Thursday, February 21, 2013

Onion Poultices

Have you ever used an onion poultice?  This used to be a "go to" by our great-grandmothers and their mothers before them, but with the advent of modern medicine, these valuable poultices were left behind.

I was happy to rediscover them about a year ago when my son had croup.  I used onion poultices on him and was very happy with the results.  They really helped with his congestion and cough.

Recently, I stumbled across THIS post by Bear Medicine Herbals all about onion poultices and onion syrups.  This is a keeper post for sure!  Kiva Rose, the author, is an amazing herbalist!  Check out her post HERE and give her recipes a try.

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1 comment:

  1. Yes, I have recently used one. I had the flu and then very bad bronchitis...made one, put it on my chest, breathed in the fumes, and the next day I felt MUCH better! I'm going to remember that the next time I get bronchitis...:-)