Acta Scientific Pharmaceutical Sciences

Research ArticleVolume 2 Issue 7

Green Clay used as a Remedy for Gastric Hyperacidity has No Harmful Effect (A Study on Ants as Models)

Marie-Claire Cammaerts1* and Roger Cammaerts2

1Independent researcher, retired from the Biology of Organisms Department, University of Brussels, Belgium.
2Independent researcher, retired from the Natural and Agricultural Environmental Studies Department (DEMNA) of the Walloon Region, Belgium.

*Corresponding Author: Marie-Claire Cammaerts, Independent researcher, retired from the Biology of Organisms Department, University of Brussels, Belgium.

Received: May 10, 2018; Published: June 06, 2018

Citation: Marie-Claire Cammaerts and Roger Cammaerts. “Green Clay used as a Remedy for Gastric Hyperacidity has No Harmful Effect (A Study on Ants as Models)”. Acta Scientific Pharmaceutical Sciences 2.7 (2018).

Abstract

  Persons suffering from heartburn commonly take care of themselves by consuming antacids such as aluminum hydroxide or a mix of calcium and magnesium carbonates. However, using ants as models, we showed that these products have several adverse effects, decreasing the ants’ meat consumption, activity and cognitive abilities, as well as causing locomotion disorders, among others. Several pharmaceutical studies agree with these observations. Therefore, we looked for a safe and efficient product and thought that green clay could be such one. We thus examined the potential adverse effects of green clay, as we did for the two common antacids, and discovered that all the ants’ physiological and ethological traits we examined were unchanged. However, during the first hours of their green clay consumption, the ants appeared somewhat weary, and after they stopped consuming this product, they recovered during a few hours. These two events agree with the known impact of green clay on humans, and results from its beneficial effect, i.e. it allows the organism efficiently eliminating toxic elements. Consequently, and because green clay efficiently reduces heartburn, we advise humans to use it in case of gastric hyperacidity instead of consuming aluminum hydroxide or calcium + magnesium carbonates.

Keywords: Cognition; Conditioning; Dependence; Memory; Sensitive Perception.

Copyright: © 2018 Marie-Claire Cammaerts and Roger Cammaerts. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



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