The Black Patch Blog

Disclaimer: The following articles and blog posts on theblackpatch.com are about activated charcoal in general; this section is not meant to imply or suggest that The Black Patch™ is capable of any of the claims about charcoal made on this blog. Activated charcoal is used internally for poison control in most emergency rooms in America but the FDA has not yet approved it as a medical remedy on the skin. We are undergoing scientific testing of The Black Patch™ and will post scientific studies on our website related to the role of charcoal in pain relief and overall healing when published. Stay tuned for more.

How A Missionary Couple In Belize Used Charcoal To Save A Life

Warning: This story contains graphic content that some may find disturbing. Very early in the morning, my friend Jay was walking out on the peaceful road in the beautiful country of Belize! All of a sudden, he heard the tires screech and felt himself getting hit by a truck! He jumped back up and ran…

How It Worked For Us: Rest, Hydrotherapy, And Charcoal

This week my lovely wife was suffering for several days with a headache. She tried to do all she knew to naturally relieve the pain (mostly just drinking lots of water) but nothing was working. Then, I got a call during the middle of the week and she was in tears. She was feeling terrible.…

How Charcoal “Pencils” Became A Cure For Infections

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It used to be that a simple infection could kill you. A surgical procedure like an abortion or cesarean section—even just the act of giving birth—had a high mortality rate. Why? No antibiotics, which led to infections that started within the uterus, away from easy irrigation and treatment. Endometritis, the medical term for uterine infection,…

How A Mother Used A Charcoal Poultice To Save Her Son’s Life

A couple friends of mine, Jane and Sam*, recently shared this story with me, which astounded me because of how charcoal was the deciding factor in their child’s life or death. Again, I was reminded that charcoal is not only a passing trend for “black lattes” and “gothic burgers”. Charcoal has a saving power. This story, shared…

Try Black To Get Pearly White

You know what they say: “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” In the same way, don’t be fooled by the color of charcoal. Instead of staining black, when it comes to your teeth, charcoal can actually do the opposite! Charcoal can actually be used do what so many of those commercial brand toothpastes promise…

Spit, Snakes and Saving Lives

One of my favorite childhood pastimes was listening to my dad’s stories. They would range from how he would get in trouble as a kid to how he met my mom. One story in particular that stands out to me is the one when my dad helped save some someone’s life. It all happened back…

Let’s Talk About Diarrhea

We have to because it’s one of charcoal’s best features! Activated charcoal was actually used by soldiers in wartime for both the prevention and treatment of diarrhea.1 French military campaigns reported benefits from charcoal, and at around the same time, German literature carried reports saying the same.2 Soldiers liked the natural remedy so much that…

How Does Charcoal Work On Our Skin?

Our skin is the largest and maybe the most unappreciated organ of the body. We often think of it as simply the covering on our body, when in reality, it is a breathable layer that maintains the homeostasis of our internal systems and protects us from outside environmental hazards. This unique organ is waterproof but…

Eliminating An Upset Stomach Might Be Easier Than You Think

Awhile back, I was working as an EMT. It was awesome responding to the 911 calls and being there when people needed me the most. Doing that job I saw everything from people dying from a heart attack to people with a stubbed toe. What’s surprising is that the most common call isn’t life threatening.…