” The recipe below was shared with me years ago by a woman who’s brother was sent home to die with pneumonia. She remembered her grandmother’s poultice recipe and her brother recovered. Enjoy and pay it forward, it’s
Put the ingredients in a pot of water on your stove and breath the steam.
Even if you don’t go to the trouble of thickening it with cornmeal the steam will knock the germs out before they have a chance to set up camp!
This poultice is amazing. It stinks but it works! I’ve used it for years. The recipe will make enough for two. I make it and freeze one for future use.
8 cups water
1 head of garlic chopped
1 med. onion chopped
1 cup apple cider vinegar
3 aloe vera cactus leaves (slice them lengthwise and chop. Be careful the jelly will stain)
Mix in large pot and boil for about 5 minutes
Add 2 cups cornmeal
8 drops eucalyptus oil
Add cornmeal slowly, stirring constantly until it thickens. It gets lumpy so work out the lumps. It will continue to thicken as it cooks.
Turn off the heat and stir in eucalyptus oil.
Put 1/2 into an old pillow case or t shirt that can be thrown away when you’re finished with it. Tie it up tight with a string or a rubber band. Don’t use anything that will not be safe in the microwave.
It is effective when it’s warm. When it cools, reheat it in the microwave for approx. 2 min. Squeeze it to distribute the hot spots.
Hold it against your body wherever you hurt. When I am congested I breath directly into it. I hold it against my chest when I go to bed. Your bed partner might not appreciate it, but you’ll feel better!