Oriental medicine teaches that all
foods and natural products have medicinal values. That is, if you know how
to use them. You should be able to find every item listed here in
your local stores.
Poultices & Compresses:
Make a poultice to relieve edema, swelling and water retention.
warm, crushed roots and leave may be applied to suppurating wounds (pussy
infections, abscesses, boils, etc.
poultice of fresh, raw crushed garlic is useful for scabies, boils and abscesses
(generally used for infections)
made of fresh ginger tea may be applied to sore joints after the initial
inflammation has subsided.
poultice of roasted onion can draw out foreign objects
applied as a compress it has a cooling effect. Use it during the initial
inflammatory stage of a soft tissue injury.
Roasted Sesame Oil-Apply
it to cuts and abrasions after the blood flow has stopped. It will help wounds
to heal without scarring.
poultice is very effective in reducing inflammation. It is even more effective
if you add a little fresh grated ginger.
Carbonized Human Hair
hair in a covered iron pot and bake with plenty of ventilation at a fairly high
heat. The hair will “melt" like plastic into a black, shiny obsidian-like
mass. When cool, crush in a mortar to a fine powder. Sprinkle on bleeding wounds
to stop bleeding and promote coagulation.
and pulverized used similarly to human hair.
Roasted Ginger Powder
Applied to cuts to stop bleeding.
Peanut oil may be applied regularly to stiff joints in order to relax the
tendons and ligaments.
to detoxify. Useful for Charlie horses and muscle spasms.
Apple Cider Vinegar or Safflower Tea-
Helps relieve swelling and obstructions in sprains of the ankle, fingers and
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