The Magic of Mudding – French Green Clay

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French Green Clay  has a natural antibacterial mechanism that can heal the “flesh-eating” Buruli ulcer and stop superbugs in their tracks.  It also removes radiation, toxic metals and chemical residues.  It was used following the Chernobyl melt-down in 1986 in some areas to remove radiation from people.

In June 2007, Arizona State University   featured the work of geochemist  Lynda Williams and microbiologist Shelley Haydel who joined forces to study the antibacterial properties of clay, including French green clay.
The goal of their research was to understand why two types of French clay, mined specifically in France, were able to heal the deadly bacterial disease known as Buruli ulcer.

Williams and Haydel’s study was inspired by the positive treatment results using French green clay poultices recorded along the Ivory Coast by philanthropist and health advocate Line Brunet de Courssou. They also found French green clay effective in inhibiting Escherichia coli, Salmonella typhimurium, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus and Mycobacterium marinum, bacterial pathogens that cause serious and sometimes drug-resistant skin infections.



Evaluation of the medicinal use of clay minerals as antibacterial agents by Lynda B Williams & Shelley E Haydel, International Geology Review, Vol. 52, 2010.

Radiation Poisoning ­ Pacific ‘People’ Pollution, Dr. Janet Starr Hull 2011

French Green clay for Detoxing Radiation

Health Benefits of Green Clay by Shauntelle Hamlett June 13, 2017

French Clay Can Kill MRSA And ‘Flesh-Eating’ Bacteria, 2007, Geological Society of America

The Use of Green Clay in Ulcer Treatment: An Historic Overview, 2013 by Aletha Tippett MD

How blue and green clays kill bacteria, 2016, Arizona State University

Healing Clay : Independent Public Research Project Clay and Infections featuring a Buruli Ulceration, 2018

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