7 Ways Activated Charcoal Can Work Wonders on Your Body

3. It can relieve itching and rashes caused by insect bites.

If you’ve got a bee sting or a mosquito bite, but don’t happen to have any itch-relieving ointment, don’t panic. Since activated charcoal binds with poisons, toxins, and allergens, it can serve you as a good DIY remedy in these cases.



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Take powder from one capsule of activated charcoal and mix it with ½ tablespoon of coconut oil. Dab the solution onto the affected area every 30 minutes until the itching goes away. Experts say activated charcoal may also be effective for treating rashes caused by poisonous plants, like poison ivy.

4. It can successfully fight mold and prevent the diseases caused by it.

Many of us are exposed to mold at home or at the workplace without even knowing it, and mold can cause kidney, liver and brain malfunction, heart diseases, headaches, vomiting, and even depression. There’s a wide range of chemical products that can help you get rid of mold, but if you don’t want to use chemicals, there are natural remedies too.



Along with tea tree oil, baking soda, and apple cider vinegar, activated charcoal has strong anti-fungal propertiesMix ½ cup of activated charcoal powder with one cup of water and apply this paste onto the moldy area. Let sit for 10-20 minutes and then rinse it with water.

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