At the present time, medical use of clay is the treatment of chronic diseases of the spine, joints, muscles, peripheral nervous system, as well as with injuries, sprains, bruises, bruises, cystitis and gynecological diseases.
The wider use of clay in folk medicine. Clay is treated with all skin diseases, benign and malignant tumors, atherosclerosis, polyps, adenoids, headache, sinusitis, mastitis and mastopathy, insomnia, diabetes mellitus, prostate adenoma, hemorrhoids, diseases of the digestive organs, kidney and liver, pneumonia, tuberculosis, bronchitis, varicose veins, tonsillitis and other diseases.
The same wide application in cosmetology: clay is used as a means for hair and skin.
A variety of colors of clay.
Its color depends on the chemical composition and does not play any role in efficiency.
White clay is called kaolin. It is extremely rich in magnesium, zinc, silica. With the help of white clay slags are very well absorbed and are eliminated from the body. This kind of clay has an antiseptic effect. White clay excellently cleanses the skin, and also saturates it with minerals, the skin becomes elastic, and wrinkles are smoothed, coarsened skin on hands and feet softens, blood circulation and metabolism improves, acne is treated.
Blue clay. It contains the optimal set of all necessary mineral salts and microelements for our organism. Clay of blue color is an excellent anti-inflammatory agent that activates blood circulation and strengthens metabolic processes occurring in tissues. It cleanses, tones, softens, whitens the skin, makes it velvety, smoothes wrinkles, is an effective anti-cellulite remedy. Ideal for absolutely any type of skin.
Green clay. It contains a huge amount of iron, copper and other trace elements. Green clay is the best sorbent from all types of clay. It increases the resistance of the body, normalizes the activity of the cardiovascular system. Perfect for oily skin. Produces deep cleansing of the skin, normalizes the work of the sebaceous glands, narrows the pores, smoothes and softens the skin. Can be used to treat hair with scalp and dandruff. Green clay is the most active among all clay species.
Yellow clay. Incredibly rich in potassium and iron, helps to remove toxins from the body. Application in medicine - as an anti-inflammatory, analgesic. Nourishes the skin with oxygen. Turns sluggish, tired skin into a relaxed and fit.
Red clay. It is saturated with iron impurities and perfectly helps with anemia, anemia, general fatigue, it strengthens immunity, relieves allergic reactions, promotes active blood supply to the skin. For sensitive skin, red clay is an ideal option.
Gray clay. Recommended for dry and aging skin. Effectively moisturizes and tones up the skin.
Use clay for external use.
For external use, it is necessary to mix clay powder with warm, clean (preferably spring) water, dissolve it with a glass or wooden stick (do not use metal!) Until a uniform consistency of sour cream is made to prevent clay from flowing. This mixture should not be hot, because otherwise all the most valuable properties of clay will be lost.
Spread the resulting mixture on gauze, cotton or linen fabric in a very thin layer (about 2 cm), and apply this lotion to the sore spot (with angina - on the neck, with bronchial asthma - on the chest, with gout - on the joint, with painful menstruation - on the bottom of the abdomen, with genyantritis - on the right and left side of the wings of the nose, with varicose veins spread on the affected area, etc.), before it wiped it with warm water.
Then the lotion needs to be fixed with a bandage, otherwise it will shift, and cover with a woolen cloth. The lotion should be kept, without removing, 2-3 hours, then remove, wipe the sore spot with a cloth moistened with warm water, wipe dry and wrap it in woolen cloth.
During the procedure, pain or swelling may occur. Used clay must be discarded (grandmothers advise it even to bury), because it can not be reused! Usually they make 2-3 lotions a day. On such traumas as bruises and sprains, it is necessary to impose cold clay. On the skin diseases (ulcers, abscesses, eczema), clay should be applied directly to the affected areas, and not through the tissue. Remove the clay before it finally dries. It is necessary to continue to make compresses until complete cure.
Use of clay for cosmetic purposes.
Cosmetic masks made of clay are very useful. Clay should be mixed with water, and preferably with cucumber juice, in proportion one to two, then the resulting mass is applied to the face with a thin layer and wait 10-20 minutes until it dries, then you have to wash the mask off with warm water. After the mask, a moisturizing cream should be applied to the face. If you use a ready-made mask, the cream can not be applied. After using the mask, acne, pimples, and all imperfections of the skin disappear, it becomes elastic and fresh, wrinkles are smoothed out. Clay masks are still used to strengthen fragile and delicate hair, combat baldness and treat dandruff.