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Mint Poultice for Rash

Mentha spicata

The mint genus encompasses about 25 different species of flowering aromatic herbs in the mint family. Generally used to flavor such foods and drinks as tea, alcoholic beverages, candy, ice cream, and jellies, mint is also used in a wide variety of personal care items such as mouthwash, toothpaste, soaps, shampoos, and cosmetics. Mint has also been used since the middle ages in traditional medicine for such ailments as indigestion, insect bites, itch, and to whiten teeth.

Mint Poultice to Relieve Itching

Method

  • Crush fresh mint and add cold water to make a paste. Either apply directly to the affected area, or spread between two layers of muslin or gauze and apply to the rash. Wrap a towel or plastic around the poultice and pin it in place.

Why It Works

Mint has a cooling effect, which relieves the pain and itching.

Precautions

Stop use if allergic reaction occurs.

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