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The benefits of bentonite clay for skin he alth have been known for a long time. However, did you know? In addition to the skin, bentonite clay is also often used to treat several he alth complaints. See a more complete explanation in this article
Bentonite clay is a type of clay formed from volcanic ash. Unlike ordinary clay, bentonite clay contains ions that make it negatively charged so that it has the ability to absorb toxins that contain positive ions, relieve inflammation, and kill bacteria.
Various Benefits of Bentonite Clay
The following are some of the he alth benefits of bentonite clay:
1. Overcoming oily skin and acne
Bentonite clay can absorb dirt and sebum (oil) from the skin's surface well, and has anti-inflammatory properties. Thanks to this ability, bentonite clay is very good for use as a face mask to treat oily and acne-prone skin.
2. Helps cure skin problems
Bentonite clay can also help heal skin infections, allergic reactions, dermatitis, and diaper rash. Not only that, bentonite clay can even be used as a sunscreen to protect the skin from ultraviolet radiation that can trigger skin cancer.
3. Maintain he althy hair
When applied to the hair, bentonite clay is thought to be able to help add moisture to the hair so that it has the potential to treat dry scalp, dry hair, tangles, and damage, as well as restore hair shine. In addition, bentonite clay can also be used to absorb dirt and oil from the scalp.
4. Remove toxins from the body
Because it has good absorption, bentonite clay is thought to help eliminate toxins (detoxification) from the body, such as aflatoxins that are harmful to the liver.
Bentonite clay is also thought to help treat pesticide poisoning and metal poisoning. However, this benefit still requires more in-depth clinical trials.
5. Relieves symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
Several studies have shown that bentonite clay given orally (swallowed) is considered to be able to relieve stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhea, and/or constipation due to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).Even so, the benefits of bentonite clay in this regard still need to be studied further.
Besides what has been mentioned above, several experts are also studying other benefits of bentonite clay, such as improving dental and kidney he alth, optimizing the blood clotting process, boosting the immune system, to treating cancer.
Bentonite clay is generally quite safe for use on body skin, scalp, and hair. However, when you want to try it, it's best to apply a small amount first on the skin, then wait 1 day to see if any side effects appear.
If there are side effects, such as itching, redness, or rash, stop using bentonite clay immediately. In addition, if you do have a sensitive scalp, it is recommended to avoid using bentonite clay.
If you want to take the benefits of bentonite clay in supplement form as an alternative treatment, you should first consult with your doctor. It is very important to know the effectiveness and safety of bentonite clay against the conditions you are experiencing.