Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tendinitis Relief

A quick google search produced many listings for "tendinitis" and "poultice" as terms. Many of these were sites selling a miracle gel or paste that will cure one's tendinitis seemingly overnight. But since I was looking for a more economical option, I found a few sites that had recipes for concoctions one could make at home. The most entertaining had obviously been translated into English. Quirky word usage and grammar things.

Something about the page programming wouldn't let me cut and paste, so I had to keep flipping back and forth to get the recipes onto a document file.

But after a few moments of typing, this is what I came up with.

Recipes for tendinitis care

Recipe One
Equal parts kerosene (or turpentine) and sunflower oil
Mix together and massage into affected area.

Recipe Two
1/2 tsp camphor
1/4 cup sunflower oil
Mix together and apply to affected area.

Recipe Three
A few cloves of garlic "pounded in the proper way" (whatever that is)
Unspecified amount of olive oil.
Make a paste and wrap affected area in poultice.

Recipe Four
1 tsp ginger paste
1 tsp tumeric powder
Spread liberally onto affected area and wrap in bandage. (This one must be for very small tendons)
Option: add a pinch of salt "for better and intensified inflammation". Hmm.

Recipe Five
5-6 eucalyptus leaves
4-5 cloves
8-10 mint leaves
a few small branches of coriander leaves
Grind together into smooth paste. One is to add "too hot coconut oil" just prior to application. Apply in a poultice.
When the warmth is "tolerant", it will provide "extreme relief".
So there you have it. Happy poulticing.

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