Warm potato poultice

Required material

200 - 500 g cooked potatoes

1 cloth and gauze

1 woollen cloth or towel


Crush the cooked potatoes into large pieces, wrap them in a cloth and fashion a poultice.

Important: Only use warm poultices for patients who don't have a fever. Before applying, test the temperature against the inside of your forearm in order to avoid burns.

The poultice should always feel pleasant to the patient; if not, the poultice should be removed immediately.

How long: 30 minutes to 2 hours; repeat as often as desired.


A potato poultice is warming and can loosen phlegm.

Helps against

Sore throat, coughing, back pain


warm potato poultice, warm potato plaster

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