Gout Clay Therapy
Red Clay Gout Therapy
Red clay has an abundance of beneficial microbes and fungi and is reported to be useful for detoxing (adsorbing heavy metals & pathogens) and lowering uric acid.
We prepare the clay for poultice by adding agents like activated charcoal, raw coconut oil, and glycerine.
After applying the mixture to the chosen area, we use Hierba Santa leaves (a potent anti-inflammatory), or banana leaves, to cover the clay and keep it moisturized. This is important because once the clay dries up, it is losing its electrical conductivity and its ability to exchange ions.
Black Clay Gout Therapy
Another local clay variety we use is the Black Oaxacan Clay, well known for its black pottery.
We use it pure or mixed with aloe vera, and glycerine.
Clay applied to the skin is reported to cause:
adsorbing tissue liquids
absorbing minerals like magnesium, bromide, potassium, strontium, boron, iron and sulfur