Binchotan absorbs moisture from humid air, then releases it when conditions become drier. It also absorbs unpleasant odours, and hence can be used in bathrooms, refrigerators and shoe racks. Since it absorbs ethylene gas and ammonia, Binchotan also helps to maintain freshness in vegetables and fruits in the refrigerator.
When put into water, Binchotan can purify it (from chlorine and trihalomethane for example), while releasing good minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium and others. Water is purified and enriched at the same time.
Binchotan is an excellent conductor and is able to attract electromagnetic waves emitted by appliances like computers, mobiles, microwave ovens, refrigerators. When those waves enter into the countless micron unit holes of Binchotan, they refract against the walls and weaken until they become extinct.
Binchotan emits infrared rays between 4 and 14 microns. When the human body is exposed to infrared rays, it warms up as under the rays of the sun and blood circulation is considerably improved.
Negative ions are found to produce a sense of well being in the body and help relaxes the mind. Binchotan can generate negative ions, which it can release while neutralizing the harmful positive ions. We recommend to place Binchotan in your home and office or beside your bed to enjoy a better and deeper sleep.
Ashes or small crushed pieces of Binchotan placed in flowerbeds and fields cause air to flow into the ground, making microorganisms more active. As a result, the soil is enriched and crops and flowers will grow better and fuller.
Binchotan generates a strong soil chi and mirrors the five-element cycle of wood, fire, soil. The matt-black porous surface of binchotan means that it readily absorbs chi and can therefore be helpful wherever you want to pull the chi down. Binchotan can also give your interior decorations a Zen look with added features of deodorization, dehumidification and air purification.