Red clay is an abundant material in nature, where it is often found as a soil. However, what many people don’t know is that red clay is also a very effective natural remedy with many and varied applications for health and beauty.
The composition of red clay is very similar to that of green clay, but the former has a higher content of iron oxides and hydroxides, which give it this peculiar reddish tint. It also contains aluminium silicate and magnesium silicate, useful to relieve muscle discomfort.
Wash the skin with soap and water as soon as possible after touching poison ivy. Use dish soap or a soap designed to remove oils to help remove the urushiol from the skin.
Mix bentonite clay with water to form a paste and apply it to the affected area. Cover with a clean bandage or gauze pad. Repeat several times per day until the rash is gon.
Red clay is an effective natural remedy to stimulate blood circulation. By promoting blood flow and providing more oxygen to the muscles, red clay helps muscles relieve chronic injuries or pain.
Red clay also has astringent properties, and it is a powerful remedy to promote and stimulate healing and the formation of scars, as it is absorbed very easily and helps drain any impurities in the application zone. Due to its high absorption power, red clay allows the fast neutralization of toxins.
Treating poison ivy
Many people are allergic to urushiol, the oil that poison ivy plants produce. When their skin comes into contact with poison ivy, they may develop the characteristic rash as an allergic reaction.
Another of the health benefits of red clay is that it is one of the best natural remedies for varicose veins, and it also relieves the pain from osteoarthritis or mild inflammation. And if you have delayed onset muscle soreness after exercising and apply it to the area where you feel cramps you will soon notice improvement.