This versatile salve quickly and effectively takes the pain and itch out of insect bites, bee stings, and poison ivy. It soothes and softens rashes, alleviates chapped or irritated skin, and even eases the discomforts of eczema. Heals wounds with minimal or no scarring. A must for every home!
- Comfrey leaf - Symphytum officinale
- Comfrey is a perennial with large, alternate, dark-green hairy leaves and small, purple, bell-shaped flowers. The white mucilaginous root is black on the outside. Comfrey spreads quickly, and a new plant can be started by planting a piece of root. This is a good plant to have around to wrap on sprains, strains, torn ligaments, and cartilage. Its nickname is "knitbone," as it quickly heals wounds and prevents scarring after a wound is closed and free of infection. Note: for external use only.
- Plantain - Plantago major
- Plantain has a rosette of roundish leaves with large veins on short, flattened stems. The seed stalk is leafless. It is often found growing in lawns and gardens. Eat the spring leaves steamed or in salad. They make a nutritious tea high in potassium that relieves water retention and is soothing to mucus membranes. The leaf is called "natures band aid" because it is excellent for healing wounds and drawing out toxins or objects imbedded in the skin such as splinters or glass. Put the mashed leaf on insect bites to take out the pain and itch. Use on hives, skin sores, ulcers and hemorrhoids.
- Marshmallow root - Althaea officinalis
- Marshmallow grows 1-3 feet tall in moist locations. The alternate, serrated leaves feel soft when rubbed. Small pale flowers bloom in the leaf axils. The young leaves can be eaten raw or slightly cooked; it makes an excellent soup thickener. The roots can be used as a meringue substitute when covered with water and boiled until reduced by half, cooled, and beaten to a froth. Mallow softens skin and soothes skin irritations, boils, stings, and runny sores. The tea is soothing to mucus membranes, swollen glands, and irritations of the respiratory, gastrointestinal, and urinary tract.
- Calendula - Calendula officinalis
- Calendula is an easily planted annual with orange and yellow flowers and alternate leaves. The unusual curlicue seedpods easily reseed themselves. This herb is an all purpose skin healing herb used to stop bleeding, wash wounds, heal cuts, abscesses, rashes, boils, chapped skin, and eczema. It relieves muscle cramps, painful swellings, hemorrhoids, and insect bites. It can be used in a footbath on swollen feet and as an eyewash on sore, tired eyes. A hair rinse reduces dandruff. The orange and yellow petals of this edible flower are a colorful addition to salads.
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