Dressing: this ancient invention that has borne fruit until now.

Dressing: this ancient invention that has borne fruit until now.

What is a poultice? ?

A poultice is a simple, centuries-old remedy made by mixing powdered or chopped herbs with a little water to form a paste that is then applied to the skin. Poultices are generally used to treat inflammation, infection and pain. They can be placed over a dressing or bandage, or wrapped in cloth and applied directly to the skin. The compresses are believed to work by eliminating infection, reducing inflammation and promoting healing. Common herbs used in poultices include calendula, plantain, and comfrey. When properly prepared, compresses are safe and effective treatments for a wide variety of conditions.

Use natural ingredients

Claddings are available in several types, some of which differ from others depending on the ingredients used. This soft medicine has an oscillating state between a patch and a poultice, the principle of which is direct contact with the skin. This operation aims in particular to enable the active ingredients of the ingredients used in the body.

Note that the indication lining they are numerous, including in dermatology, rheumatology and ENT (otolaryngology). Its advantages are numerous, knowing that it is possible to make it based on very available ingredients, such as medicinal plants. You can find it in stores, often at low prices. In addition to the versions of grandmothers, modern ones are also invited to the arena to bring a facelift to this medicinal product. One of them is a poultice made of essential oils. However, it is a supplement that cannot replace medical treatment. In the event that there is no improvement in symptoms, it is really recommended to consult a professional.

Fight abscesses, paronychia, pain… with green clay.

In the case of green clay, which stands out for its natural, healing, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory effects. This preparation is mainly used to combat paronychia, abscesses, toothaches, ulcers, joint and muscle pains. You can actually use it to treat a sprain, back pain, tendinitis or a fracture.

As for the recipe for this type of poultice, take green clay and cold water. Mix them until you get a thick and homogeneous paste. To use it, it must be applied to the area, it can be on the face if you have a tooth abscess and on the fingertips in case of white trouble. It is also advisable to bandage the treated part to keep the paste in place. You should only remove it when the clay is sufficiently dry.

Compresses for the treatment of respiratory problems.

Bronchi and inflammation of the respiratory tract are common diseases affecting the human body. To combat them, you can use a poultice based on essential oils. For example, use Scots pine for a lung problem, Eucalyptus globulus for its bronchial thinning property. Lavender is also an excellent anti-inflammatory.

To prepare, take a tablespoon of macadamia oil and 5 drops of each of the above oils. Mix them until you get the ideal massage solution. Use it to massage your chest. Then cover the affected area with a hot water bottle and a towel. This leads to an expansion of the surface vessels and pores of the skin, which enables the action of essential oils.

Fight respiratory infections with cabbage leaves.

The advantages of cabbage leaves emphasize the possibility of maintaining health naturally and welfare in general. This vegetable is very rich in vitamins and minerals and has various therapeutic properties. It helps especially in the fight against respiratory tract infections such as laryngitis, angina, sinusitis, colds or even bronchitis. In addition, this ingredient has anti-inflammatory effects thanks to its sulfur content.

As for the preparation of this type of poultice, take the largest cabbage leaves. Use lukewarm water to wash them and dry them. Subsequently, the middle rib must be removed and the leaves should be flattened. Use a roller for this. Put the product obtained in this way into gauze and apply to a specific treated area, for example the neck. Let the compress exert its natural effects day or night. To maintain it, secure it with a scarf. Remember to apply it lukewarm or cold.

* Presse Santé strives to convey knowledge about health in a language accessible to all. IN NO CIRCUMSTANCES can the information provided replace the advice of a medical professional.

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