For those of you who enjoy camping, hiking, walking in the woods or just the great outdoors in general, you know that sometimes accidents happen. I always like to carry along a few first aid items whenever I am “off the grid”.
An application that is often used in first aid situations is called a Poultice. A Poultice or Cataplasm as it is also referred to is basically a moistened mass of plant or food materials that is applied to various areas of the body in order to impart it’s medicinal benefits and to provide relief. There are various ways to create a poultice using either fresh or dried herbs.
One of my favorite items to carry along in my first aid pouch is what I like to call the, “Herbal Wound Healing Pocket Poultice”. If something like this exists on the market, I am not aware of it and so therefore I created my own. This is great if you are in an area where you are not familiar with the local plants.