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What is it? Where does it come from?

Origins: Green oak, which comes from Japan, is the wood used to obtain Binchotan, a plant charcoal with multiple virtues. 
It is a particularly porous type of charcoal.

    Collection: Erborian's Binchotan comes from the Japanese prefecture of Kishu and is harvested all year round. To obtain green oak charcoal, the wood is burned at a temperature of 1300 F and then 2200 F for around one week. The wood's nature and the high carbonization temperature ensure that there are only a negligible number of impurities. 

Traditional Use in "Traditional Korean Medicine":

Used traditionally in Japan and Korea for over 1,000 years, Binchotan is used for multiple purposes: 

1. Water purification 

2. Deodorizing and odor absorption

3. Protection from radiation

Erborian's Anecdote:

 â€œ Korean doctors used it to purify the air. You can find it in Korean spas, Jjimjilbang, where it covers the ceilings of the dry baths to capture impurities and to purify the ambient air. ”

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