Bentonite clay is a well-regarded natural remedy particularly favored as a detox agent. This includes detoxification of heavy metals.
Bentonite clay is a naturally alkaline substance that has been used medicinally for centuries. Its ability to expand in water and to ionically attract toxins and metallic ions has made it a popular natural remedy for a number of systemic conditions as well as for use as a topical treatment. Different variations of bentonite clay exist, based upon where it was pulled from the ground, with the major difference being in the specific balance of certain elemental components. It is sometimes called Montmorillonite after one of the clay’s principle crystalline components.
For use as a laxative, as a detoxing agent, in heavy metal chelation, as part of a poultice for wounds, and in skin care and treatment of skin conditions. Some studies have indicated bentonite clay as effective against candida infections.