This Natural Ingredient Is Able To Solve Your Skin Problems From Inside
The healing power of medicinal clay dates back centuries in Egyptian, Roman, and Native American communities. There are many varieties of clay but two of the most widely used are Bentonite and French Green clay. Both Bentonite and French Green Clay are mined in Wyoming, Montana, and throughout Europe. The type of Bentonite clay that is used for medicinal purposes is Calcium Bentonite, indicating that calcium is the most prominent mineral.
Medicinal clay contains as many as 75 trace minerals including, calcium, magnesium, copper, and sodium. Those trace minerals work to expel toxins which help to reduce inflammation and increases the immune system. Medicinal clay pulls hydrogen out of the system allowing more oxygen at the cellular level. Additionally, it boosts probiotics and alkalizes the body by encouraging a proper PH balance.
The skin is the largest organ and the most vulnerable. It is constantly exposed to toxins and pollutants on the outside and even more affected by what we out into our bodies. Our skin can also take a beating from various soaps and lotions that contain unnecessary fragrances and additives. A facial or body mask of bentonite or French Green clay will help alleviate the symptoms of the conditions below.
It is important to remember eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis are auto-immune conditions and therefore not curable.
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Recipe for clay mask:
• Take one cup of powdered Calcium Bentonite or French Green clay and place in stainless steel or glass bowl.
• Grind one teaspoon each of the following dried herbs: calendula, St. John’s Wort, and Pau d’ Arco. Add the herbs to the powdered clay and mix thoroughly. This step is optional, and you can add just one or two of the herbs as well.
• Take one tablespoon of the clay and mix it with one tablespoon of tepid to warm water.
• Apply the wet mixture to the affected area.
• Let the mask dry completely and keep it on for 20-30 minutes
• Rinse thoroughly with warm water and then follow with a cool water rinse.
• Repeat once or twice a week.
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Recipe for detoxifying clay bath:
• Take a half a cup of the clay mixture and add a half a cup of sea salts or Epsom salts or a combination of both.
• Dissolve into a warm bath and enjoy. Do this about once a week.
Medicinal clay works well internally on digestive issues by eliminating toxins, promoting a proper PH alkaline balance, and boosting probiotics. In doing so, it also reduces inflammation and strengthens the immune system. Reducing inflammation can also help with pain management. Medicinal clay has been shown to alleviate the following conditions:
• Acid reflux
To use internally mix 1 to 1 ½ teaspoons of powdered clay in 8 ounces of water. Do this 2-3 times a day if you are experiencing symptoms or once a day for maintenance.
Side effects and contraindications:
Using medicinal clay internally or topically is safe in most instances. Make sure you are purchasing the clay from a safe, reliable source. Too much of the clay has taken internally can cause constipation.
The clay can also interact with some heart medication and antibiotics. It is suggested that you take these medications, at least, two hours before or after ingesting the clay. If you have concerns or questions about using clay while on other medications, it is always best to check with a healthcare professional.