The use of herbs for medicinal purposes can be traced back to the Egyptians around 1500 BC. Many people still rely on herbal remedies because their safety and effectiveness have not changed over time. A common external form for herbal remedies is salves, “an ointment used to promote healing of the skin or as protection” (Oxford Dictionary). Salves are usually a combination of herbs, beeswax (for vegans Carnauba Wax) and oil. Two herbs used in salves are Calendula and Comfrey.
- Promotes healing of wounds, bruises, sunburns and mild rashes
- Reduces pain and swelling
- Relieves athlete’s foot
- Nourishes dry and damaged skin
- Reduces itching of insect bites
For more information about Calendula, visit herbwisdom.com.
Note: If you are allergic to marigold or pot marigold, you should not use Calendula salves or any product containing Calendula.
- Relieves muscle and joint pain and inflammation
- Speeds healing of wounds, muscle strains and bone fractures
- Reduces skin irritations like insect bites
For more information about Comfrey, visit verywell.com.
Note: Do not use on open sores and wounds or when nursing.