Cold potato poultice

Required material

1 - 2 potatoes, raw

1 cloth or gauze

1 grater

Application

Sprains, inflammation: finely grate raw potatoes, wrap in gauze and place over the affected area.

If you wish, you can wrap another cloth around it.

Leave to work for approx. 10 - 20 minutes, repeat as required.

Warning

Don’t apply to open wounds

Effect

A cold potato poultice can have the following effects:

  • Cooling
  • Reduces swelling

Helps against

Sprain, dislocation, strain, joint pain

Synonyms

cold potato poultice, potato poultice cold

Exclusion of liability

CSS offers no guarantee for the accuracy and completeness of the information. The information published is no substitute for professional advice from a doctor or pharmacist.

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