and poultice are used externally and are very effective because the
active part of the herb are able to reach the affected part without
being altered in any way by the digestive tract.
normally prepared by soaking a linen or muslin cloth in an infusion
or decoction. The cloth is then placed on the affected region and is
held in place by a bandage or plastic wrap.
Compresses are milder
than poultice and can be hot or cold.
liquor containing the concentrated essence of a substance, produced
as a result of heating or boiling, especially as used in medicinal
and herbal preparations.
Infusion a drink,
remedy or extract prepared by soaking herbs in boiling water to get
the flavour or healing properties.
Compresses and poultice
are used externally and are very effective because the active part
of the herb are able to reach the affected part without being
altered in any way by the digestive tract.
A poultice is
made from a crushed plant and is applied directly to the affected
area. It can be prepared by boiling crushed plant parts for a few
minutes to make a pulp or mix powdered herbs with boiling
water. It is specifically useful for conditions like bruises, wounds
and abscesses (Pus filled cavities) to soothe and to draw out
soak or be soaked in water or other liquid.
Triphala - a combination
of three herbs viz. Amla (Emblica officinalis), Harad (Terminaliachebula) and Baheda (Terminelia bellerica)