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Poultice Makes Perfect - (Medicinal) Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Jean Rogers
Added: Monday, November 19, 2007

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 new Ivory (unscented) bar of pure soap (no fragrances, no anti-bacterial, etc)
hot sterile water
brown sugar
clean white cloth ( old piece of sheet, diaper, dish towel, etc)

Directions:
Directions:
- Grate the bar of soap and mix with brown sugar with a ratio of 2:1, (about 1/2 cup). Mix with hot water until you have the consistency of a paste. Place the paste on a piece of clean white cloth. Apply the poultice to any area where the need to extract something is needed. Grandma Lolo witnessed a piece of wood wedged between two toes on one of her nephews drawn out by the poultice. She used it on me when I developed two boils (next to one another) under my right armpit. Each boil had a core that needed to come out before it could begin to heal. I was in great pain. It was applied and both cores were able to come out and onto the piece of cloth. I still have a scar, because the opening was so large. Our son Todd developed a Planters Wart on the bottom of one of a foot. Dr. Thomas thought he had extracted the core, but it became infected with puss and blood. I applied the polutice and with 24 hrs. the core came out and it healed. When it is applied the person will begin to feel a pulsating or drawing feeling. That is the poultice working! The poultice should be applied over, and over again when the drawing feeling has discontinued until the result is achieved. Be sure to apply new and clean applications.

Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
10 - 15 mins
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is an old Mexican remedy that Grandma Lolo used as did her family. Although poultices may seem obsolete, if you've ever slapped mud on a bee sting or rubbed a child's chest w/ointment and draped her w/a warm towel, you've used a poultice! They have been around for thousands of years for a reason. They are gentle and can be very effective. They work in in a number of ways. Old -fashion mustard plaster still works!

 

 

 

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