to Make Your Own Herbal Poultice
poultices are very similar to salves and ointments, but they often
involve the use of freshly chopped herbs, more watery liquids, and
they're applied as a temporary compress.
poultice is often used to reduce swelling, redness, pain and so on
from various types of wounds and injuries. Some poultices can also
pull foreign objects from the body as well, such as insect stings
poultices are usually made using olive oil or mineral water, but aloe
vera juice is quite useful too. Sometimes slipper elm is added to
the poultice combination to help the medicinal herbs hold together
better too. Most poultices are made by chopping, grinding, or blending
fresh herbs, but powdered herbs can be used just as successfully too.
the poultice mixture is created, it's applied to one side of a clean
cloth, and that cloth is laid with the poultice mixture against the
skin of the area you're treating. The poultice can then be covered
with plastic wrap, or wrapped in an ace bandage to keep it from soiling
clothing or bedding.
fashioned" remedy you may remember your grandmother or great
grandmother using for instance, is putting mustard on someone's chest
when they had a cold. And this is a commonly used, effective herbal
poultice used by herbal specialists even to this day. Simply mix a
tablespoon of dry mustard with four tablespoons flour and one egg.
Mix it up and add a little water, then rub this on the chest and cover
it with a clean cloth.
poultice is also an excellent every day remedy for taking away
pain and swelling, particularly from injured, pulled or torn tendons.
Simply chop up some onion and mix it with aloe vera juice, then apply
the mixture to a clean cloth and lay that cloth on the injured area.
You can also mix in white willow to help relieve pain and swelling
poultice to use for infections, cuts, abrasions and wounds is a combination
of Golden Seal, Comfrey, Slippery Elm and Aloe Vera Juice. The aloe
vera juice helps carry the healing herbs beneath the skin's surface;
Slippery elm helps hold everything together; Comfrey starts the cell
regeneration for fast healing; Golden Seal kills the infection causing
relieve swelling and pain from arthritis, gout, and other joint related
problems, try a poultice of just white willow and aloe vera juice.
Study: A teenage girl twisted her knee on the way home from school
one day, and the knee cap came completely out of place. After school
officials pushed it back into place for her, they advised her to go
to the hospital because she was unable to walk and the knee quickly
swelled to three times it's normal size. Her mother created a poultice
with aloe vera juice, chopped onions, white willow, and golden seal,
then applied the poultice to the injured knee. Within 15 minutes all
pain was gone, and 90% of the swelling was also gone within one hour.
The girl was able to get up and walk around normally within just a
few hours, and didn't even have a limp.
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