Hello eKa CIRCLE
Many years ago my dear mum treated me to an absolutely wonderful time at a health retreat; it was intensive learning on so many things natural. Fortunately my immediate family are very interested in these things; even though mum herself comes from a medical background. I am so grateful for the balance that she has role modeled. The thing is we would require much less medical intervention if only we used the gifts given to us in nature as preventative measures.
This week I have a client on a complete and utter detox program including daily poultices – we are attempting to lift immunity and draw infection out of some lingering wounds in his legs that are clearly not responding to years of antibiotics with medical intervention.
One of the things mum and I learned in the lessons at the health retreat was how to make old fashioned poultices. The poultice is a natural product that is used to “draw” something out of the body. It can be effectively used for infections, insect of spider bites (of course make sure you seek medical treatment if you recognise the spider to be poisonous), even colds and flu.
In old times past this was common knowledge. It’s a relatively simple process you just need some clean muslin cloth, bandages or even some new chux dishcloth will work. Make sure everything you use is very clean. Drizzle the chosen binding material with a little organic oil of your choice (olive, caster, coconut or almond are good) and spread with the drawing agent (see list for a few suggestions below) of your choice, or a mixture of a few. Bandage the clean wound, It is often recommended to soak the wound first in an epsom salt bath, then dry in full sunlight before the poultice is applied. Once the wound is bandaged you can cover the bandage with something to prevent any leakage.
While I am not a fan of plastic; plastic wrap can be very helpful for this if the wound is large. Smaller wounds can be wrapped with strips of fabric or a towel. For a small bite a plaster band-aid works well. If the feet or the throat are being wrapped then just pop on some old woollen socks or use a woollen scarf to bind the appropriate area. I am sure you can get creative with this. A poultice is best left on for a few hours at least. Sometimes I suggest sleeping with it on, as the body heals while we sleep. Good luck partners if you choose grated onion. If anything is irritating use your common sense and remove it. Grated potato or mashed pawpaw will actually feel very soothing.
The idea of a poultice is to bring heat to the area which will improve circulation and mobility of fluids within the adjacent tissue. This can speed up healing; minimise scarring,reduce muscular spasm and assist at drawing out toxins together to be expelled from the body. Certain ingredients work better for different things so it is worth reading up on this if it interests you – for example onions work a treat on the feet for colds and flu.
On my bucket list of things to make on video for eKa CIRCLE is an old Amish recipe for a poultice drawing paste using activated charcoal with bentonite clay. I have ordered the clay so I will get to doing that soon. Stay posted.
Here are some things that are commonly used as a poultice drawing agent:
- activated charcoal powder
- grated potato
- grated onion
- bentonite clay
- ground dried herbs
- epsom salt
- pure honey
- pawpaw or papaya
- linseed meal porridge
We are less likely to heal quickly if our vibration is low. For any tips on this check the eKa CIRCLE instagram page I am always posting on how to increase your vibrational frequencies. Your vibratory state is affected by so many things that are environmental, the food you eat, water you drink, not enough exposure to outdoor elements, the music you listen to and what you think will affect it greatly. This is why healing must involve body, mind and spirit as each thing works together in nature. The same way food and herbs nutrients work together in our bodies… one thing needs the other to be efficiently absorbed.
I will post the 11 day healing program that we have learned to help kick start immunity. This is the program I have this current client on. See the next blogpost for details if you are interested.
Here’s to complete healing for you and your family. Body, mind and spirit.
love & light
M + E
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