The benefits of plant charcoal to relieve abdominal swelling. The charcoal also is known as “activated charcoal” or “activated carbon”. It is a natural substance obtained from the combustion of the timber with particular combustion conducted at high temperatures. And in the absence of oxygen. Its “activation” is then carried out by means of a second heating process in the presence of air to give the powder the characteristic porosity, responsible for the therapeutic properties. We find out why vegetable carbon is so effective on abdominal swelling.