How To Take Activated charcoal

How To Take Activated Charcoal

How Charcoal Works
Activated Charcoal has an adsorptive effect because of the large surface area of individual grains, with their crevices and pores.  Activated Charcoal can absorb a hundred times its own weight in poisons, gases, toxins, and chemicals. In this blog post How To Take Activated charcoal, we will learn various ways charcoal can be applied to achieve the best results.
In this article, we will be looking into how we may take activated charcoal and get the best results, there is a right way and there is a wrong way. This article may be the only guide you need to administer charcoal to someone.

Activated Charcoal can be used for the following health challenges:

1. Overdoses
2. Poison Ivy
3. Staph infections
4. Eczema
5. Eye infections
6. Oral lacerations and herpes simples
7. Diarrhea
8. Gas
9. Insect/snake bites
10. Inflammation
11. Hepatitis
12. Gastritis
13. Colitis
14. Peptic ulcers
15. Infected cuts
16. Internal and external infections
17. Phlebitis
18. Gastrointestinal problems
19. Pharyngitis
20. Bad breath

How To Take Activated Charcoal


How To Take Activated Charcoal Orally


Activated Charcoal has no toxic effects nor Overdose. It can be taken as often and as much as needed.

Charcoal Preparation For Oral Usage

Careful put 1 to 2 tablespoons of charcoal into a cup,  add a little amount of water into the cup, stir to get a paste, and then add additional water to fill the glass cup.
Charcoal is best taken 2 hours after or before meals.

How To Take Activated Charcoal For Poultice


Activated Charcoal powder can be mixed with water and used as a poultice for snake bites, bee stings, spider bites, and other Insects.

Preparation Of Charcoal For Poultice Usage

• Mix the Charcoal powder into a little water until the mixture has a consistency of a paste.
• Grind flaxseed or corn search may be added to the charcoal mixture to keep the poultice from becoming dry.  Mix 1 to 3 large spoonfuls of ground flaxseed or 2 large spoonfuls of corn starch to a cup of boiling water and mix with charcoal to get a paste.
• Spread the charcoal paste mixture on half of a cloth or paper towel, fold the other half of the cloth or paper towel over the charcoal paste.
• Gently place the poultice on top of the affected skin area. Cover the entire poultice with a piece of plastic or waterproof material to keep it from drying out.
It is best not to put the charcoal powder directly on the skin if the skin is cut or broken. Sometimes charcoal can give a tattooing effect if the skin is broken.

How to take Activated Charcoal For Charcoal Bath


A charcoal bath is the immersion of the body or part of the body in water-containing charcoal.
Charcoal bath is excellent for individuals with skin disorders such as atopic dermatitis, infections, skin irritations, Eczema, for anti-bacterial, deodorizing, detoxifying.
Charcoal bath is also used for smokers and alcoholics who need detoxification as well as anyone who needs to detox.
A charcoal bath will remove impurities and relieve fatigue.
Put about 6 cups (2 lbs) of granular charcoal in a cloth bag, tie it and place it in the tub, fill the tub with warm water and soak yourself.
After the first use, dry the charcoal, when using a second and third time add an extra [one] cup of granular charcoal to the cloth bag. Discard after the third use.
Charcoal may adsorb and inactivate other medications. Always take charcoal 2 hours before or after other drugs except for the case of overdose.


You may take charcoal intermediately for long periods or regularly for up to 12 weeks.
However, it should not be taken regularly for extended periods of over 12 weeks. Do not give charcoal to an unconscious person.

How To Take Activated Charcoal For Diarrhea

Charcoal is one of the most effective treatments for diarrhea.
For adults, add 2 heap tablespoons of charcoal in a glass of charcoal water 4 times per day. Drink one more glass of charcoal water followed by one glass of clear water for each additional watery stool. Use one-half of the adult dose of charcoal for children.
Read my blog post on dehydration, and prepare an oral rehydration therapy drink. 

How To Take Activated Charcoal For Nausea and Vomiting


Give the adult dose [1 to 2 large spoonfuls in ½ glass of water]  each time vomiting occurs [for a child, use ½ the adult dose].  If the charcoal is vomited, give another dose immediately. Always follow the dose of charcoal with a full glass of water.

How To Take Activated Charcoal For Liver and Kidney Diseases


Charcoal is beneficial for the treatment of kidney or liver failure. Give the oral charcoal dose to enhance the elimination of toxins from the body and then apply the poultice to the location of the kidney at the mid back and abdomen for liver disorders

How To Take Activated Charcoal For Gas Or Bloating



Give the adult dose [1 to 2 large spoonfuls in ½ glass of water]  each time vomiting occurs [for a child, use ½ the adult dose] as needed to control symptoms.

How To Take Activated Charcoal For Ear Or Eye Infections


Put the poultice over the infected eyes or ear, and leave it in place for a least 4 hours or overnight.
Applying heat to the poultice increases its effectiveness.

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