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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.

The Charcoal Hype Goes 6,000 Years Back

When most people think about charcoal, they usually think of the black briquettes they’ve used to throw on the grill. (Ellsworth Zwoyer invented those in 1897, by the way.) But here’s the thing most people don’t realize: entire civilizations were finding other uses for charcoal nearly 6,000 years ago – 3750 BC to be exact.…

Activated Charcoal – The What And The Why

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First things first: activated charcoal isn’t the little black briquette you throw onto a grill. Sure, the source is the same, but the manufacturing process is totally different, which results in the mass of health benefits that prompted us to create an entire product (The Black Patch) out of it! Activated charcoal is pure carbon.…

Charcoal Remedy: Ant Bites And Bee Stings

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Summer is a wonderful time of the year. The warm weather beckons us to enjoy the sandy beaches, sparkling lakes, and forested trails around the country or close to home. But as we have learned from personal experience, summer also brings an abundance of encounters with biting, stinging critters! Activated charcoal has many different medicinal…

Charcoal Remedy: Spider And Snake Bites

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We’ve examined how charcoal can be used to effectively treat insect bites and stings. Now let’s turn our attention to venomous creatures of a different kind. Poisonous Spider Bites Spider bites can cause a wide assortment of symptoms including excruciating pain, swelling, and tissue necrosis (death). People can also die from certain venomous arachnid (spider)…

Charcoal Remedy: Poisoning

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“Activated charcoal is rated in Category I (Safe and Effective) by the FDA for acute toxic poisoning. It is recognized as a universal antidote.” ─ Science News 119:3, 1981. Did you know the Poison Control Center recommends activated charcoal as a remedy for some types of poisoning? In fact, charcoal is a very effective remedy…