A bread poultice is made by mashing any type of bread into a liquid, usually milk, until the bread is fully soaked. It is a popular homemade remedy against infections, boils and the removal of foreign matter, such as splinters.
According to the Epsom Salt Council, Epsom salt is used to relieve sore muscles, help remove splinters and fade bruises. It is also an effective treatment to relieve the pain and discomfort associated with bee stings, mosquito bites, sunburn and poison ivy.
Patients can take Epsom salts to boost their magnesium levels, treat some forms of cardiovascular disease, improve their cardiovascular health and treat an array of other conditions, WebMD states. The evidence supporting the use of Epsom salts to treat various conditions varies.
Taking an Epsom salt bath alleviates soreness and softens skin by restoring healthy levels of magnesium and sulfate ions in the body. Epsom salts are composed of magnesium sulfate, which dissolves to release ionic magnesium and sulfate ions once introduced to water. These ions can be absorbed throug
One way to make a poultice to draw out infection is to mix cornmeal and water together, boil it to make a paste, and then apply it to a boil, according to HowStuffWorks. Repeat this every two hours until the infection comes to the surface. As of 2015, there is no medical research to support this met
To use a mustard poultice to treat chest congestion, mix mustard powder and flour with warm water to form a thick paste. Wrap the paste in a piece of fabric and apply it to the chest area for about 20 minutes, says the Wellspring School.
To make an oatmeal poultice for immediate use, cook down 1 cup of oats in boiling water, and let it sit until a paste-like consistency forms. Apply the poultice directly to the skin. Alternately, spread a layer on a damp cloth, and place it oatmeal-side-down on the skin; let it sit for 10 minutes be
Epsom salt can be dissolved in water and consumed as a laxative. It is important to follow directions on the package to not exceed recommended dosage.
Epsom salt affects plants by causing them to produce more flowers and larger yields of produce, according to the National Gardening Association. Epsom salt is typically applied to plants as a foliar spray to allow the plants to absorb the nutrients from the salt easily.
Epsom salt can be mixed into soil, mixed with water and sprayed onto plants and soil, or applied with a lawn spreader over plants and grasses. Epsom salt is an organic, affordable gardening supplement that adds minerals and vitamins to growing plants.