The Art of Poultice Making

Author Jillian Kent stops by today for a little medical assistant with a question for all of you. What do you know about poultices?
I write historical romantic suspense. I love the history of all things medical and try to incorporate them into my novels. However, I’m no expert when it comes to knowing all that much about the poultice. I’ve been looking around the internet and I’ve found a few interesting sites. Here’s one that will give you a description.

is that the instructor uses the mortar and pestle that was used during the Regency but the types and styles are many and although I have no idea when the first mortar and pestle came into use I’m thinking possibly Egyptian times. Anyone know?

I used what knowledge I gained in Chameleon, book two of The Ravensmoore Chronicles and now I’m researching more material for book three which I have to turn in on June first so I’m just a little nervous. It’ll all come together.

If you are an expert on the making of a poultice during the Regency era, please jump in here and help me out. I’m especially fond of learning how to make a poultice for wounds, something that will help with infection yet not burn or irritate the skin.

Now, I’m also intrigued with alternative medicine, acupressure, acupuncture, herbs, etc. but I better save that for another time. So if you’ve ever used a poultice I want to know. If you’ve put the use of a poultice in your books please share and if you actually know a bit about using the poultice during the Regency please jump in and share your knowledge. I’m wondering what type of cloth they would have used and how they got the poultice to remain in place.

Thanks Jordyn for letting me visit. I love it here.

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