Kaolin clay at Afritibi, is a white, beige or pink clay found in Cameroon.
Its’s other widely uses names : Kaolin, Kalaba, Calaba, Lokpo, White Clay, kew, bogni, mabele and many others.
What are the benefits of Kaolin clay?
According to the consumers of kaolin (Calabaa), they will have benefits such as :
- reduce nausea in pregnant women.
calm ulcer attacks.
would have antidiarrheal properties.
absorb toxins into the body.
Kaolin clay is also used as a basic ingredient in the preparation of face masks and homemade soap.
White clay in beauty?
- As a cosmetic ingredient, white clay (kaolin) is known for its properties:
Adsorbing, purifying and cleansing the skin.
Absorbent and mattifying.
Caution! Consume white clay in moderation.
While single-dose kaolin can be used to relieve stomach pain, regular consumption of kaolin can lead to serious health problems. As kaolin is a piece of rock, its digestion is not an easy task for the stomach. If consumed in considerable quantities, then obstruction in the intestines can be more serious and lead to other ailments. The pica syndrome that pushes to consume Calabaa can evolve into other digestive complications such as occlusion. In addition, regular and long constipation inevitably leads to deficiencies in particular iron and zinc creating a failure in the body. Excessive consumption of kaolin is therefore at the root of several types of anaemia.