Calendula, Woad, Honey, Lemon Juice.
Also known as the pot marigold, calendula is highly favored for its skin healing properties.It is also excellent for sensitive skin, making it perfect for using with babies and children.
This salve allows us to harness the calming and anti-inflammatory powers of this wonderful plant.
Honey, Woad & Calendula Salve will allow you to treat the following ailments:
Cuts and scrapes
In my opinion, the variety of conditions this little salve treats, makes it a product everyone who is able, should have on hand.
Actions: antibacterial, anticancer, antiviral, astringent and febrifuge
The leaves are antibacterial, anticancer, antiviral, astringent and febrifuge. It controls a wide range of pathogenic organisms, including viruses. It is used internally in the treatment of a wide range of disorders, including meningitis, encephalitis, mumps, influenza, erysipelas, heat rash etc. The leaves are harvested in the summer and can be used fresh or dried. They are also macerated and the blue pigment extracted. This is also used medicinally, particularly in the treatment of high fevers and convulsions in children, coughing of blood and as a detoxifier in infections such as mumps. The root is antibacterial and anticancer. It is used in the treatment of fevers, pyogenic inflammation in influenza and meningitis, macula in acute infectious diseases, erysipelas, mumps and epidemic parotitis. Its antibacterial action is effective against Bacillus subtilis, haemolytic streptococcus,, C. diphtheriae, E. coli, Bacillus typhi, B. paratyphi, Shigella dysenteriae, S. flexneri and Salmonella enteritidis. Both the leaves and the roots are used in the treatment of pneumonia. The root and the whole plant have anticancer properties whilst extracts of the plant have shown bactericidal properties
Honey’s often thought of as a healthier sweetener, but you might be surprised to learn that this ingredient has tons of skin and hair benefits, too. Made by the alchemy of bees collecting nectar, pollen, and resins from flowers, honey can help moisturise, fight ageing, and fight bacteria. Plus, it’s loaded with nutrients, antioxidants, and healing compounds.
Tea tree oIl-
Today, tea tree oil is renowned for its practically endless number of uses, particularly for the skin. It’s become an increasingly popular active ingredient in a wide variety of cosmetic products like skin and nail creams, massage oils and face wash, thanks to not only its natural antiseptic action but its potent anti-inflammatory abilities. There is no doubt that this oil is one that should be on the shelves of all medicine cabinets. In many cases, doctors of functional medicine will even prescribe this oil as an alternative to conventional medications as it’s just as effective, yet doesn’t come with the adverse side effects.
Dermatologist have seen both excellent results from lemon juice for reducing pimples, skin whitening, degreasing oily skin, removing dandruff, brightening up dark elbows and removing freckles.
Lemon for Pimples:
Lemon reduces oil secretions and pimple-causing bacteria. You can try this 5 Steps Effective Home Remedy For Pimples that cures red or pus-filled pimples in just 3-7 days.
Lemon for Pigmentation:
Vitamin C and citric acid in lemon lightens your skin. You can make following skin whitening face packs for reducing pigmentation, dark spots, tanning or melasma on your face.