We all know the benefits of a balanced and healthy diet, but very few are aware of the healing properties of the food when applied externally. For example, bread can be used as a bandage to speed up the healing process of common skin disorders.
Bread and Milk Poultice – Recipe
Porridge was the first poultice used to treat various skin problems. The studies have demonstrated that the pus and infection will be healed faster if the wound or the boil is covered with a poultice. When it comes to the boils that grow under the skin, the poultices help them come out and release the pus.
A general rule for preparing poultices is that the ingredients must be mixed into a paste. After that, they are applied on a piece of clean cloth, put over the affected area and bandaged to stay in place.
For this particular poultice we’re talking about, you must put a slice of bread into a bowl and pour over a little bit of milk or water. Make sure the bread gets moist. Crumble the bread with a fork or with the hand until you get a fine paste. Use enough bread and milk so as to cover the affected area. Now, apply the poultice on the problematic skin zone and fix it with a bandage. Let it cure for about 8 to 12 hours. It would be best if you could leave it on during the night. Next day, clean the skin with lukewarm water. Repeat the treatment daily until you get the wanted result.
The bread poultices can be prepared with milk, water, medicinal essential oils (lavender oil or tea tree oil for infections) or with plants.
What Can You Use Them For
This remedy is extremely simple, but this doesn’t mean that it’s not strong enough to cure your skin disorders. The bread and milk poultices can help you treat the following common skin problems:
– Scratches, cuts, wounds and skin infections
– Acne and eczema
– Wood chips under the skin
– Inflammations, arthritis, swelling and acute pain
– Boils and abscesses
So, preparing and using a simple poultice with bread and milk could be one of the best ways to heal these painful diseases. Try it and see how it works for you.