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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...?
Clay Eating Peruvian Macaws / Parrots
"All sorts of macaws converge at a small area on the main claylick outside the Tambopata Research Center. The claylick is pretty much a simple cliff face. Somehow all of the birds know that if the clay they eat in the morning will dispell the toxins in the poisonous fruit during the day. They only need to eat clay during the times of the year when the non-poisonous fruit is not available. Many species of parrot know to do this. How do they all know? When did they learn? How did they discover this amazing property of the clay and propagate it to the rest of the parrots?"
- Mick @ MickTravels Around the World Travel Guide, Copyright 2005, Reserved
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