Medicinal Benefits Of Redmond Clay
March 7, 2011 by Peggy Layton
Many years ago in what is now Central Utah, a range of volcanoes erupted sending volcanic ash into the waters of the ancient Sundance Sea. The water in this sea evaporated, leaving behind a bed of mineral-rich bentonite clay.
Redmond Clay is one of the best brands of bentonite clay available on the market. It is a white sodium mineral-rich clay that comes from deep within the earth. It is from a Jurassic source. The land the clay is mined on is in Redmond, Utah, and people in the community have been using it medicinally for years.
For many generations native Indians carried a ball of this mineral-rich clay with them in their packs, some of which they dissolved in water and ingested with their meals. Clay, a product of Mother Earth, was a natural medicine used by the natives for fighting many stomach ailments, dysentery and food infections.
Historical uses of Medicinal Clay
Volumes of books have been written detailing how bentonite clay has been used for medicinal purposes for centuries without anyone ever being able to explain what makes it such a great healer. Dr. Ernst Meyer-Camberg, a European doctor, stated in his research papers on clay that it provides relief in a bad case of poisoning.
An author named Raymond Dextreit wrote a book called Our Earth Our Cure: A Handbook of Natural Medicine for Today. In it he details countless cases in which clay accomplishing amazing results. He says the clay acts symbiotically in the body.
In World War I, both Russian and French soldiers were issued clay as part of their rations. They would use it for illness and to treat cut and wounds. He says that the clay draws toxins to itself, thus making it a perfect poultice for cuts and wounds.
If taken internally in water the clay will pull toxins and poisons out of the body by absorbing many times its weight, and moving it through the system to be eliminated. People have reported that they feel relief from the flu symptoms by drinking the clay water.
Animals Eat Clay
Many cattle ranchers have big piles of the clay delivered to their farms for the animals to eat. The cattle naturally gravitate to it when they are sick. It is a form of self-medication for the cows. The farmers have noticed that it helps the sick animals.
The Redmond Clay Company started experimenting with clay that was found in veins deep within the earth. They took all the previous research done by the European scientists and did their own research on the Redmond Clay. To their amazement, it helped people get better from all kinds of ailments such as diarrhea, constipation, heartburn, stomach ache, acid indigestion, hiatal hernias, acid reflex, diverticulitis, colitis, rotavirus, and helicobacter pylori bacteria.
External And Skin Problems
It has been successfully used for external issues like burns, bee stings, wounds, spider bites, acne, athletes foot, bruises, arthritis, cuts, diaper rash, eczema, infections, mosquito bites, sores that won’t heal, sprains, twisted ankles and inflammation.
Burns And Bruises
I use Redmond Clay for any burn. It takes the pain away instantly and heals the blister quickly. My daughter-in-law burned herself with a curling iron. It was very painful, but I made some mud, put it on the burn and bandaged it up. It was better the next day. It works for all burns, sunburns, cuts and bruises. My husband is a contractor and he had an accident and mashed his thumb. It turned black and blue and was throbbing with pain. I put the clay on his thumb, had him wear a latex glove over it and the next day his thumb was fine and the bruising was gone.
To use it for diaper rash, just sprinkle the dry clay powder on the baby’s bottom. It seems to clear up diaper rash very quickly.
Some people take clay baths. To do so, sprinkle about one-half cup of dry clay powder in the bathwater, mix it up and soak in it for 30 minutes or more. It helps detoxify the body. It draws out toxins and infections from the skin.
For a footbath, simply put three tablespoons of clay in a pan of water and soak your feet in it for 30 minutes. It draws toxins from the feet and detoxifies the body.
In The First-Aid Kit
Because it has worked so well for all these other issues, I put Redmond Clay in my medical kit. I use it first, for relief rather than running to the doctor. Consequently I keep it mixed up ready to use in a solution of clay and water and have it in the kitchen cupboard and the bathroom cupboard.
The Redmond Clay Company has been around for 30 years and there have not been any cases of allergic reactions or adverse effects from taking the clay. The company says that with all the research that has been done, they are just scratching the surface of what the clay can do.
Because it has so many uses, I recommend you keep it in your 72-hour emergency kit, as I do.
Redmond clay comes in a premixed squeezable bottle that is ready to use, or you can buy the powder and mix it yourself.
To prepare the Redmond clay for external use, mix the powdered clay with just enough water to make a gel the consistency of mud. Use a glass cup or small glass-canning jar.
If you don’t use it all, then keep a lid on it. If it starts to dry up, just add a little more water and mix it up again. Use the mud like you would a gel, cream or poultice. Put it on about one-fourth inch thick and cover it with gauze, a bandage or plastic wrap and leave it on overnight.The next day you will be amazed at the result.
To use the clay internally, mix one teaspoon of the dry, powdered clay in a half of glass of water (preferably filtered water). Stir it up and let it sit for six to eight hours. Then drink it down.
If you have a hard time drinking the clay sediment at the bottom, just drink the clear liquid that is full of minerals, but it is better if you can drink the whole thing.
The clay goes through your intestinal system and absorbs poisons and toxins as it moves through, pulling them out of the body to be eliminated with waste material. It is good to make a large amount of clay water, let it sit for the prescribed time and then drink it several times a day, depending on how sick you feel.
Redmond Clay Daily Detox is a natural toxin-binding clay in capsule form for those who don’t want to drink the clay water. The capsules can be used every day.
Redmond Clay works inside the stomach to bind itself to harmful toxins. As it moves through the intestinal tract, it collects toxins and can help move along and eliminate trapped waste found along the inner wall. Daily use of Redmond Clay can help support a healthy digestive system. It is packed in 100 percent vegetable-based capsules.
Redmond Clay comes in powder form as well as premixed first-aid clay and facial mud for acne and facials. It also comes in capsules for internal use.
Redmond Clay, books, and other clay products can be purchased from www.peggylayton.com.
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