How To Make a Herbal Poultice

What you'll need

A handful of fresh herbs

A saucepan with water

A bandage or cotton strips

A herbal poultice is made in the same way as a herbal compress but instead of a herbal infusion, the actual herb itself is used.

Tear the fresh herb in to small pieces and place a sufficient amount to cover the affected area in a saucepan. Add enough water to cover them and then simmer for two minutes. Drain them and squeeze out any excess liquid before applying them to the affected area. Cover them with bandage or cotton strips and leave for up to four hours.

If you need to get extra benefit from the herb, you can replace them every hour.

You may want to use some oil of the herb on your skin before applying the herbal poultice to make sure the herbs dont stick.

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