Many Gerson patients use clay to help alleviate symptoms they experience while detoxifying or during healing reactions.

External Use

Clay can be mixed with water into a paste and placed onto cloth to make a “clay pack” (poultice). The pack is then placed on the skin. Clay can be placed over a tumor, but not on top of an open lesion. See instructions below.

Clay packs can be administered twice a day for 2-3 hours (until the pack is dried out) to:

  • Calm hot inflammatory pain in joints
  • Reduce swelling and fluid retention
  • Reduce tumor inflammation
  • Alleviate congestion or spasms in the liver and gallbladder
  • Draw out toxicity, when placed over the liver

Clay, applied topically, can also:

  • Alleviate headaches
  • Draw out toxins from spider/insect bites
  • Heal boils, pimples, warts and skin rashes
  • Remove glass or splinters embedded in the skin
  • Soothe sprained ankles
  • Stimulate peristalsis in the colon
  • Alleviate toothaches
  • Soothe infected gums