Ginger Kidney Poultice when you Catch a Chill

Last night I felt a chill. So I made a ginger kidney poultice and crawled into bed with a novel. The ginger kidney poultice is deeply warming and relaxing… perfect for a damp, cold night.

Because the kidney’s are organs of detoxification, a ginger poultice gently influences detoxification processes in your body. I also find it eases tension associated with pain along the spine.

You can also place a ginger poultice over any part of your body that feels cold, tense and achy.

How to Make a Ginger Kidney Poultice

Grated Ginger

Begin with putting a small pot of water on the stove to boil.

Grate enough organic ginger to cover the palm of your hand.

Cut out a square of cheese cloth (found in most grocery stores) about 25 cm by 25 cm. The clothe should be 2 layers of cheesecloth.

Place the ginger in the middle of the cheesecloth, flatten it out but not too thin.

Tie the corners of the cheese cloth so you have a small sac.

Dip the sac into the boiling water and remove quickly. Repeat this 3 times.

Have a small saucer ready to place the hot poultice on while it cools.

When cool enough but still warm, place over your kidneys and tie a scarf around your abdomen to keep it in place.

Leave the poultice on until it cools.

Repeat 3 for three days. Rest for 3 days and then repeat.