are absorbed by the #body
to #reduce #aches
, #increase #lymphatic #drainage
and condition the #skin
. Besides this, they also harmonise the body, loosen #energy
blockages and recoup deficiencies.
A hot herbal #pouch
is made by #wrapping
specific herbs, #spices
in natural cloth like a “dumpling” and then heating it to your preferred temperature (hot but bearable – don’t burn your skin!). Even though you can simply pop them into a microwave for 90 seconds, prepping them the old fashioned way – with steam – is more beneficial as it softens the compresses, releases the essential oils and intensifies the aroma. Prep two pouches for a session, keeping one heating on the steamer while using the other. Then massage all over your body, paying special attention to problem areas.
is the most popular because of its relaxing scent and anti-inflammatory properties. Other good options include the following.
: Has a strong antiseptic, analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect. It also stimulates the brain, heart and blood circulation. Besides this, it helps to ease stress, anxiety, depression and insomnia.
: Has a spicy, exotic floral aroma and is a terrific pain reliever.
: Also good for treating chronic pain.
flowers: Help rid the body of toxins, increases circulation and purifies the blood.
: Helps eliminate wastes and congestion, enhances circulation and acts as a catalyst for other herbs to increase their effectiveness.
lime: A potent antioxidant, it’s called upon to banish colds and congestion, boost digestion and regulate blood pressure.
: Works as an anti-inflammatory, while also boosting digestion, releasing tension, curing colds and treating skin infections.
: Calms the stomach, intestinal tract and the nervous system while cleansing the skin.
: Highly favoured for soothing muscles and wounds, while also detoxifying the mucous membranes.
: Has an antiseptic and blood purifying effect. It is used for constipation, colds and fever, as well as skin cleansing and refining.
:antiseptic, antibacterial, antifun