1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login, otherwise join BYC here!

homemade remedies

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by oldcityfarmer, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. oldcityfarmer

    oldcityfarmer Out Of The Brooder

    12
    0
    22
    Aug 4, 2009
    Does anyone know how to make a poltice? It is applied to sore,etc to draw out infections and help heal wounds and or sores. My Grandmamade them up for our sores, and we used to buy a product called Denver Mud, which was used as a poltice
     
  2. CrazyChickieMama

    CrazyChickieMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    835
    0
    149
    Feb 23, 2008
    Bolton, NC
    it depends on what the problem is to determine which kind of poultice to use.

    Herbal poultices are easy to make:

    just take a cup or two of the chosen herb and grind it up with water to make a paste,
    apply to the area and hold it down with gauze or cheesecloth...

    you can google different home remedies and different poultices as well

    eta: there are some herbs that should NOT be used in poultices, google herbal remedies for whatever problem you have and they should tell you what not do to and what to do...I'm not an herbalist, so...
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2009
  3. Iowa Roo Mom

    Iowa Roo Mom Resistance Is Futile

    Apr 30, 2009
    Keokuk County
    Granny always made up a bread and milk poultice for boils. It worked wonders! It was simply a piece of bread soaked in milk and a touch of sugar. Apply it to the boil and cover with a bit of gauze. Works amazingly well!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by