This salve was formulated specifically for a covering after a loss of body skin. It helps the uncovered body parts from dehydrating and reduce unwanted bacteria from entering. It was designed to improve the skin in combination with scalded herbal leaves.
The damaged areas may be covered with the ointment first then the cooled, wet leaves applied over the salve. Make sure every spot is covered with the leaves that has any loss of skin or painful areas. The salve may be applied without the leaves if there is no skin loss.
The object of the leaves is to avoid the gauze from sticking to the skinless body parts and promote a healthy covering. At the same time the moist leaves will have a beneficial effect to keep the wounds and therefore the body from dehydrating.
This salve may be used as a substitute for most other ointments in cases where Vaseline would be used. It may be used alone or in combination with the leaves.
With your doctor’s permission, the salve may be generously applied. The salve should be stirred to a creamy texture to allow for ease of spreading on tender, painful areas.
The formation of the ingredients were designed to melt above body temperature. Taking this into consideration of being sued in hot and cold climates which considerably changes the firmness of the ointment and therefore the ease of application.
New applications should be repeated every twelve hours. The previous application is easily removed by a light pressure with a clean gauze pad. There is no scrubbing or washing needed.
It is designed to absorb into the body, nourishing the skin unlike the greasy, sticky nature of petroleum type ointments.
The ingredients consist of the following products including the herbs and oils. The partial benefits derived from these elements are included in the list.
Honey which forms the base, is in itself a well known agent that has been used successfully in hospitals around the world to help heal with a minimum of scarring. The Chinese have treated over 50,000 burn patients with virtually no scarring and without infection by a honey based preparation. Some of the patients had deep second degree and superficial third degree burns covering up to 95% of their bodies. Honey is an antibacterial and also a detoxifier.
Lanolin is the grease in the Sheep’s wool. It is similar to the cholesterol produced by our own body that is secreted through the sweat glands of our own skin. It acts as a lubricant and a protective covering for the hair and skin. It serves as a barrier excluding air from burns and wounds.
Olive oil has an abundant supply of vitamin A, D, E, and K besides other vitamins and minerals. Through skin absorption it will nourish the body. It is used as a carrier to transport the herbal ingredients over to the ointment.
Wheat germ provides an abundant supply of vitamin E, whcih promotes healing and reduces scarring.
Marshmallow root has softening and soothing properties. It is high in assimilable protein, contains 286,000 units of vitamin A per pound and is extremely rich in zinc. It is a powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant herbal plant.
Aloe vera gel from the leaves of the plant is a well known and proven remedy as a sole dressing. It is very beneficial in reducing pain from burns, wounds, ringworm and insect bites. It is also useful in a dressing for psoriasis and poor skin complexion.
Wormwood relieves soreness and is a valuable stimulating liniment and is a bitter with antiseptic qualities. The active oil has proven to be a narcotic and therefore has the ability to reduce pain.
Comfrey root promotes rapid reproduction of cells in sprains, bruises, swellings, wounds, ulcers, burns and sores. It contains allantoin which contributes to the formation of the umbilical cord and the placenta. Allantoin also grows under the shell of eggs and is used externally to promote wound healing. Hence the reason for using the thin skin under the egg shell for healing of wounds, boils, etc.
While Oak Bark is the most powerful of all vegetable astringents which has an antiseptic action, relieves itching, firms up tissue, reduces inflammation and soothes irritated skin.
Blessed Lobelia is so called because of its ability to soothe muscle soreness. It has been used to treat muscle spasms and the rash of poison oak and ivy. A drop or two of a tincture of the plant is very effective in relieving earaches.
Vegetable glycerine is included as a preservative to inhibit mold and bacterial growth in the herbal mixture. It is derived from palm oil. After removing the fatty acids it becomes pure vegetable glycerine. Having antibacterial properties and solvent actions, it becomes very useful in herbal preparations. It provides a soothing effect making the skin supple. The emollient properties gives it the power of softening and relaxing living tissue. Therefore it is effective anytime there is hardening, drying, or scaling of the skin.
Bees wax is a natural, necessary ingredient to keep the oil firm enough so that hot climates and body heat do not cause the salve to run off the body of the patient.
While all the above ingredients are produced by nature the color of the ointment may vary from one batch to another. This happens because different weather conditions and growth of plants through the growing season. The different color variations do not change the value or consistency of the ointment.
This salve is not best for wounds that have a heavy oozing nature.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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