Bentonite: A healing clay!

For centuries, bentonite clay has been used by natives and indigenous people to cure many diseases and promote internal healing.

An XRD pattern of the clay, shown in Figure 1, was collected on Rigaku's Ultima IV multipurpose diffraction system.

Figure 2 shows the major clay phase present is beidellite. Such phases can easily absorb water, and the toxins in it, working like a sponge. The simultaneous presence of hydroxyl anions and alkali metal cations in the other phases present in the bentonite sample promote ion migration out of the body and into the clay promoting health and internal healing.

XRD pattern of clay
Figure 1

Shows the major clay phase present is beidellite
Figure 2

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