Vinegar brings bruises to the surface,cooling and reducing swelling. Sage and vinegar are both traditional ingredients in
compresses. Used together, they are unsurpassed for easing sprains.
Sage is singularly good for the head and braine; it quickens the
senses restoreth health to those that have the palsie, takes away shaking or trembling of the members.
1 Bruise whole, fresh sage leaves by flattening them with a
rolling pin. Try not to break or tear them.
2 Put the sage leaves in a pan and just cover with vinegar.
Simmer gently for 5 minutes over a very low heat. The vinegar
should not boil but it should steam so that the sage leafes
soften and blanch.
3 After 5 minutes, take out the leafes and lay them on a cloth.
Work quickly and carefully as the leafes are very hot.
Fold the cloth into a package which will just cover the
Apply as hot as can be borne and cover with towels to retain the
heat. Leave on for an hour or until the swelling has subsided.
Vinegar can also be diluted with warm water and used as a
fomentation for sprains and bruises. Diluted with cold or
iced water it makes an excellent compress for hot, swollen joints or hot tension and headaches.
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