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poultice

Med a local moist and often heated application for the skin consisting of substances such as kaolin, linseed, or mustard, used to improve the circulation, treat inflamed areas, etc.

Poultice

 

a form of heat application to the skin and deeper lying tissues and organs. A poultice is made from coarsely ground vegetable matter that has mucous characteristics; linseed and Iceland moss are often used. The vegetable matter is brought to a boil and cooked until a doughy mass is formed. Dry poultices, made from such substances as heated ash, peat, or linseed, are also used. Paraffin and peat treatments and certain other forms of physiotherapy are more perfected heat procedures.

poultice

[′pōl·təs]
(medicine)
A soft mass of hot, moist material applied as an external counterirritant, analgesic, or antiseptic.
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Remembering all the times I've seen poultices used, or used them myself, to treat long-standing conditions or emergencies, I can think of one commonality--they worked every time!
A deep brush cleanse gently exfoliates as it prepares the skin for a warm herbal poultice massage using green tea, hibiscus, rose and marigold flowers.
Bernard Flooks lists: zambuk for cuts and grazes, Carter's little liver pills, cephos for headaches, zinc ointment for cuts and scratches, caolim poultice for boils and Elliman's Embrocation.
Copper and magnesium sulphate provides pain relief and hence magnesium sulphate was also used in making poultice (Auras, 2008; Gonzalez 1997).
Working around the shoulder and neck area, he then applies the poultices. They are tightly-wrapped, fistsized bags of herbs which can be applied with various levels of pressure.
This involves a Ytsara manao heated head and facial treatment using hot, steamed, herb filled muslin poultices for extra warmth to the skin and muscles followed by a hot towel back treatment, costing EUR150.
I can say from experience that just as effective treatment can be obtained with black treacle, or soap and sugar poultices. My mother often used this on us.
Native Americans made poultices of witch hazel leaves and bark to cure swelling.
Under the agreement terms, the three parties will jointly develop analgesic poultices for both ethical (prescription) and over-the-counter use by following Mikasa Seiyaku's proprietary products, Zepolas (ethical drug) and Zenol (over-the-counter drug).
Fresh chickweed poultices can be used to draw out infection and reduce inflammation and swelling.
Other suggestions included giving the cow "a dose of Epsom salts" (please don't ask us how much a dose is) and "rub the bag with hot soap suds." "Feed one-half to one ounce of poke root and also apply a poke root poultice to the udder." "Give a pound of Epsom salts and apply poultices of bran and hops which should be kept hot by pouring on hot water occasionally.
Combined with a spiritual ceremony, these ground-up poultices are believed to take away stomachaches, arthritis, anxiety disorders, diabetes and even cancer, Taykwa Tagamou First Nation member Howard Archibald says.