Overview

Kaolin is a type of clay found in nature. It is sometimes used to make medicine. It is also used as a filler in tablets.

Kaolin is used to stop bleeding and for a condition that involves swelling and sores in the mouth (oral mucositis). It is also used for diarrhea and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support most of these uses.

How does it work ?

When held in the mouth, a mouthwash containing kaolin produces a protective coating for mouth sores.

When kaolin is applied to wounds it speeds up blood clotting.

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