Bentonite is a type of clay formed from volcanic ash that has been used medicinally for hundreds of years, both internally and externally. Indigenous tribe around the world have been observed dipping their food into small amounts of bentonite dissolved in water, and many animals are drawn to bentonite reserves, where they can be seen licking the clay, or wallowing in it to relieve external injuries.
Add one tablespoon of bentonite clay to an 8 oz. glass of water, and mix thoroughly. Optionally, you can also add one teaspoon of powdered psyllium, or one tablespoon of whole psyllium husk and mix again. Drink immediately, then follow with another full glass of water. For a full cleanse, start with one glass daily, then work your way up to three to five glasses daily for a few months. Gradually taper off use to return to normal bowel movements.
Why it Works
Due to its tendency to swell, bentonite is effective as a bulk laxative. Once it swells, bentonite has the properties of a sponge, and effectively soaks up toxins. It has even been shown to help rid the body of snake venom, pathogens, pesticides, and herbicides. Because bentonite is inert, it passes through the digestive system (with the toxins) and out of the body. The psyllium adds fiber and bulk to the mixture, speeding up the elimination process.
Be sure and drink plenty of water during the cleansing process to avoid dehydration and constipation.