Activated charcoal: useful properties - Recipes

September 24, 2011

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 recipes with activated charcoal

Recipes with activated charcoal

Therapeutic action

Activated carbon is produced from natural raw materials by high temperature chemical processing in special circumstances. The drug has a high surface activity and adsorb gases, toxins, heavy metals, reduces their absorption from the digestive system. Unique cleansing properties make activated carbon Activated carbon - old but indispensable  Activated carbon - old but indispensable
   indispensable in medicine and industry.

To prepare activated charcoal slurry, follow these steps:

  • Add 1 tablespoon of coal powder in a glass of boiled water and stir. If you have a tendency to constipation, take a spoonful of the powder is not the whole, but only half. The prepared slurry can drink through a straw.

To prepare a poultice with activated charcoal, follow these steps:

  • Equal shares of coal powder and flax seed powder, mix in a blender until smooth.
  • Pour the prepared mixture into a dry bowl and cover with water slowly, stirring constantly, until it acquires the consistency of paste. The calculation in this case is as follows: 5-6 tablespoons water 2 tablespoons of powder each species. The resulting amount of paste is designed for a poultice 15 x 15 centimeters.
  • When the mixture acquires the desired consistency (ie, it will not be enough liquid to flow, but not so dry to disintegrate), gently lay it on the micro-porous surface, such as gauze or paper, or thin cotton towel.
  • Place the poultice on the affected area, a layer of a mixture of activated carbon down.
  • Top cover with a tight-fitting material (for example, another towel or bandage) and wrap it to secure a poultice.
  • Leave poultice body overnight or for at least 1-2 hours.
  • Use a mixture of activated carbon should be discarded, and in any case not be reused!
  • After removing the poultice, clean the area of ​​skin where she was, with a damp cloth or rinse with cool water.
  • Poultice should be changed every 8 - 10 hours. Do not put a poultice on the damaged skin, as it may turn black.

Unfortunately, even such useful in all aspects of the drug, there are contraindications. For example, activated carbon can not be taken for ulcerative lesions of the gastrointestinal tract (these include gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer), as well as for suspected intestinal bleeding. Excess doses can threaten you in trouble if you have hypersensitivity to the drug.

You must also remember that activated charcoal absorbs all substances indiscriminately, and harmful, and useful. Therefore, if the activated carbon used in an uncontrolled, it can greatly reduce or negate the effectiveness of beneficial drugs designated for the treatment of patients (antibiotics, vitamins, hormones). Women should pay attention to the fact that the administration of activated charcoal together with oral contraceptives results in the last ineffective. Therefore, it is essential to take activated charcoal on the testimony and observe 2-3 hour interval between its reception and medication.

Continuous administration of activated charcoal may cause hypovitaminosis, disruption of the normal absorption from the gastrointestinal tract of fats, proteins, vitamins and other nutrients, the development of chronic constipation. So use activated carbon only as a means of ambulance and take only a few days.

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What can I eat after poisoning - reducing products

July 27, 2014

 you can eat after poisoning
 Even poisoning occurring with mild or moderate symptoms can be treated independently. Medical care is only required for the most severe cases of poisoning and poisoned children and pregnant women. What can I eat after poisoning to restore balance in the stomach?

The most common type of poisoning at the moment - it's food poisoning Food poisoning: how to avoid becoming a victim of its own stomach  Food poisoning: how to avoid becoming a victim of its own stomach
 . To it may cause consumption of food contaminated by various pathogens, e.g., bacteria, fungi or viruses. The products may be contaminated during manufacture, transport or processing; sometimes animal meat or eggs initially contain pathogens.

If they are not sufficiently cooked, pathogens get into the human body, and further depends on three main factors: the kind of pathogen, the general health of the person and the number of pathogens. For example, Salmonella, penetrating into the body, does not always lead to symptoms of food poisoning. It is believed that one case of salmonellosis identified not less than ten undiagnosed - often bacteria enter the body in very small amounts, and can cause a slight indisposition, which ignores the patient, and sometimes their presence generally goes unnoticed.


What can I eat after poisoning

  • Bananas. These fruits are easily digested, and even just a day after the first signs of poisoning rarely cause nausea or vomiting. Bananas can be eaten as soon as you have an appetite - this is usually no earlier than 10-12 hours after symptom onset. If you want to have before - eat, but barely.
  • Apples and pears are also an easy meal, which rarely causes an undesirable reaction of the body after a poisoning. To better processed, prepare pureed in a blender or rub them on the smallest grater.
  • Transparent liquid. After the poisoning is necessary, first of all, drink plenty of water. It helps to quickly withdraw from the gastrointestinal tract pathogens and prevent dehydration which may result from diarrhea and vomiting. During severe bouts of vomiting it is recommended to suck on ice chips.

When vomiting stops, you can drink electrolyte drinks and apple juice.

The water with apple cider vinegar has long been known as an effective remedy in cases of poisoning. Mix two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar with a cup of warm water and drink one or two cups of this drink per day.

You can also drink rice water, which has a calming effect on the digestive system. To make risky water, boil a handful of rice in 1.5 l of water. Boil the rice to simmer for about half an hour, then strain it, overflowing water in a glass container. Drink 1-2 cups of water per day.

Rice is an excellent natural absorbent, besides, it is easy to digest, so it can be eaten at various poisoning. Choose white rice (it contains little dietary fiber intake of food poisoning is better to minimize), tenderize it until soft and eat without salt and other seasonings.

Toasts are digested almost as easily as bananas Bananas: the benefits and harms health  Bananas: the benefits and harms health
   and rice, and are part of different diets after poisoning and other disorders that cause severe vomiting and diarrhea.

Yogurt with probiotics help to restore or maintain the normal intestinal microflora, so their consumption after food poisoning is very important. You can also take supplements with probiotics, but first is better to consult a doctor.

The following products are best avoided for at least five days after the poisoning:

  • Fried and spicy food. They are pretty hard to digest, and their use shortly after the poisoning can lead to repeated episodes of vomiting.
  • Foods rich in dietary fiber. This is one of the most useful products, but their processing is associated with a rather serious burden on the digestive system. Normally, the body cope with such loads easily, but after the poisoning stomach and intestines weakened, and they need time to recover, so this food is best avoided. However, dietary fiber can be gradually introduced into the diet in three to four days after the last poisoning symptoms disappear.
  • Alcohol and caffeine can enhance dewatering and exacerbate diarrhea.


What can I eat after poisoning by heavy metals

Foods high in dietary fiber. If after food poisoning from them is better to refrain, in the case of heavy metal poisoning dietary fiber needed to toxins excreted rapidly from the body.

Foods rich in antioxidants, such as selenium, vitamins C and E, beta-carotene.

Antioxidants help protect the body from the harmful effects of heavy metals.

Rich sources of vitamin C are citrus fruit variety - oranges, tangerines, grapefruits, lemons, vitamin E is found in nuts, seeds and fish oil, beta-carotene - carrots, sweet potatoes, peaches Peaches: benefits and harms of sun fruits  Peaches: benefits and harms of sun fruits
 , Apricots, and selenium - in meat, offal, eggs (especially a lot of it in the yolk) and seafood. It is also recommended to eat more foods, which include glutathione, such as asparagus, broccoli and spinach. Glutathione - is one of the most important antioxidant, the conclusion of heavy metals from the body.

Saturated fats are contained, for example, refined olive and coconut oil.

Omega-3, which are the sources of flaxseed, fish oil Fish oil - so whether it is useful to think?  Fish oil - so whether it is useful to think?
 , Avocado, wild salmon. After chelation is particularly important to select the wild salmon, because salmon meat grown in nurseries may also contain heavy metals, particularly mercury.

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