Common Names: Activated Carbon, Animal Charcoal, Carbo Vegetabilis, Carbon, Carbon Activado, Charbon Actif, Charbon Active, Charbon Animal, Charbon Medicinal, Charbon Vegetal, Charbon Vegetal Active, Charcoal, Gas Black, Lamp Black, Medicinal Charcoal, Noir de Gaz, Noir de Lampe, Vegetable Carbon, Vegetable Charcoal.
Scientific Name: Activated Charcoal
Common Uses: Treat Poisonings, Reduce Intestinal Gas (flatulence), Lower Cholesterol Levels, Prevent Hangover, and Treat Bile Flow Problems (Cholestasis) During Pregnancy.
*Warnings: Constipation and Black Stools. More serious, but rare, side effects are a Slowing or Blockage of the Intestinal Tract, Regurgitation into the Lungs, and Dehydration.Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Activated charcoal might be safe when used short-term if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, but consult with your healthcare professional before using if you are pregnant.