Healing Salve For Wounds
HEALING SALVE FOR WOUNDS USING COMFREY OIL
Small injuries to the skin are often unavoidable, because dangers lurk just about everywhere – at home, at work, at play. However, once a small mishap occurs, the right wound treatment can promote the healing process and promptly prevent any infections or complications.
One Proven healing agent for wounds is a salve containing infused comfrey oil.
Comfrey, a medicinal plant with a centuries old history, contains minerals and allantoin, which inhibit inflammation and promote new cell and tissue growth.
A salve with comfrey oil helps heal simple injuries, such as cuts, burns, and abrasions. It’s also useful for treating stores, eczema and bruises.
HOW TO MAKE INFUSED COMFREY OIL Infused Comfrey Oil should be included in a healing salve for wounds. Although not available ready-made, it can easily be prepared at home.
In the top of a double boiler, cover 2 ounces of dried comfrey leaves with 2 cups of extra virgin olive oil.
Cook, covered, over simmering water for 60 to 90 minutes.
Strain the comfrey oil three paper towel, pressing down on the leaves overtop a clean bowl saving the liquid. Let cool in a heat- proof jar and keep lid on tightly storing in a cool, dry place.
This recipe makes 1 1/4 cups of cream
1/4 cup pure beeswax
1 cup in fused comfrey oil
20 drops tea tree essential oil
Shave or cut the beeswax into small chunks. In a small saucepan, warm the infused comfrey oil and the beeswax.
Heat the ingredients over low heat until the beeswax is just melted. Do not allow the ingredients to boil.
Remove from heat, and add the Tea Tree essential oil.
Then pour the Salve into sterilized containers, and store in a cool, dark, dry place for up to one year.
QUICK AND EASY HEALING SALVE
1/2 cup all vegetable shortening at room temperature
10 drops tea tree essential oil
10 drops calendar lit extract
in a small bowl, whip ingredients together, using a small whisk or spatula, until thoroughly blended.
The Salve should have the look and feel of fluffy, orange buttercream frosting.
Store in a labeled plastic or glass container in a cool place for up to three months, or refrigerate for up to one year.
PLEASE READ ALL CAUTIONS!
CAUTION There are a number of circumstances in which a healing salve should not be used.
Do not use a salve under these conditions:
Dab the margins of the wound with gauze that has been dipped in an anti-septic to sterilize, such as witch hazel or hydrogen peroxide.
Then apply the healing salve.
Cover large wounds with a gauze bandage, but always leave smaller wounds uncovered.
HOW DO THE INGREDIENTS HELP?
Comfrey for knitting tissues
Comfrey (symphtum officinale) is a perennial plant growing in moist meadows and wastelands throughout the United States, reaching a height of 3 to 4 feet. Its roots and leaves have been used medicinally for hundreds of years to help heal a myriad of conditions, such as cuts, bruises, Burns, insect bites and sore throats. A poultice made from the root stock, when applied externally, can bring relief to inflamed arthritic joints, sprains and cystic acne. Comfrey encourages tissues, bones and ligaments to read it together; the herb has also been called “knitbone”.
Beeswax as an emulsifier
Pure, unrefined beeswax has a golden color and the sweet smell of honey. It is used to thicken natural lotions, salves, lip balms and creams. It also acts as an emulsifier to help bind oils and water together.
Tea Tree essential oil to fight infection
Essential oil of Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) with its strong, camphor like odor, is derived by distilling the plants leaves. It is a broad spectrum antiseptic that combats bacterial, viral and fungal infections and can be applied directly to cuts, abrasions, nail fungus, athletes foot, bleeding gums and acne.
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Make an extra recipe of infused comfrey oil and store it in the refrigerator in a tightly sealed, labeled jar. With some comfrey oil on reserve, you will be able to make more healing salve whenever you need it. The oil keeps in the refrigerator for up to one year without going rancid.
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Lisa is certified in 7 different areas of natural wellness and holds a degree in Transformational Psychology. She is the founder of Lifeshare University of Healing, LLC, and the Published Author of Nine Amethyst Angels Self Help Book and the Personal Development CD Series "A Life from Roses to Lilies, Back to Seed.