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The earth has given us many wonderful herbs, fruits, vegetables, grains and pure drinking water to restore our bodies. We are becoming aware of the healing properties of food, herbs and water. The ever increasing studies of HYDRATED BENTONITE (volcanic ash, clay) is being discovered all over the world. During the Balkan War the British army used clay for cholera. The mortality rate was 60 % for all soldiers who contracted this disease. When volcanic ash was used the mortality rate went down to 3%. Since then the British army uses clay for treatment of poisoning.
The earth (clay) receives it's vital energies from the sun, air, and waters which explains the properties. clay is full of natural hormones, vitamins A, E, and B complex and numerous minerals.
There is nothing magic about it's healing powers. The molecules making it up are some of the world's smallest. These molecules are shaped like calling cards. The surface of these cards have a negative electrical attraction, while the edges are positive. Therefore, volcanic ash can pick up many times it's own weight of positively charged ions. Volcanic ash absorbs or neutralizes toxins and bacteria found in the alimentary canal and detoxifies it.
Experiments by Dr. Howard E. Lind on hydrated (water suspended) bentonite (volcanic ash) are very interesting. On one experiment, he found that bentonite even neutralizes the Staph Bacillus. Clay has the ability to increase action of the red blood cells, therefore helping in anemia. It purifies the blood by cleansing and enriching. It stops diarrhea and constipation and acts on all the organs of the body. Everything unhealthy and omitting negative radiation's is irresistibly attracted to clay (a positive pole) and is eliminated. Parasitic organisms cannot proliferate in the presence of clay. Internally, in cases of organic disorders, clay can eliminate and destroy unhealthy cells and activate the rebuilding of healthy ones.
It might be wise to consider hydrated bentonite where a health problem is due to toxic material in the alimentary tract.
---- Louise Tenney
The Value of Bentonite for Diarrhea
FREDERIC DAMRAU, M.D. New York City
In a group of 35 cases of acute diarrhea of diverse etiology, the use of a special preparation of bentonite provided substantial relief in 34 cases (97 %). The causative factors included virus infections, food allergy, spastic colitis, mucous colitis, and food poisoning. -
NATURE OF BENTONITE
Bentonite occurs as a very fine, odorless, pale buff or cream in color powder, free from grit and has a slightly earthy taste.
Geologically, bentonite is a rock composed of clay minerals formed by the alteration of minute glass particles that once composed volcanic ash. The name was derived from the Fort Benton series of Cretaceous rocks in Wyoming, where it was first found.
Bentonite has been used extensively, in the form of a gel, as a bulk laxative and also as a base in many dermatologic formulations. A desirable property of bentonite is its avid adsorption of other substances, both organic and inorganic.
HISTORY OF MEDICAL USES
Hydrated bentonite was used for centuries in China for summer diarrheas and cholera. In 1712 Father Deutrecolle, a Jesuit missionary, described the clay works in China and mentioned that the clay was used in treating diarrhea.
The use of hydrated bentonite with other medications during the Balkan war of 19 10 reduced the mortality from cholera among the soldiers from 60 to 3%, and it also proved valuable in the 1919 epidemic of cholera in China In India hydrated bentonite was found useful in the treatment of acute bacterial food poisonings encountered in the British Army.
Hydrated bentonite as been used as an adsorptive in the symptomatic treatment of various forms of enteritis including ulcerative colitis Gastrointestinal adsorbents including hydrated bentonite are presently recommended in acute diarrhea and bacillary dysentery to adsorb the toxins which produce the diarrhea. Hydrated bentonite has been used in the treatment of abnormal intestinal fermentation to adsorb gases, toxins and bacteria. In a fluid medium it carries down large numbers of bacteria and adsorbs the toxins of cholera, typhoid, dysentery, and apparently of the putrefactive and proteolytic bacteria.
In vitro studies suggest that the beneficial action of hydrated bentonite in cholera depends on the adsorption of the cholera toxins and inclusion of the bacteria. Later investigations indicate that bentonite adsorbs certain viruses including those of intestinal influenza, as suggested by my successful results in that disease. Bacteriologically bentonite is used for purification of viruses.
The specific properties of bentonite have been shown to have an important bearing on its therapeutic uses. A paste made from hydrated bentonite is recommended by Russian radiologists to deactivate hands contaminated by radium salts. In Russia bentonite has been used in the therapy of peptic ulcers.
Since bentonite has such strong adsorptive powers its consumption in excessive amounts over a considerable period of time could render Vitamin A and other necessary nutrients unavailable by adsorbing them from the alimentary canal. Independent experiments purposely designed to determine how much this adsorption would adversely affect the growth and health of experimental animals indicated no ill effects when the intake of bentonite did not exceed 24% of the total diet.
Acute diarrhea was relieved by bentonite in 34 of the 35 cases (97%) in an average period of 3.8 days, ranging from 1 to I 1 days. Following treatment the number of bowel movements per diem was reduced from an average of 4.0 (range 2 to 6) to an average of 1.8 (range 1 to 3).
In the 18 cases of diarrhea due to virus infection the therapeutic response was unusually prompt. Hence in this group the average duration of treatment was 2.2 days with a range of 1 to 3 days. In the 8 cases due to food allergy the diarrhea persisted longer and on many occasions returned if the same allergenic food was eaten again.
The concomitant symptoms were relieved in the following case percentages: abdominal cramps in 24 of 30 cases (80010), anorexia in 14 of 18 cases (78%), malaise in 12 of 15 cases (80%), nausea in 1 I of 13 cases (85%) and weakness in all of the 7 cases (100%).
No side-effects attributable to the medication were observed in any case. Routine chemical and microscopic examination of the urine was negative in all 35 cases.
Hydrated Bentonite (32 oz)