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Nom scientifique : non applicable

Synonyms : Not applicable

Part(s) used 

Not applicable

Principal constituents

Activated charcoal consists of carbon, derived mainly from wood, peat or coconut shells. Its useful properties stem from its structure.

Recognized therapeutical effects 

  • Treats diarrhea
  • Controls bloating, gas, flatulence and aerophagia
  • Relieves abdominal pain caused by fermentation
  • Fights bad breath
  • Reduces discomfort experienced by travellers due to consumption of unusual food and water of questionable bacteriological purity

Traditional use

  • Oral treatment for poisoning (binds toxins to allow them to be eliminated in the feces)


  • None

Drug interactions

  • May reduce effects of other medications

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