How To Make Poultice
Today, I’m going to show you How To Make Poultice. Making poultice is very easy to do and takes just a few minutes. As long as you have all the right ingredients, you should have no problem at all. Before I show you how it’s done. I want to explain what poultice is.
Poultice is a mixture of natural herbs used to sterilize and heals wounds on the skin. Such as cuts, scrapes or scratches. Poultice can also be used for bug bites and skin irritation. This is the same exact remedy our forefathers used and can be still used today!
Poultice is also used for things like burns and even shingles. Poultice can be used on your chest to help with congestion. It is a topical super remedy. Why it’s not used more than it is, is beyond me. I’ve also read it can be used for arthritis and joint pain.
The secret is in the juices of the herbs. When mixed together, they become a powerful natural remedy for topical use only. You simply apply the poultice to the affected area of your skin. Then you cover it with gauze and hold it in place.
Or, you can use a piece of plastic to wrap around the area to keep the poultice in place. Plastic is a good idea to keep the poultice from making a mess. There are juices in the poultice that will run down the affected area if you don’t use gauze and/or plastic.
Poultice takes a little longer to work than other topical remedies and is a bit messier, that’s why you should use a wrap. Other than that, it’s the best topical remedy you can use. It’s best to use your herbal poultice remedy at night.
This way it can do it’s thing while you sleep. Unlike creams or oils used in modern topical remedies, herbal poultice is completely 100% natural. There are no manmade ingredients or chemicals. There is no better way to heal your body than naturally.
*For more information on poultice you can visit wikipedia.org
The Ingredients Needed For Poultice
There are several different herbs traditionally used to make poultice. It’s important to note that you never want to use herbs that are NOT intended to be used for poultice. Other types of herbs should never be used when you are making your own herbal poultice.
The reason why is, the poultice remedy will be absorbed through your skin into your bloodstream. Poultice will also draw out the impurities in the affected area of the skin. Here are five herbs that can be used to make poultice. Using substitute herbs is not an option and dangerous!
#1. Chickweed Leaves & Stems
Chickweed is a nutrient rich weed that is edible. You can find chickweed growing in urban and farm areas. You can even find it growing on the side of some roads. Chickweed can also be added to soups and salads. In this case, were going to use chickweed for our poultice remedy.
#2. Calendula Flower Petals
Calendula Flower Petals are in the daisy family and are also known as marigolds. They grow in the Mediterranean, South East Asia, Micronesia and Western Europe. Just like anything else, if you don’t have Calendula flowers growing in your local area, you can buy them online or at your local plant store.
#3. Dandelion Leaves
Dandelion Leaves can be found in North and South America. It can also be found growing in Eurasia as well. Dandelion is a type of flower that is edible a has a lot of nutrients in them. Dandelion Leaves are also used in China for medicinal purposes.
#4. Burdock Root
Burdock Roots are edible and eaten as a vegetable. It is very popular in Asia and used in many traditional dishes. Burdock Roots are especially popular in China and Japan. The Burdock Root is a very tasty vegetable. It has a crispy sweet pungent taste.
#5. Plantain Leaves
Plantain Leaves are similar to banana leaves but they are larger and stronger. Those of you that have ever eaten a tamale know that the tamale comes wrapped. It’s wrapped in a Plantain Leaf and then cooked. The Plantain Leaf gives the tamale such a delicious unique flavor. I love Tamales!
Important To Note: According to my research, these five herbs are safe to use. If you’re going to use other herbs in your poultice recipe, make sure they are SAFE! I suggest getting a book on flowers and plants. Not knowing the right herbs and plants to use can literally harm you!
The Final Step Is …
… to cut up all your ingredients into small pieces on a cutting board. You can even use a food processor or blender to make things easier. The next step is to put your ingredients into a pestle or mortar. The last and final step is to crush the herbs into a pulp.
That’s it, it’s as simple as that. As far as how much of each herb to use. I would say one equal part for each herb. For example. one cup of each ingredient. The best thing to do is use your own judgement and only make as much as you need.
Now You Know How To Make Poultice
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