The use of charcoal as a simple remedy for different health problems is an ancient way of treating many common diseases that afflict humankind dates back to the time of Hippocrates who lived from 460 to 370 B.C.
In the late 1800, Ellen G. White spearheaded the use of charcoal in the treatment of different diseases. A sincere and prayerful Christian, she wrote many books including health books such as: Ministry of Healing, Medical Ministry, Counsels on Diet and Foods, Happiness Homemade, Healthful Living, Temperance, Counsels on Health, and Selected Messages in three volumes.
“The Lord has given some simple herbs of the field that at times are beneficial; and if they every family were educated in how to use these herbs in case of sickness, much suffering might be prevented. These old-fashioned, simple herbs, used intelligently would have recovered many sick who have died under drug medication.
“One of the most beneficial remedies is pulverized charcoal, placed in a bag and used in fomentations. This is a most successful remedy… I have prescribed this simple remedy, with perfect success… This works like a charm.
“I expect you will laugh at this; but if I could give this remedy some outlandish name that no one knew but myself, it would have greater influence… But the simplest remedies may assist nature, and leave no baleful effects after their use.
“When Hezekiah was sick, the prophet of God brought him the message that he should die. The king cried to the Lord, and the Lord heard him, and sent the promise that fifteen years should be added to his life. One word from God, one touch of divine finger would have been enough to cure Hezekiah instantly. But instead he was given directions to make a poultice of figs, and lay it upon the part affected. This was done, and Hezekiah was restored to health. It would be well to treasure this prescription which the Lord ordered to be used, more than we do.”
“There are many more simple remedies which will do much to restore healthful action to the body… If we neglect to do that which is within the reach of nearly every family, and ask the Lord to relieve pain, when we are too indolent to make use of these remedies within our power, it is simply presumption.” Ellen G. White, Selected Messages, Book 2, p. 297
Statement of the Problem
This study aims to determine the beneficial effects of charcoal to human beings.
Specifically, the following questions will be answered:
1. What are the components of a charcoal which makes it a simple remedy? 2. What kinds of charcoals are the one’s which are aidful? 3. How is a charcoal prepared to become a simple remedy?
4. What common health problems can charcoals be aidful?
Scope and Limitation
The study may still lack individuals to show proof and evidences on the simple remedies given by charcoals. Significance of the Study
The result of this study is especially significant to the various sectors of the society which include the following:
Individuals with common health problems. They will be aware that there is a natural way or a simple remedy on treating health problems, an alternative to synthetic treatment cost-effective.
Nursing Students. As future health care givers, this study will provide them additional knowledge in alternative medicine management using charcoal as a simple remedy for treating common health problems. This study will inspire them to do experimental design of research. This will serve as reference in their endeavor.
Health Workers. They will be given an idea on how common health problems can be treated by charcoals, and likewise a substitute for expensive treatments.
Community. The community dwellers will be given additional knowledge on how charcoals can be helpful on common health problems, hence giving them an absolute and easy way on relieving the pain or suffering that they are experiencing. And...