Fomentation and Poultice Herbs

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Fomentation and Poultice Herbs

25.00

fomentation and poultice healing herbs

for sitz baths (to treat hemorrhoids, varicosities, or healing bottoms after birth), making postpartum perineum healing pads, healing herbal full body bath soaks, healing mama and newborn baths, fomentation (compresses), poultices, steam inhalation, vaginal steam baths to heal the womb, promote fertility, balance cycles. Treat swelling, pain, sprains, wounds, bruising, inflammation. Clean wounds and promote healing.

Comes in a 1 liter Weck jar.

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Herbal bathing instructions - Fill cotton bag with 1 cup herbs to a bathtub of water. Tie the bag shut, hang from faucet to infuse medicinal essences into water flowing through the herbs, or infuse bag directly into bathwater. Alternatively, boil 1 quart of water, add 1 cup herbs. Turn off heat, cover tightly. Steep 20 minutes or more. Strain and pour the herbal infusion directly into bath water.

fomentation (herbal compress) - Herbal infusions applied topically to the body with the herb strained out. When heat (hot water bottle or heating pad) is also applied, it is called a fomentation. Herbal compresses can be warm or cold, depending on preference and purpose (deeper bruising would heal faster with heat). Used for swelling, pain, inflammation, sprains, infections, strained muscles, wounds. Brew herbs, strain, then soak fabric in tea. Immediately apply to the area and leave for 20 minutes or more. Repeat as necessary.

Herbal poultice - Poultices are herbs mashed and applied topically directly onto the skin, optionally with heat (hot water bottle or heating pad). The herbs can be left in place hours or overnight after being wrapped in a bandage (fresh herbs) or cling wrap (wet herbs after infusing or steaming briefly). Stronger than fomentations because the raw tea is applied topically, although . Used for swelling, pain, inflammation, sprains, infections, strained muscles, wounds. Brew herbs in unbleached cotton bag, strain, then apply topically to area. Leave for 20 minutes or more. Repeat as necessary.