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Did You Know...?
A German scientist once described the bactericidal properties of clay:
"The curative properties of clay are founded in its special physical characteristics, above all in the distribution of its minute particles. Individual clay particles are smaller than many bacteria. If infected mucous membranes are more or less flooded with clay, the bacteria are completely surrounded by clay particles and are thus separated from their source of nourishment and become imbedded in the inorganic material. Growth and the survivability of the bacteria are thus halted almost instantaneously, and from this explained strikingly speedy abatement of the symptoms of infection and/or symptoms of poisoning in acute infectious diseases of the alimentary canal.
-- Julius Stumpf, Bolus fur medizinische Anwenduno Darmstadt, 1916, p. 19.
Clay Poultice & Infections
A Simple Example of Clay Pulling an Infection
Jason Eaton - Eytons' Earth
Authenticity Rating: 10 out of 10
Correspondence Date: May 24, 2007
Topic: Clay Poultice and Infections
Synopsis: An individual suffers
an unknown and irregulator immuno-response on the arm. The
small wound and irritated area could have been the result of
an abrasion and contact with bacteria or possibly chemicals.
The area is highly agitated. A clay poultice is applied only
once, and for a duration of only one hour. An infection is
pulled to the surface of the skin during this time period.
After the clay poultice, the individual experiences no further
irritation, and the body begins the healing process.
A Photographic Example of Clay
Pulling an Infection
View our new basic photo set that visually demonstrates
a clay poultice pulling an infection to the surface
of the skin. A photo was taken prior to clay application,
then one hour later.
The clay used was a complex hydrated clay colloid
made from several different types of clay, including
calcium montmorillonite, illite and sodium bentonite.
It was hydrated with a specially formulated water.
any good quality clay would likely have produced
Archive: Using a Clay Poultice
to Pull an Infection
The primary source problem area is nearly flush
with the surface of the skin. Careful examination
reveals a subdermal infection ( the areas of
dark discoloration ) beneath the skin.
One hour later, after the clay poultice has
been removed, the source problem area is now
protruding from the skin about 1 1/2 millimeters.
The clay has pulled the infection to the surface.
The body's response indicates that the problem has
been addressed via no further irritation. One more
hour of clay with a new poultice would have likely
resulted in the small wound draining. However, the
individual elected to leave it as is, and no
further action was needed for the wound to heal.
Toward the bottom right, one
can see the area of the clay that was above the primary
injury. Different levels of moisture reveal that the
clay action was far more pronounced at the exact treatment
site than the surrounding areas. To see this difference,
one can click on the image to get a larger view, and
carefully examine the image.
Did You Know...?
Researchers at the University of New England in Australia claim to have made a surprising discovery. While searching for means to combat a serious stomach disorder common to Australian sheep, they found that "small quantities of a naturally occurring clay, called bentonite, mixed into a sheep's drinking water" not only improved the animal's digestion but increased wool growth, reports The Australian. One of the researchers, Professor Ron Leng, said that a daily dose of a half ounce of bentonite mixed into their drinking water had resulted in increase of up to about one tenth of an ounce a day in a sheep's growth. It is hoped that use of this mixture on sheep nationwide will bring increases in wool production worth millions of dollars.