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Binchō-tan is a traditional charcoal of Japan. Binchō-tan has found uses other than as a fuel. Because it has numerous small pores, it has rich minerals and absorb chemical substances. It can purify water, has hyperthermic effect, freshen air, effect of the minus ions, humidity conditioning, lessening harmful electronic wave etc,, I sometimes add a bincho-tan to water to purify, and put some to remove chalky flavor while cooking rice. I also put some to shoe cabinet and rooms to freshen the air. Also, put in hot bath,, good for skin because of minerals and hyperthermic effect. Now companies are making bincho-tan based products like socks, shirts, soap, cosmetic items […]