(BeWellBuzz) Bentonite Clay is one of the healthiest kinds of clay found in nature. Used for centuries by over 200 countries worldwide, Bentonite clay is often used for curing diseases and as an integral ingredient in homeopathic and alternative medicine. This clay is an active mineral found usually in the north side western part of United States.
Bentonite Clay has been acclaimed and recommended by a lot of influential medical journals globally. In fact, the Canadian Journal of Microbiology published in their studies that bentonite clay is especially useful in absorbing pathogenic viruses, aflatoxin, pesticides and herbicides. The reason for this effect is that bentonite clay contains negatively charged minerals that attract the positively charged toxins towards it, hence leaving the body free of viruses.
The Benefits of Bentonite Clay
Bentonite Clay is chemically known as montmoreillonite, or pascallite and has a number of benefits for both external and internal uses like:
- Acts as a Detoxifying Agent
Bentonite Clay cleanses and detoxifies the body better when taken orally as a liquid than any other substance known in nature. Because of pollution and dirt, a lot of toxins enter our body making it dirty physically and from inside.
- Helps in Cleansing the Colon
Bentonite Clay is used as an important element in manufacturing colon cleanses products. Bentonite Clay cleanses the liver, colon and skin naturally and effectively. When the colon is cleansed properly, a person will not suffer constipation and diarrhea. The best way to cleanse the colon through Bentonite Clay is to drink it with water when your stomach is empty. This will promote healthy digestion of nutrients in the body.
Bentonite Clay also improves digestion by making nutrient digestion efficient which strengthens the immune system. It also plays a part in weight loss.
- Is a Health Remedy For Many Conditions
Bentonite clay is an excellent remedy for the following health conditions including food allergies, food poisoning, colitis, viral infections, parasites, arthritis, cataracts, diabetic neuropathy, pains, wounds, diarrhea, skin allergies, constipation, ulcers, skin rashes, soothing muscle damage, carpal tunnel, bruises and cuts, eczema, psoriasis, bacterial and fungal infections, eliminating painful ganglion cysts and gum repair.
- Removes Dead Cells
Bentonite Clay removes deal cell and tissues from the body. It also alkalizes the body and serves as a shield for it from radiation.
- Increases Body Immunity
Bentonite clay has amazing absorption properties. When you eat it, it doesn’t get digested but stays in your body like a sponge attracting toxins and water towards itself. So when it gets out of the body, it takes all the toxins with it. This clay, in its hydrated form releases oxygen in the blood stream which is very beneficial for it. This increases T-cells which are a type of lymphocytes used to strengthen the immune system.
- Has Many Skin Benefits
It’s not just about the immune system; bentonite clay also has magnificent benefits for the skin. It can be used as a mud pack. They are also used as mud baths in spas. It gives a clear complexion and bright eyes. External application of bentonite clay can help in reducing emotional stress and clearing the mind to think properly. The effect of bentonite clay on the skin can be judged by the fact that it is an essential ingredient in skin care products like facial creams, body lotions, anti-irritants, cleansers, cosmetic as well as other pharmaceutical products.
- Provides Healing Powers
The healing powers of Bentonite clay are also well known. With herbs and essential oils, it can act as a perfect healing solution.
- Other External & Environmental Uses
Apart from uses associated with health and personal hygiene, bentonite clay also has some other uses as well described below:
- It is a very good sealer and is used to seal ponds, ditches, dams and lagoons.
- Since it has the ability to fight with toxin, it can also be used to prevent toxins and wastes from destroying the soil and your garden. This ability also makes it a purifier of contaminated water from toxins.
- Bentonite clay is used as a pet litter absorbent.
- It is used to make detergents crayons, paints, dyes, polishes and paper
- Its industrial uses are also unlimited. It is used in oil and gas industries for fluid drilling and in iron ore pelletizer for sand casting processes. For the same reasons, it is also used in foundries.
- Sodium bentonite is used for oil exploration, sealing of disposal systems for nuclear fuels and various other harmful chemicals.
Bentonite Clay is amongst the many other gifts of nature. We can enjoy a number of health benefits from this 100% natural clay!