Buckwheat is good at drawing out retained water and excess fluid from swollen areas of the body.
Mix buckwheat flour with enough hot water to form a hard, stiff dough.
Apply in a 1/2-inch layer to the affected area; tie in place with a bandage or piece of cotton linen.
Leave in place for up to 4 hours.
After removing the plaster, you may notice that fluid is coming out through the skin or that the swelling is starting to go down. A buckwheat plaster will usually eliminate the swelling after only several applications, or at most after two or three days
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