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The Show Me Remedies That Work Discussion

 
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A few days ago, I fell and fractured the left arm in two places, horizontally lower and vertically higher, plus a bonus bone chip.  That stinks for lots of reasons ^.^  But, usually I forget before and after pictures.  This time I remembered!  Go me.

Iced often the first 48 hours.  When the bruising kicked in, I remembered onions and sea salt.  I couldn't wrap a poultice all around like needs to be done (with help yes, not alone), so I put a small poultice where it hurt most, and where the right hand can reach to keep it in place if it slipped.  Left it on for 24 hours.

In these images the cool stripe down the middle is possibly more apparent to me because I can see where I can't hold the camera for a better shot.  Maybe tomorrow.... this one-handed stuff bites.  There is continued bruising on the inside, but I can't raise my arm to show it.  Boo.  The best part is bruising diminished when it should be worsening.

Now when I suggest onions and sea salt for bruising to a doctor, I can PROVE it between the discharge papers and time stamped images :)  Anecdotal my behonkus!  

There is still a fair amount of swelling, seems like almost twice the normal size of my arm, but it is way down from a few days ago.  If I weren't busy with errands I would put another poultice on, but it doesn't smell like flowers and I have to deal with flowery people.
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Oh, Catherine...so sorry for your broken arm
...and what a wonderful illustration of a home remedy that works.

I do not have any pictures but years ago when my mom lived with us, a bite appeared on her leg that the home health nurses and anyone else who saw it said was a recluse bite (which we knew were in the house).  They were freaking out about what to do and my friend who was making echinacea tinctures at the time brought us some to try.  In just a few days of applying the tincture a few times a day to some gauze taped to her leg, all signs of the bite were gone!   It is my go to for a topical remedy for insect bites of all sorts.

Again no pictures but I was amazed how quickly a fresh root and leaf comfrey poultice helped the swelling and pain of a badly sprained ankle ten years ago.



 
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A few years ago I had an infected tooth pulled, and ended up getting dry socket which is incredibly painful. It has been said that it is more painful then child birth even...yeah that painful.

It was a long holiday weekend and all I had was pain relievers that were not touching it. The idea of clove oil came up, Walgreens was open on Christmas, and suddenly the pain was GONE. A few drops and life was bearable again.
 
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Catherine Windrose wrote:A few days ago, I fell and fractured the left arm in two places, horizontally lower and vertically higher, plus a bonus bone chip.  That stinks for lots of reasons ^.^  But, usually I forget before and after pictures.  This time I remembered!  Go me.

Iced often the first 48 hours.  When the bruising kicked in, I remembered onions and sea salt.  I couldn't wrap a poultice all around like needs to be done (with help yes, not alone), so I put a small poultice where it hurt most, and where the right hand can reach to keep it in place if it slipped.  Left it on for 24 hours.

In these images the cool stripe down the middle is possibly more apparent to me because I can see where I can't hold the camera for a better shot.  Maybe tomorrow.... this one-handed stuff bites.  There is continued bruising on the inside, but I can't raise my arm to show it.  Boo.  The best part is bruising diminished when it should be worsening.

Now when I suggest onions and sea salt for bruising to a doctor, I can PROVE it between the discharge papers and time stamped images :)  Anecdotal my behonkus!  

There is still a fair amount of swelling, seems like almost twice the normal size of my arm, but it is way down from a few days ago.  If I weren't busy with errands I would put another poultice on, but it doesn't smell like flowers and I have to deal with flowery people.



Could you tell exactly how it is done?  Do you just put sea salt and onions in a cloth and wrap it around the bruise?  I've never heard of this but the pictures are very impressive.
 
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Yikes, Catherine! I'm sorry for your injury! No shoveling, or kneading bread, for you! I hope the bone heals as fast as the bruise! I didn't know about the saly & onions, so I'd have gone with arnica oil, or my oil blend, 'Deep: Intense'. But, I never think to take pics of mine, lol. I got pics of hubs ' tummy, when the grindstone broke, up at his forge, and took a chunk out of him - but, I don't have his permission to share it, lol.
 
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Oh my goodness, that sounds terrible! Don't forget about comfrey:
https://remedygrove.com/remedies/How-to-use-Comfrey-to-Heal-Broken-Bones

May you heal quickly!
 
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Trace Oswald wrote:Could you tell exactly how it is done?  Do you just put sea salt and onions in a cloth and wrap it around the bruise?  I've never heard of this but the pictures are very impressive.



Yep.  And if, as in my case, only one hand is usable, I managed to carefully chop onion with one hand, ran a pizza wheel slicer over the onion until it was in smaller pieces.  Got the onion into a small ziploc bag, then stepped on it until the onion was juicy.  Added the sea salt, smushed the bag until the onion and sea salt were mixed. Put it all in a washcloth.  Laid it across the worst area and held it in place with the arm brace.  Let it sit for 24 hours and *poof* bruises gone where the poultice was :)  Day 5 and I can type with both hands now if a little slow :)
 
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May you heal quickly!

microcrystalline hydroxyappetite + Silica + MSM + Comfrey + Arnica (gel and/or homeopathic)

Wanted to get this up quickly.

Leaving now but will post more later.

Blessings . . . .
 
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