Arthritis and skin rash teas/compresses
Glad to find you all.
My question concerns two things but are of the same root question. For some time now, I have been making a potpourri tea from an eclectic array of herbs that I keep stocked in my kitchen. I use the tea for a refreshing morning and evening facial bath.
About two weeks ago a boil erupted under my skin and I used the tea along with a sprinkle of tea tree oil on the boil and it disappeared as if overnight.
So, I recommended to my sister that she use my tea concoction on a strange enflamed rash (of unknown diagnosis, but older sister says is staph) which my nephew keeps under both arms and which runs down to his belly and which the Doctor's antibiotics don't seem to touch. I also gave her a bottle of tea tree oil to drop into tea.
Once again, with hot compresses of the tea and a few drops of tea tree oil, the rash has diminished with a few more treatments may go away all together. The tea was a great help.
This is the second part of what I am going to ask:
Yesterday, I made a new batch of the tea (which I will give a list of ingredients at the end). As a sort of an imbibement ritual, I took a glass of the tea, and hontest to goodness, I felt the inflammation receding from the tips of my toes, which my hands and feet are the worst victims of my psoriatic arthritis, very bad pain and inflammation and I fall a lot because of sore feet.
Anyway, I haven't had to take a celebrex (2 a day, just so I can move) since drinking the tea yesterday. No pill last night, no pill this morning.
I would love to know more about what is working. Here is a list of the herbs that I threw in my concoction yesterday....
Goldenseal (1 tea bag)
I use to follow Rosemary Gladstar, and so bought a lot of herbs which have been helpful over the years. But, since just throwing all of this together, I don't know if it is a single herb or combination or just luck.
I feel so much better today, than I have in a long, long while.