Activated Charcoal powder is used medicinally as well as in air purifiers and water purifiers. Its recorded use dates back to 1550 BC and in modern times is most widely used medicinally as a detoxifier and poison antidote. I always keep it on hand for spider bites, accidental ingestion of toxins or stomach bugs even brushing your teeth to whiten.
My boyfriend just got food poisoning last month and we bought some activated charcoal at Whole foods and within the hour he felt tremendously better along with the ability to fall asleep due to his pain and discomfort subsiding.
What is Activated Charcoal?
Activated Charcoal is well known as an antidote as it adsorbs most organic toxins, chemicals and poisons before they can harm the body. Some Emergency Rooms administer large doses of activated charcoal for certain types of poisoning.