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Herbal Washes - How to Use

Herbal Washes. Herbal Wash, Skin Washes


Herbal washes are easy to use. They can be used as herbal baths, wound washes, soothing itchy rashes and sinus rinses, facial steams and mouth washes. Herbal washes allow the beneficial constituents of the herbs to quickly absorb into the skin

To make an herbal wash you’ll start by making a decoction or an infusion and using the liquid to wash over the condition or add it to a bath or basin soak.

For example, to wash and clean a wound you can soak a bandage or some gauze in your infusion liquid and use it to gently dab or rub the wound. You can also pour the infusion liquid over the wound.

For a sinus rinse you’ll add some sea salt to your warm infusion and put it in a neti pot or a sinus rinse bottle. Although several methods of nasal irrigation exist, one of the most popular is the Neti pot -- a ceramic or plastic pot that looks like a cross between a small teapot and Aladdin's magic lamp. The Neti pot originally comes from the Ayurvedic/yoga medical tradition. How the Neti pot works is that it thins mucus and helps flush it out of the nasal passages.

For an herbal bath, simply pour the finished infusion liquid into the bath water.

Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal medications



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