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Monday, November 5, 2012

Clay and ivy healing;

How to prepare clay or ivy poultice?

What are the advantages of Clay or Ivy poultices? 

What is clay and ivy?

1.    Clay is a kind of earth that is soft when it is wet and hard when it is dry. Clay is found mostly in health food stores and specialized pharmacies. It is formed into pieces or crushed granulated, green, gray, or white. Otherwise you can look into a career of clay blocks, but not the mud of river valleys. Rid of any plant debris before crushing and drying in the sun, it should not contain sand.

Advantages of clay poultice:  

Clay is an element that helps to heal the damage by restoring tissues and vital reserves.

To prepare clay poultice

To make poultice put clay into a vessel of earthenware, glass or wooden recipient, but not metal or plastic container. Pour cold water to cover the pieces and let stand a few hours for the clay to disintegrate and form slurry which is stirred and kneaded with a wooden stirring until it takes the consistency of modeling dough.

Instructions of using clay poultice

Prepare canvas or a piece of cloth to cover a fairly compact mortar of clay and spread in a uniform layer of 1 to 2 cm thick on the piece of cloth that is already prepared. Apply clay directly to the skin. Leave the poultice rest about one to three hours if it is placed in the day, and all night if it is placed at bedtime. But if there is unpleasant or abnormal sensation as nervousness, internal cooling, or excessive heat, then clay must be removed temporarily and reduce the thickness of clay layer to nearly 1 cm and leave in place almost one hour and half. After each application wash the area with water and throw the clay because it can be used only once, wash also used cloths.
2.    Ivy is an evergreen plant that grows up walls or along the ground. Ivy has the specific of therapeutic treatment to treat an illness or to improve a person’s health.

Advantages of ivy poultice

Ivy poultice combats spasms, relieves nerve pain, reduces intestinal gas, relieves congestion, and stimulates the liver and stomach.

Procedure of using ivy poultice

Place in a bowl on fire two handfuls of dried leaves of ivy with four or five handfuls of bran, put in a half glass of cold water. Mix well and cook, stirring constantly, until the partial water has evaporated. Roll out the dough on a large gauze or porous fabric. Fold and apply hot on the sore spot or belt of the liver to stomach, fix by a bandage and leave in place about two hours.
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