Activated charcoal-powder

Herbs: Activated Charcoal - Powder

Origin: USA

Short Description:

Activated Charcoal Powder has anti-poison, astringent, and absorbent properties. It has been used as an anti-poison remedy for centuries. It works as an absorbent of toxins in the digestive system.
Activated Charcoal Powder can adsorb a variety of particles and gases, which makes it ideal for removing potentially toxic substances from the digestive tract. Your stomach acid does not break down the Activated Charcoal Powder, so it is not absorbed by the body, but carries toxins out of the body in the feces.

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helpful for inflammation
by Anne on Oct 22, 2014

I recently used activated charcoal to relieve some pain and swelling in my feet. Due to bunions and the movement associated with them (as affecting the next toe) I was in pain and having difficulty walking. (I'm actually needing to have surgery on them, most likely, but in the research phase of that) Due a scheduled appointment, I was needing to be able to do quite a bit of walking for several days and was quite concerned. I had made a patch, or poultice, of activated charcoal for the bottom of my foot a few days before and had relief, however, a few days after removing the patch, the pain was back. I used patches for both feet before this appointment and was able to walk pain-free for the entire duration (3 days). I firmly believe that the activated charcoal (mixed with a small amount of water and applied to the foot, then covered with a 'patch' or bandaid) took out the swelling and eliminated the pain. I haven't read of this anywhere - maybe this will help someone else, or provide a 'clue' to better health and pain relief.

Charcoal is the real deal
by Hector on Sep 9, 2014

I came across this in my late teens. I'm 29 now and there has never been something that I have had gastro wise that charcoal hasn't been able to take care of. My first use was when my family had a bug of some sort and everyone got sick. I got really nauseous that night and wound up taking this. I took a heaping tablespoon and within 30 minutes what ever it was, was gone.

As for taking this while taking medication, from personal experience and from medical websites it isn't a great idea because the charcoal will most likely cause the medication your on to not work as it will absorb it. I think it I read somewhere that you have to take the charcoal 2 hours after you have taken the medicine. Not anytime before that.

So many uses!
by Rachel on Sep 4, 2014

Im a licensed esthetician,so I make my own compounded lotions and masks.
One of my favorites that I make and my friends love,is actually a slight variation of Shoshannas's toothpaste recipe,with spearmint instead of cloves.
When I'm having stressed out skin or a friend is broken out,I give them a scoop of this mask/toothpaste (yes,I use it as a toothpaste,i add a small amount of stevia :) and a small amount of your activated charcoal to mix into it.they say it works wonders.
Lay a hot hand towel over your face once it dries to steam and soften the mask for easier removal and to open and further purge the pores.

My other use for this,as an acid reflux remedy.
I take a tablespoon of Slippery Elm Bark in my warm vanilla milk drink i make with it,wait about 30-60 min then take a heaping teaspoon of charcoal mixed into some organic berry juice.
It helps tame the acid and calm your tummy.

by lissa on Aug 15, 2014

this stuff really works for a upset tummy . just a spoonful in a glass of water. works every time

good stuff:)
by Charity on Aug 14, 2014

I got AC to detox after being on anti depressants and adderal. Great product, but dont put on your face as a mask if you have light skin:) it took coconut oil and prayer to get it off my face. BHS is an amazing store. love it be have been using their products off and on for years.

activated charcoal
by Bonnie Paddock on Jul 4, 2014

I was introduced to activated charcoal about 20 years ago and use it whenever I feel illness of any sort. Drs. Agatha and Calvin Thrash have a book, RX: Charcoal, which describes the myriad safe uses of activated charcoal inside and out. I noticed several complaints about the charcoal leaving marks, but I've found it always scrubs off or washes out easily, so don't be deterred by that. Do, however, avoid breathing the charcoal dust.

Taking with prescription medicine
by Carmen Collins on Feb 18, 2014

Hello, Would you suggest taking this with your prescription medicine? Do you know if this will break down the prescription medicine also so it doesn't work for you.

    Re: Taking with prescription medicine
    by Bulk Herb Store on Feb 18, 2014

    I would recommend talking to your doctor before taking this product!

how many capsules?
by curtis johnson on Feb 13, 2014

I am looking to put the activated charcoal into capsules that are size "0". Just wondering if you have an approximate number of capsules i would need per .5 pounds of activated charcoal? Thanks.

    Re: how many capsules?
    by Bulk Herb Store on Feb 14, 2014

    Hello, unfortunately we do not have that information on hand and every herb is different. Sorry!

Activated charcoal for teeth whitening. & kids
by Cath on Feb 6, 2014

Hi! I have used activated charcoal for teeth whitening myself a few times & love the results. I was wondering if it is safe to let my kids-9yrs & 7yrs old- brush & whiten their teeth with activated charcoal?

    Re: Activated charcoal for teeth whitening. & kids
    by Bulk Herb Store on Feb 12, 2014

    Hello, that should be just fine as long as they don't swallow a lot of it. However, use your judgement and it never hurts to do a little research yourself! Thanks!

Good for soap?
by Jennifer on Dec 26, 2013

Hello, I want to use activated charcoal in my handmade soaps, some soap websites sell activate charcoal from bamboo and I see yours comes from a mix of sources, will it still be good to use in soaps for skin care?

    Re: Good for soap?
    by Bulk Herb Store on Dec 30, 2013

    Hello, yes this Activated Charcoal would be great to add to your soap! Thanks!

How are ya? :)
by Shelly on Dec 9, 2013

Well just curious how long does the activated charcoal last if the bag remains sealed? Also can i store it in my Kerr Mason Jar? Thank you.

    Re: How are ya? :)
    by Bulk Herb Store on Dec 10, 2013

    We give our herbs a recommended storage time of 2 to 3 years. After that time, herbs can start to lose their potency. And yes, you can store it in a mason jar. Thanks!

eye liner/ mascara
by Chelsee on Dec 2, 2013

So I have a recipe for homemade all natural eyeliner as well as mascara and activated charcoal is the agent that gives the black color... I was wondering if it is truly safe to have near your eyes like this? I really would love to make it...

    Re: eye liner/ mascara
    by Bulk Herb Store on Dec 5, 2013

    We have never personally done this, but other customers we know have tried and made makeup from this!

Saved our dogs life
by caroline on Nov 16, 2013

Our 'oh so loveable but not so smart' puppy jumped up onto the counter and ate a whole pan of brownies while we were out. Chocolate is very toxic to dogs and by the time we came home he was almost completely non responsive. While my husband tried to find a vet that was still open (it was 11pm) I force fed him activated charcoal pills with water and a siringe. By the time we spoke to a vet he told us that really that was all he could do for him too. We spent the night feeding him activated charcoal every couple of hours and by morning he was still shaky but much better. A real must in the medicine cupboard. BTW for all those parents, there are few teenagers that don't learn the hard way, and when they come home intoxicated, Activated Charcoal is the best thing.

What does "activated" mean?
by Judi on Nov 1, 2013

We live in central Peru and can't ship alot. My question is what is the difference between regular charcoal and activated? Could I get by with using the charcoal from our fires here?

    Re: What does "activated" mean?
    by Bulk Herb Store on Nov 5, 2013

    I would not be able to say they are the same. Our charcoal is specially created with a mix of oak, maple, alder, white alder, black hawthorne, birch, cherry, black walnut and lilac to create the best charcoal needed to function for your body.

Air purifier?
by Heidi on Oct 23, 2013

Will this take toxins out of the air if left sitting open on the counter? I left some out and wonder if it's still good to use.

    Re: Air purifier?
    by Bulk Herb Store on Oct 23, 2013

    Unless you left it sit open for more than a day, it will still be ok to use. It also depends on where you live and how toxic the air is. Thanks!

great for all GI complaints
by JJ on Oct 17, 2013

This is wonderful stuff for nausea, vomiting, diarhhea & headaches- sometimes it is thrown up- but never more than twice. AND THEN, we feel SOOOO much better. We have found that many headaches - if not due to dehydration- are due to toxins which the AC promptly absorbs. HOWEVER...must take with LOTS of water to avoid constipation AND - in regards to headaches -it helps most when BMs are frequent to get the charcoal and toxins out of the body ASAP.
Hope this helps!

Tree allergies and nut allergies
by Evel on Oct 6, 2013

Activated Charcoal Powder sounds like a wonderful product and remedy to have on hand. I have family members that have nut allergies and also allergic to oak, birch, and several other trees. Would this be unsafe for them? Is there a natural remedy to help them overcome their allergies to nuts and trees?

    Re: Tree allergies and nut allergies
    by Bulk Herb Store on Oct 7, 2013

    We have had this asked before and though we have never had anyone experience an allergic reaction, we cannot guarantee you won't have one. Everyone is different and you would have to test a small dose. Thanks!

Shelf life of AC
by Dianne on Aug 17, 2013

What is the expected shelf life of activated charcoal?

    Re: Shelf life of AC
    by Bulk Herb Store on Aug 19, 2013

    The recommended shelf life is two years. After that, herbs can start to lose their potency. Thanks!

Recipe for use topically?
by Michelle on Jul 25, 2013

I've read in a few articles that AC works great for removing impurities from your skin as well. They all list products like masks or charcoal sponges that you can purchase, but I would rather save a bit and make it myself. Do you have any recipes for a facial mask or would you just mix with water and apply?

    Re: Recipe for use topically?
    by Bulk Herb Store on Aug 2, 2013

    You can just mix water and apply! Be sure to test it first on a patch of skin first because it may stain your skin slightly black depending on your tone. Check out Shoshanna's Kitchen on YouTube for more natural body care recipes. Thanks!

taking prescriptions and using this
by Anonymous on May 23, 2013

I read all the Q & A about the charcoal. just want to doublecheck before I order it - i take high blood pressure medication, inhalers and pills for my asthma, an antidepressant as well as iron supplements because I am anemic. As much as I am looking forward to using this, I would like to make sure it should be safe to take, with the 2 hr window you suggest, with the particular meds I take. thank you!!

    Re: taking prescriptions and using this
    by Bulk Herb Store on May 23, 2013

    I would suggest asking your Dr. if you are not sure, as we are not familiar with all the meds. you are taking. Thanks!

Activated Charcoal
by Amanda Cox on Apr 10, 2013

Just got our shipment in today from BHS. Always so excited to open the box! I was wondering if activated charcoal is fine to take while nursing?

    Re: Activated Charcoal
    by Bulk Herb Store on Apr 30, 2013

    I wouldn't take it unless absolutely necessary as you don't want a lot of toxins getting in your milk supply!

Activated Charcoal: Teeth Whitening!
by Kate Haffner on Mar 5, 2013

I use this once a week to whiten my teeth. It works awesome!! Just put some AC on your toothbrush and brush like normal. Be careful as it will stain a white sink so wash it quickly. It will not stain your skin. I love this store!

Good for Poison Control
by Julia on Feb 26, 2013

When I was younger, one of my cousins got sick from eating something toxic. My aunt called the doctor's office, or poison control (not sure) and it was recommended to give the person burnt toast. The charcoal from the burnt toast alleviated the poisonous symptoms very quickly.

Activated charcoal
by Maria on Feb 19, 2013

I know i should not take charcoal with prescriptions. I take progesterone along with other supplements. If I take the charcoal will it make these inactive?

    Re: Activated charcoal
    by Bulk Herb Store on Apr 18, 2013

    It should be OK as long as you take it at-least 2 hrs. before or after taking your supplements, otherwise it will absorb the nutrients of your supplements.

by liz basa on Feb 1, 2013

gud eve!!! where we can buy charcoal herbal supplements and how much?thank you!!!

    Re: hai
    by Bulk Herb Store on Apr 18, 2013

    I would check out my local heath food stores or vitamin shops, or search for sites online.

Activated Charcoal source
by Rori on Jan 22, 2013

Would you please share what your source is for the AC? (i.e. what wood or plant is burned to attain it?)
Thanks so much!

    Re: Activated Charcoal source
    by Bulk Herb Store on Apr 2, 2013

    It is comprised of MIXED hardwoods - oak, maple, alder, white alder, black hawthorne, birch, cherry, black walnut and lilac.

What material is this sourced from?
by Dani R. on Jan 22, 2013

I was reading some good info on activated charcoal powder, and am excited to get some and have it on hand. I am wondering, however, what your powder is sourced from. Thanks in advance!

    Re: What material is this sourced from?
    by Bulk Herb Store on Apr 2, 2013

    It is comprised of MIXED hardwoods - oak, maple, alder, white alder, black hawthorne, birch, cherry, black walnut and lilac.

No more pain!!
by amy on Jan 20, 2013

This stuff is pure magic. My daughter who is 11yrs old has suffered from bad stomach pains for the last 2.5 yr. Every time she ate she would have pain even after a few bites of food. She had seen G.I docs (two) had many tests done stomach scopes to find no major illness. They said she had some type of stomach inflaming gave us some pills. She HATES pills they worked a little. She decided to no longer take meds. Live with the pain I guess. I last week gave her Activated Charcoal to try and she LOVES it. She had stomach pain after dinner one night took the pill and she said amazed herself how fast it worked and off she went to the gym to work out happy. A sick kid over time becomes depressed and now finally she is no longer in pain!

by Tammera Speed on Dec 6, 2012

activated charcoal blends really well with applesauce. my children actually like it !
I've been using it like this for over twenty years !

Activated Charcoal
by Wendy Riffe on Sep 18, 2012

This is one of the most amazing products. It seems to banish all kinds of stomach problems along with a ton of other issues people have. I found a site on line that is full of information on this product. I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post a web address so I won't. I do love the fact that I can get this in a half pound size from the Bulk Herb Store. This is my new favorite store! You guys have a fantastic selection and I'm telling everyone I can about you. Thanks for your great products! Wendy

Activated Charcoal
by Anonymous on Sep 10, 2012

I love having this product on hand.It helped me for a urinary tract infection,in just one day I was having no more symptoms:) my whole family uses it for many different things.

Activated Charcoal for Beautiful Eyes!
by Anna Burns on Sep 2, 2012

Activated Charcoal has many wonderful uses, but recently I've started using it as eyeliner/eyeshadow/mascara. It works great! I use it dry for both the shadow and mascara, but I have a friend who adds a tiny bit of vitamin E oil to it to make a liquid mascara. Tastefully done, it looks beautiful - I absolutely love it! And not only is it beautiful, but unlike commercial cosmetics, it's perfectly natural and healthy for my skin!

Food Poisoning cure!
by Anonymous on Aug 21, 2012

My 6 children and I were visiting my family. After having dinner at a friends, we noticed the kids were starting to complain of stomach ache. I immediatley took activated charcoal powder in a capsule, just in case. Then my mom and all the kids took down with it really bad. My mom's stomach was in severe pain, so I gave her some capsules as well. An hour later, the pain was gone! She couldn't beleive it. The kids couldn't take down capsules, but they slowly started getting better the next day... except for one of my daughters. My mom was so scared of how she was doing, we considered taking her to the hospital, as she was vomitting every 10 minutes for the last 12 hours. I finally decided to mix the charcoal powder into some apple sauce( yes, it was Black, I didn't think she would eat it) but she actually liked it! I just gave her a little bit, so that she could take more after she vommitted again, but to our surprise, she never vommitted again! We gave her the rest, and she made a very fast recovery... better than her siblings that were recovering without it. Needless to say, My mom forced me to leave her some of my Magic Black pills!

Take while pregnant?
by Marillyn on Jul 26, 2012

Hello, I was wondering if it is okay to take Activated Charcoal while pregnant. Please let me know ASAP! Thanks!

Oh, and we love this stuff. We are missionaries in Central America and its great to have this on hand for sickness or emergencies.

Great Product!
by Emily on Jul 19, 2012

This stuff is amazing! I use it for so many things. Just be careful because it can leave a black mark on clothing.

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