How do you use activated charcoal for treating some stomach condition? Or you may be surprised to hear that it can effectively treat every stomach disorders. If so, this is the right article for you.
What Is And How Do You Use Activated Charcoal?
Activated charcoal (Carbo Medicinalis) is potent intestinal absorbent that can trap nearly everything that you have consumed in your stomach and intestines. Indiscriminately, it attaches a great number of organic and inorganic poisons, even more than 60% as well as other microorganisms and drugs.
It traps the chemicals and toxins in the body, allowing them to flush out altogether, so the body doesn’t reabsorb them.
This activated charcoal is completely safe and it does not provide any side effects. It is suitable even for children.
Activated charcoal is used for overdoses following oral ingestion which disrupt the normal process of digestion. However, it is not suitable for long-term use because it traps nearly everything, from toxins to vitamins and nutrients.
The most popular activated charcoal uses include:
- Acute toxicity from orally ingested drugs or poisons (analgesics, antipyretics, antidepressants, anti-epileptic, tricyclic antidepressants, cardiotonic glycosides, sulfonamide, theophylline, nicotine)
- Food poisoning
In the case of acute toxicity, use activated charcoal both rectally or orally (natrium sulfate and magnesium sulfate).
Usage and Proper Dosage
The dosage you take depends on the medical problem for which you are using this particular medicine.
Acute Oral Toxicity
Optimally, activated charcoal should be best used within 30 minutes of the toxin ingestion in order to prevent the toxin’s absorption.
As the first treatment of toxin elimination, grind 20 activated charcoal pills and add them to 200 ml of water or tea. Then keep on with this treatment every four hours or even more often.
Note: Make sure you do not inhale activated charcoal or combine it with milk.
Diarrhea and Bloating
For this condition, take 4-7 activated charcoal pills, 4 times a day after every meal.
In the case of diarrhea, take these pills for no more than 4 days.
In the case of bloating, practice this treatment for up to 7 days. If you do not feel better, make sure you consult your doctor.
Children, up to three years of age should take 2-4 pills, 1-2 times a day. However, activated charcoal is not recommended for children under the age of 3.
It can effectively treat hangover as well as it is safe for animals.