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Medicinal Baths

Category: Water Stories
Posted: 2007-09-03 11:00

I've discovered a kindred spirit in Katolen Yardley.

Below, I share with you my discovery of medicinal baths.

Herbal compounds are absorbed through the skin while the body is submersed in water. Any herb, which can be taken internally, can also be used in the bath. Excellent for children, herbal baths are useful for encouraging sleep and help with relieving fevers and cold/flu symptoms.

Method 1
Infuse or decoct ½ liter of herbal tea, steep until it is quite strong. Strain and add to bath water.

Method 2
Fill a muslin bag (or even a clean sock or nylon) with herbs, close the top and suspend from the hot water tap while running the bath water. A very fresh infusion will be created as the water flows through the bag.

Suggested infusions

Relaxing/Sleep Promoters:
Lime blossoms, Chamomile flowers, Lavender flowers, Rose petals, Lemon Balm leaves.

Revitalizing/Stimulating: Rosemary leaves, Basil leaves, Peppermint leaves.

Fevers: Yarrow leaf and flowers, Boneset herb, Elderflower, Ginger root

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