Sometimes we ignore the little things that can save our lives simply because they are cheap and easy to get. Today we will be looking at the wonders of charcoal.
My Favourite book says “God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty.” 1 Cor. 1:27 (NKJV)
What is charcoal?
According to Collins English Dictionary, charcoal is a black amorphous form of carbon made by heating wood or other organic matter in the absence of air: used as a fuel, in smelting metal ores, in explosives, and as an absorbent. Many people use charcoal to make fires, for cooking, and for heating up water.
How to get Activated Charcoal
Charcoal is very easy to get. First heat the wood, then break the charred wood into smaller sizes and then grind it into fine powder.
Can any wood be used?
For effectiveness, we recommend you get your activated charcoal from coconut shell or any other specific wood with ultra-fine grains.
How can I store my Activated Charcoal?
You don’t need any special device or container to store your charcoal powder, store it in a dry, tightly covered container; this will keep it fresh for a very long time.
Can I get Charcoal from a chemist or pharmacy?
If you cannot go through the stress of burning and grinding charcoal, you can get charcoal in small round tablets from a pharmacy or chemist, but look for the ones from coconut shell or any specific wood with ultra-fine grains and avoid the ones with sweetener.
Does it have taste?
Charcoal has no smell or taste. It is completely safe.
Can burnt food be used as charcoal?
The answer is NO, burned food is not charcoal. Burned food is very bad for the body and should be avoided.
Benefits of charcoal
- It is very easy to get or make
- Very cheap
- It is very simple to use (both inside and outside of the body)
- Very safe to use
- Works well for many diseases
Uses of charcoal
Charcoal can be used to help treat the inside of our body: Gas, Diarrhea, Vomiting, and even Poisoning
Outside the body: Infections or inflammation of the skin and joints, Eye and ear infections, Wounds from poisonous plants, Bee stings and other insect bites, Spider and snake bites
Dosage for simple ailments
Adult: Mix 1 to 2 large spoonful of charcoal powder with a small amount of water.
Then fill the glass with more water and stir well.
Drink the mixture and then drink some clean water afterwards.
Repeat the charcoal dose after each loose or watery stool, and after each vomiting experience.
Children: one half of the amount that we would give a grown person.
If they have a lot of stooling and vomiting, you must give them other liquids like rice water or water with a little bit of sugar and take them to the health worker quickly.
Note: Charcoal can be taken any time it is needed but it is best taken between meals, like 2 hours after eating or drinking medicine.
If someone has taken poison or taken too much medicine, the best thing to do is to quickly give that person some charcoal (within 30 minutes) and then take the person to the clinic.
Dosage for poisoning
Immediately drink 4 to 10 large spoonful of charcoal powder mixed with a small amount of water. (Take the larger amount if the person has eaten in the past 2 hours)
Then refill the same glass with water and drink it down.
Repeat the charcoal dosage in 10 minutes, and any time later if the person starts feeling worse.
Note: Do not give charcoal by mouth if the person is sleepy, unconscious, or may be unable to swallow. In such cases, take the person to the clinic or hospital immediately.
Important: Always keep charcoal powder ready to use at home
Using charcoal on the skin
Charcoal can be used as a bath or applied as a plaster.
- To treat large areas of the body
- It is simple to prepare
- Useful for skin disease
Add 2 cups of charcoal powder to a tub of water.
You can put the whole body in the charcoal water.
- For treating specific part of the body
- For treating poisonous bites
- Mix charcoal powder and a little water and make a wet charcoal paste.
- Spread the paste on one half of a thin, folded clean piece of cloth. Then cover the paste with the other half of
- the cloth.
- Place the charcoal plaster on the affected body part— making sure it completely covers the area.
- Wrap the charcoal plaster with plastic—to keep it from drying out.
- Bandage or tape the plaster securely in place.
Note: Before applying a plaster we should wash the skin very well with soap and water.
- Then apply the charcoal plaster and leave it on for several hours or overnight.
- In the morning, remove and throw away the plaster.
- Prepare a new plaster and put it on the skin. You can continue this for several days or until all of the swelling is gone.
How to Treat Poisonous Bites
If someone has been bitten by a poisonous snake or spider, stung by a scorpion or many bees, they must be treated immediately.
Important: Always keep charcoal powder ready to use at home
- Wash the area thoroughly with soap and water immediately.
- Apply a large charcoal plaster directly over the bitten area (or the entire area).
- Cover the plaster with plastic—to keep it moist.
- Change the charcoal plaster every 10 to 15 minutes—until the pain and swelling are gone.
Also, take charcoal by mouth
2 large spoonful of charcoal in 1/2 glass of water every 2 hours.
Do this 3 times.
Then take 1 small spoonful every 4 hours for the next day (24 hours).
Every time you take charcoal, you must drink 2 glasses of water.
Note: Some snakes are very dangerous and can kill people. You must act fast when you treat snakebite. If the snakebite is poisonous, pain and swelling will come within 10 minutes. Charcoal works best when it is applied to the snakebite before much swelling comes.
- With snakebites, remember to: Make the person stay very quiet and still.
- Send someone to get medical help quickly.
- Apply a large charcoal plaster as soon as possible, while you are waiting for medical help or while you are on your way to the clinic or hospital.
- Give 2 tablespoons of charcoal mixed with water, for the person to drink if he or she is not sleepy or unconscious.
- If available, put some ice on the wound, both above and below the charcoal plaster. If it becomes too painful remove the ice.
Do you know that a wise use of charcoal has saved many people with poisonous snakebites? Isn’t it wonderful that such a simple medicine from nature can help treat so many diseases, and save so many lives?
Note: they are other uses of charcoal-whiten of teeth, mold cleansing, water filtration etc.
When used properly, the simple remedies of nature are often more effective than many modern medicines. Get your charcoal now without delay
Like I said before “God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty.” 1 Cor. 1:27 (NKJV)
May God bless you with good health as you seek to make a wise use of the simple remedies He has provided.
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