You never know what you are capable of UNTIL you are asked to assist.
A neighbor of mine had one of the worst cuts between the web of her fingers that I had ever seen. As she shared with me how much it pained her, and how it never seemed to 'heal over', my heart went out to her dilemma. I ran home to my kitchen to rustle up what has become a serious staple here for our family; The Marpe!
After trial and error (and my husband's expertise!),the discovery and mixture of these ingredients has helped us significantly speed up the healing process to many a scar, burn, rash, and even my pimples. ;-P (Did I just admit that I HAD pimples?)
The following herbs were infused in Extra Virgin Olive, Shea Butter and Sweet Almond Oil, with organic beeswax added afterward :
Comfrey: a highly regarded herb suggested to be effective in healing tissue. It is a natural analgesic, anti-inflammatory herb and a powerful healer, that contains Allantoin. This is able to help grow new flesh and bone cells and accelerate the healing process. It also reduces the inflammation of pulled tendons. An extract can be used for acne and athletes foot. Also known as “Knitbone” or ‘Boneset” because of its ability to “knit” bones back together.
Calendula: (Marigold flower) works by reducing inflammation in and around the wound and speeding up healing. Without the Calendula plant, modern medicine would not be as advanced as it is. (http://ezinearticles.com/?Calendula-Benefits&id=3687696)
Goldenseal: has been used (in ancient times) as a salve to encourage formation of scabs on sores, as an insect repellent, and as a cure for sore mouth. Goldenseal contains calcium, iron, manganese, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, B-complex, and other nutrients and minerals.
Chickweed: is a contact healing herb that relieves pain in addition to stimulating healing as soon as it's applied. It has be used for both internal and external healing and has even been used throughout history to stop bleeding in the stomach and bowels.
Plantain Leaf: It is traditionally used to treat minor cuts and a wide range of skin disorders, including dandruff, eczema, sunburn, and bug bites.
Myrrh Resin: Most present day herbal medicine practitioners recommend the use of myrrh as an antiseptic/anti-microbial agent. Myrrh forms an important ingredient of an ointment that is applied externally to cure bed sores as well as wounds. It is also a natural preservative to extend shelf life.
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Lavender essential oil: is an excellent remedy for various types of pains including those caused by sore muscles, tense muscles, muscular aches, rheumatism, sprains, backache and lumbago. A regular massage with lavender oil provides relief from pain in the joints.
Vitamin E: added to lotions, creams, and other skin care products, as well as taken orally, plays a role in the anti-aging of skin. Also used as another form of natural preservative.
Tea Tree Oil: has wonderful properties that makes it a popular natural agent for curing all three types of infectious organisms: fungus, bacteria, and virus. More importantly, it is known to effectively fight a number of infections that are resistant to some antibiotics. Therefore, Tea Tree Oil is an excellent natural remedy for hundreds of bacterial and fungal skin ailments such as acne, abscess, oily skin, blisters, sun burns, athlete's foot, warts, herpes, insect bites, rashes, dandruff and other minor wounds and irritations.
The information presented here is intended for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease. The opinion expressed here for this salve is the results of my experience with the product on my skin as well as the opinion of people who have tried this product. As always please read the list of ingredients carefully before use, and if irritation should occur please discontinue use.
Currently available size (this listing) is for 1oz tins. I can also create a listing for 2oz, and for 4oz sizes. Please feel free to email me your size request!