5 Key Ingredients for a Therapeutic Poultice

5 Key Ingredients for a Therapeutic Poultice
Poultices serve as a time-tested home remedy; a natural and accessible approach to addressing various health concerns.
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The use of poultices in healing dates back thousands of years and spans many cultures and civilizations. Ayurvedic medicine has used therapeutic poultices since the second century BC. Ancient Egyptians used poultices made from honey, animal fats, and herbs to treat wounds, infections and skin conditions. Ancient Greek physicians like Hippocrates mention the use of poultices made from herbs, clay, and other plant materials in their medical writings, while Traditional Chinese Medicine has used herbal poultices as part of its holistic approach to healing for some 3,000 years.

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