning.
Studies have revealed that bentonite clay may be helpful for reducing these harmful metals.
Relieves Digestive Problems
In recent years, the use of bentonite clay and other montmorillonite products have become popular as a colon cleanser and natural detoxifier. Due to ability to neutralize bacteria in the gut and kill viruses, bentonite clay helps alleviate many digestive problems. It is often used as relief for nausea and