A poultice is a soft, moist mass made of bread or cereal that has traditionally been used in many cultures to treat skin conditions, infections, splinters and boils, to name but some of their uses. When applied to affected areas, the poultice can help draw/pull out toxins.
When I have used poultices, more often than not the lesions/boils start draining shortly afterwards. On more than a few occasions, the lesions/boils have burst/started draining while the poultice was in place.
So, how do you make a poultice? There are many recipes available but the one I use is fairly simple and straightforward.
What you will need.
- Bread (I always use a slice of brown, as it is what I eat and have to hand)
- Hot water (the hotter the better)
- A fork
- A clean napkin, handkerchief or similar
- A bowl
- Put the bread into the bowl.
- Add enough hot water to cover soften the bread.
- Using the fork, mash the bread and water to create a soft, moist mass.
- Using the fork, transfer the moist mass to the napkin or handkerchief
- Wrap the moistened mass in the napkin
- Apply the poultice to the boil/lesion for as long as necessary
When I have used poultices, more often than not the lesions/boils start draining shortly afterwards, On more than a few occasions, the lesions/boils have burst or started draining while the poultice was in place.
Have you got a tried and tested poultice recipe?
Have you found using a poultice helpful?