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Bamboo Charcoal

With a piece of Bamboo Charcoal makes a tastier cup of tea

Bamboo Charcoal

About 20 years ago, researchers in Japan burned bamboo at high temperatures to create bamboo charcoal, which exhibited properties vastly different from the bamboo plant, including a high density and porous structure. Called Takesumi or Chikutan in Japanese, bamboo charcoal also has high mineral content such as calcium, potassium, sodium and iron. Over the years, many uses have been created for household to bedding and personal care.


Porous Structure

Bamboo charcoal has countless small cavities. Compared with wood charcoal, bamboo charcoal has about four times more cavities, 3 times more mineral constituent and 4 times better absorption rate. In terms of surface area, bamboo charcoal's 300m2/gram is 10 ten times more than wood charcoal's 30m2/gram.


Supplier of Negative Ions

Bamboo charcoal can generate a good amount of negative (more precisely, negative-charged) ions, which have the property of giving electrons to nearby matters while the charcoal adsorbs positive ions. The air we breathe in is full of charged particles, and bamboo charcoal gives electrons to such particles, making the air richer in negative ions than in positive ions. Various experiences have shown that air rich in negative ions makes us feel better.


Warming Effect of Far Infrared Rays (FIR)

A far infrared ray is a kind of electromagnetic waves and is a radiated ray that is capable of warming matters. This ray is well absorbed by organic matters, and the human body absorbs infrared rays ranging in wavelength from 4 to 50µm. Because the infrared rays emitted by bamboo charcoal range between 4 and 16µm, the human body can take full advantage of any healthy effects of bamboo charcoal’s infrared rays. The human body, upon being exposed far infrared rays, warms up like under the sun, and its blood circulation improves considerably.


Electromagnetic (EM) Wave Dissipating Power

EM waves are emitted by all sorts of electrical appliances and electronic devices, such as microwave ovens, refrigerators, cellular phones, TV's, personal computers, gaming devices, etc. Studies have shown that excessive amounts of EM waves may be harmful to the human body, and it is conceivable that such phenomena may cause some illnesses in the body.


Oxidization Prevention

Oxidization is a process by which materials lose electrons. Bamboo charcoal works as an electron donor. As well as preserving foods, bamboo charcoal skin care products can preserve your skin by preventing oxidization.


Water Purifying Power of Microbes

A countless number of totally harmless microbes live inside the pores of bamboo charcoal. In the course of water purification, these microbes are capable of decomposing toxic substances like trihalomethane, chlorine, etc. In addition, the purified water becomes like mineral water as many minerals in the charcoal are dissolved.


Humidity Regulator

Bamboo charcoal can also be used around the house. Since bamboo charcoal has a high density and is porous, it can be used to soak or release moisture within the house, helping to maintain humidity equilibrium.


A Rich Source of Minerals

During water purification processes, bamboo charcoal dissolves its rich mineral contents into the water, so the purified water becomes mineral-rich.


How to start using a new bamboo charcoal?

1. Clean the dust on the bamboo charcoal's surface with running tap water and wipe with new fabric.

2. Fill up a stainless steel pot with clean water and boil. Place the bamboo charcoal in the boiled water and heat for 15 to 20 minutes.

3. Take the bamboo charcoal out and arrange it on a clean plate. Leave the bamboo charcoal in an airy area for a day and it can be used after dried

Note: Bamboo charcoal cannot be cleaned with detergent or wipe with cloth that has oil stains. It is because bamboo charcoal has very strong absorbent strength which would absorb lots of detergent and stains during the cleaning process. it is definitely defective if the bamboo charcoal is being use to purify water after cleaning with such dirt. It will cause the detergent and stain stream back to water and contaminate the water.

Tips: Put 50 to 60 grams of bamboo charcoal in one litre of water, you will increase the mineral content and soften the water, making it excellent for drinking. When cooking with rice, bamboo charcoal will emit infrared and release minerals which will provide extra sustenance and additional flavour.

Bamboo Charcoal can also be used:

For Fish Tanks
Place some bamboo charcoal pieces in the tanks to keep the water clean and healthy for the fishes.

For Gardening

Put bamboo charcoal pieces in flower pots or planters. Bamboo charcoal will mineralise and neutralise the oxidized soil. Your plants will grow better with better aeration and humidity condition


For Refrigerator

Absorbs unpleasant smell, and helps to maintain the freshness of food by absorbing ethylene gas produced by vegetables and fruits.