French Green Clay–Why I Recommend Mud

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April Crowell Dipl. ABT (NCCAOM), AOBTA CI & CP, CHN

“You’re going to make me drink mud, aren’t you?”

“No, it’s entirely your choice.  I’m just saying that it is real– not an addictive drug. It’s inexpensive and really effective with acid-reflux.”  I chuckled as my client squirmed with the idea.  Although I had presented the idea multiple times they had fervently resisted, opting for the OC meds.  What could be the harm in trying a simple, natural clay?  Their resistance was–well, intriguing to me.  It would take them several more weeks before they gave in and tried it.  Now they are hooked.

Green clay is amazing and I consider an essential part of my herb pharmacy, first-aid and travel kit.  Here’s why.

Green clay or Illite (French Green Clay or Tuscan clay) is an organic, naturally occurring clay made up of decomposed plant material including kelp and seaweed.  Loaded with minerals and iron oxide this soft, grey-green powder has been used medicinally for centuries. Most of the world’s French Green Clay comes from deep quarries in France–hence its names.  This mineral rich mud is very alkalizing to the body and has a tremendous ability to absorb toxins and excess fluids.  Externally, green clay is used as detoxifying mask, to clear up acne and pull toxins from wounds, insect bites and stings. It naturally refreshes any area to which it is applied. Internally, it has excellent detoxification properties and can be used to treat acid-reflux, GERD, bloating, gas, diarrhea, morning sickness and heartburn. It calms the digestive system and helps to heal the stomach and intestines.   It also pulls heavy metals from the system and absorbs and astringes.

Sounds wonderful, right?  Here […]