The following is an
excerpt from Ran Knishinsky's book, The Clay Cure:
Allergies and hay fever are
caused by the release of histamines. The liver becomes plugged up with
toxins and fatty tissue and therefore cannot produce the necessary
antihistamines to neutralize the allergic reactions. The first thing
to do is clean and rebuild the liver. Once that is done, the allergies
and hay fever may disappear.
The good news about clay is
that not only will it help stimulate the eliminatory channels, but it can
effectively treat allergies and hay fever. Adsorption is a relatively
quick process--almost instantaneous in certain cases. The adsorptive
surfaces of the clay prevent the allergic reaction by quickly neutralizing
allergens before these foreign invaders can attach themselves to the blood
cells. In addition, any histamines produced by the allergens that have
"gotten away" can also be quickly adsorbed. Water-soluble allergens
are bound up by clay because if its intense hydrophilic (water-loving)
Some people, after taking
the clay, notice an immediate improvement in their condition.
Sometimes the allergies and hay fever disappear altogether. Others see
no sudden improvement and must keep taking the clay quite a while before
they obtain visible results. The reaction, of course, depends on the
state of the liver and the condition of the immune system. A healthier
liver will bounce back more quickly than one that is sick.
If you do not achieve
results relatively quickly, then give the clay time to work. One
heaping teaspoon once per day in a glass of freshly squeezed lemon water
will be sufficient. In the meantime, take advantage of homeopathic
detoxification remedies and herbal formulas to stimulate cleansing.