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Yesterday, I discussed the various herbal preparations for internal use (tisanes, infusions, decoctions, tinctures, etc.). Today, I wanted to follow up with the many different ways herbs can be used externally (or topically) to speed healing, reduce swelling, and in general, relieve pain, itchiness, or discomfort from sprains, bruises, insect bites and stings, wounds, and pulled ligaments. These include poultices, fomentations, ointments/salves, and more. Poultices: A poultice is the term for applying herbs directly to the skin. Usually, you use fresh herbs that you’ve mashed up (although powdered/dried herbs can be used too) and poured boiling water into (you pour … Continue reading