BENEFITS OF BEE BALM, COMFREY and YARROW SALVE - 2 oz. tin.
This salve is typically used to treat minor topical injuries, including cuts, scrapes, burns, and rashes.
Ingredients: Bees wax, bee balm, yarrow and comfrey infused in olive oil, lavender essential oil, tree tee oil, frankincense and vitamin E oil.
The healing and medicinal benefits of Bee Balm and yarrow have been known for thousands of years. Over 2,500 years ago Asian yarrow was first used by Chinese doctors to relieve inflammation, bleeding, and animal bites.
Yarrow tends to close wounds quickly, so don’t use it on puncture wounds, and obviously severe wounds should be treated by a doctor or emergency room. This salve is more for minor cuts and scrapes, like skinned knees.
This salve should be avoided if you have an allergy to plants in the Asteraceae family (like daisies, ragweed, marigolds, or sunflowers).
Always consult your doctor or a clinical herbalist before trying any new herbal remedy, as there’s always the possibility of unintended consequences, allergic reaction, or interactions with other medication. If you’re harvesting wild plant material, make sure you’re 100% confident in your identification and consult multiple sources for your ID. The following is based on our research and experience, but we don’t claim to have any certifications that would qualify us to advise you on your health. We are only sharing what has worked well for us over the years. Please do your own research and always verify with multiple reputable sources.
Arnica is a plant of the daisy family that bears yellow daisy like flowers. Arnica flowers and roots have been used for hundreds of years as an herbal remedy.
Folklore tells us that humans learned the value of Arnica by observing mountain goats, who would search to find the Arnica plant after falling or stumbling. Following the animals’ lead, locals began to apply the herb for bruises, mostly in the form of external salves or steeped in teas.
Arnica oil contains helenalin. Helenalin is known to be a potent anti-inflammatory
Most of arnica oil’s anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties are attributed to its thymol derivatives. Thymol has been found to be an effective vasodilator of blood capillaries. This helps facilitate the transport of blood and other fluid accumulations and acts as an anti-inflammatory to aid normal healing processes.**