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HOLY TRINITY COLLEGE

Puerto Princesa City

In Partial Fulfillment of the


Requirements
in
SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND
SOCIETY
(Herbal Preparation of Poultice)

Submitted by:

Alcántara, Eduardo L.
Mellomeda, Princess Minda
Sajo, Shayne B.
BSN Second Year N1 – St. Dominic

Submitted to:

Sir Euel Jesreel B. Rabang,


R.N.
Clinical Instructor
HERBAL POULTICE
A poultice, also called cataplasm, is a soft moist mass, often
heated and medicated, that is spread on cloth over the skin to treat an
aching, inflamed, or painful part of the body. It can also be a porous
solid filled with solvent used to remove stains from porous stone such
as marble or granite.

The word "poultice" comes from the Latin puls, pultes, meaning
"porridge." Historically poultices were made from bread or other
cereals, or lead, which is thought to have resulted in the fatal
advancement of existing lead poisoning in Beethoven.1

HEALTH BENEFITS OF POULTICES


Poultices can be used for the following conditions :

o Joint pain and inflammation


o Abscesses
o Boils
o Bruises
o Carbuncle
o Fibrocystic disease
o Fractures
o Enlarged glands in the neck, breast or prostate
o Leg ulcers
o Sprains
o Sunburn
o Tumors
o Ulcerated eyelids
o Flu
o Fever
o Inflammation
o Respiratory Infection
o Skin disorders
o Pus
o Congestion

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poultice
Herbal Plants used:

HEALTH BENEFITS OF GARLIC:


a.k.a Bauang (Tag.); Ajos (Bis.);Allium sativum
Linn.
• Garlic lowers blood pressure a little. (9% to 15 % with one or two
medium cloves per day.)
• Garlic lowers LDL Cholesterol a little. (9% to 15 % with one or two
medium cloves per day.)
• Garlic helps reduce atherosclerotic buildup (plaque) within the arterial
system. One recent study shows this effect to be greater in women
than men.
• Garlic lowers or helps to regulate blood sugar.
• Garlic helps to prevent blood clots from forming, thus reducing the
possibility of strokes and thromboses (Hemophiliacs shouldn't use
garlic.)
• Garlic helps to prevent cancer, especially of the digestive system,
prevents certain tumors from growing larger and reduces the size of
certain tumors.
• Garlic may help to remove heavy metals such as lead and mercury
from the body.
• Raw Garlic is a potent natural antibiotic that works differently than
modern antibiotics and kills some strains of bacteria, like staph, that
have become immune or resistant to modern antibiotics.
• Garlic has anti-fungal and anti-viral properties.
• Garlic dramatically reduces yeast infections due to Candida species.
• Garlic has anti-oxidant properties and is a source of selenium.
• Eating garlic gives the consumer an enhanced sense of well being - it
makes you feel good just eating it.
• Garlic probably has other benefits as well. 2

HEALTH BENEFITS OF ONION:


a.k.a Sibuyas (Tag.); Allium cepa Linn.
Anemia: The high content of iron in onion makes it beneficial for the
treatment of anemia.

Anti-coagulant: Just by eating half a medium raw onion daily can


significantly lower cholesterol and help prevent heart attacks.

Anti-inflammatory: The anti-inflammatory agents in onion are useful in


reducing the symptoms of inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and gout.

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www.gourmetgarlicgardens.com/health.htm; Updated February 7, 2009
Anti-septic: Fights infection bacteria, including E.coli and salmonella, and is
effective against tuberculosis and infections of the urinary tract, such as
cystitis.

Blood pressure: Whether you eat it raw or cooked, onions help to lower
blood pressure naturally. It also thins the blood, dissolve blood clots and
clear the blood of unhealthy fats.

Cholesterol: Eating half a medium raw onion daily significantly helps to


correct thrombosis, lower the LDL cholesterol and prevents heart attacks.

Colon cancer, prevention: Fructo-oligosaccharides in onions stimulate the


growth of good bacteria in the colon and help reduce the risk of tumors
developing in the colon.

Constipation and flatulence: Add plenty onion in your cooking to help


relieve chronic constipation and flatulence.

Diabetes: Chromium in onion helps diabetics' cells respond appropriately to


bringing down the insulin level and improve glucose tolerance.

Diuretic and blood cleansing: Help counter fluid retention, urinary gravel,
arthritis and gout.

Ear disorder: In some culture, cotton wool is dipped into onion juice and put
into the ear to stop ringing in the ear.

Hair loss: A study has shown that applying onion juice on scalp twice a
week for 2 months will cause hair regrowth. Definitely cost much less that
those hair tonic.

Immune booster: The pungency increases blood circulation and causes


sweating. Useful in cold weather to ward off infection, reduce fever and
sweat out colds and flu.

Osteoporosis: A compound has recently been identified in onions that


prevents the activities of breaking down bone. Especially beneficial for
women who are at risk for osteoporosis as they go through menopause.

Respiratory: Mix equal amounts of onion juice and honey and take 3-4
teaspoons of this mixture daily. It helps liquefy mucus and prevents its
further formation. It is also one of the best preventive potion against
common cold.

Sexual debility: Onion is a potent aphrodisiac and stands second only to


garlic. For this, the white variety is most effective.
Urinary tract infection: Boil some onion in water till half of the water
evaporated. Sieve the onion water, leave to cool and drink. The anti-
bacterial properties help to relieve the burning sensation in urination.

*Onions chopped and roasted can be applied to the chest as a poultice for respiratory
congestion.
* Skin Disorders: - Onion is irritating to the skin and stimulates the circulation of blood
in the mucous membrane. Warts also sometimes disappear if rubbed with cut onions.
Roasted or otherwise, onions are applied as a poultice to. Boils, bruises, wounds, etc., to
bring the boils to-maturity by its heat sensation.3

HEALTH BENEFITS OF GINGER:


a.k.a Luya (Tag.); Zingiber officinale Roscoe
Ginger has been revered in Indian and Chinese civilizations for over
5000 years for its powerful health imparting properties. In fact, Indian
ginger is said to have the most potent medicinal properties.

Due to such a prolonged belief, research on ginger benefits was


natural. Sure enough, the results were on expected lines:

Danish researchers found that ginger can block the effects of


prostaglandin - a substance that cause inflammation of the
blood vessels in the brain and can lead to migraines.
Ginger was found to be effective for relieving the severity of
nausea even in cases of pregnancy.
Many women claim that ginger tea helps rid them of
menstrual cramps.
It has anti-inflammatory properties that can lessen the pain of
rheumatoid arthritis.
Respiratory infections - it is well known for its warming
action on the upper respiratory tract, so it has been used to
treat colds and flu.
It has been found to be effective in cramps caused by stomach
gas. Ginger also stimulates digestion.
It has a wholesome effect on the circulatory system as it makes
the platelets less sticky and is of great benefit in case of
circulatory disorders.
As a mood enhancer, ginger's cineole content may help

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http://www.juicing-for-health.com/health-benefits-of-onion.html
contribute to stress relief.
It is a great mouth freshener and ginger tea has vastly
refreshing properties.

www.ehow.com/how_4794202_health-benefits-ginger-root.html

What is the most important information I should know


about ginger?

Ginger is a commonly used flavoring agent and food product.


Ginger is also available as an herbal supplement. The information
contained in this leaflet refers to the use of ginger as an herbal
supplement. When used as a food product, the benefits and potential
side effects of ginger may be less pronounced than when it is used as
an herbal supplement.

Do not take ginger without first talking to your


doctor if you

• have gallstones or any other disease of the gallbladder;


• have diabetes or if you are taking a medicine to control your
blood sugar levels;
• have any heart problems or take any heart medicines;
• have a bleeding or blood clotting disorder or are taking a
medicine to increase or decrease the clotting of your blood such
as aspirin, warfarin (Coumadin), or heparin; or
• take other herbs, antioxidants, or health supplements (these may
affect blood thinning).

You may not be able to take ginger, or you may require special
monitoring during treatment if you have any of the conditions or are
taking any of the medicines listed above.

Ginger has not been evaluated by the FDA for safety, effectiveness, or purity. All
potential risks and/or advantages of ginger may not be known. Additionally, there are no
regulated manufacturing standards in place for these compounds. There have been
instances where herbal/health supplements have been sold which were contaminated with
toxic metals or other drugs. Herbal/health supplements should be purchased from a
reliable source to minimize the risk of contamination.4

HEALTH BENEFITS OF PRAI:


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http://health.yahoo.com/nutrition-supplements/ginger/healthwise--
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a.k.a Langkawas (Tag.)
 Skin beautifier
 Nourishes skin
 Smoothes stretch marks during pregnancy
 Aches and pains
 Inflammations
 Joint Problems
 Muscle Spasms
 Sprains and Strains
 Torn muscles and ligaments
 Asthma
 Cataract
 Chronic colds
 Colic
 Constipation
 Diarrhea
 Fever
 Flatulence
 Heartburn
 Immune problems
 Influenza
 Nausea
 Respiratory problems
 Wounds
 Improves circulation
 Tones the stomach
 Improves appetite
 Increases mental alertness
 Improves memory5

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