- absorbent (acts like a sponge, leaving the water laden with toxins and the gases to saturate it)
- adsorbent (it reacts similarly to plaster)
- purifying and regenerating
- antiseptic (the pathogens are evacuated or destroyed)
- healing (promotes healing of wounds by activation of coagulation and regeneration of tissues)
- neutralizing of many microbes (bacteria & viruses) & toxins
French clay drains the suppurations of wounds, resorbs bruises, and relieves joint and muscular pains. It helps heal sprains, strains, edema aches, sinusitis, and sore throats. It also soothes irritations of the skin, such as sunburns, small burns, slight wounds, bloating and stomach irritation.
Applied clay paste on infected pimples, scratches, cuts, erythema, eczema, and bites will help purify and heal irritated areas. French green clay is used for poultices, plasters, wraps, etc.. The French clay poultice applies to the area where pain occurs. The aim of the poultice application is to cool a feverish, congested or inflamed area, or warmed up to revitalize and tone.
It depends where you get it from. For example, if you choose a bentonite clay, such as the Aztec clay, it may not be. Below is a list of the mineral composition, you may notice that some of them are toxic compounds like mercury or uranium.
(www.draxe.com which is a great source for healthy tips)
In California, the bentonite clay should have a warning notice from the PROP65 CA warning. This means clay products should have the label, “WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.” Only products made with pure clay with a composition that does not include heavy metal compounds and/or minerals listed in the Prop65, do not require this label.
- Silicon – 20.2 %
- Calcium – 3900 mg /kg
- Iron – 3300 mg /kg
- Potassium- 2900 mg /kg
- Magnesium – 1600 mg /kg
- Phosphorus – 930 mg /kg
- Manganese – 400 mg /kg
- Sodium – 330 mg /kg
- Zinc – 85 mg /kg
- Chromium – 53 mg /kg
- Copper – 18 mg /kg
- Selenium – 0.93 mg /kg
- Molybdenum – 0.54 mg /kg
The source of this information where you will also find the benefits of each minerals: https://clayerusa.com/bentonite-clay
As you can see, there is no heavy metal; thus, the green clay from Clayer is certified non-toxic.