Bentonite Clay as a Natural Remedy: A Brief Review

Iran J Public Health. 2017 Sep;46(9):1176-1183.


Background: From old times, the human kind has used clays, externally or internally, for maintaining body health or treating some diseases. Meanwhile there are few scientific articles reviewing the beneficial effects of clays on body function. Bentonite clay is one of the available clays in nature, used as traditional habits, and remedies in many cultures.

Methods: These articles explored among 2500 scientific articles published in PubMed to sort the scientific works have been done on the effects of this clay on body function (it was about 100 articles).

Results: Bentonite has a broad range of action on different parts of body.

Conclusion: As traditional remedies seem to have a deep root in maintaining body health, it merits doing more research works on bentonite clay and its impacts on body function.

Keywords: Bentonite clay; Health; Medicine; Remedy.

Publication types

  • Review