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The Wonders of Bamboo Charcoal

Bamboo CharcoalBamboo charcoal was used as early as 1486 AD in the Ming Dynasty in China to cook with and to dry green tea. For centuries people in the Far East have known about the wondrous properties of bamboo charcoal and it is only now that Western science is discovering just why bamboo charcoal is so highly prized in Japan, China and Korea.

Bamboo charcoal can be used for many different purposes. The most common use is probably as an air freshener. It is a 100% natural product that doesn’t contain any VOCs and is very effective in taking out the unpleasant smells from the air.

But that is just the start of what bamboo charcoal can do. It is also a natural humidifier and dehumidifier for a room. It not only absorbs excess water but also adds water to the air when a room is low in humidity.

Bamboo charcoal gives off positive ions that help neutralize all the negative ions given off by electrical appliances. The effect is to relieve stress and anxiety caused by negative ions.

Another benefit of bamboo charcoal is that it emits far infrared rays that speed up the metabolism and promote cell growth. Bamboo charcoal has been used for centuries as a natural medicine. It has a natural capacity to stop bacterial growth and absorb toxins and poisonous substances. Bamboo vinegar that can be extracted from bamboo charcoal has over 400 chemicals that have numerous beneficial effects.

You can buy cushions with bamboo lining that works as an agent to stop allergens in a room. Also you can get jackets with bamboo in the fabric that acts an antimicrobial and antifungal agent to keep people healthy.

Finally bamboo charcoal makes an effective water purifier. It removes residues from water and it also removes unwanted chlorine from water that has been chlorinated.

If you are interested in making your home green and healthy than bamboo charcoal is a ‘must have’ acquisition that makes a great bamboo gift idea.

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