Jun 24, 2010

Dad's Garden

Daniel cut his pinky good on a broken wine glass reaching into the sink to clean up. Several stitches later Dad puts a homemade combination of herbs over his laceration to leach toxins, minimize possible infection and catalyze healing. Laughter does a heart good like medicine but the next best thing is something crushed by my Dad's hands. 

Main Entry: 1poul·tice 
Pronunciation: \ˈpōl-təs\
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English pultes, from Medieval Latin, literally, pap, from Latin, plural of pult-, puls porridge
Date: 15th century
: a soft usually heated and sometimes medicated mass spread on cloth and applied to sores or other lesions

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