Overview

Kaolin is a type of clay found in nature. People use it to make medicine.

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

Kaolin is sometimes applied to wounds to help stop bleeding.

Kaolin is also a food additive and is used in tablets as a filler.

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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