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Poultice of verbena


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Poultice of verbena

  1. 1. How to make a poultice of Verbena Officinalis Javier Echavarren Otín
  2. 2. Material and ingredients required:  Verbena officinalis. Egg whites. Oil (olive, seeds ...). Frying pan. Muslin cloth. Cotton fabric (can be a T-shirt, piece of sheet, but it is very important to be cotton). Source of dry heat (electric blanket, bag of seeds ...).
  3. 3. It should have all the ingredients and materials prepared.
  4. 4. Separate the egg whites. Put the verbena in the pan with a little bit of oil.
  5. 5. Heat the verbena (medium heat) and add the egg whites when the plant is warm. Avoid burning or roasting it.
  6. 6. Take out the pan from heat and mix the egg whites and verbena.
  7. 7. Put the pan again on the heat until the mixture thickens, stirring with a spatula to prevent the mixture burning or becomes too dry.
  8. 8. Place the verbena on the muslin.
  9. 9. Expand it, taking the shape of the surface where you’ll apply it.
  10. 10. Wrapping the mixture with the muslin, as shown in the following sequence: cover it with a first muslin fold.
  11. 11. We continue covering the poultice with another fold.
  12. 12. Once folded all the muslin over the poultice, now it’s ready to flip.
  13. 13. Turn it, and the part we will apply it to the skin, only have to has a layer of muslin. It’s allows to the poultice greater contact with the skin.
  14. 14. Check the temperature of the poultice putting a hand on it. It’s important to be hot but not burning. In this moment, can be applied on the affected part. T-Shirt or cotton cloth folded, that’s below the poultice, will make two functions. Serves to keep the heat of poultice, and prevents clothes from staining. On the T-shirt we will apply a dry heat source (electric blanket, bag of seeds), that allows us to keep warm the poultice during the time of application. Apply the poultice from one and a half to three hours. You can keep going longer if necessary.
  15. 15. This is an example of how you can get the T-shirt after applying the poultice.
  16. 16. Is recommended to apply once a day for 7 or 9 days and another series repeat if necessary. The number of days and frequency will change depending on the health disorder treated and the recommendation of a specialist. Warnings: - Forbidden apply in people with allergies to egg or verbena. - In children (they have more sensitive skin), must be extremely careful to apply not too hot to prevent irritation and / or burns. Do not apply more than 4 or 5 consecutive days. - Do not apply on wounds.