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Here’s how to make an herbal poultice that can be used to relieve minor inflammation, abrasions, and more.
What you’ll need:
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 ounce freshly chopped or grated ginger
¼ small raw sliced onion
1 chopped garlic clove
2 teaspoons coconut oil
cheesecloth or cotton bandage
How to do it:
Add the coconut oil followed by the rest of the ingredients to a pan on low heat and allow it to heat until it’s almost dry — but not burnt.
Turn off stove and transfer ingredients to a bowl to cool so that it’s warm to the touch.
Lay the cloth flat and add the mixture to the center of the cloth.
Fold the cloth over twice to create a pack or gather it and tie with some string or a rubber band to create a handle — whatever you prefer as long as the ingredients stay inside the cloth.
Place on the affected area for 20 minutes.
NB- See a doctor if your symptoms don’t improve after a week or if you have signs of a serious infection, such as cellulitis. These include rash or area of redness that’s expanding, blisters, swelling, severe pain, skin warmth, fever. If you notice an area of redness on your skin that’s expanding quickly or if you have a high fever, go to the nearest emergency room.