A soothing balm that effectively shrinks hemorrhoids and relieves itching.
- Witch Hazel - Hamamelis virginiana
- Witch hazel is a shrub or small tree growing in the rich soils of the eastern part of the United States. The star shaped leaves become brilliant colors in the fall while the round fruits, which have projections, shoot their seeds several feet as they ripen. Witch hazel leaves and bark contain astringent tannins which stop internal and external bleeding. Both the bark and leaves are used to treat hemorrhoids, varicose veins, swelling and bruises, and sore nipples. Internally it stops diarrhea, vaginal discharge and excess menses. Witch hazel is an ingredient found in eye drops and many skin ointments.
- Yarrow - Achillea millefolium
- Yarrow is an aromatic herb that grows in meadows. It has alternate, wooly gray-green fern-like leaves, and its tiny, white flowers each have 4-6 ray petals that grow in flat-topped clusters. Put the leaves or flowers on wounds or a bloody nose to quickly stop the bleeding. Use a wash on rashes, runny sores, boils, poison ivy, chapped or cracked skin, and hemorrhoids. Drink to relieve indigestion and gas. Yarrow promotes sweating when taken to reduce a fever. It is also said that the smell repels mosquitoes.
- 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.
- 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.
- Olive oil
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Available in a 1oz tub.
I actually haven't tried it yet. Vitra-tox used to put out an ointment for bug bites that was incredible. I still have some and we have used it for bee & ant bites. Just wondering if this is the same stuff or will do the same thing?