Binchotan or White Charcoal

I don’t know anything about this product, I’m just intrigued, so I did some research to find out about the product and the claims.
 

Binchō-tan or white charcoal or binchō-zumi is a traditional charcoal of Japan. It dates to the Edo period, when during the Genroku era, …
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binch%C5%8Dtan
 

Binchotan
 

 
The Binchotan Stove
 

 
How to prepare Binchotan Water
 

 
Product Description
Kishu Binchotan Charcoal – 1/4 lb Bag Kishu Binchotan is known for the best quality charcoal for purifying water. Binchotan charcoal is activated through an extremely high burning temperature and rapid cooling process. Binchotan absorb chlorine and other chemicals from drinking water while releasing natural minerals into it. Binchotan has an alkaline effect, it soften and improve the overall taste of water. Prior to the first time use, rise Binchotan with water and boil it for 10 minutes to refresh, let it dry then place in your water pitcher. Bichotan can be re-use it up to around 3 months. It can be recycled it by breaking it small pieces place into your plant soil for creating micro water and air cavities in the soil. Made in Kishu region in Japan.
http://www.amazon.com/Kishu-Binchotan-Charcoal-Purifier-Freshener/dp/B002RUBC4Y
 
Binchotan trunks acts as a natural air purifier and ion charger. When placed anywhere in the home
http://www.sortofcoal.com/
http://www.sortofcoal.com/b2c_int/online-store/hakutan-installation.html

will cleanse the surrounding air, absorbing odors and regulating humidity. When the stumps become oversaturated with steam or scents, they can be set in the sun to dry out; so, in theory, they’ll function properly forever.
 
Binchotan Soap: At the somewhat steep price of $32 per bar, this white charcoal facial soap multi-tasker promises to purify, exfoliate, moisturize, stimulate, and cleanse, all in a single wash.
http://dargitane.com/products/binchotan-facial-soap-bar

The bar’s binchotan base is combined with naturally fragrant components like chamomile, apricot, carrot seed, and rosemary, to create an herbal blend that its seller Dar Gintane vows will cut back on bacterial build-up and stimulate blood flood, ultimately improving the skin’s texture and tone over time.
http://dargitane.com/
 
Binchotan Toothbrush
http://www.rikumo.com/Health-Beauty/Binchotan-Toothbrush-p72.html

It is conceived by Japanese design firm Morihata, features binchotan powder-blended bristles, to the benefit of the brusher’s tooth health. Binchotan’s resistance to the bacteria that often grows in the fibers of ordinary toothbrush bristles makes it a natural choice for the plaque-fighting tool, and its deodorant properties help to vanquish and prevent halitosis. On top of its superior tooth-cleaning capability, the binchotan bristles are also said to emit negative ions that shield against radiation—a potential point of comfort to the habitual cell phone user. Brushes are available online for under $7, a true bargain for any dental obsessive.

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