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These Amazing Benefits of Charcoal will Shock You

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In case you never gave it much attention, this is the time to do so. Here are 11 benefits of charcoal you never thought about.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”7/12″][vc_column_text]

1. Preventing Odour

Does your shoe smell bad? Just get some charcoal & put it in them. Do you have any bad smell in your room? Drop some charcoal where you suspect the smell could be coming from. Does your fridge or freezer smell? Put a piece of charcoal in it. Do you have strong body odour? Just make a powder out of charcoal & use.

Charcoal is very good at getting rid of bad smell. Ever wondered why your parents always scooped out the ash from the coal pot to pour in the hen coop or toilet before sweeping? That was to get rid of the odour.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”5/12″][vc_column_text][mc4wp_form id=”806″][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”7/12″][vc_column_text]

2. Keeping Food Fresh

If you want your vegetables to be fresh all the time, just make a solution out of charcoal & leave your vegetables in them. Thank us later.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”5/12″][vc_single_image image=”8366″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”7/12″][vc_column_text]

3. Removing Toxins From Food

These days, people complain about the use of fertilizers on plants & vegetables, making them unwholesome & poisonous. If you have charcoal, you don’t need to worry about this.

All you need to do is leave the vegetables in a charcoal solution overnight & it’ll take care of the toxins. If you suspect any food contains too many chemicals, just drop them in a charcoal solution for some hours & you’re good to go.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”5/12″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”7/12″][vc_column_text]

4.  For Teeth Whitening

If you want to whiten your teeth, pay no attention to all these adverts on whitening chemicals & technology. Just get yourself some charcoal & grab hold of a plantain stalk.

Make a powder out of the charcoal, mash the tip of the plantain stalk, dip it into the charcoal powder & brush your teeth with it for a week. it is also often used as household mold-cleaning agent for the floors, hard surfaces, and edges[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”5/12″][vc_single_image image=”8713″ img_size=”256×256″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”7/12″][vc_column_text]

5. Restoring Soup That Went Bad

Did your groundnut soup or palm nut soup go bad? No need to worry about pouring it all away. Just put it back on fire & drop a piece of charcoal in it. This will extract all the bad taste & smell & restore the soup to its fresh state.

7. Benefits of Charcoal for Neutralizing Alcohol

If you mistakenly did some wild mixing & feel it can knock you out, just add some charcoal to the mixture & your problem is solved.

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8. Healing Wounds

Do you have a situation where someone’s wound has become so infected to the state doctors are saying they have to cut the affected area?
Don’t stress over it, get a large amount of charcoal powder & pour it on the wound.
This will extract all the poison from the wound & also help it heal faster. If you have a cut & you want to treat it fast, just get some powdered charcoal & pour on it.

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9. Water Filtration

Do you feel your water is contaminated? You don’t need all these products on the market. Charcoal can do better, just drop some amount of it in it. Don’t worry about the colour, it is safe, you can even chew on charcoal. It is far safer than eating chicken from KFC.

 

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10.  Benefit of charcoal for Skin Cleansing

Do you have pimples, acne or any skin disease you really want to get rid of or do you want a very smooth face or skin? All you need is charcoal. Make a thick solution out of it & smear it on your body & leave it on for some hours before taking your bath. It will leave your skin smooth & fresh.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”5/12″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”7/12″][vc_column_text]

11. Stain Removal

Do you have some stubborn stain in your kitchen, washroom or on your tiles? You actually need charcoal to get rid of it. I know you’re imagining how this black stained product can actually remove stains right? Just try it, it works like magic.

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12. Emergency Toxin Removal

Activated charcoal is most widely used as an emergency treatment of poisoning. Overdoses of prescription drugs such as sedatives as well as over-the-counter medicines such as analgesics can be treated with 50-100 grams of activated charcoal mixed with water or sweetened liquid.

The timing of activated charcoal administration is of paramount importance. When administered within five minutes of drug ingestion, the chances of damage are minimized.
The longer the duration of the drug overdose and the administration of activated charcoal, the higher the chances of drug absorption into the systemic circulation.
In certain cases, physicians also employ multiple dosage regimens of activated charcoal for complete eradication of toxins from the gut. However, activated charcoal has limited efficacy as an antidote in cases of heavy metal poisoning.

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13. Trimethylaminuria (a genetic condition characterized by the fishy smell of urine, sweat, and breath)

Activated charcoal does not adsorb absolute alcohol, and hence, it is not a treatment of choice in cases of alcohol poisoning. However, as alcohol is usually consumed as a mixture with other liquids, activated charcoal can reduce toxic effects of these liquids, and thereby reduce the severity of alcohol poisoning symptoms. Some physicians also consider it to be useful in preventing a hangover.
Patients can benefit from the use of activated charcoal. The accumulation of odorous trimethylamine can be reduced by adsorption with activated charcoal after systematic multiple dosing regimens. Additionally, activated charcoal also finds its use in the alleviation of gas and bloating after consumption of gas-producing meals.

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14. Cholesterol Levels

Scientists also found activated charcoal to be helpful in reducing cholesterol levels across several clinical studies. Bile acids and high-fat content from food were adsorbed on the surface of activated charcoal in the gut. This, in turn, reduced the absorption of fat from the gut. Moreover, low-density lipoprotein (LDL, “bad cholesterol”) level was reduced, and high-density lipoprotein (HDL, “good cholesterol”) level was increased in one study.

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15. Water Filtration

The traditional application of activated charcoal as a water cleanser is still relevant today. Fluoride and other heavy metals are effectively removed with the help of activated charcoal filters.
However, it is not useful for removal of viruses and bacteria from water. Therefore, modern water purifiers contain multiple filter components targeted for different impurity types.
Despite numerous proven as well as anecdotal benefits of activated charcoal, every instance of its use should be backed up by the fine medical judgment to avoid any unwarranted complications.
Activated charcoal should not be used without consultation with a toxicologist. Also, aspiration of the substance into the lungs can cause severe complications. . Lastly, activated charcoal should be given within 1 to 2 hours of poisoning.
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Hope you can now make better use of charcoal at home and not just see it as some black waste . Please leave a comment if you have used it before. 

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8 Comments

        • Emma Agbor

          Wow. This is amazing. Who would have thought that charcoal comes with all these benefits? Thanks, GLB; you are an eye-opener.

      • Eta Bate

        Thank you amazing Carine Nfor, We are happy you learnt something new. we are waiting excitedly to get your feedback on teeth whitening . ”nature cares, be natural”

    • Eta Bate

      Hello anonymous, the Active minerals in charcoal help remove surface stains on your teeth. This is because Charcoal is mildly abrasive and is also able to absorb surface stains to some degree. so if you wet your cloths and place the powder on the stain and let it seat for some minutes before washing off with detergent. The active minerals and abrasive effect will help to remove the surface stains

      greenlifebate(nature cares,be natural)

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