Charcoal Therapy

Charcoal Therapy In the 19th Century

THE use of charcoal as a simple remedy for different health problems is an ancient way of treating many common diseases that afflict humankind dates back to the time of Hippocrates who lived from 460 to 370 B.C.

In the late 1800, Ellen G.White spearhearded the use of charcoal in the treatment of different diseases. A sincere and prayerful Christian, she wrote many books including health books such as: Ministry of Healing, Medical Ministry, Counsels on Diet and Foods, Happiness Homemade, Healthful Living, Temperance,Counsels on Health,and Selected Messages in three volume

She said:

 “The Lord has given some simple herbs   of the field that at times are beneficial; and if every family were educated in how to use these herbs in case of sickness, much suffering might be prevented, and no doctor need be called.

These old fashioned, simple herbs, used intelligently would have recovered many sick who have died under drug medication.

“One of the most beneficial remedies is pulverized charcoal, placed in a bag and used in fomentations.This is a most successful remedy……I have prescribed this simple remedy, with perfect success….This works like a charm.

“I expect you will laugh at this; but if I could give this remedy some outlanding name that no one knew but myself, it would have greater influence….But the simplest remedies may assist nature, and leave no baleful effects after their use.” reach of many people, “When used intelligently,” she said “the blessing of the Lord may be expected to follow the use on these means.”

  •  Indigestion

“I will tell you a little about my experience with charcoal as a remedy. For some forms of indigestion, it is more efficacious than drugs.”


  • Inflammation of the Bowel/Dysentery.

“A brother was taken sick with inflammation of the bowls and bloody dysentery….But this man who was suffering from inflammation of the bowels, sent for me to come to him….Fears were entertained that mortification had set in.Then the thought came to me like a communication from the Lord to take  pulverized charcoal, put water upon it, and give this water to the sick man to drink, putting bandages of the charcoal over the bowels and stomach….The result was that in half an hour there was a change for the better….The blessing of God had worked with the simple means used.”


  • Inflammation of the Eyes

“The most severe inflammation of the Eyes will be relieved by a poultice of charcoal,put in a bag,and dipped in hot or cold water,will best suit the case. This works like a charm.

  • Inflammation and Bruises

   “To students who injured with bruised hands and suffering with inflammation,I have prescribed this simple remedy,with perfect success.

The poison of inflammation was overcome, the pain removed, and healing went on rapidly.”

“One came to me one day in this condition, with his hand tied in a sling.

He was much troubled over the circumstances; for his help is needed in clearing the land. I said to him, ‘Go to the place where you  have been burning


Poisonous Substances

  • Aconite
  • Acrolein
  • Camphor
  • DDT
  • Delphinium
  • Dieldrin
  • Hemlock
  • Lead acetate
  • Malathion
  • Parathion
  • Poisons from Plant
  • Poisons  from Animal
  • Radioactive Element

Inorganic Substances

  • Antimony
  • Chlorine
  • Hydrogen sulfide
  • Iron
  • Lead
  • Mercuric chloride
  • Mercury
  • Nitrogen dioxide
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Silver
  • Thallium
  • Tin

Drugs and Substances

  • Acetaminophen
  • Aconitine
  • Alcohol
  • Antipyrine
  • Arsenic
  • Aspirin
  • Barbital
  • Barbiturates
  • Camphor
  • Cantharides
  • Chlordane
  • Chlorquine
  • Chlorpheniramine
  • Chlorpromazine
  • Cocaine
  • Colchine
  • Cyanide
  • Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid
  • Digitalis
  • Diphenoxylates
  • Diphenylhydantoin
  • Elaterin
  • Ergo
  • Ethchlovynol
  • Gasoline
  • Glutethimide
  • Hexachlorophene
  • Impramine
  • Iodine
  • Ipecac
  • Kerosene
  • Mefenamic acid
  • Meprobamate
  • Methylene blue
  • Methylene salicylate
  • Morphine
  • Narcotics
  • Nortriptyline
  • Opium
  • Penicillin
  • Pentobarbital
  • Pesticides
  • Phenol
  • Phenolpthalcin
  • Phenolphthalcin
  • Phenylpropanolamine
  • Potassium cyanide
  • Primaquine
  • Propantheline
  • Quinacrine
  • Quinine
  • Salicylamide
  • Salicylates
  • Secobarbital
  • Selenium
  • Stramonium
  • Strychnine

Therapeutic Effects of Charcoal

CHARCOAL therapy is a universal remedy to the many heath problems people face today.  It has helped my family and community people we have met , treated, and taught for the past 30 years.

Charcoal’s major role in the healing process is merely to adsorb toxin germs, viruses, bacteria, and wound secretions.

Below is a list of some of the therapy .

  1. Relieves pain and aches
  2. Adsorbs acids produced by the stomach
  3. Relieves gout and arthritis
  4. Destroys or stoos the  growth of bacteria
  5. Removed odors(a deodorant)
  6. Prevents or relieves7 nausea and vomiting
  7. Relieves inflammations
  8. Favors the removal of stones in the bladder, kidneys, and gall bladder
  9. Prevents or checks  rabies
  10. Prevents the development of or the pathogenic action of microbes

11.Prevets or checks pus  formation

  1. Lowers body temperature as in fever
  2. Relieves rheumatism
  3. Prevents the growth of microorganism
  4. Relieves abdominal pain
  5. Adsorbs poison, food, or chemicals
  6. Relieves cough and  disorders of the lungs
  7. Adsorbs poisonous matters from animals, insects, and snakes
  8. Destroys disease _producing organism
  9. Helps to prevent gas from forming in the intestines and assists in expending
  10. Purifies and cleanses impurities in the blood
  11. Cleanses boils, ulcers, and  wounds by absorbing pus, fluid secretions, and all product s of infections
  12. Cleanses and dissolves polyps or cyst
  13. Promotes the health of the liver
  14. Promotes or bring healing of boils, and carbuncles
  15. Relieves diseases of the eyes and ears
  16. Controls abnormal growths, such as corns or solid masses
  17. Stimulates digestion and improves appetite