The following information is provided as a supplement to the column “International Trends: Herbal Healing” by Sarah Kajonborrirak running in the January 2008 issue of Skin Inc. magazine. For more information about the history and treatment uses of herbal compresses, see the International Trends column written by Sarah Kajonborrirak in the January 2008 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.
International Trends: More Healing Herbs
Herbal compresses can help soothe a variety of aches and pains, including inflammation, swelling and skin conditions. Though originally thought to have developed in Thailand, therapists from various nations have worked to develop their own herbal concoctions for their own stellar healing compresses.
Discover the aromatic differences with these traditional recipes, each of which include enough ingredients for about two sachet pouches. Each will also require two pieces of terry cloth, cotton string and a steamer.