Bentonite Clay-Health Benefits And Many Uses

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Have you heard of Bentonite Clay? The very first time I heard about it was when I taught a class at Honeyville Grain in Salt Lake City, Utah. The staff was showing me all the awesome products they have. Two of the employees were giving me drinks of the clay and water and telling me how they use it.

They mixed the clay with water and let it sit overnight in the refrigerator. It looks like a thin muddy water and then the clay settles to the bottom. Wow, it was a fun experience, to say the least. I bought this huge bag and brought it home and filled several 1/2 gallon mason jars to store it for future use.

One way to use the product is to mix water and bentonite clay to make a paste similar to the texture of a tube of toothpaste. Then you can apply the mixture to a cut, sore, burn, etc. I have used it on open sores, you must keep the clay mixture moist and covered with a wet rag.

I then place a piece of plastic wrap lightly to cover the clay mixture and moist rag, so you have a three-layer effect. It helps my cuts and even sprained ankles heal faster. It’s amazing stuff! I have used it on my granddaughter’s ankles that were injured from dancing.

I have friends that drink this mixture daily. I don’t, but I do know how to use it. This is why it is so important to learn alternative ways to heal our bodies. If I ever need it…I have it and I know how to use it. If you have used it I would love to hear about your experience and add your comments to this post. Thanks in advance for your ideas!

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I bought a few packets to give people to try. This Bentonite Clay is from Redmond Trading Company located in Heber, Utah. I am writing a brief (modified) history of this Bentonite Clay taken right off the brochure I received from Redmond Trading Company

“Many years ago in what is now called central Utah, some volcanoes erupted sending volcanic ash into the waters of the ancient Sundance Sea. The water evaporated in this sea area leaving behind mineral-rich bentonite clay.

For many generations, native Indians carried a ball of clay with them in their packs. Some even dissolved some of it and ingested it with their meals. Clay is a product of Mother Earth, it was actually a natural medicine used by the natives to fight many stomach ailments, dysentery, and food infections.” I really think this is very interesting because I am into natural healing, as most of you know by now.

Okay, how does this Bentonite Clay work you ask, “Bentonite Clay has a negative electrical charge, attracting positively charged toxins.” Chemistry class wasn’t one of my favorites back in high school, but my research tells me there is something about this clay that makes it a valuable medical alternative for certain ailments.

The way Redmond Clay explains this process is the formation of bentonite resembles tiny business card shapes with the wide surfaces having a negative charge and the edges having a positive, providing for a powerful pulling effect. As most toxins are charged, clay naturally rids the body of toxins as it pulls and holds toxins into its core.

Bentonite Clay Infomation

1. Throughout years people have used this Bentonite clay for occasional diarrhea, constipation, heartburn, stomachache, acid indigestion, acid reflux, and other severe digestive problems.

2. Clay can be mixed into a poultice and applied to cuts, bruises, insect bites, bee stings, boils, rashes, acne, burns, severely dry skin, and achy joints.

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Redmond Clay remains as clean today as it was when the Fremont Indians discovered its uses many years ago. They extract the clay from the earth and bring it to you in its pure, natural state.

As you do your own research regarding bentonite clay, be aware that it is also known by the name montmorillonite. Depending on the area it is mined it may be called sodium, potassium or another type of bentonite clay.

Although native Americans have used this material to treat various medical issues for hundreds of years, there have been clinical studies performed that have confirmed the beneficial properties of this clay.

It seems to have some antibacterial effects and can be used on the skin as I outlined above. My research would indicate that the most common uses of the clay relate to the digestive system. People have had some amazing results when using it to prevent or treat upset stomachs. They’ve also used it when their pet animals seem to have tummy troubles.

It has also been used to treat patients exposed to heavy metals and who need to be detoxified. I would suggest you check in with your doctor before starting any intense treatments using the clay. Some people have been found to have some unpleasant side effects for its use.

I keep a “tube” of Redmond Clay in my car at all times. If it dries out, just add a little water. I love this stuff! To learn more about this awesome product and many more products made by them, please go to Redmond Clay.

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6 thoughts on “Bentonite Clay-Health Benefits And Many Uses

  • June 9, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    Cool to know all this about bentonite clay. Next time I sprain something I’ll try a poultice of it. I’ve been using it as toothpaste for about 2 years now instead of baking soda which I found too abrasive. Now I know if I swallow some my stomach will benefit too:)

    • June 10, 2014 at 9:00 am

      Hi Jennifer, I tried the toothpaste….I couldn’t do it. I would gag. Maybe I will try again! LOL! Linda

  • April 16, 2015 at 10:40 am

    This was very interesting. I keep bentonite clay on hand to make certain soaps with. It pulls the toxins out of your skin, not to mention scrubbing it really clean and leaving it soft. I also combine it with charcoal in my soaps

  • April 18, 2015 at 8:04 am

    Hi Mare, I tried the toothpaste in the tube but it dries quickly and I would go to put it on my toothpaste and it spray all over the place (stuck in the tube). I had to bag that one. Linda


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