clay poultice

The clay poultice: poultice in case of abscess or infected wounds


Against breast abscesses, “white fingers”, infected wounds, rheumatism, sprains , bruises, herpes zoster , muscle pain, insect bites, fatigue, panaritium (acute infection on the side of the finger), etc.


Ground clay (available in specialized stores or pharmacies, cheaper than fine clay).


– Fill a container with ground clay

– Cover with cold water

– Do not mix!

– The clay absorbs….

– If it is too liquid add a little more clay, if it is too hard add more water (with time and experience the proportions will adjust).🇧🇷


Cover the infected part with a large clay poultice (directly on the skin). Cover with a clean, ironed tissue (to get rid of germs!), and then with tape to keep it in place (or a bra, if you have a breast abscess).

Leave it in place for a maximum of 2 hours, or less if the clay dries out first.

Renew as many times as possible, continue for a few days after curing.

Don’t use the same clay multiple times, throw it away after use!

Do not use over sutures!


Note from Claire from Belgium who sent us the recipe:

– “Use even in case of breast abscess with discharge of pus and high fever. When I was breastfeeding my second child, I applied some poultices from the beginning of the obstruction and thus prevented it from degenerating into an abscess… The gynecologist was surprised by the result!”.

– There are different types of clay: green clay (used for detoxification, rich in iron), white clay (rich in aluminum, with antiseptic and healing properties), brown clay (used for example against acne), red clay (rich in iron, promotes circulation) and black clay (in case of skin inflammation). The color of clay comes from a different chemical composition. Clay comes, as the name suggests, from clay minerals.

– In case of inflammation, some experts believe that the temperature of the plaster should be lower than that of the body, which is why it is often recommended to use cold water.

– In the case of whitewash, place a 1 cm layer of clay, secure with a bandage, such as gauze, and renew every 2 hours.


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Jeanne Kenney
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