Clay or Mud. Properties. Treatment

We will discuss:

Therapeutic properties of the clay at a general level
Internal use: Oral and anal. Contraindications. Directions for use
External use: Poultice. Directions for use

The therapeutic use of clay goes back to the time of the Egyptians, and such eminent physicians as Avicenna Arabic and Greek Galen came to praise it in his writings, and even the naturalist Pliny devoted a chapter in his Natural History.

But it was the great German Naturopaths Kneipp, Kuhn and Felke who have helped put more clay on the place of honor it deserves within the natural treatments.

Fortunately, we can say today that the clay is achieving recognition in Europe, by science in general and particularly of natural medicine, their wonderful therapeutic properties satisfactorily proven deserve.

Properties of clay or mud

The following are the main therapeutic properties of the clay at a general level.

The clay against what might appear, it acts as one of the most powerful and perfect disinfectant (or bactericides) that are known, since instead of acting as the drugs that exert their bactericidal action indiscriminately, clay, wet inhibits development of pathogens and promoting cell regeneration, ie acts of a selective, by allowing heal with amazing speed, certain wounds and sores, applied as a plaster or poultice on them.


It also has great healing power of the skin, which heals without leaving little signal, which is attributed to its content of aluminum silicate.

Power absorption
Due to its porosity has great power of absorption, allowing it to absorb large amounts of heat, drawing to itself the accumulated toxins balo the skin, thus making them banned.

Stimulating skin function
It also acts as a stimulant of the skin function to the point that not only purifies and heals the skin, but even encourages the establishment and destruction of uric acid accumulated in the organism and its elimination through it, hence the dramatic effects of clay poultices.

-Inflammatory analgesic and
It works very well as soothing the sore areas and is particularly useful in superficial skin inflammations (beatings, insect bites, burns, etc..) That acts as a refreshing, inflammatory, lost its impact as it warms.

It also serves inflammation of internal organs, acting as a decongestant, which increases capacity to leave this warming on the skin, or when applied as a poultice hot. Once the poultice dries and loses his cool and must be renewed action.

Oral. Use a teaspoon of clay in half a glass of unboiled water. Seek not to exceed this daily dose, especially in hypertensive patients as it can help increase blood pressure. In case of infections and intestinal ulcers can and should double the dose. Take it on an empty stomach or before meals. Treatment is usually done for a month, taking it three weeks straight and resting the fourth.

Anal. In the form of enemas or bowel enemas. In a pints of water can add up to 4 tablespoons of clay.

Contraindications to the clay

Avoid taking them in case of intestinal obstruction in danger of strangulation of hernia. If two weeks before you start taking it we have taken a product containing paraffin oil, may harden the clay, or if you are taking any pharmaceutical drug. As a general rule, do not take it along with any type of edible oil that is separate making clay and oils at different times.

Indications for the internal use of clay:
1) For antimicrobial and antiparasitic properties, helps to solve enteritis, amebiasis, and threadworm, as well as other infectious and parasitic diseases.

2) is indicated in gastric irritation and ulcers, and even in tumors of the digestive system, as it removes cells destroyed and fosters reconstruction.

3) regulates discharges, dealing with cases of constipation atonic bowel.

4) blood purifier, which removes impurities, resolving cases of gout and other metabolic diseases, cures boils, rashes and other external results from a state of toxemia.

5) Fix cases of mineral deficiency anemia, providing catalysts that allow the absorption and fixing them.

6) regulates the metabolism, and tone and reactive functions of the organs decreased.

7) Associated with the lemon juice is a powerful antidote to the poison.

You can prepare a poultice with it more or less smooth (at will according to its intended application) amassing a large amount of clay in water without boiling or in infusion or maceration of herbs or other substances or adequate food. For directions in external use other substances mixed with food or click here.

Place the poultice directly on the skin, holding it with a dry cloth or bandage.

The temperature of the clay, at the time of applying, you must be cold when we need coolness on hot or inflamed areas, and should be removed before they become too hot or dry. In contrast, in cases of wanting to tone up weak body must be warm and renew it before it gets cold (warm in double boiler, heat it lost its virtues).

Indications for external use:
1) If abscesses, furuncle, or paronychia Anthrax, cold poultices applied very thick (1 to 2 cm.).

2) For wounds, ulcers and even superficial tumors act as before.

3) To help dissolve benign tumors, thereby avoiding many surgeries.

4) For burns: a poultice of clay and resolved without leaving nearly scar cure (cold poultices on gauze, and renew it every hour).

5) Insect bites: the cold poultice acts as an absorbent of toxins, refreshes and disinfects the damaged area.

6) At the broken bones, after small, fixed and stabilized, it is better than clay plaster cast because the cast immobilizes the limb alone and instead actively serving the clay through vitalizing and its radiation absorbing properties on union and a soldier of the bones.

7) In most of the physiological and in cases of fever may apply poultices of clay in the lower abdomen to begin regulating the digestive process. In case of high fever, poultices switch in the lower abdomen with a cold sitz bath and local application of clay in the neck.

8) The plasters on the lower abdomen are also useful in late pregnancy and after childbirth. In the lumbar region and hot-applied, help to bear the pains of accommodation of the fetus.

9) In the bruises, bumps and bruises cold poultices applied 1 to 2 cm. thick, even as they help to absorb foreign bodies containing the wound.

10) The majority of dermatological problems clay plays an important role. That solves the successful cases of acne, eczema, boils, and Anthrax in the form of masks to clean and beautify the skin.

11) In cases of lumbago, nephritis, arthritis, bronchitis or decalcifying bone, clay poultices in the lumbar, thoracic or lung, should be hot.

12) In cases of varicose veins in the legs: cold poultice on the affected part, and when it dries, wash, and repeat. You can knead the clay powder with a decoction of plantain, horsetail or oak bark. Complete the action with sitz bath with a decoction of oak bark.

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