What is the Thai Herbal Compress?

Thai Herbal Compress

The Thai herbal compress is a collection of medicinal aromatic herbs traditionally grown in Thailand. It is simply a pouch filled with ground Thai herbs that is wrapped tightly in a natural unbleached cotton or muslin cloth. It is most often steamed to activate the herbs, then pressed or rolled on the body to alleviate [...]

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Top 10 Herbs used in a Herbal Compress

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CAMPHOR EUCALYPTUS GINGER ROOT JASMINE KAFFIR LIME LEMONGRASS PEPPERMINT PRAI TAMARIND TURMERIC Herb Properties Taste Application Camphor Analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic antitussive, bronchodialator, cardiac, diaphoretic, expectorant, pectoral, sedative, stimulant Hot, aromatic Thai saunas, decongestant inhaled to treat colds, congestion, sore throat, cough bronchitis, and sinusitis, blocked menstruation, eye infections, fevers, typhoid, and lung infections. [...]

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How To Use The Thai Herbal Compress

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Body Ball Luk-Pra-Kob (Thai Hot Stem) To heat the compress, steam it either in a food steamer (any kind will do, including the stove top method, as long as the ball fits in it), rice cooker or slow cooker/crock pot. It’s best to use an inner tray or small smooth stones on the bottom to [...]

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