The freshly picked leaves of Coltsfoot are washed and crushed to a pulp with a wooden rolling pin and applied to the inflamed areas. A decoction can be made from the leaves. The leaves are finely cut, boiling water is poured over them and infused for a short time and the decoction, cooled, applied as a compress.
Cabbage leaves, washed and crushed, can be used as well. Very soothing is the juice of the fleshy leaves of Houseleek; the leaves are put in the juice extractor and the juice is applied to the inflamed areas, or the leaves are cut lengthwise and placed on a plate with the cut area upward. The juice that seeps out is then applied to the inflamed area. In the morning, half an hour before breakfast, 1 cup of Speedwell tea is drunk and 3 to 4 cups of Stinging Nettle tea are sipped throughout the day until a medical check-up shows absence of erysipelas.