Clay – a fine-grained sedimentary rock pulverized when dry, plastic when wet.
Origin of clay
Clay – a secondary product resulting from the destruction of rocks during weathering. The main source of the clay layers are feldspars, the destruction of which is exposed to the agents form the silicates group of clay minerals. Some clays formed during the local accumulation of these minerals, but most of them are deposits of water flow, accumulating at the bottom of lakes and seas.
In general, the origin and composition of all clays are divided into:
sedimentary clay, as a result of the transfer to another place, and their deposits of clay and other products of the weathering crust. By origin sedimentary clays are divided into marine clay deposited on the seabed and the continental clay, formed on the mainland.
Among marine clays are distinguished:
Coastal-Marine – formed in the coastal zones (zones turbidity) seas, non-closed bays, river deltas. Characterized often material. Quickly transform into sandy and coarse-grained varieties. Are replaced by sand and carbonate deposits along strike Such clays generally interbedded with sandstone, siltstone, coal seams and carbonaceous Porro Damm.
Laguna – formed in marine lagoons, semi-enclosed with a high concentration of salts or freshened. In the first case, a mixed bag of clay particle size distribution, and inadequate sorted vetrechayutsya together with gipsomili salts. Clay freshened lagoons generally fine, thin-bedded, contain inclusions of calcite, siderite, iron sulfides and others. Among these clays occur refractory species.
Offshore – formed to a depth of 200 m in the absence of currents. Characterized oronym particle size distribution, large capacity (up to 100 m. Or more). Distributed over a large area.
Among the continental clay release:
Diluvial – are characterized by a mixed particle size distribution sharp variability and improper bedding (sometimes absent).
Lakeside, b. h. with a uniform particle size distribution and fine. Such clays are present all clay minerals, but kaolinite and hydromica and mineral water Fe and Al oxides predominate in clays freshwater lakes, and minerals of the montmorillonite group and carbonates – in clays salt lakes. By lacustrine clays belong to the best varieties of refractory clay.
Pluvial formed by the flow of time. Characterized by very poor sorting.
River – developed in the river terraces, especially in the flood plain. Usually bad sort. Quickly go into sands and gravels, more often than not laminated.
Clay residual – clay, resulting from weathering of different rocks on land and in the sea as a result of changes in the lavas, their ashes and tuffs. Down the cut residual clays gradually become the source rocks. Grain size distribution of residual clays variable – from fine varieties in the upper part of the deposit to neravnomernozernistyh – at the bottom. Residual clay formed from acidic massive rocks, not plastic or malleable enough; more plastic clay, caused the destruction of the sedimentary rocks of clay. By continental residual clays are kaolin and others. Eluvial clay. In the Russian Federation are widespread but modern, ancient residual clay – in the Urals, in the West. and Eastern. Siberia (a lot of them are also in Ukraine), – having a great practical significance. In these areas of the basic rocks occur predominantly montmorillonite clay, nontronitovye etc., at medium and acid -. Hydromica kaolin and clay. Marine residual clay bleaching clay form a group composed of minerals of the montmorillonite group.
Clay is everywhere.Not in the sense of – in each apartment and a plate of borscht, and in any country. And if diamonds, yellow gold or black metal here and there is not enough, the lack of clay everywhere. That, in general, is not surprising – clay, sedimentary rock, it is a stone, worn by time and external influences to a fine powder. The last stage of the evolution of the stone. Stone, sand, clay. However, the last? And the sand is stale in stone – golden and soft sandstone and clay to become a brick. Or man. Who has what luck.
The clay stains stone-maker and iron salts, aluminum and similar mineral bystanders. The clay multiply, live and die different organisms. So it turns red, yellow, blue, green, pink and other colored clay.
Earlier clay mined on the shores of rivers and lakes. Or specially dug pit under it. Then the clay was possible not to dig yourself and buy at the potter, for example. During our childhood, normal, red clay, dug themselves a noble white to buy in the shops for artists or particularly clean, at the pharmacy. Now, in the smallest shop, selling cosmetics, certainly have clay. However, it is not in pure form, but in admixture with various detergents, moisturizing and nourishing agents.
Our land is rich in clay. Breaking through in the clay soil of the roads and paths in the heat sources are dust, and to slush – a solid mud. Clay dust covered the traveler from head to toe and added homework housewife whose home was near the road. Surprisingly, near the road, dressed in the asphalt, dust, did not become less. True, he became red with black. Labrador tea, heavily implicated in the clay, not only prevents the pedestrian walk and ride the wheel, but the mood is not against swallow boots or jeep.
Clay consists of one or more of the minerals of the kaolinite group (derived from the name of a place Kaolin in the People’s Republic of China (PRC)), montmorillonite or other layered aluminum silicates (clay minerals), but can also include sand and carbonate particles. Typically rock-forming mineral is kaolinite clay, composition: 47% (by weight) of silicon oxide (IV) (SiO2), 39% of aluminum oxide (Al2O3) and 14% water (H20).
Al2O3 and SiO2 – make up a large part of the chemical composition of minerals clay.
The diameter of the clay particles smaller than 0.005 mm; rocks composed of larger particles, to classify how loess. Most of clay – gray, but there are white clay, red, yellow, brown, blue, green, purple and even black colors. Painting is caused by impurities of ions – chromophores, mainly iron valence of 3 (red, yellow) or 2 (green, bluish).
properties of clay
Dry clay absorbs water, but when wet, it becomes waterproof. After kneading and mixing it acquires the property take various forms and save them after drying. This property is called plasticity. Besides binding ability the clay has: a powdered solids (sand) gives homogeneous “dough” also possessing ductility, but to a lesser degree. Obviously, the more impurities in the clay sand or water, the lower the ductility of the mixture.
By the nature of the clay are divided into “fat” and “skinny.”
Clay with high plasticity called “fatty” as a presoaked condition gives tactile feel oily substance. “Fatty” clay brilliant and slippery to the touch (if this clay to take on the teeth, it slips), contains few impurities. Dough. “Cooked out of it, gentle Brick of a clay during drying and firing gives a crack, and in order to avoid this to batch add so-called” exhausting “material: sand,” lean “clay, burnt brick, pottery fight, sawdust and etc..
Clay small plastic or no plastic known as “lean.” At the touch they are rough, matte finish, friction and finger easily crumble, separating earthy specks. “Lean” clay contain many impurities (crunch on the teeth), when cut with a knife do not allow chips. Brick of the “lean” clay is fragile and crumbly.
An important property is its ratio of clay to calcination and in general to an elevated temperature if soaked clay hardens in air, and easily wiped dry powder in, while not having undergone no internal changes that occur during high temperature processes and chemical composition of the material changes.
At very high temperatures the clay melts. melting temperature (onset of melting) describes refractory clay, which is not the same for its different varieties. Rare varieties of clay required for firing the enormous heat -up to 2000 ° C, it is difficult to even get in the factory. In this case, it becomes necessary to reduce the fire resistance. Reduce the melting temperature can be due to the introduction of additives the following substances (1% by weight): magnesium, iron oxide and lime. Such additives are called fluxes (fluxes).
Coating clays varied: light gray, bluish, yellow, white, reddish brown with different shades. Quality bricks manufactured independently of the color of clay.
Minerals contained in clays
Kaolinite (Al2O3 · 2SiO2 · 2H2O)
Andalusite, kyanite and sillimanite (Al2O3 · SiO2)
Halloysite (Al2O3 · SiO2 · H2O)
Gibbsite (Al2O3 · 3H2O)
Diaspora (Al2O3 · H2O)
Aluminium oxide (Al2O3)
Monotermit (0,2 [K2MgCa] 0 · Al2O3 · 2SiO2 · 1,5H2O)
Montmorillonite (MgO · Al2O3 · 3SiO2 · 1,5H2O)
Muscovite (K2O · Al2O3 · 6SiO2 · 2H2O)
Narco (Al2O3 · SiO2 · 2H2O)
Pyrophyllite (Al2O3 · 4SiO2 · H2O)
Minerals, polluting clay and kaolin
gypsum (CaSO4 · 2H2O)
dolomite (MgO · CaO · CO2)
Calcite (CaO · CO2)
Glauconite (K2O · Fe2O3 · 4SiO2 · 10H2O)
Limonite (Fe2O3 · 3H2O)
Magnetite (FeO · Fe2O3)
Serpentine (3MgO · 2SiO2 · 2H2O)
Siderite (FeO · CO2)
Types of clay
Clay appeared on the earth thousands of years ago. Her “parents” are considered to be well-known in the geological rock-forming minerals – kaolin, feldspar, mica some species, limestone and marble. Under certain circumstances, even certain types of sand is transformed into the clay. All known rocks with geological outputs on the ground, exposed to the influence of the elements – rain, whirling storm, snow and flood waters.
Changes in temperature during the day and at night, the heating rocks sunlight contribute to the emergence of microcracks. The cracks formed as the water falls and freezing, breaks the stone surface to form on it a large amount of fine dust. Cyclone crushes and grinds into dust even finer dust. Where cyclone changes direction or simply fades with time are formed large clusters of particles of rock. They are pressed, impregnated with water, and the result is a clay.
Depending on the breed of a clay is formed, and how is its formation, it acquires a different color. The most common are yellow, red, white, blue, green, dark brown and black clay. All colors except black, brown and red, talk about the origin of the deep clay.
The colors are determined by the presence of clay in it following salts:
red clay – potassium, iron;
greenish clay – copper, ferrous iron;
blue clay – cobalt, cadmium;
dark brown and black clay – carbon, iron;
yellow clay – sodium ferric iron, sulfur, and salts thereof.
In various diseases, clay helps certain color.
With white clay treat bowel disease, obesity, hair loss, strengthen the nails. Red clay is used in diseases of the cardiovascular system, hypotension, varicose veins, nervous, and endocrine diseases. Yellow clay is used in stroke, diseases of the stomach and intestines, migraines, headaches, osteochondrosis. The black clay is used to reduce the temperature at the different types of heart beat, inflammation of the skin and internal organs, promotes rejuvenation of the body. Blue clay is good treats obesity, hypothyroidism, relieves muscle weakness and ensures the mobility of the joints. In terms of cosmetic blue clay is used for oily skin. If you do not have the right color of clay, you can use any of the clay, the main thing – to cook it properly.
Application practical use
Clays are widely used in the industry (in the manufacture of ceramic tiles, refractories, fine ceramics, porcelain and technical articles trade), construction (manufacture of bricks, expanded clay and other building chemistry), for domestic use, in cosmetics, and as a material for art work (modeling ). Manufactured of expanded clay by annealing with swelling of expanded clay gravel and sand are widely used in the production of building materials (expanded clay, expanded clay blocks, wall panels, etc.) and as a heat and sound insulation material. It is a porous lightweight building material, produced by the burning of fusible clay. It has the form of oval beads. Produced in the form of sand – expanded clay sand. Depending on the processing mode clay obtained expanded clay of different bulk density (bulk weight) – from 200 to 400 kg / M3 above. Claydite has a high heat and noise-insulating properties and is used primarily as a porous filler for lightweight concrete with no serious alternative. Walls of keramsit durable, have high hygienic characteristics and structures of expanded clay, built over 50 years ago, maintained to this day. Housing, erected precast keramsit, cheaply, efficiently and affordably. The largest manufacturer of expanded clay is Russia.
Clay is the basis of pottery, brick production. Mixed with water, clay forms a dough-like plastic mass which is suitable for further processing. Depending on the place of origin of the natural raw materials has significant differences. One can be used in pure form or another it is necessary to sift and mix to obtain a material suitable for the manufacture of a variety of trade items.
Natural red clay
In nature, this clay has a yellowish-brown color, which gives it an iron oxide (Fe2O3), constituting 5-8% of the total weight. During firing, depending on the temperature or the type of furnace becomes red clay or whitish color. She effortlessly and withstand the heat of not more than 1050-1100 S. Large elasticity of the raw material can be used for work with clay plates or for modeling of small sculptures.
Its deposits are found throughout the world. In the wet it is light gray, and after firing takes on a whitish color or ivory. White clay and translucency inherent elasticity due to the absence of its structure of iron oxide.
The clay used to make tableware, tiles and plumbing items or handicrafts of clay plates. Firing temperature: 1050-1150 ° C. Before glazing recommended withstand operation in a furnace at a temperature of 900-1000 ° C. (Firing unglazed porcelain called biscuit.)
The porous ceramic mass
Clay for ceramics is a white mass with calcium and moderately increased porosity. Its natural color – from pure white to greenish-brown. Fired at low temperatures. Recommended raw clay, as some glazes single firing is not enough.
Majolica – a type of low-melting raw clay rocks with a high content of white alumina is calcined at a low temperature and is coated with a tin coating.
The name “majolica” comes from the island of Mallorca, where it was first used by the sculptor Florentino Luca de la Robbia (1400-1481). Later this technique was widespread in Italy. Ceramic Trade Item majolica also called faience, as their production began in the shops for the production of earthenware.
Stone ceramic mass
The basis of this raw material make fireclay, quartz, kaolin and feldspar. In the wet state it has a black-brown color, but after firing the raw – ivory. When applying the glaze stoneware turns into a durable, waterproof and fireproof product. It is very thin, opaque, or in the form of a uniform, dense caked mass. Recommended firing temperature: 1100-1300 ° C. At its violation clay can crumble. The material used in the manufacture of various pottery items of technology trade lamellar clay and modeling. Distinguish trade item of red clay and stoneware, depending on their technical characteristics.
The clay for porcelain
clay for porcelain pieces trade consists of kaolin, quartz and feldspar. It is free of iron oxide. In the wet state it has a light gray color after firing – white. Recommended firing temperature: 1300-1400 ° C. This kind of materials has elasticity. Working with them on a potter’s wheel requires a lot of technical costs, so it is better to use a ready-made form. This is a solid, non-porous clay. After firing porcelain becoming translucent. Firing Glaze passes at 900-1000 ° C.
Various trade item of porcelain, molded and calcined at 1400 ° C.
heavy clay materials
The large-grained ceramic materials used for the manufacture of large-size objects of trade in construction, architecture of small forms, and so on.. These varieties can withstand high temperatures and thermal fluctuations. Their plasticity depends on the content of quartz in the rock and aluminum (silica and alumina -. Ed.). The general structure of many high-alumina grog. The melting temperature ranges from 1440 to 1600 ° C. Material well-baked and gives a small shrinkage, so is used to create large objects and large format wall panels. In the manufacture of art objects should not exceed the temperature v1300 ° C.
Color clay – a clay mass with a content of the oxide or paint pigment, which is a homogeneous mixture. If, penetrating deep into the clay, of the ink will remain in a suspended state, it can disrupt the smooth tone of raw materials. As a color, and ordinary white or porous clay can be purchased at specialty stores.
Masses with a color pigment
Pigments – are inorganic compounds which are dyed clay and glaze. Pigments can be classified into two groups: oxides and colorants. Oxides – the main material of natural origin, which is formed among the rocks of the Earth’s crust, cleaned and sprayed. The most commonly used: copper oxide, which takes the oxidizing calcination environment green; cobalt oxide, forming a blue tone; iron oxide, giving a mixture with a glaze blue tone, and mixed with earthen clay -angoby tones. Chromium oxide gives the clay olive-green color, magnesium oxide – brown and purple, nickel oxide – gray-green tone. All of these oxides can be mixed with clay in a ratio of 0.5-6%. If they exceed the percentage, the oxide will act as a flux, lowering the melting temperature of the clay. When articles of commerce color temperature should not exceed 1020 ° C, otherwise no firing will result. The second group – dyes. They are obtained by industrial methods by machining or natural materials that represent the full range of colors. The pigments are mixed with clay in a ratio of 5-20%, making independent light or dark tone of the material. All specialty shops are in the range of pigments and dyes for the clay, and for engobes.
Preparation of ceramic mass requires a lot of attention. It can be formed in two ways, which give very different results. A more logical and reliable way: make pigments under pressure. A simpler and certainly less reliable method: to mix dyes in clay by hand. The second method is used, if not exact representations of the final outcome of color, or there is a need to repeat any certain color.
Technical ceramics – a large group of ceramic objects of trade and materials obtained by heat treatment of mass given chemical composition of minerals and other raw materials of high quality that have the necessary strength, electrical properties (high specific volume and surface resistivity greater dielectric strength, low tangent of an angle dielectric losses).
first calcium carbonate extracted from quarries and clay for the manufacture of cement. calcium carbonate (about 75% of the amount) was crushed and thoroughly mixed with the clay (about 25% of the mixture). The dosage of the raw materials is an extremely difficult process, as the lime content must meet the specified number of up to 0.1%.
These relationships are defined in the literature concepts of “lime”, “flinty” and “alumina” modules. Since the chemical composition of the starting raw materials is constantly fluctuating due depending on the geological origin, it is easy to understand how difficult it is to maintain the constancy of the modules. In modern cement plants is well established control with a computer in combination with the automatic analysis methods.
A legitimate slurry prepared according to the chosen technology (dry or wet method) is introduced into the rotary kiln (up to 200 m long and up to 2.7 m in diameter) and calcined at a temperature of about 1450 ° C – the so-called sintering temperature. At this temperature, the starting material is melted (sintered), it leaves the furnace at more or less large lumps of clinker (sometimes called Portland cement clinker). Firing occurs.
The clinker material formed by these reactions. Upon exiting the rotary kiln falls into the clinker cooler, where it is quenching from 1300 to 130 ° C. After cooling, the clinker is ground with a small amount of gypsum (6% maximum). cement grain size ranges from 1 to 100 microns. It is better to illustrate the concept of “specific surface area”. If we sum the surface area of the grains in one gram of cement, the cement grinding depending on the thickness are obtained value from 2000 to 5000 cm² (0.2-0.5 m²). The majority of the cement in special containers transported by road or rail. All overload produced pneumatically. A smaller part of the cement production is delivered in moisture- and paper bags. Stored cement at construction sites mainly in liquid and dry conditions.
The use in medicine and cosmetology
clay is used as externally – in the form of lotions, applications, compresses, – and is taken orally.
When administered on the body of clay has a different effect:
Clay has a wicking action, concentrating on its surface a very large number of foreign substances as well as dissolved not dissolved in the liquid environment of the body. Therefore, the clay is able to remove toxins and waste products from both the hollow organs and the body as a whole, affecting even very distant from the digestive organs and tissue systems.
The clay should be well dried (better to do it in the sun to the clay impregnated with solar energy), broken into pieces and put in glass jars. Before use, water is poured into the jar so that the clay was completely covered. When to soften the clay, a wooden spatula or a hand stirred clay lumps and leave to stand until the bottom of the sand will not (it will be clearly visible to the naked eye).
Clay mass spread from the jar and dry. When the clay is dry, it should be a uniform color, without salt divorces. Clay with a lot of salts is not suitable for indoor use.
For internal application use clay powder, clay beads and clay mortar.
Clay powder. The powder is made from clay from deep layers of bedding, prepared as follows: a piece of clay pounded a wooden or porcelain mortar, removing possible impurities. After the powder is prepared, pour it into a clean dry jar and used as needed. Powder, prepared from clay, taken from the upper layers of bedding, requires more careful preparation. A piece of clay is broken, and then very carefully selected small stones, earth, pieces of roots and so on. D. Then the clay is crushed sufficiently large and again choose stones. After the clay with cold water and allow to settle (the water should be used pure). Stir again and defend. When the grains of sand will settle, can be drained to defend the water and carefully remove the clay, separating it from the sand deposited on the bottom. The clay is dried and pounded into a fine powder.
Clay balls. The beads are prepared from the powder. The powder is diluted with water to the consistency of the firm dough and rolled balls with a diameter of 0.5-1 cm. The balls are dried and soaked with water before taking.
Clay solution. Clay powder is diluted with water: a minimum concentration of clay in water 0.5 throw spoon 1 cup of water, the maximum – 1 tablespoon to 1 cup water.
For topical use the clay cakes and clay water or slurry:
Clay cake. Pellets are prepared as well as balls, only bred “dough” for them a little thinner. Pellet size is determined by the disease. For the treatment of skin diseases using slurry consistency semolina liquid or cream, depending on the disease. The clay slurry is often added to a variety of herbal infusions.
Clay has great absorption capacity. Once in the intestine, it absorbs toxic substances, nutrient recycling products. Thus, the stomach and intestines are cleaned on content that and poison the body under normal circumstances.
Clay has a purifying effect on the body. The fact that all the toxic substances and waste circulate in the blood. The blood is enriched with nutrients and oxygen to the lungs, stomach, intestines and sends the accumulated waste material in the same lung, kidney, colon. There is a constant exchange of nutrients and waste products of their processing between the organism and the environment. But for some reason, which include disease and stress, the environment and stressful life rhythm, an unhealthy diet and a large number of synthetic materials and products, the excretory system of the body can not completely clean the blood from harmful substances. This leads to a general intoxication of the organism, provokes the disease and accelerates the aging process. The cells and tissues of the body can not cope with slagging, but clay is able to help them. Proceeding in the stomach and intestine, even small amounts of clay retained on its surface poisons and toxins (which are more chemically active than nutrients) and prevent them absorbed into the bloodstream. Clay collects waste secreted by cells – begins the process of purifying the blood and lymph, and the main nutrient transport body fluids. At more or less prolonged use of clay, this process becomes permanent, cleaned all the organs and cells get rid of waste and toxins all the tissues and the body begins to work offline. Removing large amounts of toxins from the blood and processed products allow the body to make better use of nutrients, removes deposits of ballast – salt deposits, fat accumulation, kidney stones and gall bladder, and so on..
External application of clay based on two of its properties – the absorption capacity and the ability to share components with the surrounding space in the presence of the medium through which such exchange takes place. In the simplest case, a medium of exchange in favor water. The most commonly used clay can be in various wounds, ulcers and burns. After all the clay is capable of holding on their surface not only the substance but also bacteria, viruses, various tissue components decomposed. When used in this clay is like an antiseptic and absorbent dressing that prevents toxins from the tissues and bacterial poisons affect the living tissue, which fights infection. In addition, on the surface of the clay it is very difficult to breed microbes, to draw significant absorptive capacity of clay.
Clay and has a cleansing effect, absorbing excessive amounts of so-called inflammatory mediators – specific substances produced by the body and provoke a reaction of rejection of foreign matter. Thus, there is a reduction of the inflammatory response, and wound begins to be cleaned.
Blue Cambrian clay
It has been known about the medicinal properties of various kinds of clay. Often one can observe in nature as the animals lick the ground in certain places. As a rule, these places are located on the surface of the clay deposits that have a lot of value to the organisms zhivotnyh.Kembriyskaya blue clay.
The most valuable of clay – blue Cambrian. In tsarist times, it even bought for gold and exported to other countries. Blue clay can be treated completely in all patients, regardless of diagnosis, since it is a highly effective natural remedy that normalizes metabolism, has a direct healing effect and enhances the effect of other treatments – herbal medicine, homeopathy, medical, surgical and other.
Blue clay – a great healer and psychic, accessible to everyone in the home self-treatment. In modern times blue clay has been used successfully to treat a variety of diseases, including cancer (lotions on the affected organ, and ingestion). It has been established that the blue clay has a strong antitumor effect, which applies to both benign and malignant tumors.
Perhaps this is due to the fact that blue clay contains very rare radioactive element that has great strength – radium. Treatment of blue clay gives the body radium in its pure form, natural state and in the required doses. Furthermore radium blue clay contains substantially all the mineral salts and trace elements that we need, namely:.. Silica, phosphate, iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, etc., and in a very good shape digestible by the human body. The famous physician from Bulgaria Ivan Yotov believes that biofield clay has the same therapeutic functions as a psychic.
Blue clay “equalizes” the human biofield – this is its strength and power. The official medicine clay treatment used for chronic and subacute diseases of the joints, spine, muscles, peripheral nerves, residual problems after polio, injuries, chronic and subacute diseases of a female genital sphere, chronic inflammation of the gall bladder, chronic constipation and others.
Abroad, the blue clay is used in hospitals in Germany and Sweden, for the treatment of various diseases, especially tuberculosis.
In folk medicine, blue clay is used much more widely and used to treat diseases such as cancer very different localization, leukemias, benign tumors, adenoids, polyps, goiter, inflammation and induration of lymph nodes, anemia, headache, atherosclerosis, paralysis, nervous disorders, epilepsy , brain disease, inflammation of the ear, eye and gynecological diseases (mastitis, breast, uterine prolapse, fibroids, polyps, cysts, irregular menstruation, vaginitis, various inflammation and release), weakness of the penis and hardening of testicles in men, diabetes, diseases of the digestive (gastritis, constipation, intestinal colic, enterocolitis, rectal prolapse, hemorrhoids), inflammation of the liver, jaundice, kidney and bladder, heart disease, bronchitis, pneumonia, pleurisy, tuberculosis, cough, hemoptysis, rhinitis, sinusitis, epistaxis , sore throat, skin diseases (eczema, psoriasis, erysipelas, warts), hair loss, rickets, arthritis, arthritis, rheumatism, spurs, trauma, varicose veins, diseases of bones and joints, ulcers and other diseases.
Since ancient times, people knew that no bacteria in the clay. Blue clay absorbs liquid and gaseous toxins, odors, gases, kills harmful microbes. Blue clay destroys the rotten smell of oil and other food products. Carrots, beets, radishes, potatoes rot all winter, if you put them in a few seconds in a clay mash, and then dry. Rat and mouse poisons are not poisoned, if close to the ground lies a layer of blue clay. If the head of the clay wash water (water added in little blue clay) it promotes good growth of hair, dandruff and disappears. If the clay is diluted with water, put on a cloth and rub the teeth, the gums will stop bleeding, and will act with teeth yellow plaque. If you use toilet paper instead of pieces of blue clay, it will never appear hemorrhoids.
If the eyes are rinsed over the creamed layer of clay with water, then quickly cured inflammation of eyelids and the eyeball (conjunctivitis). If the blue clay dilute to the density of sour cream and apply a thin layer on the face, and then (after 20 minutes), rinse with warm, then cold water, the skin gets a nice color, wrinkles, acne and acne disappear, lighten freckles.
The mask of blue clay is more nutritious, if you add to it the juice of cucumbers, tomatoes, lemons or cranberries. In the past, clay fled from a variety of food poisoning, as well as cholera, dysentery and many other infectious diseases. And many people know today that if clay powder to put on a plate in the refrigerator for 2-4 hours, then it will disappear odors. Before and after winter blue clay dried in the sun. Before treatment, it is also desirable to hold a certain time in the sun, and then dilute the thawed snow or spring water. It was established that the clay has a blue-absorbing and shielding properties.
Many doctors recommend the use of blue clay in the form of powders, pastes, ointments for skin diseases (ulcers, burns, diaper rash). Inside adults is recommended to take 20-30 grams at a time and not more than 100 grams per day in the gastro-intestinal diseases (colitis, enteritis, food poisoning).
In folk medicine, blue clay is treated: stomach ulcers, diarrhea, bloating, jaundice, cirrhosis, asthma, pulmonary tuberculosis, anemia, metabolic disorders, atherosclerosis, stroke, epilepsy, and even alcoholism, bile and urolithiasis. Take 20 grams of clay, diluted in 150 ml of warm water, take 15-20 minutes before meals. Treatment usually lasts for 1-2 weeks, then a break of 10 days and repeat the treatment for another week if necessary. Outwardly blue clay used in the treatment of sciatica, rheumatism, gout, arthritis, and diseases of the muscles and tendons, from goitre, prostatitis, painful menstruation, skin (acne, abrasions, eczema, psoriasis, sores) and colds.
The Bible says that the first man was created by God from clay (in the King James Version – “from the dust of the earth,” Gen. 2: 7).
The biblical story of the creation of Adam and Eve’s fall from grace and exile them from heaven (Genesis, I-V) has generated extensive literature apocryphal nature. The largest monument of this kind is the so-called “Book of Adam”, which describes the life of Adam and Eve after the expulsion from paradise.
The famous book, often ironic or contemptuous, idiom “a colossus with feet of clay”, meaning something majestic, powerful-looking, but essentially weak and easily destroyed, also goes back to the biblical story of Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar, who had a sinister dream. He saw a huge statue, whose head was made of yellow metal, chest and arms of silver, belly and thighs – from Cuprum, knees – of iron, and feet – from clay. The stone that fell from the hill, hit a colossus on clay feet, and he turned to dust. The king gathered the priests and the diviners, and one of them interpreted the dream as a fatal omen of the coming destruction and the death of the Babylonian kingdom under the blows of the Persians.
We know another being – Golem of Prague, the character of the Jewish mythology, a man from nonliving matter – clay, lively Kabbalists with the help of secret knowledge.
Clay (Isaiah 45: 9) – This oxide, or oxygen compound with metal clay, was known and was produced since ancient times, almost the same as at present, for the preparation of clay vessels. She trampled (Isaiah 41:25); trade item made out of clay on the wheels, through the spinning wheel (ISR 18: 3.) and baked in the sun, or in special furnaces mantle (Jer 43:19). The use for the manufacture of clay bricks or vessels has been known since the earliest times of the universe (Gen. 11: 3; see the word Brick.). Clay in antiquity, apparently, was often the same use of what we have wax. So in Job 38:14 it says that the land has changed as clay under the seal, and began as a garment. So far in the East sealed the doors of houses of clay seals that are strictly garantiruyutsyazakonom. On the ruins of Babylon bricks stored in the British Museum, hitherto find many different images of seals made of clay, and the best clay seal with the Assyrian, Egyptian and Phoenician inscriptions. Print is usually the best clay was used, and after her signified known signs or words, she put in the fire and burned. According to the explanation of some interpreters of the gospel, printing, applied to the stone cave where the Lord was laid, was made of clay (Matthew 27:66). The same note on the press to record the deed of purchase of land Jeremiah (Jer 32:14). The prophet Isaiah, explaining wholehearted dependence of man from God, uses the following allegorical expression borrowed from the common clay of use: “we are the clay, he says, and thou our potter; and we all Delhi Your hand” (Isaiah 64: 8), and an. Paul refers to the peculiar power of the Romans, with the following remarkable question: “Hath not the potter power over the clay, from the same lump to make one vessel unto honor, the other for the low?” (Romans 9:21).