For abscesses or engorgement of the breast, Raynaud’s, infected wounds and sores, rheumatism, sprains, bruises, osteoarthritis, sore throat
- Crushed clay (in a nutrition store or pharmacy, less expensive than fine clay).
- Fill a bowl with crushed clay
- Cover it with cold water
- Don’t overmix!
- The clay will become “spongy” …
- If too liquid, add a little clay; if too hard, add some water (with experience, you'll get to know the amounts!)
- Cover the infected part with a large clay poultice (directly on the skin). Cover it with a clean, ironed cloth (to remove the microbes!), then a bandage to keep it in place (or with a bra in case of a breast abscess). Leave it in place for a maximum of 2 hours or even less if the clay becomes dry before that.
Repeat as often as possible; continue even some day days after healing. Do not use the same clay several times: throw it out after use! Do not use it on stitches!
Note from Claire from Belgium about this recipe:
"To be used even in the case of a real breast abscess, with flow of pus and high fever. When breastfeeding my second child, I applied poultices at the onset of an engorgement and thereby avoided it turning into an abscess… The gynecologist was surprised at the result! ".