History and Usage of Bamboo Charcoal

Long History for Bamboo Charcoal

Bamboo charcoal has its popularity mostly in the east where it has been widely used in a variety of ways, from helping to cook food to purifying air and water.  In fact, its use has been recorded as early as 1486AD in China.  Bamboo charcoal has mostly been used in cooking and drying things like tea, but it has also found many other uses, especially with so many people looking for an eco friendly way to manage their environment.

The reason for its effectiveness lies in its formation.  Bamboo charcoal is dense and porous and can absorb irritants and pollutants.  It has activated carbon which absorbs dust, pollen and pollutants from air and water due to the heat in it which drives out impurities and leaves room for the charcoal to absorb outside impurities.  Bamboo charcoal makes for a great air filter and natural home air purifier.  It can also adjust itself to either dry the air or release more humid air, depending on the air around it, making it a natural humidifier as well as a purifier.  Bamboo charcoal can remove foul smells from a room by absorbing the particles and keeping them locked in the stone.  It works great for tobacco smoke, cooking odors, pet odors, and general pollution; and since it actually removes the smell instead of masking it, you are left with genuinely clean air.

Bamboo charcoal also makes a great water filter.  This is because in addition to absorbing bad pollutants, it releases healthy minerals in things like water.  The porous make up of the charcoal allows air and water to pass through with ease, but not the particulate matter which can cause problems for people, animals, and even plants.  This porous nature also allows for the release of the good minerals inside the coal such as calcium which leads to health benefits for anything which can drink the water.  It can turn tap water into tasty mineral water by releasing minerals such as calcium and iron while absorbing foul tasting chemicals and pollutants.

Bamboo charcoal is also very popular as a way to keep gardens and animals, such as fish, healthier; again because it absorbs the bad particle matter and releases healthy minerals.  Many gardeners and fish owners report healthier plants and animals after the introduction of charcoal into their system.  It can also be used to freshen the smell of things like shoes and cooking smells in a room.  It has also even been used to make rice taste better by absorbing all of the pesticides and pollutants that get embedded during the growing process.

Bamboo charcoal though has only slowly made its way into a niche of being a cleaner and home air purifier, mostly because most people who don’t grow up with it associate charcoal with fire and with black soot; not with cleaning.  However, bamboo charcoal has a rich history of helping to manage the human environment and make it more livable and healthier.  Furthermore, bamboo charcoal is a completely green and renewable product.  It lasts a year and can be renewed every couple of months by placing it outside in the sunshine for a few hours to diffuse all of the gross things it has absorbed.

Bamboo charcoal may not big yet, but it is the kind of secret you’ll want to shout from the mountain tops when you try it.  It is all natural, works great, and is cheap.  In short, there’s a reason why it has been used for over six hundred years; it works!

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