Clay Poultices

Healing Properties of Clay and Clay Poultices

Clay contains almost all microelements of which the human body consists. Its electrolyte composition makes it a good conductor of energy; therefore, with its help the body can cleanse of all filth and bacteria and receive a number of useful microelements.

Clay is a perfect free cure which can be used for different purposes. According to the Bulgarian healer Ivan Yotov, clay is a gift of God. The healer can cure any disease with it with the exception of cancer of the fourth degree when the cell membrane is destroyed and the clay cannot cleanse the cell from the filth. From ancient times clay has been used as a cure, mostly for external use, though the skin. You have seen pigs roll in the mud and then they remove the dry mud by rubbing themselves on the trees. A lot of vets use clay for medicinal purposes. For example, John W. Armstrong in his book The Water of Life described how he cured the broken leg of a pedigree stallion with clay and urine. The leg not only healed successfully but its hair was recovered and no traces remained after the trauma.

 A woman broke her leg and her husband applied clay compresses which he moistened with urine. After the accident the woman lived for twenty more years and never complained of any pain in her leg.

Many healers claim that clay loses its medicinal effect if it is kept in a bucket or a saucepan.

In colour clay can be red, yellow, blue or white. The colour depends on the sedimentary rocks. Its composition is also different in different localities. Doctors recommend white clay, known as kaolin, to be taken internally for gastrointestinal diseases. White clay is also used to heal sore places, burns and wounds.  Avicenna healed chronic diarrhoea and pains in the bladder with clay because it dries and does not burn the tender spot. Kaolin is also used in some preparations for eyes

If you have health problems, you should use clay from your locality. Experts claim that the best clay is the one which precipitates slowly when you dilute it with water.

Clay is known for its adsorbing properties. The water, in which clay precipitates, is very clean. You can bathe scrofulous children in it (scrofulous:  relating to scrofula (tuberculosis (or TB like bacteria) of the lymph nodes, particularly of the neck).

Clay water is drinking water; it is good for cooking as well. It improves the function of the liver, the stomach, and the gastrointestinal tract; it is suitable for healing colitis, haemorrhoids, and constipation. If you warm it, you can use it for enemas, too. The preparation is very simple: before you go to bed, put one tea spoonful of clay in a glass of water. In the morning the water is ready for you to drink.

In order to cleanse your body of heavy metals, harmful admixtures and even radiation, it is enough to put a handful of clay in a three-litre bottle and drink from the water.

Water and clay

Water contains a huge quantity of microelements: lead, chromium, cadmium, barium, selenium, manganese, copper, zinc, magnesium, iodine, bromine, nickel, and lithium. Special laboratories are in charge of the established standards of water so that the quantity of microelements in it meets the requirements of the standards.

If there is no lithium in the water, for example, people would feel depressed. You can receive lithium at home. Put a lump of sugar in a spoon, melt it over the fire, shake a burning cigarette over the sugar so that some ashes fall down and dip the spoon in a jar with 500 ml of water. On the next day the lithium water is ready. Drink it and you will have no more depression. You can use the water for compresses, too.

Sea water is not for drinking but it is very good for clay compresses as it contains over seventy different micro elements.

You can define what microelements you lack by analysing your hairs: the concentration of microelements in hairs is ten times higher than in the blood serum. Schizophrenics, for example, usually have more lead and iron and less cadmium and manganese in their hair than healthy people. Zink deficiency shows lack of vitamins in the body, and that can lead to formation of adenomas, impotence, diabetes and poorer eyesight.

With water you receive microelements and you lose them when you sweat. If you put wild plums or celery in the water, you can quench your thirst very quickly and you will sweat less. In old times in the old casting workshops people put a handful of clay in the copper utensils for water.

Combination of clay with plants

Clay can be diluted not only in water but in urine, yoghurt, herb decoctions and herb infusions. From the mixture received you can prepare a semi-liquid or drier plaster and put in on the tender spot. You can add to clay fresh vegetable juices made from beetroot, cabbage, cucumbers, garlic, horseradish and dill and in this way you can fully use the medicinal properties of the vegetables. You can also add ground horse chestnuts. Before grinding them, leave them in water for twenty four or forty eight hours and then you can grind them easier.

Horse chestnuts are bitter in taste and are not good for eating but you can prepare a decoction of clay and the ground chestnuts, shells and leaves and use the decoction to treat varicose veins, female reproduction diseases, gastrointestinal diseases, radiculitis, aches in the joints, cervical osteochondrosis, and haemorrhoids. A plaster of that mixture is put on the forehead and the temples if you have low blood pressure and on the nape if your blood pressure is high. If you have migraine, put a compress on your crown. It is recommended to bandage the plaster with black cotton or linen cloth. If you have pains in the cardiac area, a nervous breakdown, connected with the vegetative-vascular activity, neurosis and stress, a compress put a little under your left armpit   will help you. A woman who was operated on for peritonitis used such compresses to heal the adhesions in the abdominal cavity.

Irritable and hot-tempered people can use that mixture, too. During the night put a plaster in the right hypochondrium. Then the gall will not stagnate and will not strain the liver.

If you have varicose vein capillaries of the rhino pharynx and you catch colds too often, you should put bandages on your forehead twice a day before lunch and supper; the mixture on the bandage is from clay, yoghurt, millet, rye bread and finely cut fresh cucumbers or pickles. During flu epidemics this bandage will help you a lot.

In order to remove clogging of deep veins you should rub a few drops of turpentine oil on the tender spot, then put over a clay plaster and finally bandage with a red woollen cloth impregnated with salty solution. The red wool helps and quickens the healing process.

If you make a compress, you should use special paper to cover it and not nylon bags.

Clay can be replaced with cottage cheese which can also take out all the filth through the skin; it is very well combined with different vegetable juices and plants.

Bitter plants and clay

Usually, the pancreas needs bitter liquids which are so unpleasant to drink that many people refuse the treatment because of this. However, you can take those liquids through your skin and they will get to the pancreas. Plants like juniper (Juniperus), hemlock (Conium maculatum), wallflower (Erysimum) and dandelion roots (Taraxacum) are suitable for this purpose. You can use them fresh and well crushed or dry; if they are dry, you should first pour hot water over the herbs. Put the herb you chose on the tender spot and cover it with a plaster prepared with clay and salt. You should know that you can heat the clay only with hot sand or salt. The compress may not be hot, that depends of the condition of the sick person and the specific case

Once more, clay can be combined not only with water, urine, yoghurt and whey but with herb decoctions and infusions. Clay is really miraculous because it not only takes useless and harmful substances out of the body but also feeds and supplies it with useful microelements.

Clay is a cure for the spine

Living tissue must perform its functions but as we eat dead boiled food, at least we can feed our body with live food in the form of applications, clay compresses and decoctions made of different plants. Clay can very well affect the spine. Some people cannot afford to have fresh fruit and vegetables every day as Paul Bragg and Dr Norman Walker advise us. However, we can use the vegetable peels to feed our body through the skin, not to throw them away. Many people are afraid of the nitrates in the vegetable peels. They do not know that our skin does not let through harmful elements and parasites. Therefore, you can add vegetable peels to clay compresses; you should only be careful not to add rotten peels.

In many countries people drink decoctions made from peels. These decoctions are a perfect means to cleanse the body.

If you mince vegetable peels and mix them with clay and smashed egg shells, you will have a perfect means to strengthen fragile bones. Naturally, if you have had a bad diet for a long time, you cannot expect instantaneous results. The human body has the ability to regenerate itself but we should help it with positive thinking and faith in healing.

We do not love ourselves well enough and we do not care about our health enough. We prefer different pills which can cure one disease and cause a lot of other injuries. For example, a woman spent a lot of time and money in hospitals to return the mobility of her legs, and the result of all the treatment was that she was in a wheel chair. However, she decided to try the so called untraditional medicine and began with heating compresses during the night made from warm decoction of potato peels and clay. She drank the same decoction during the day. After some time she left the wheel chair. Then instead of heating compresses she began clay applications and then she had a break; it is mandatory for that kind of treatment. As she still had spikes in her knee joints, after the break she began to add coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara) to the clay. At the beginning she infused the leaves and put them on her knees, and covered them with clay. Later she mixed the dry pounded leaves with clay. These compresses must be kept on the knees for five hours. She used coltsfoot, grinded horse chestnuts and sometimes burdock roots (Arctum lapa L.).  She used the horse chestnuts not only for compresses. She pierced seven horse chestnuts, put them on a long strong thread and made a string so if she had any pain in the knees, the spine or the waist, she put that string on the tender spot.

The energy of horse chestnuts makes cells vibrate and throw out filth. Chestnuts and ivy bark contain acetylsalicylic acid and they can replace aspirin in a perfect way. They are extremely useful if you have stagnation of blood and clogged capillaries.

In Russia scientific experiments have not been made yet on the effect of potato peels decoction but a lot of people use it. Potatoes are rich in potassium which is needed for the normal function of muscles, especially the heart muscle. We can feed our heart with potassium with the following compress: add infused oats, potato peels and fry apricots to the clay and dilute the mixture always with yoghurt or whey because yogurt and whey contain a lot of calcium.

To prevent formation of adenoma on the prostate, you can add beetroot peels and bran: they are rich in zinc. It is recommendable to put the plaster on the waist, on the left hypochondruim or on the pancreas. You will supply your body with iron if you add beetroot juice or dandelion leaves to the mixture and in this way you will remove fatigue. You should eat foods rich in copper like liver, walnuts, milk, and rye bread so that iron turns quicker into haemoglobin. If you wear a gold chain, in the gold of which there is some copper (this is called red gold), you have probably noticed that sometimes there is a green trace on your neck. Do not worry, that means that your body needs copper to improve lymph circulation. If lymph circulation is slower, you can feel pains in the legs; the pain usually moves to the ankle joint, the feet, the knees or the calves. It is sufficient to cleanse lymph nodes and capillaries with clay mixed with copper sulphate of bay leaves and the pain will disappear.  Copper, gold, zinc, and lead give their energy to the body in the contact with the skin, and silver and tin receive energy. If you do not have copper sulphate, cover the clay with a copper plate.

Doctors claim that people stop growing after the age of 18 to 26. After that the blood supply of intervertabral discs becomes worse. These discs begin to feed from the intercellular space; the balance between micro minerals and vitamins is upset, backaches begin, salts are precipitated, and this is the beginning of osteoporosis.  If you lead sedentary life, if you sit or stand in the same position at your work place, you load the same group of muscles and help clogging in some places. Muscles lose their elasticity, the body becomes physically weaker, and this can lead to laziness, lack of confidence, fear, malice, and envy; thus you gradually lose your good health. Problems with the spine can cause headache when the salts in the zones of upper cervical vertebrae narrow the spine artery and insufficient quantity of blood reaches the brain. This is the reason why yoga and Chinese doctors recommend sleeping with a cylindrical pillow under the neck. For this purpose you can use a small pillow as big as a brick tightly filled with birch leaves and hop cones; they help a lot against stagnation of blood. You can also make compresses with warm water on the neck and the shoulders and massage yourself after that.

The volume of blood circulating in the arteries should be equal to the volume of blood circulation in the veins. Common people on the mountains of Caucasus and in Mexico improve their blood circulation and remove fatigue by a massage of the neck and the back. With massage and physical exercises you can positively affect the cervical vertebrae and save a lot of problems in this easy and pleasant way. Some functional changes in the organs can also be avoided with massage and exercise. So, in the evening, while watching television, you can put the seven-horse chestnut string on your neck and cover it with a clay compress.

Many young people today suffer from curvature of the spine, and this leads to damage of internal organs: the vertebrae come too close to one another and press the nerves, which are connected with internal organs.  You should not allow this.

There are a lot of ways to fight the early deformation of spine by running, jogging, climbing stairs, by walks before going to sleep, dances, medicinal physical training, exercises on the lyre and the horizontal bars, and massages. Treatment with clay plasters is extremely effective. You should begin the procedures in summer as this is the most suitable period to feed your body through the skin. In the beginning you can put compresses when there is New Moon or Full Moon. That means only six days a month during the increased activity of the Sun when you do not feel very well. The astrologists have allocated the twelve months of the year in the signs of the Zodiac; the same signs are valid for our whole body.  This was not made at random. According to astrology, the functions of our organs and systems are closely connected with the energy of constellations and planets. There is a special section in astrology, the medial astrology, which can give us a number of useful tips how to look after our good health.

The skin and clay

The skin is the biggest human organ; it takes one fifth of our body. Although it is an external organ, it is connected with all internal organs through receptors or points affecting the meridians. Thanks to biologically active points you can affect all the body through the skin. You can also prevent a number of diseases by massage and compresses with clay, plants and herbs. You can judge by the turgor and elasticity of the skin about the health of a person.

Senile debility is cured with paddy oats. If your skin is very dry and wrinkled, you should drink a decoction of paddy oats. Mix the softened oats with clay, prepare compresses and put them on the spine, the legs, the arms and everywhere where you feel pain. These procedures supply the body with potassium and have a general strengthening effect.

The decoction is prepared in the following way: pour five cups of cold water over one cup of paddy oats and boil on low fire until half of the water evaporates. Filter and drink. You can put milk in the decoction (1:1). Boil again and add four tea spoonfuls of honey. This is a perfect way to strengthen your body especially after operations and if you have kidney diseases.

To heat the clay use hot salt or sand. The sand contains silicon which is essential for the beauty of the skin as it affects the connective tissue. This element can be found in the body in very small quantities, mainly in the thymus, pituitary and the adrenal gland. In order to feed all the body with silicon, it is good for the compresses made of clay and sand to be put exactly in the places of these organs. If you have brittle nails, rotten teeth and exhausted hair, these compresses will be very useful for you.  Cucumbers are rich in silicon. It is recommended to have discharge days during the first and the fourth phase of the Moon. Peel the cucumbers, grate them and eat them once a day. Dry the peels,   make them into powder and use them in winter as a seasoning for cooked food.

Hot sand and clay help for rheumatics in leg joints. Use a dry compress, put cotton socks on it, and on the cotton socks put woollen socks. The sand can be replaced by field horsetail (Equisetum arvense), which is also rich in silicon.

Take a handful of fresh or dry horsetail, pour over one cup of cold water and leave for an hour. Add the clay. Put the plaster with the horsetail and the clay on the tender spot and keep it on the whole night.  You can prepare a decoction of the field horsetail and drink it like tea. You can also rinse your hair after you wash it as the horsetail feeds and strengthens the roots of the hair.

Lack of silica makes the hair of elderly people thin and brittle and the skin becomes dry and rough. You can cure cataract with silica. If you want to supply your body with this important element, you should eat salads with leak, and also beetroot, cucumbers, sunflower seeds and celery.

Clay can be heated with salt, too. Salt is a component of blood plasma and tissue liquid. Sodium pulls out liquid from the cells into the intercellular space and potassium pulls it back into the cells. The liquid balance and cell exchange depend largely on these two minerals. The cell exchange is a movement of the liquid and is connected with the supply of oxygen. The skin is also a respiratory organ: if it shrinks or loosens, that means that its pores breathe. If you wash with warm and cold water, if you take baths and contrast showers, you enable your pores to shrink and loosen. Clay is directly connected with that ability of the skin. Warm and cold clay compresses help tissues shrink and loosen. Through the open pores all filth, which salt in combination with clay pulls out, is thrown out of the body. If you cover the compress with a red woollen cloth, you will improve the blood flow because the red colour increases the blood circulation. If you dip the red woollen cloth in salty water, the vein flow will improve as the salt and the clay will pull out all filth.

Magnetofore and clay

Magnetofores are magnet plates made from mineral and organic substances mixed with magnet powder.

Medicine has proved the medicinal properties of low-frequency magnet fields. Special devices have been invented to produce constant or intermittent magnetic field. Magnetofores are applied in medicine, farming and construction. In construction if the water, which is used to mix cement or lime, is processed with a magnetofore, the strength of the building material will be increase by 25%.

Magnetofores help if you have hypertension, radiculitis, musculoskeletal system and nervous system disorders, and if you break limbs or have burns.

You should know that clay contains magnet particles. You can add some more but not too many.

If you have rheumatics in the legs, it is enough to magnetize iron swarf and put it in clay diluted in urine or yoghurt. Such a plaster is very effective not only for pains in the legs but for heart failure. The iron swarf favorably affects erythrocytes formation in the spinal cord. Iron strengthens nervous tissues and muscles. If you put a hot iron nail in a jar of honey, you will get a perfect means to cure anaemia. Every day dilute one tea spoonful of that honey in water.

From time immemorial in Russia compresses made from clay and vinegar have been used to lower high temperature and for headache and raving. For high temperature people used white clay, for sting by a bee or another insect they used yellow clay mixed with child’s urine. If there were burns of the skin, they used clay mixed with vegetable oil, charcoal ashes and an egg. People also drank water with clay diluted in it: in a glass of water they put half a tea spoonful of well dried clay and left it the whole night.

Applications with clay

If you have purulent abscesses, you should change the clay plasters every 30 minutes; compresses on the legs are changed every two or three hours so that there are no unpleasant reactions.

It is recommendable to combine clay therapy with a vegetable diet, spa procedures and sunbathing. Sometimes you can have healing crises but you should not stop the procedures. Every crisis shows that your body is cleansing.

In cosmetic masks clay is also used. Clay is mixed with water and cucumber juice until it becomes as thick as toothpaste and then it is spread on the face. If you have pimples on the face, prepare a mask from clay powder and olive oil.

If you have arthritis, rheumatism or anaemia, add sea salt to clay plasters. The bactericidal properties of sea salt have been long known

Internal application of clay

You should use only greasy clay filtered through gauze to drink. Blue and green clay are the most suitable for drinking as they have energetic wave eight metres long.  Put one tea spoonful of clay for one glass of water. If you like, you can put some mint or eucalyptus for a better taste. Drink three times a day. For children half a tea spoonful of the clay water is enough. You can gargle with this water if you have a sore throat or toothache. The clay water is especially useful if there are infectious epidemics, for colitis and gastritis as it cleanses mucus off the stomach wall.

Before you start clay therapy you should know some important basic rules:

  1. In order to cure furuncles, carbuncles and abscesses the clay plaster should be kept for one hour. Four to six procedures should be made per day.
  2. If you have an abscess in the mouth, put dry plasters on the external and the internal side of the cheek at the same time.
  3. Clay compresses on the nape or on the stomach have a calming effect on the nervous system. They should be made two or three times a week for 20-30 minutes.
  4. Gargle with clay and salty water relieves pains if you have sore throat, inflammation of the gums and toothache.
  5. Cold compresses are suitable for bronchial asthma. They should be kept on for two hours and the procedure should be repeated two or four times a day.
  6. Swellings on the legs will disappear if you keep the compresses for two hours; add herb decoction or fresh herbs to the clay.
  7. Encephalitis or sunstroke is cured with compresses on the face for three to four times a day. For sunstroke you can put the compress on the stomach twice a day for two hours. Cold compresses on the stomach are effective for constipation as well. You should apply compresses twice a day for two hours; during the night they should stay for two or three hours.
  8. Dermatose treatment includes internal application of clay and herb decoctions as well as external procedures: masks with clay mash which are washed out with cold water after they are dry.
  9. Cold or slightly warm compresses have a calming effect on rheumatism and neuralgia. Apply them two or three times a day for two or three hours. The same procedure is applied for injuries; during the night the compress is only with clay water.
  10. If you have general weakness and neurasthenia, drink one tea spoonful of clay in one glass of water for ten or twenty days.
  11. Warm clay baths for the feet help for migraine. Take them twice a day for two hours.
  12. Sore throat is also cured with compresses two or three times a day for two or three hours.
  13. If you have neurosis, you should apply a complex treatment with clay water two or three times a day (1 tea spoonful for one glass of water) and compresses on the nape (two or three times a day for one or two hours).
  14. Wash wounds with salty water and after that put a plaster on them. If the wound is infected, plasters should be changed six or seven times a day.
  15. If you have stones in the kidneys, it is good to drink clay water for ten or twelve days.
  16. Lumbago (backache) is cured with cold plasters which should be kept for two hours.

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