Clay has followed human development everywhere, passing on knowledge of its healing effects from generation to generation. Therefore, it is no coincidence that it started being used as a natural medicine very long ago, successfully combating tuberculosis, the plague and dysentery. Soon, the use of clay would be advocated by numerous important doctors from across Europe, which contributed to the preservation of the knowledge of its healing effects to this day.
Medicinal clay can be found nearly everywhere in nature; however, one needs to know the procedure for its treatment in order to obtain a structure fit to be used for medicinal purposes. There are several types of clay, the most efficient one being grey clay, which can be found the deepest. The most efficient clay is the one that dries on the sun and does not come into contact with metal; otherwise, it will bind heavy metals to itself.
With correct application, clay acts anti-inflammatorily, antiseptically, prevents infections and pus and absorbs harmful substances found in the organism. It can be used cold, tepid or hot, depending on the health treatment.