While pharmacies carry drugs that cover up symptoms, a personal farmacy provides beneficial herbs, spices, roots, vegetables, nuts, fruits, barks, clays, seaweeds and berries that come straight from a garden or are wild crafted from nature. These natural substances don’t block normal bodily functions like pharma drugs do, but instead work in a purifying way at the cellular level without bringing all the harmful side effects. These natural substances are curative in a way that works with the body’s natural processes. More importantly, using natural substances is a great prevention strategy.

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Naturally anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antiseptic, the following five natural resources are a must-have for any home farmacy. This beginner’s list contains five staple, go-to detoxifiers that are perfect in the fight against disease.

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1. Activated Charcoal

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Activated charcoal is made from coal, wood, or other substances that has been exposed to high temperatures and gas or activating agent to expand it’s surface area. This greater surface area increases it’s ability to absorb waste and toxins from the body. Traditionally, it has been used to treat some drug overdoses and poisonings. The drugs and toxins bind to the charcoal and it helps the body gets rid of them faster. (1)

Activated charcoal comes in a black powder and can be mixed in water to form a paste for external cleansing purposes. As a natural astringent, it can be diluted in water and consumed for internal detoxification., it can also be taken in capsules. (1)

Activated charcoal has been shown to have several other health benefits:

  • Liver Diseases: For those whose livers are unable to filter poisons and waste, activated charcoal absorbs these and helps support the liver filter and detoxify the blood. (2, 3)
  • Kidneys: Activated charcoal has shown to support the kidneys filter out toxins and waste. In combination with a low protein diet, activated charcoal has helped to prevent the need for dialysis, especially for elderly patients in late stage renal failure. (4, 5, 6)
  • Adrenal Fatigue: Chronic stress, poor nutrition, and a variety of other lifestyle factors can cause our adrenal glands to become stressed and tired, leaving us feeling drained and prone to illness. By helping your body to clear waste and toxins, activated charcoal helps to relieve some of that stress on the body and symptoms of adrenal fatigue, such as bloating and gas. (1)

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More studies, however, need to be done to fully determine the safety and efficacy of using activated charcoal. It is not useful for cyanide poisoning, lithium poisoning, alcohol poisoning, and poisoning from iron tablets. Other potential side effects include:(1)

  • Potential interactions with other drugs and medications
  • May decrease the absorption of certain nutrients
  • Long-term use can cause black stools, black tongue, vomiting, diarrhea, and constipation

Read here for more information on activated charcoal. If you are interested in using activated charcoal, try this activated charcoal lemonade or this activated charcoal face mask.

2.  Apple Cider Vinegar With The Mother

Apple cider vinegar is an inexpensive go-to remedy with a multitude of uses. As a daily tonic, a couple of teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in a shot of water before meals provides necessary nutrients, probiotics and enzymes which aid in proper digestion and nutrient absorption. Apple cider vinegar is only medicinal when the “mother” is still intact. Unlike processed vinegars, which have been distilled and stripped of beneficial nutrients and enzymes, raw apple cider vinegar contains the “mother,” which is a stringy, web-like substrate that floats in the vinegar. This “mother” passes on gut-friendly bacteria and pro-digestive enzymes. ACV is quick to cure stomach ailments and alkalize the body to prevent disease.

3. Turmeric, Curcumin

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Turmeric, containing the active ingredient curcumin, is an anti-inflammatory, blood-purifying powerhouse. Many studies now report curcumin’s skin-protecting, cancer-killing properties. Safe, effective and affordable, turmeric should be purchased from an organic source and utilized weekly as a great preventative medicine and cooking spice. As a natural detoxifier, turmeric cleanses the blood, purifying the liver and kidneys in the process. Used externally, it can remove boils. Used internally, it can aid in removing cysts.

4. Bentonite Clay

Bentonite clay comes from the Earth and can be mixed in water to form a paste. Used externally, it can be applied and wrapped on skin conditions like poison ivy to help draw the poison out. Under normal circumstances, bentonite clay can be used as a facial mask to cleanse the pores, as well as stopping stinky foot odor and diaper rashes, to name a few benefits. Internally, bentonite clay is a natural colon cleanser. With its strong negative ionic charge, it attracts heavy metals, toxins, harmful bacteria and pesticides, removing them safely from the body in bulk off of cached colon walls.

5. Zeolite Clinoptilolite


Many companies now sell zeolite clinoptilolite in easy-to-use bottles. The best forms of zeolite are in micronized form. The micronized dispersion method allows tiny lava mineral zeolites to travel with water into the hard to reach cells of the body. Zeolite attracts and traps heavy metals and radioactive particles that have been stored up in the cells of the body. With the toxins now trapped in zeolite’s dynamic structure, they are then flushed out of the body through body’s waste systems. Zeolite is great to have during a time of toxin exposure and is great for anyone wanting to detoxify regularly from constant environmental exposure to pollutants.

Start your own home farmacy today and take advantage of mother nature’s tried and trusted natural remedies.

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