Distilled water is water which has been heated to the boiling point so that impurities are separated out from the water which itself becomes vapor or steam. This is then condensed back into pure liquid form. The impurities remain in the residue, which is simply thrown away. Distilled water contains no solids, minerals, or trace elements and has no taste - it is the purest form of water.
Distillation removes the debris, bacteria, and other contaminants. Dr. Banik describes distilled water as "the only water which is pure - the only water which is free from all impurities." Odorless, tasteless and colorless, distilled water contains no solid matter of any kind, no minerals - organic and inorganic - and is made solely of two gases, hydrogen and oxygen. It can be used as a drinking water, for cooking, for electric irons and batteries and is pure enough to be used for intravenous feeding, inhalation therapy, prescriptions and baby formulas.