What is a Poultice?

What is a poultice you might ask. This is a term you may rarely hear these days or may never have heard of. It is an old practice where plant matter is placed on a part of the body to relieve soreness, inflammation, draw out an infection or heal a wound.

Onion is a common vegetable used to make a poultice

Poultices have been used since the beginning of time, as it says in Genesis 1:29: Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.”

God has given us everything we need to heal our bodies. We need to get back to what He intended these wonderful and powerful plants and herbs for. Not just relying on modern medicine to help us, even though in extreme cases it is a blessing to have, but look at where it has gotten us. The overuse of antibiotics which has in tern caused powerful bugs that are resistant to antibiotics along with treating symptoms not the underlying cause.

These simple poultice techniques are cheap, effective and easy to do. It may also keep you from taking a trip to the doctors office. In the upcoming weeks I will be going through five different vegetables and spices that are wonderful in treating congestion, inflammation and infections. I will be explaining what their purposes are, how to make them and how to use each one of these poultices. Its wonderful knowledge to have! You probably have these ingredients in your pantry now!

The poultices I will be writing about are:

  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Potato
  • Cayenne Pepper

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God Bless!



I am not a licensed health care provider,  I am only a student in a Master Herbalist Course I am only making recommendations that I believe are extremely useful. It is your constitutional right on how you decide to care for your health. I do not make any claims and take no responsibility for the actions of those using this blog to treat any medical issue.

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