Charcoal – Nature’s Wonder Remedy

April 13, 2011 Joel How to Use Charcoal

The following is a good synopsis of the uses of charcoal. Enjoy!

Charcoal is a wonder remedy for many ailments. Because it adsorbs (not absorbs) poisons it will draw poisonous matter out of the system. The best charcoal to use is that made from the Eucalyptus tree.

For Sore Inflamed Eyes, conjunctivitis

Use charcoal eye drops. Using a dropper, put 4 – 5 drops of clear fluid in affected eye every 2 hours (see recipe). Apply small charcoal poultice to each affected eye. Remove after 30 minutes. Repeat once or twice daily until relief is felt. Alternatively you may use a saline solution to wash out the eyes, put 1/2 teaspoon salt in one cup of boiled water, allow to cool and then splash the saline solution into the eyes.

Soreness, Pain and Swelling

Make a charcoal poultice according to size of area. Place over swollen or sore area and leave in place for 30 minutes to 8 hours. Remove poultice and clean and dry the area. Leave poultice off for at least 1/2 hour before applying another.

Inflammation and Bruising

Treat as for Soreness, Pain and Swelling.

Injuries to Joints, Arthritis

Apply hot charcoal poultice to joint. Wrap with plastic, and cover with towel. Secure in place with ace bandage or strips of sheeting and pin in place. Repeat daily until relief is felt

Stomach Trouble and Cramps

Stir 2-3 teaspoons powdered charcoal in glass of water and drink this once or twice a day for a few days. For very sensitive stomach use slurry water only (see recipe). Very effective!

Gastroenteritis or "Stomach Flu"; Diarrhea

Stir one tablespoon of charcoal in glass of water. Drink this after each diarrheal stool.

Bad Breath

Soak pulverized charcoal in water and drink freely. Eat fruit and whole grain bread. At night wear a charcoal compress over the liver and abdomen.

Infected Gums, Pyorrhea

Twice daily use powdered charcoal as a dentrifice, using a soft toothbrush. Brush with short horizontal strokes using a wiggling motion. Hold brush at a 45-degree angle from the teeth to allow bristles to slip between the gums and teeth. Use dental floss daily. For sever cases of infected gums, make a paste of charcoal and water and pack into infected sure gums. Leave on several hours or overnight.


Give two tablespoons of charcoal in glass of water. Wait 2-3 minutes and induce vomiting (put finger in back of throat). Repeat this procedure. Give third dose but keep this down. Applied externally or taken internally it will draw poisons from the system. Because of its ability to neutralize poisons, powdered charcoal is something that should always be kept at home and in the cubby-hole of the car.

Inflammation of the Bowels. Colitis, Ulcerative Colitis

Stir a little charcoal powder into naturally unhydrogenated olive oil. Take this mixture 20 minutes before each meal or three times a day. Apply a charcoal poultice over the abdomen. Replace after 8 hours.

Take a teaspoon of the charcoal olive oil mixture. Take a teaspoon every hour. If you do not have pure olive oil, then take the charcoal in water.


Mix Charcoal powder in water that is only slightly less than body temperature. Let the fever patient drink this freely. Apply charcoal poultices to the stomach and sides.

Sore Throat

Mix 1 tablespoon charcoal in glass of hot water. Gargle with this mixture for at least 5 minutes. Repeat every 2 hours as needed. Make a thick paste of charcoal and water or with linseed and water. Break off a piece and suck on it continually until discomfort is relieved.


Apply a warm charcoal poultice to ear. Tie on with ace bandage or strips of sheeting and put on a knit cap pulled down over ears to hold in place and provide extra warmth.

How to make Charcoal

Charcoal is made by burning wood in the presence of too little oxygen. The easiest way to do this is to dig a hole in the ground, place your wood in the holy, set the wood alight, get it blazing well and right throughout its mass, then cut off the air by covering the hole with a sheet of corrugated iron and shoveling sand on top of this to completely seal off the air.

To Powder Charcoal

Dry Method: Crush Charcoal as fine as possible between two stones and then powder in a coffee grinder.

Wet Method: Crush Charcoal as fine as possible between two stones and then bled in water.

NOTE OF CAUTION: Never put dry charcoal into the moth. You may accidentally inhale it into the lungs. Always wet it first so that there are no loose particles of charcoal.

Charcoal poultice

Grind 2-3 tablespoons of linseed and stir in 1 cup water. Heat until it thickens. Add 2 tablespoons charcoal. Consistency should be like thick paste. Or mix 3 tablespoons charcoal with sufficient water to make a thick paste. Spread '/a inch thick over a piece of material or paper towel. Place over affected area and cover with plastic. Cover with another piece of cloth and secure with elastic bandage or strips of material and pin in place.

Slurry Water

Put 2 tablespoons charcoal in 1 liter of water. Stir well. Allow to settle and leave for several hours or overnight. Drink clear liquid throughout the day. Useful in any type of infection. Persons who are very sensitive and get irritation from taking whole charcoal may receive benefit from drinking slurry water.

Charcoal Water Eye Drops

Boil 1 cup of water with 1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon powdered charcoal. When cool, strain through several layers of cheesecloth. Pour into a sterile bottle and use as directed.

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