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Postby mirjana » Mon Mar 08, 2010 6:32 pm

Famous sage doctors such as Hippocrates, Hildegard, Bingen and Paracelsus have all recommended the healing power of earth. It was rediscovered by a Protestant Pastor named Felke who healed people with light, air, water and earth and by Father Kneipp, a Catholic Priest, who said that loam/clay is the best of all remedies and used it as a poultice to treat venous inflammation, joint conditions and ulcers.
Healing clay can be used internally and externally, it is easy to use healing remedy, with no danger or side effects, and therefore especially suited for self administration. It can have different names: clay, earth, green mineral clay, green loam from Argiletz (France), and also yellow, pink and red loam (the color depends on the minerals contained, for example the red had iron). But, white healing clay, usually called Bolus albus is not for internally use as it doesn’t combine with water and forms clumps in the bowel.
Depending on the source/location, healing clay can contain 45% quartz, feldspar, calcite, dolomite, mica and montmorillonite. It contains minerals like silicon, iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, aluminium and sodium, and in addition a few particular trace elements like chrome, sulphur, zirkonium, strontium and vanadium. Healing clays can be used internally and externally. It has a high absorptive capacity (binds to gases, fluids and toxins).
Healing clays are suitable for external and internal use.

Healing effects of Clay


Whether used externally or internally, pyrophyllite clay is a very powerful detoxifier. Due to its negative electromagnetic charge and potent adsorbing and absorbing capabilities, pyrophyllite clay draws positively charged toxins, chemicals and heavy metals (mercury, lead, aluminum, arsenic, pesticides, petroleum compounds, commercial and industrial chemicals and radiation) from the body.
Due to the clay’s amorphous silica content, essential for making nutrients bio available, pyrophyllite is also an exceptional nutritional source for bio available macro minerals, trace minerals and angstrom elements.
Mud Spas around the world have used clays for decades to detoxify, reduce inflammation, and accelerate the renewal of skin, bone, ligaments, cartilage and muscle. The use of mud pits, clay baths, body wraps, internal use, facials, poultice applications, and even all night foot poultices, are among the multitude of documented uses for clay dating back to the days of Cleopatra and to the Indigenous peoples the world over. The therapeutic value of clay is now widely accepted in spas, burn clinics and emergency rooms in modern day hospitals.
One of the most valuable uses for clay in today’s industrial society lies in its unparalleled capacity to detoxify the body.
An exceptional source of minerals, clay has been ingested as a nutritional supplement and detoxifier throughout the world for thousands of years.
Naturally absorbent and extremely gentle on the system, clay can treat ailments affecting digestion, circulation, menstruation, and the liver, skin, and prostate. Clay also remedies symptoms of arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, gum diseases, and migraines.
Healing Clay is a great detoxification of heavy metals, chemicals, petroleum products and radiation.
It removes chlorine and other harmful chemicals, viruses, bacteria and giarrdia from drinking and bathing water.
It enhances the properties of water for personal consumption by increasing the vibrational quality of the water.
It reduces the surface tension of water making water wetter (more hydrating).
It is great first aid for cases of food poisoning, poison oak, burns, brown recluse and other spider bites, ant and misquito bites, ulcerous skin conditions, boils, rashes, dry scales, painful dry rashes, bacterial infections, viral conditions and inflammations.
It enhances the properties of water for personal consumption by increasing the vibrational quality of the water.
It is great anti-aging support.
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Re: Healing Clay

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External Use of Clay

Postby mirjana » Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:47 am

Whether used externally or internally, clay is a very powerful detoxifier, clay draws positively charged toxins, chemicals and heavy metals (mercury, lead, aluminum, arsenic, pesticides, petroleum compounds, commercial and industrial chemicals and radiation) from the body. It does it due to its negative electromagnetic charge and potent adsorbing and absorbing capabilities.
Mud Spas around the world have used clays for decades to detoxify, reduce inflammation or accelerate the renewal of skin, bone, ligaments, cartilage and muscle. There are many documented uses for clay, such as mud pits, clay baths, body wraps, internal use, facials, poultice applications, and even all night foot poultices. Not strange that clay is today widely accepted in spas and clinics as a detoxifier of unparalleled capacity.
For external use is the best green clay, mostly known as French.

Facial masks

Blend well 1 tbsp of the clay powder and 2 tbsp water. Add few drops of some oil like jojoba oil, olive oil or aloe Vera gel. Optionally instead oils you can use honey. This mask can be strengthened by using tea instead of water or adding essential oils (lavender to calm, mint or citrus to help with oily skin, geranium or ylang ylang for dry skin. For dry skin, adding a tablespoon of cold-pressed plant oil (avocado, for example) to the mask is recommended.
Spread the mask over face avoiding eye area. It should dry, which lasts about 10 minutes. Wash the mask off with warm running water. As this mask dries skin, it is recommended to use it only once a week.

Foot treatment

Mix a half-cup of powdered green clay with 1/2-cup of water and 3 drops of tea tree essential oil. Spread the mixture over the feet, covered with plastic wrap. After 15 minutes, rinsed your feet off with cool water. Dry them and rub with a moisturizing cream.
As a powder, mixed with essential oil, such as sage, (5 drops per 100g), it is recommended for foot perspiration, when you have to stand a lot.

Clay wrap/compress

Add enough water to the dry healing clay to make a thick paste. This paste can be used as cold or hot applied directly to the affected area or put to the piece of cloth. The cold healing earth paste can either be applied directly to the affected area or applied to a piece of cloth which is then laid on the area. The paste is warmed quickly by the body when applied in such a way. Hot healing clay compress is used for chronic illumination and for cramps.

Clay pack

It is a thin paste that is painted on the affected area allowing the skin to better absorb the particles of healing clay and for the healing clay to pull secretions and metabolic waste products from the skin. This kind of application is allowed to dry completely because it allows the fluid from the body to move outwards which has a cleaning effect on infected wounds and reduces swelling. This also improves circulation.

Clay bath

This bath improves your immune system function, helps with vegetative dysfunction, metabolic problems or vertebral dysfunction. Put about 1kg of healing clay in the bath. Starting duration is only 5-10 minutes, two or three times a week. Later it can be increased to 20 minutes.
Another way is to add ½ cup of powdered green clay to a tub of warm water. It soothes sunburned skin, helps by irritated skin and bring relieves by muscle pains or even by arthritis. When added to bath water it absorbs the chlorine and other chemicals in the water, making for a more healthful and enjoyable soak. If used as a cold bath it improves circulation and reduces pain and swelling.
Just prior to getting into the tub, a thick clay slurry can be applied to areas of special concern, such as on the face or over the liver, to increase the detoxifying potential around those areas, because the clay tends to cling to areas of greatest toxicity more strongly than to other areas (due to the strong magnetic attraction between clay and toxin). The clay can still be easily rubbed off in water).Still some resistance may be felt over an area of greater toxicity.
The drawing potential of the clay can be increased even further by adding a tablespoon or two of sea salt to the bath water.

Dry application

When used dry over fresh injuries it helps to stop bleeding. By infected wounds it helps to stop scab formation.

Tooth Paste

Against periodontitis use boiled water and mix in about 100g ultra-fine healing clay powder and a little salt making a creamy paste. Add 5 drops of essential oil (mint or sage).

Purifying Water with Clay

By using city water for cooking or watering plants or as a base for purified drinking water, it is recommended prior to add at least a small amount of clay (1/8th teaspoon per gallon) to draw out the chlorine and chemicals and numerous residual drugs typically found in recycled or processed city water.

Some Advice

Green clay should never be mixed with metal spoons or stored in metal containers, but wooden spoons and glass stirrers, because clay loses its beneficial properties through the contact with metal.

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Internal Use of Clay

Postby mirjana » Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:35 pm

Basic in nature (high in pH), Clay is absorbent, antibacterial, high in fibers and rich in minerals. It helps maintaining the acid/alkaline (pH) balance in the stomach. By binding only excessive acid it balances the normal physiology. It neutralizes the acid completely regulating normal acid production of the stomach;
It is a natural micro-massage for the intestines and the stomach without any damage, but increases the production of digestive fluids;
It binds bacteria and their waste products leaving the natural gut flora unharmed;
Because of absorbing harmful digestive gases, it is recommended in the treatment of gastrointestinal inflammation, acute infections and for treatment of gas and diarrhea;

It binds gall bladder acids and so called "bad" LDL cholesterol in the intestines;
As it has the high content of minerals and trace elements, such as silica, clay helps in the making of connective tissue and fascia;

Clay daily drink


Drinking healing clay with a lot of water acts as a fibers because it increases the size of intestinal contents making them easier to pass in the stool. For this use there are two possibilities:
1. Mix 2 teaspoons with ¼ l warm water and stir thoroughly and do the same each time before drinking it.

2. Mix 2 teaspoons with ¼ l warm water, but don't stir before drinking. The sediment stays at the bottom, but the water still contains the water soluble mineral content.

Use this drink for one day in 2-3 takings. Drink the clay drink always slowly. Use it mornings on an empty stomach, in the afternoon an hour before your evening meal, and at night just before going to bed.

When you can use this drink?


For sore throat and bad breath use this solution for gargling;

Healing clay also helps in cases of acute poisoning: Drink the concentrated solution all at once in cases of acute poisoning and immediately seek medical attention or contact the poison control centre in your area.

If you are on tropical vacations this drink is a good companion.
In cases of diarrhea use it right away three times a day: for this use your Clay solution is different, (one tsp of clay mixed with previously boiled water).

Attention


Clay should not be used internally if taking medication as the clay can bind to substances in the medication.
If healing clay leads to constipation, you're not drinking enough water. If that's the case, you should discontinue using the healing clay if higher fluid intake does not resolve the problem.

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