This stuff has the power to cure food poisoning by absorbing the toxins & bacteria. It will ease vomiting and stomach cramps from the flu.
It can save your animal's life too if they have been poisoned. The general rule of thumb for that is...1-3 grams of charcoal per 1 kg of body weight.
It can absorb more than 4,000 poisons, drugs, heavy metals, etc. heres a few it does NOT absorb well: cyanide, ethanol, ethylene glycol, iron, lithium, methanol, mineral acids & salts.
Charcoal can also draw toxins through the skin, so it can be used externally as well. A simple poultice along with internal use can be a very effective home remedy against abcesses, tumors, infections, wounds, poison ivy, pink eye, snake bites, spider bites, hemorrhoids, earaches and more. Internally, it can help fight gas, bloating, diarrhea, acid indigestion, colic, liver disease, peptic ulcers, hangovers & more.
It is not meant for long periods of usage, but can help with detoxing and cut your healing time down greatly.
It removes odors such as pet, smoke, garbage, paint, fumes, musty basements, diaper pails, stinky feet :) & shoes, skunk!, animal barns, sick rooms, chemical smells & more. You can make your own buy buying it in bulk and making sachets or poking holes in lids and filling a jar with it!
Charcoal can be used in the garden! Improve soil drainage, increase nutrients, improves germinations, improves plant resistance to fungal disease & insect infestations. It also absorbs herbicides, heavy metals & other toxins in your soil. It's a great fertilizer & an environmentally friendly insecticide!
So many uses from something so simple :)