Charcoal Health Benefits
Charcoal health benefits are related to its ability to help eliminate toxins and so it may be used as a treatment for prostatitis or chronic pelvis pain syndrome (CPPS). The charcoal that is used for medicinal purposes is called activated charcoal, and it is produced from the common variety. All common variety charcoal is made from either coal, wood, peat, coconut shells, or petroleum
You may be surprised to learn that charcoal can have a role in supporting prostate health. In fact, charcoal can be used as a natural treatment for BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia, or an enlarged prostate) and prostatitis. To make activated charcoal, manufacturers heat up common charcoal in the presence of a gas that causes the charcoal to develop lots of pores. These pores attract chemicals and toxins, and this is a secret behind charcoal health benefits. The development of the pores makes activated charcoal an effective treatment for poisonings, intestinal gas, and high cholesterol.
Charcoal health benefits may also extend to treatment for prostatitis and BPH when it is used as a warm enema. This treatment option is offered by Charcoal Remedies.com, The Complete Handbook of Natural Charcoal and its Applications by John Dinsley. The recommendation is to dissolve one tablespoon of powdered charcoal in one cup of hot water and stir it well. Be sure to allow the mixture to cool to a comfortable temperature before use. Then insert the mixture into the rectum using a bulb syringe or an enema setup. Allow the charcoal solution to stay in the intestinal tract as long as possible without causing abdominal or intestinal distress. This treatment method may help control the infection that can cause prostatitis in some men.
Dinsley, John. Charcoal Remedies.com, The Complete Handbook of Natural Charcoal and its Applications. Remnant Publications, 2006.