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Advances in medical uses for alumino-silicate clay minerals

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Published: Wednesday, 03 September 2014

Frank Hart* addreses the importance of clays in medicine, including kaolin used to cure stomach upset and the promising future of halloysite nanotubes.

Kaolin has long been associated with medicinal qualities. The internal use of kaolin and morphine for diarrhea and stomach upsets, as well as the external use of kaolin preparations, as facemasks or poultices, to improve skin condition and reduce swellings is well documented.

There are three long established grades of...

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