Image default

A Stick Of Charcoal Makes Your Water Healthy

It may sound a bit weird but  as a matter of fact, adding a stick of charcoal to your water could improve its taste and even benefit your health, it is claimed.

 Known as binchotan charcoal, fans say the portable sticks are an effective way to filter impurities.

 Dan Black, founder of the firm black+blum which sells the sticks in the UK, said charcoal has been used as a purifier in Japan since the 17th century and can also release minerals into ordinary tap water.

 “It has an incredibly porous surface,” he said. “The ions of contaminants are attracted to the surface of the carbon, where they will be held.”

 One £4.50 stick should last about six months, Black added.

 But it will need to be ‘refreshed’ after the first three months, by boiling it in water for ten minutes and leaving it to dry in sunlight.

 British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy Chairman Miguel Toribio-Mateas, said, “Activated charcoal provides an effective means for the removal of chlorine and chlorinated by-products from water, as well as various types of sediments.”

 And he said that other toxins, which get into the waterways and subsequently our drinking water, could also be removed.

 “There’s good evidence that solvents, for example in paints, are also neutralised by activated charcoal,” he said.

 The sticks are made by heating wood to 1,000 degrees Celsius, before covering it in a powder made from earth, sand and ash. Traditionally used to stop the body absorbing poisons, activated charcoal has enjoyed a resurgence in recent years as something of a health and beauty wonder product.

 Some claim it can help reduce gas and bloating and help with weight loss, while others swear by it as a natural teeth whitene

Dear TNT Reader,

At The News Tribe, our mission is to bring you free, independent, and unbiased news and content that keeps you informed and empowered. We are committed to upholding the highest standards of journalism, as we understand that we are a platform for truth.

Apart from independent global news coverage, we also commit our unique focus on the Muslim world. In an age marked by the troubling rise of Islamophobia and widespread misrepresentation of Muslims in Western media, we strive to provide accurate and fair coverage.

But to continue doing so, we need your support. Even a small donation of 1$ can make a big difference. Your contribution will help us maintain the quality of our news and counteract the negative narratives that are so prevalent.

Please consider donating today to ensure we can keep delivering the news that matters. Together, we can make a positive impact on the world, and work towards a more inclusive, informed global society.

Monthly Subscription Annual Subscription

Visa Card MasterCard American Express Card

We want to hear your Travel Stories.

Do you have a memorable, unbelievable, or favorite travel experience? Share your story with us.