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Activated Charcoal - Detoxifies / Adsorbs toxins. How to make and apply a "jelly" poultice

Activated Charcoal

How to make and apply a "jelly" poultice

Used externally to adsorb localized toxins from a poisonous bite or sting - the sooner you can get it on after the incident, the better

A poisonous bite will usually become inflamed and painful within 10 minutes


•  1/4 Cup Water

•  2 Tablespoons Activated Charcoal powder

•  2 Tablespoons ground flax seed to bind (holds moisture in poultice) - can also use psyllium, cornstarch or ground oatmeal

Make poultice

•  Place an amount of mixture in middle of a paper towel and spread it out a little

•  Fold the edges of the towel over into the center to form a poultice "package"

Apply poultice

•  Place poultice onto the treatment area -

•  Cover with plastic

•  Wrap with a bandage to hold in place

•  Change every hour or two at first if dealing with a serious case - or else leave longer

DO NOT use DMSO to increase absorption, it will cause venom to sink deeper - according to the book "Defy your doctor and be healed" by C. Thomas and Sara C. Corriher; however, this site author has not been able to confirm this

Activated Charcoal Soak

Add 1/2 Cup activated charcoal to 2-5 gallons of water in a bucket or plastic bowl

Soak area that can be soaked


Charcoal Treatment Directions for Poisonous Bites or Stings*

Type of Problem

Single Bee Sting

Multiple Bee Stings

Spider Bite

Snake Bite

Initial Treatment of Choice

Charcoal paste applied to sting area

30 minute charcoal bath (2 cups charcoal to a bath)

Charcoal soak of the affected part (1/2 cup charcoal to 2-5 gallons)

1.Wash bite area

2. 1 hour charcoal soak

3. Apply poultice to entire area

4. Drink 2 T charcoal + 2 glasses of water every 2 hours for 6 hours, then 1 tsp every 4 hours for 24 hours

Additional Treatments

Charcoal poutlices

Charcoal poutlices

Charcoal poutlices

Duration of Treatments

Change every 10 minutes for 1 hour, then leave on for at least 8 hours or until swelling and pain are gone

Change every 10 minutes for 1 hour, then leave on for at least 8 hours

Change every 30 minutes for 8 hours then every 2 hours for 8 hours then every 2-4 hours until healing is complete

Change poultice every 10-15 minutes until swelling and pain are gone. Add ice packs if pain and swelling persist.

Credit to: http://www.swiftrunnerministries.com/charcoal-remedies.php

*Charcoal should be applied immediately or as soon as possible. If you are allergic to bees take charcoal orally also.

 For snake bites - Charcoal poultices should cover almost the entire bitten extremity, centering over the bite.


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