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Cayenne-Ginger Hot Compress

For external use only to relieve minor aches, pains, and stiffness in the back.

  • 1 tsp cayenne, powder
  • 1 tsp ginger, powder
  • 1 tsp lobelia (optional), powder

Add powered herbs to a bowl of very hot water and stir together until blended and dissolved.  Place a clean washcloth in the water so that the herbs soak in.  Lightly wring out excess tea.  Place on area of back that is causing discomfort.  Allow washcloth to set until the heat is gone.

Fill a separate bowl with ice and water.  Dip a clean washcloth in the water.  Wring out excess water and place on same area of back.  Allow washcloth to warm to body temp.

Repeat several times, ending with hot tea compress.