BREAD & WATER POULTICE FOR SCRATCHES
A simple yet effective way to soothe inflamed and slow to heal scratches from brambles, gorse and cats. Also useful for bringing boils to a head.
2 Cups of boiling water
2-3 Cups of coarse breadcrumbs
Pour the boiling water into a clean bowl and add the breadcrumbs. Cover with a plate that just fits inside the bowl and weight it down a little to compress the mixture.
When the bread has soaked up as much of the water as possible , strain off the excess water.The bread mixture should now be a soft pulp.
Spread the mixture about 1cm thick on a piece of clean linen/gauze that has been wrung out in hot water, and apply the poultice , while still warm to the affected area until it is cold.
Repeat as necessary.
It really works!!