Poultices For Burns Plantain, Chickweed, Slippery Elm


Herbal Poultices for burns

Herbal poultices are another good home remedy for cooling and soothing minor burns, skin irritations, and rashes particularly when associated with dryness and itching.

Plantain's juice is in fact antibacterial and quite soothing when applied to a burn. Like comfrey, it contains allantoin, an anti-inflammatory phytochemical that speeds wound healing, stimulates the grow of new skin cells, and give the immune system a lift. Slippery elm poultices are also used for treating inflamed, or irritated skin and minor burns. Chickweed is also a good choice for minor burns.

Ingredients:
  • Use 1 handful fresh, or 1 tablespoon dried
  • Plantain leaves
  • Slippery Elm powder
  • Chickweed leaves
  • Comfrey leaves
Slippery Elm * Plantain * Chickweed * Comfrey *
Recipe Instructions: Poultice :Apply fresh mashed leaves moistened with vinegar to the burned area. Dried herbs can placed inside a muslin bag, or cheesecloth, then infused in a bowl of heated water. Let cool to room temperature and apply.

Tags and Uses for this Remedy

  • Burns : Minor burns can be treated at home and will heal on their own. The best thing you can do is reduce the heat, by applying cold water or ice.
  • Rashes :Poison ivy, allergic reactions, flea and insect bites, diaper rash - these can all be treated at home using your own herbal remedies.
  • Skin Care :Natural, organic skin care remedies do a better job of protecting and healing skin than store bought cosmetics.
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