Known as having beneficial effects upon the health of plants and animals, clay has first been used centuries ago by indigenous cultures that ate it in order to stay
healthy and in shape.
But modern society should not overlook the natural healer that is the clay, as it helps treating and curing a wide range of disorders and diseases, from mild to very severe ones.
We can use clay for cleaning and purifying our mouth, as well as for a fresh breath. The clay is used in mouth water preparing: mix 2 spoons of clay with half a liter tap water and leave the blend away for 8 hours before using it. After waking up, in the morning, stir the clay water so that the compound becomes homogeneous and then rinse your mouth with it. It works against any kind of oral infection and removes all the bacteria in the oral cavity.
Clay also works for respiratory disorders, such as pneumonia, bronchitis, rhinitis, sinusitis, lack of smell etc. To treat this, prepare a solution from a spoon of clay and a spoon of water, leave them to intermingle for about 20 minutes and then extract with a dropper the clear solution from the recipient. Use it 3 - 4 times daily, approx. 40-50 drops in a nostril each time. It must be used for at least 3 weeks and can be repeated whenever you suffer from all kinds of respiratory affections.
For the stomach, clay works both internally and externally. It can be eaten for preventing or curing gastritis, or used externally in the form of clay wraps in order to release pains in individuals with stomach burns, ulcer, digestion problems etc.
Clay wraps also help fighting against liver or visceral disorders (enteritis, colitis). Used internally, clay removes toxins from our body, intestinal parasites, prevents us from nausea and vomiting caused by food poisoning.
Clay releases pains in the joints. It is used in treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome by applying warm clay wraps around the wrist, which are left on for at least 48 hours. Also, it prevents or eases the pain caused by the arthritis and rheumatic symptoms.
Clay is used by some people for curing eye diseases, such as the fearful cataract that is the main cause for blindness. It may be used as eye drops (water filtered through clay) and as a paste or lotion for the eye-lids.
But clay is the most efficient on our skin, as it is a powerful, yet gentle purifying agent. This is due to the fact that clay deep cleanses skin pores, removing dirt and impurities, lifting out poisons and toxins stored in the epidermis.
It enhances growth and tissue repair of gums and skin and was successfully used in healing psoriasis, acne, hives and other types of skin disorders.