Living in the country means being prepared for a lot of unexpected emergencies. Whether dealing with poisonous spider and snake bites or stomach viruses, charcoal is the all-essential medicinal tool. Made into a poultice and wrapped over the venomous snake bite, it can slow the progression of the poison and buy you precious minutes to get to a doctor for an anti-venom injection. A charcoal poultice also works for drawing infection out of wounds. At the first sign of stomach problems, mix ¼ tsp. charcoal into a small bowl of applesauce and consume (FYI – it has NO taste). Charcoal absorbs toxins and bacterium inside the gut helping to ease food poisoning or stomach flu.
Powdered Activated Charcoal in a 1 lb Mylar Bag. Activated Charcoal Powder is used in charcoal poultices and compresses for the treatment of infections, inflammation and pain, or in baths when requiring a generalized application over a larger body area. This activated charcoal powder is Food Grade and also suitable for internal use, such as for indigestion. Activated charcoal powder can also be used in animal food or water for internal applications. Activated Charcoal Powder has no taste, but does have a gritty texture. Use a straw to get it directly to the back of the throat and bypass the lips, this makes drinking it more pleasant. You can research online what the recommended amounts are for body weight. To make a poultice, you can use many types of thickeners: corn starch, ground flax seed, psyllium, slippery elm, quick oats, etc. Activated charcoal powder works best when kept moist. You can find video instructions on YouTube, and with a little imagination, you can make alterations to meet your needs. Activated charcoal powder can also be used to get rid of unwanted odors. It can be sprinkled outside where a skunk may have sprayed, or over a dead animal that is smelly, or excrement. Not advised for indoor use as the powder tends to scatter everywhere and make a mess. These statements are not intended to replace your physicians advise.