This amazing ointment is great for removing the toxins from your body and some objects that have stuck in your skin.
It is a great mixture of wax, essential oils, natural remedies, and the main ingredient activated charcoal. It will heal your skin faster and it has many benefits for your health.
What Is Activated Charcoal?
Activated charcoal is a fine black powder made from bone char, coconut shells, peat, petroleum coke, coal, olive pits or sawdust.
The charcoal is “activated” by processing it at very high temperatures. The high temperatures change its internal structure, reducing the size of its pores and increasing its surface area.
This results in a charcoal that is more porous than regular charcoal.
Activated charcoal shouldn’t be confused with charcoal briquettes that are used to light your barbecue.
While both can be made from the same base materials, charcoal briquettes have not been “activated” at high temperatures. Moreover, they contain additional substances that are toxic to humans.
Here Are Some Skin Problems That You Can Treat With This Ointment
Amish people use it for removing foreign objects from the skin and it can also treat some minor skin injuries. Another of its uses is for insect bites, cystic acne, and burns.
The Difference Between Black Salve And Black Healing Salve
Skin cancer is a serious condition and it cannot be treated with black healing salve. Black salve is the remedy that is used for skin cancer and it is made of bloodroot. Make sure you don’t mix these two remedies.
Calendula oil (10 drops) – It heals the skin faster, it has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and moisturizing properties.
Castor oil (1/2 a cup) – It has anti-inflammatory, moisturizing properties, and it also reduces the acne.
Activated charcoal (3 tsp.) – It relieves the pain from insect bites.
Beeswax (2 tsp.) – It has the ability to improve the texture.
Coconut oil (1/2 a cup) – It has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. It heals the skin and moisturizes it.
Bentonite clay (3 tsp.) – Reduces the greasiness.
Mix the bentonite clay, the essential oils and the activated charcoal in a bowl. Melt with a double boiler the beeswax and then add the calendula oil. You can put the bowl over a pot with some boiling water.
Mix all the ingredients together and put them in a glass jar and away from sunlight.
This is a very popular remedy that comes from the Amish people and it has amazing healing properties.
Others Benefits of Activated charcoal
May Promote Kidney Function
Activated charcoal may help promote kidney function by reducing the number of waste products that the kidneys have to filter.
This could be particularly beneficial in patients suffering from chronic kidney disease, a condition in which the kidneys can no longer properly filter waste products.
Healthy kidneys are normally very well equipped to filter your blood without any additional help. However, patients suffering from chronic kidney disease generally have a harder time removing urea and other toxins from the body.
Activated charcoal may have the ability to bind to urea and other toxins, helping your body eliminate them.
Urea and other waste products can pass from the bloodstream into the gut through a process known as diffusion. In the gut, they become bound to activated charcoal and excreted in the feces.
In humans, activated charcoal has been shown to help improve kidney function in those suffering from chronic kidney disease.
Reduces Symptoms of Fish Odor Syndrome
Activated charcoal may help reduce unpleasant odors in individuals suffering from trimethylaminuria (TMAU), also known as fish odor syndrome.
TMAU is a genetic condition in which trimethylamine (TMA), a compound with an odor similar to that of rotting fish, accumulates in the body.
Healthy individuals are usually able to convert fishy-smelling TMA into a non-smelly compound before excreting it in urine. However, people with TMAU lack the enzyme needed to perform this conversion.
This causes TMA to accumulate in the body and make its way into urine, sweat, and breath, giving rise to a foul, fishy odor.
Reduce Cholesterol Levels
Activated charcoal may also help reduce cholesterol levels.
That’s because it can bind cholesterol and cholesterol-containing bile acids in the gut, preventing the body from absorbing them.
In one study, taking 24 grams of activated charcoal per day for four weeks lowered total cholesterol by 25% and “bad” LDL cholesterol by 25%. “Good” HDL cholesterol levels also increased by 8%.