Natural Mineral Clay – Antibacterial

A review paper published in the Journal, International Geology Reviews outlines the antibacterial properties of natural clay. Natural clays have been used in ancient and modern times to heal skin conditions. Clay minerals are added to cosmetic and pharmaceutical formulations because of their therapeutic characteristics. Untreated clay minerals are abundant in nature and very effective at killing a broad spectrum of pathogens. Therefore, clay is an inexpensive treatment modality for infection. Argital natural cosmetics are a popular clay based skincare range for those suffering with chronic to mild skin conditions. Ideally a CAM Provider can assess individual health requirements and advise with regard to suitability of use. This article addresses the benefits of clay and it’s healing properties.

Reference: Lynda B. Williams and Shelley E. Hayden ‘Evaluation of the medicinal use of clay minerals as antibacterial agents’, Int Geol Rev. 2010, 52(7/8)

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