Bentonite clay has been used in many countries as an effective ingredient in colon cleansing. The first evidence that it was used as a healing bentonite detox agent was in Mesopotamia. Bentonite Clay Detox Benefits. As it attracts, binds and removes pathogens,heavy metals and toxins from the intestines, it cleanses and detoxes.
Bentonite is perhaps the most popular medicinal clay in use today. Discovered in 1898, its name comes from Benton Shale, which is a finegrained sedimentary rock found throughout parts of Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, and Colorado.