- Alternative & Natural Medicine
Healing With Food Make A Bread Poultice
We all know the health benefits of a well balanced diet, but food is good for healing purposes too, using food wrapped in bandages can help speed up healing and even help with skin problems, different foodstuffs in a poultice can have different effects on different skin ailments.
To make a poultice mix the ingredients into a paste, cover damaged skin with a pourus cloth; stick the ingredients onto the cloth and wrap with a bandage.
Bread Poultice You take homemade bread and soak it in a little water and oil (cooking) to draw infection from sores and cuts
Bread and Milk Poultice
Bread and Milk Poultice mix bread and milk together to make a paste, useful for bringing boils and abscesses to a head.
Make a paste with hot water and bran; apply as hot as can be tolerated. Used for inflammations, strains, sprains, and bruises.
Is a traditional home remedy for inflammation. Applied to the skin, it is used to heal skin conditions such as eczema. Over the joints, it is used to relieve arthritis.
Sautee chopped onion in oil add 1-2 tablespoons of flour and wrap in cheesecloth. Apply to area. Excellent for drawing out impurities. High sulphur content makes it good for inflamed areas.
Use powdered mustard and mix with water to make a paste. Add flour to hold paste together. Do not apply directly on skin. Wrap in muslin or cheesecloth or cotton towel between skin and paste. Cover with plastic wrap. Remove immediately if stinging or burning occurs. Use with caution. Do not use on sensitive or broken skin. Good for arthritic joints and any condition requiring increased circulation. Used to help relieve congestion, aid asthma; relieve coughs and assists in getting rid of colds and flu when used on the chest.
Salt and onion
Put salt in boiled onion to make a poultice and tie it on a boil so that it breaks.