Advances in medical uses for alumino-silicate clay minerals
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
There are three long established grades of...