Johns, Timothy
September 1991
Sciences;Sep/Oct91, Vol. 31 Issue 5, p38
Academic Journal
Studies the human habit of consuming clay as spices, condiments or relishes that is known as geophagy. Reasons for the clay consuming habits in humans; Consumption of clays with potato by Andean natives since 16th century; Chemical basis for the detoxifying effect of clay; Protection from gastrointestinal stress through clay consumption.


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