Thai herbal compress .
How to Make Herbal Compresses
The herbs which made Thai herbal compress were remedies and compounds extracted and blended by apothecaries. The medical benefits of herbs are no longer in doubt, and many are generally quite safe. Using a rich the blend of traditional herbs used in these compresses has simultaneously a relaxing and invigorating effect on the body and mind, soothing sore and over-worked muscles while giving a boost for the body's energy level. The compresses are used to relieve sprains, strains of muscles and tendons, stiffness in the joints, and inflammation and to stimulate the circulation of the blood and stiffness through deep heat. In addition, there are benefits to the skin as well as aroma therapeutic properties to the herbs, whose essential oils are released with steam.
The herbs used in Thai herbal compress which are wrapped in cotton cloth.
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Ingredients in Thai herbal compress
the major herbs that are used in herbal compresses, their beneficial properties, common poultice recipes,
1.Plai (Zingiber cassumunar Roxb.)
Plai is a rhizome of the ginger family and has been used for centuries
as a herbal ingredient in hot compress that are applied to relieve
muscle aches and pains. It is also a natural emollient and has been
used by generations of Thai women to tone and soften their skin
2.Turmeric ( Curcuma longa Linn.)
Turmeric has antiseptic properties and is used as an additive in
cosmetics and medicines. Treatment of chronic skin The more pungent
ones are counter-irritants, and have been used for relieving pain and
for an anti-inflammatory effect. Many have antibacterial or antifungal
3.Lemon grass (Cymbopogon citratus)
Lemon grass is principally taken as a tea to remedy digestive problems
dirarrhea and stomach ache. It relaxes the muscles of stomach and gut,
helps resist infection
4.Curcuma aromatica Salisb.
Curcuma aromatica Salisb is used as a stomachic, carminative ,
chloretic, analgesic, sedative, hepatitis,. menstrual disorder,
epilepsy, skin. disorder and also used for treatment of cervical
5.Pogostemon cablin Benth
Pogostemon cablin Benth Help soothe the dizziness; improve
6. Cinnamonum camphora
Camphor is extracted from the wood by steam distillation, which yields
transparent crystals. More recently an extraction from the leaves has
also produced camphor crystals. The camphor oil is an agent which
eases bruises, inflammations, and joint pains.
Tamarind leaves relieve itchiness, and maintains healthy
8.Acorus calamus Linn
Acorus calamus LinnSkin care Cleansing
9.Kaffir lime (Citrus hystrix)
Kaffir lime is popular ingredient in herbal compress (for massage).
The oil is used in aromatherapy. Kaffir lime peel powder is used as
natural scrub bead. The fruit also used in hair care products for
making hair soft and silky. Relieves cramping pains and flatulence. As
a medicinal herb, it was traditionally used to cure skin complaints
and headaches, and was burnt to kill germs and repel insects. Its used
in Thai herbal compress for its soothing, invigorating and antiseptic
10. Galingale, Galanga mGalingale, Galanga may be used as a
carminative, be applied externally to treat dermatophyteytic infection
and tinea versicolor. Volatile extract from galanga mayease smooth
muscle spasm, or even resist tuberculosis
11.Derris scandens Benth.
Derris scandens Benth. Relieves muscular pain, numbness, and abnormal tendons
12.Cryptolepis buchanani Roem. & schult.
Softens and helps to correct deformity and stiffness
13.Cassia alata Linn had the highest activity for Staphylococcus aureus
Relaxation of the mood, applying its natural properties to create an
improved balance by helping to rid the body of waste, as is the case
in cystitis, diarrhea, inflammations, etc. It is also famous for its
ability to strengthen the immune system