Generally, the main herbal ingredients of most herbal compresses include Plai or Cassumunar ginger, turmeric , and camphor. These herbal components have long been used solely or partly for the treatment of several inflammatory conditions in many traditional. Findings from several published literature have also endorsed the anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects
Ginger – the herbal compress uses zedoary, prai, and turmeric. Ginger has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. The anti-inflammatory properties of ginger help to lower prostaglandin, a chemical in the body responsible for pain and inflammation.
Turmeric: has antibacterial and antiseptic qualities. These bring a lot of benefits for inflammation, minor sun burn and bruises. It also help to clean, calm, smooth your skin.
Lemongrass relieves swelling and reduces fevers. It also has antioxidant properties and has a fragrant citrusy smell.
Kaffir lime the high dose of vitamin C in the lime strengthens the immune system and helps to clear skin irritations.
Cinnamon: has been used to improve circulation, acting as warming stimulant for the blood and associated vessels. It also shown to be beneficial for antibacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory.
Basil has found its special place in aromatherapy, that can help to reduce stress. It also believe that can relieve muscle discomfort and exhausted muscle. Basil aroma interacts with the muscles for smoothening tightened and stressed areas, the smell of Basil can soothe the senses, making the sense of smell even sharper and create alertness in the mind.
Salt and rice powder are also added to act as a preservative and binder.
Other items you will need include camphor (oil or powder), essential oils (peppermint, eucalyptus, sandalwood or similar), orange peel, and sweet basil. These also have medicinal properties but are added for the scent and aromatherapy effect.