Treatment commences after an operation. Calendula ointment is applied to the scars up to under the arm (see chapter on "Calendula"). Slightly warmed, the Calendula residues can be applied 4 to 5 times. This helps to smooth the skin and to give it back its normal colour; it relieves the drawing pain caused by the contraction of the scar tissue. If the lymph glands are affected, freshly picked Plantain leaves (Ribwort or Common Plantain) are applied as a poultice the same way as described in "lymph glands".
300 gm. Calendula, 100 gm. Yarrow and 100 gm. Stinging Nettle are mixed well and 1 heaped teaspoon per cup of boiling water is used. 1 ½ to 2 litres of this tea should be sipped throughout the day. 3 times a day, 1 tablespoon of Swedish Bitters is added to ½ cup of this tea and half this amount is sipped half an hour before and half an hour after each meal.
If there is pain, Swedish Bitters as a compress and Horsetail as a poultice are applied (see "General Information"). The mentioned treatments are also applied, if new lumps develop. Since the breasts and the reproductive organs are closely connected, the treatment under the heading "ovaries and uterus" should be noted and applied.
A young woman reports: "2 weeks after the birth of my child I noted hard lumps in my breast and the nipple became infected. It was very painful and I ran a fever. Swedish Bitters, applied as a compress overnight, brought immediate relief. — I have a farm and one day I noticed one cow's udder inflamed and hardened. Figuring that, if Swedish Bitters is used effectively on humans, animals, too, might profit. I tried the treatment and was pleasantly surprised by the result obtained within a short time."