Effective first aid
Did you have a misstep during a run or a fall during garden work? A contusion or an overstretch can occur every once in a while, during our daily activities. With simple home-made “first aid” remedies you can prevent further damage after an injury.
Low-fat quark – the savior!
Most people use low-fat quark in their healthy diet routine or as a protein base after sports. However only a few know that you can use it after acute injuries as an effective first aid. Through its cooling and anti-inflammatory properties, a compress with low-fat quark diminishes and sooths all soft tissue injuries such as contusions or sprains. (Important! Not to be used on open wounds!)
- A large pot of low-fat quark (do not apply directly from the fridge!)
- 1 roll of paper kitchen towel
- 1x spoon
- 1x large and 1x medium sized towel
- Spread out the large towel on the bed or sofa, depending on the injury (The towel can be folded twice to prevent dampness leaking through)
- Spread out 1cm of low-fat quark on a piece of paper towel (make sure you use two sheets of paper if it’s a thin type)
- With the quark facing down, lay the kitchen towel on the area of concern.
- Now wrap the area with a medium sized towel and let it rest UNTIL it no longer feels cool. Depending on the injury this can take about 4-8 minutes. (Always remove it BEFORE it gets warm, otherwise it is not effective.)
- Now remove the crumbly left overs of the low-fat quark with a paper towel and repeat these steps a few times until the inflammation symptoms are reduced. After an injury, you can do this treatment several times a day for a few days.
„Nature is the best pharmacy“ Sebastian Kneipp
To support the healing process of the injury you can apply anti-inflammatory products after this application. It is recommended to use:
- Arnica ointment
- Comfrey Gel