Clay , or l The clay treatment of various diseases has been known since ancient times. They use it in various forms: coating, applying, washing, rinsing, enema. Clay can be used not only as a therapeutic, but also as a cosmetic. It helps with the bites of insects, bees, with wounds, runny nose, cough, used to wash hair, etc.
What treats clay
In folk medicine, clay is used to treat joints, cancer, anemia, gout, sinusitis and frontal sinuses, with atherosclerosis, diabetes, diarrhea.
For internal diseases, and also to remove intoxication or cleanse the body, take the clay inside. One teaspoon of clay stir in a glass of warm water and drink 150-200 ml twice a day.
Clay can be of different types: blue( blue, green), white, red. All varieties are suitable for treatment, it is believed that in cancer diseases, clay is more effective.
How to prepare therapeutic clay
Before applying for medicinal purposes, clay should be dried in the sun. Then the large pieces are broken with a wooden hammer into small pieces( the size of a nut-hazelnut) so that it absorbs as much solar energy as possible, which increases its healing properties. Dilute the clay to the consistency of sour cream.
Applications from clay as methods of application
The applications of clay are made as follows: on the diseased organ, put a layer of clay 2-Z cm, then a gauze napkin and on top - a durable cotton cloth or towel for fixation. The amount of application or clay cake should be larger than the size of the affected area. Applications are done repeatedly for 2-3 hours. In malignant tumors, the applications are kept around the clock.
Application can be done in a different way. On the oilcloth put a layer of clay( cake thickness of 2-2.5 cm) and the patient lies with his bare back on this cake. The temperature of the clay cake should be 38-39 ° C.Above the patient cover with a blanket and poke it from the sides so that the air does not get to the body.
Such applications are very useful for pulmonary diseases, accompanied by a strong cough. For cough removal, 3-4 procedures are sufficient, which are conducted daily.
If a person is strongly bitten by mosquitoes, a mask of clay helps.
Inhabitants of some countries consume clay for food, and on Guiana it is even mixed into bread-baking flour.
The clay is poured with boiling water, cooled to a temperature of 37-39 ° C, and children are swallowed in it, suffering from scrofula.
Applications of red clay relieve tenderness in the joints and are used for arthritis and articular felon.
Appliques from white, red and blue clay( cake for three hours, daily):
- For inflammatory skin diseases( boils, purulent wounds), a compress of yellow clay diluted with vinegar is applied to the affected area. This gives a good effect.
- In gynecology applications of yellow and red clay are used for female diseases( adnexitis, endometritis).Applications are placed on the lower abdomen for 2-3 hours. In addition, it is useful to make tampons from clay wrapped in gauze, into the vagina. The end of the tampon is displayed outside.
- A good curative effect in joint diseases, with arthritis, gout, plexitis, neuritis, neuralgia and periostitis.
Kaolin ( white clay) is often used in medical practice as an internal remedy for gastrointestinal diseases( colitis, enteritis) at 50-100 g. As an external agent, kaolin is used for certain skin diseases, as well as burns, diaper rash and ulcers.
When tachycardia( rapid heartbeat) often helps a flat cake of clay, superimposed on the heart area.
Some people of the Caucasus used to insomnia apply a compress on the forehead of clay and yogurt( 1: 1).
For plexitis and salt deposits in the shoulder region, apply daily applications of clay for 2-3 hours, followed by rubbing into the pain points of urine.
If the joints of your fingers are deformed by gout or unspecific arthritis, try to conduct the treatment with clay: , rub the entire palm with clay( 2 - 3 cm) and wrap a warm scarf on top.
The procedure is 2 hours long. There are 10 procedures for the course.
Clay is often used in the form of applications , both general and local.
- Common applications. Clay is coated all over the body. Clay temperature is 39-40 ° C.
- Belt( local) applications. The clay temperature is 40-42 degrees.
- Local applications. The clay temperature is 42.5-48 ° C.
The thickness of a clay cake for all kinds of applications is 3-5 cm. The duration of each procedure is 15-20 minutes. The course of treatment - 12-15 procedures, conducted every other day.
Dioscorides said: "All types of clay that are used in medicine have an astringent, emollient and gluing property, and in particular, each clay has a special property to benefit from any disease."
According to Avicenna, "clay helps fill in ulcers with meat and sticks together wounds at the beginning of their occurrence."
Usually, for clay, take the greasy, lamellar clay. It is sieved through a sieve( 2-3 mm), diluted with water to a consistency of sour cream and well stirred. The clay is heated to 60 ° C and mixed with cold water to obtain the desired temperature.
Of all the clays used in folk medicine, the most valuable is the so-called Armenian clay.
Powder or shards from the shingles are heated and applied for gout. This reduces pain.
Ointment, made of baked clay, has healing properties, helps with ulcers. She also dries and frets and bruises.
Source: Allega G.N. Official and traditional medicine. The most detailed encyclopedia.- Moscow: Izd-vo Eksmo, 2012.