Fresh or dried herbs of choice, including kaffir lime, galangal, camphor, turmeric, and lemongrass. Note: Before making your poultice with other herbs, be sure to research their properties to ensure they aren’t irritants.
White cloth or muslin
Bowl for mixing
1. Put 1 cup of each herb in a bowl and mix it well.
2. Take a large handful of the herbal mixture and place it into the center of your cloth, making a firm bundle (no bigger than a tennis ball in size).
3. Tie the top with yarn or thread to create a handle. Keep it tight so that it won't become loose when in use.
4. Using a steamer or a hot pot, boil water and drop in the poultice until steamed, about 30-to-45 minutes.
5. For application, first check the heat of poultice on the inner forearm. Once the temperature is to your liking, place with pressure on the body on areas that are tense and/or painful for up to 30 minutes.
6. Use your Thai herbal poultice up to four or five times each before making a new one.