Healing with Calendula and Comfrey Salves

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.

 

Calendula Salve

Calendula Salve helps heal your skinThis flowering plant native to Mediterranean countries provides many healing benefits to the skin when applied as a salve or ointment:

  • 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.

 

Comfrey Salve

Comfrey Salve helps heal muscles and jointsNative to Ireland and Britain, the Comfrey plant has been used for centuries because of the following healing benefits:

  • 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.

 

Natural healing slaves and powders by The Garden Variety
Seeds of Wellness now carries Calendula and Comfrey Salve as well as other 100% natural and organic herbal remedies by The Garden Variety. Stop in to see which salves and powders will help you.

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