Does charcoal have health benefits?


Charcoal, especially activated charcoal, is a fine, odourless, black powder made from other sources apart from wood sources like coconut shell, sawdust, and peat. It can also be made into different forms, powder or a paste form is usually overlooked by many due to its unpleasant appearance and stain effect.

But while many look at it as just a cooking tool and a source of dirt, charcoal has been proved to possess health benefits and is often used in emergency rooms to treat overdoses; also, it is said to serve health purposes like reducing flatulence, promoting kidney health and lowering cholesterol levels by stopping toxins from being absorbed in the stomach by binding to them. And…

Source: Nigerian Tribune