Diatomaceous earth is a type of powder made from the sediment of fossilized algae found in bodies of water. Because the cells of these algae were high in silica, the dried sediment produced from these fossils are also very high in silica. These deposits are found all over the world.
When taken by mouth, diatomaceous earth is used as a source of silica, for treating high cholesterol levels, for treating constipation, and for improving the health of skin, nails, teeth, bones, and hair. We mainly suggest it’s use for removing internal parasites / worms and detoxing their by-products.
When applied to the skin or teeth, diatomaceous earth is used to brush teeth or remove unwanted dead skin cells.