Continuing with shungite… Precisely, water that is purified with shungite. I’ve gathered the essential things you need to know about shungite water so that you can make your own and experience its goodness.
First, the details on how to infuse or purify water with shungite stones. Let’s pretend you already have shungite stones.
How to make shungite water
1. Take shungite stones out of a bag and wash them under running water in a colander.
2. Then transfer stones to a bowl or jar (don’t use plastic, glass is best) and pour enough water to cover the stones. Let them stand for 2-3 days, don’t cover them. This step is done to avoid excessively mineralized water.
3. When time comes, rinse stones with water again and now they are ready to do the work.
3. To purify 1 liter of water you need 150 grams of shungite stones. Do the math if you want to “shungite” more water. For 2 liters – 300 grams, for 3 liters – 400 grams, etc.
4. Put the stones on the bottom of a container and distribute them evenly. Glass containers are the best as silica from which glass is made is completely inert material. That cannot be said about metal (even stainless steel) or ceramic. So find the one made from glass to get the most goodness out of shungite water. For example, a jar is perfect but make sure your hand can fit through the jar opening. Let the water sit for 24 hours at room temperature in a sunny place. A windowsill is a good option. Access to sunlight is vital as it charges both shungite and water.
5. When your water is done you may notice a thin layer at the top of jar. These are lightweight contaminants, usually they are there if water is particularly contaminated. Also, you will notice the settled stuff at the bottom – these are heavyweight contaminants. What to do about this? Simply pour away the top centimeter and don’t use the bottom 3-4 centimeters of water.
Once you have your healing water ready, it’s time to test its power. By the way, there is no need to refrigerate it, just store it at room temperature where there is plenty of light.
How to use shungite water
Shungite water is not a remedy to be used once in a while. In my opinion, it is simply a pure water to drink every day. Like water from a remote creek. People would always have access to water of similar purity if they chose to be gentle with environment at the very beginning.
I dug through Russian research studies and official websites to come up with conditions and diseases that shungite helps with. Every illness I mention below is coming either from a scientific paper or from a physician working in a hospital/sanatorium. A majority of these people are associated with Saint Petersburg State Medical Academy or M. Kirov Military Medical Academy.
***Please pay attention to the below warning. Don’t use shungite water if you have***
- Thrombotic disorders (blood clots in vessels)
- Neoplasms – recent growths. That includes both malignant (cancer) and benign (out-of-nowhere skin growths such as moles, lipomas)
- Sudden worsening of cardiovascular diseases
If you don’t have any of the above, then you are okay to nourish yourself with shungite water in a variety of ways. Drink it plain. Prepare tea, infusions and meals with it. Wash your face and hair with it. Give it to dogs and cats. Remember that heating shungite water doesn’t alter its properties, so feel free. Whether you have shungite water in your water bottle or in a soup, drink it slowly, like you would if it was freshly squeezed juice.
Use shungite water internally
Like I mentioned in About shungite (the case when goodness is black), shungite can help you on the numerous levels. It is especially useful for conditions related to circulatory, nervous, digestive, respiratory, urinary and reproductive systems. The list of illnesses includes but not limited to cardiovascular diseases, arthritis, anemia, diabetes, varicose veins, gastritis, bronchitis, pneumonia, atherosclerosis, colitis, pancreatitis, diseases of liver and biliary tract and depression. If you suffer from any of them, try to drink and cook food with shungite water whenever you can.
Use shungite water externally
According to Russian physicians, shungite does wonders when applied directly to the skin. For topical application, prepare a concentrated shungite water. To make it, just double the amount of shungite. Hence, 150 grams of shungite stones would make 0,5 liters of concentrated shungite water. Employ shungite water in the followings ways:
- To speed up the healing of cuts, open wounds and burns as well as to soothe red, itchy, inflamed skin, soak a gauze pad with shungite water and place it on affected area
- For muscuskeletal diseases and injuries such as arthritis, osteoarthritis, sprains and strains, bath affected area in shungite water or soak a towel in it and place on affected area
- For problems with hair including hair loss, wash your hair with shungite water and let it dry naturally (use a towel, not a hairdryer)
- For periodontitis, angina, mouth ulcers, sore throat, gargle with warm shungite water several times per day
- For skin conditions such as acne, black heads, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, wash you face with shungite water in the morning and evening and spray it throughout the day (use a spray bottle)
- Microbes don’t like shungite, so wash your hands with shungite water. Carry a bottle of water with you and use it instead of those chemical-filled public sanitizers
Plus, use shungite water on all pets in a household and of course give it to them to drink and add it to their food.
Personally, I drink about 250 ml of shungite water every day and this is the only water that my poodle drinks.
Now, you may question the shelf-life of shungite water and the stones themselves. As I noted, shungite water doesn’t need a cool place, room temperature and lots of light is what makes it happy. Consume water within a few days after preparing it. As for shungite stones, read on.
How long does shungite last
Shungite can last quite a bit of time. Large-sized stones can be used indefinitely but polish them every 6 months with fine-grained sandpaper. If stones are smaller, it is recommended to change them once every 6 months. Once in a month clean stones of all sizes with apple cider vinegar or baking soda and put them out into the sun to recharge for a couple hours. As well as don’t forget to rinse stones under running water after every use.
Where to buy shungite
Because most studies were done on Karelian shungite, make sure shungite you are buying is coming from Karelia, not India or Tibet.
At any rate, it is simple to test the authenticity of shungite. Run an electrical current through it using a battery, light bulb and wires. It conducts electricity, a rare phenomena in geology!
You can get either specialized shungite water stones or shungite water filters. I use shungite stones.
To be sure that shungite is coming from Karelia, buy it from Karelia or Saint Petersburg-based retailers. You may need to wait longer but at least you would know that you’ve got the real thing.
Check out these two Petrozavodsk-based companies. For your reference, Petrozavodsk is a capital of Karelia. In case of any questions, contact them, they are fine with English.
- “Shungite Life”. In addition to a good selection of shungite water stones, they carry a carbon-rich elite shungite
- “Karelian horizon”. Besides shungite water stones, they have shungite filters for sale. They are convenient as they have a warehouse in US
I believe I’ve covered enough to get you going. If I missed anything, give me a shout. If you are wondering whether a particular disease can be treated with shungite water, let me know, I will look it up for you!
Khadartsev A.A. and Tuktamyshev I.S. (2002). Shungites in medical technology. Vestnik novih medicinskih technologii, 9(2): 83-86 (in Russian)
Kibardin G.M. (2010). Shungit and its healing properties. Amrita-Rus, 48–50 (in Russian)
Shungites and the safety of human activity (2006). Proceedings of the First All-Russian Scientific-Practical Conference, October 3-5, 2006, Petrozavodsk (in Russian)
Andrievsky G.V., Bruskov V.I., Tykhomyrov A.A. and Gudkov S.V. (2009) Peculiarities of the antioxidant and radioprotective effects of hydrated С60 fullerene nanostuctures in vitro and in vivo. Free Radical Biology & Medicine, 47: 786–793
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