Plum Dragon Herbs

Activated Charcoal Powder


Experience the power of nature with our high-quality activated charcoal powder.  Made from 100% pure and natural ingredients, our activated charcoal powder has been traditionally used for internal cleansing and detoxifying the body. With its ability to absorb toxins and impurities, it can be used to promote oral health, support a healthy digestive system, and maintain overall wellness. Try our activated charcoal powder today and see the difference in your body's natural balance.

High Quality Activated Charcoal: What does it look like? 

High quality activated charcoal powder should be a fine, black powder that is odorless.  It should have a smooth texture, with no clumps or impurities visible.  Additionally, the powder should be very absorbent, indicating that is has a high level of porosity and a large surface area.  We offer both hardwood and coconut shell activated charcoal.  Coconut Shell Activated Charcoal is slightly more course than hardwood charcoal and made with 1000% coconut shells to create the best and most absorbent charcoal needed to function for your body. 

How is Activated Charcoal Prepared and Processed? 

Activated charcoal is processed according to traditional Chinese medicine by heating it at a high temperature, typically in the presence of steam or a specific gas, to increase its porosity and surface area. This process activates the charcoal, making it more effective at absorbing toxins and impurities from the body. 

Popular Recipe for Using Activated Charcoal

Activated charcoal is typically consumed in the form of a powder or a tablet, and may be combined with other herbs or supplements to enhance its effectiveness. Activated charcoal is most commonly used in the form of a drink or smoothie. One popular recipe for an activated charcoal drink is to mix:

  • 1 teaspoon of activated charcoal powder
  • 8 ounces of water
  • Squeeze of lemon juice

Safety Precautions for the use of Activated Charcoal

Activated charcoal powder is considered safe when used as directed, but there are some general safety precautions to keep in mind.  These include: 

  • Only use activated charcoal powder that is labeled for internal or external use, as not all charcoal products are safe for consumption.
  • Consult a healthcare professional before using activated charcoal powder if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have any pre-existing medical conditions, such as a bleeding disorder or a history of gastrointestinal problems.
  • Keep activated charcoal powder away from children and pets, as it can be dangerous if ingested in large amounts.
  • Do not exceed the recommended dosage on the product label.
  • Take activated charcoal powder with a full glass of water to avoid constipation.
  • Charcoal can cause black stools, so do not be alarmed if your stools are black after taking activated charcoal.
  • Do not use activated charcoal powder within two hours of taking any medications or supplements, as it can interfere with the absorption of certain medications and supplements, so it is important to consult with a healthcare professional before consuming it.

It’s important to note that this is a general guideline and it’s always best to consult with a healthcare professional or herbalist to determine the right dosage and usage for you.  Activated charcoal should not be used as a substitute for professional medical care. If you have ingested a poison, you should seek immediate medical attention.

Additional Comments about Activated Charcoal

  • Made from 100% high-quality coconut shells or hardwood, this bulk charcoal powder is one of the essentials in a herbalist’s first-aid kit.
  • Activated Charcoal binds with toxins and helps remove harmful bacteria from the digestive system and from the skin when used externally.
  • By adding water to the powder to make a paste, activated charcoal can be used as an external application to alleviate pain and itching from bites and stings.
  • Activated Charcoal Powder has anti-poison, astringent, and absorbent (binding) properties. It has been used as an anti-poison remedy for centuries. It works as an absorbent for toxins in the digestive system.


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