Herbal Preparation - Wet Pill, Paste, Bolus

Herbal Preparation and Use- Wet Pill, Paste, Bolus (Kalka)

Fresh or dried herbs are rubbed on a stone and mixed with a small quantity of water until they become a soft paste. This preparation is applied externally as a paste to heal wounds, sores, etc. It can also be taken internally. Some recipes call for the addition of sweets or liquids. Twice the amount of raw honey, ghee, or oil may be added to the paste; an equal amount of jaggery may be added, and 4 times the amount of any other liquid is added.