The main ingredients are locally harvested Amish bee's wax, olive and jojoba oils infused with traditional herbs along with a little pine tar, activated charcoal, Vit E. and kaolin clay. A classic use is to apply the salve to splinters, the moisture aids the skin and impacts the splinter to aid in easier removal.
Root is a useful and valuable herb. Traditional herbalists apply the powdered
root of comfrey to minor wounds, insect bites and bruises. It can be used in
baths as an astringent and to soften the skin. The roots, leaves, and extracts
of comfrey can used in salves and ointments.
The herb plantain is often considered a weed. It has a gentle astringent action, which soothes minor wounds, blisters and rashes.
The University of Maryland Medical Center notes that plantain has a reputation as an herbal application for the stings or bites of insects. Simply mash a leaf to release its juices and apply to the bite or sting. Plantain also helps with poison ivy, simply rubbing a leaf on affected skin helps ease itching. Herbal effects are simply soothing, not healing or treatment for medical issues.
The infused oil is used in the making of the salve.
The final preparation consists of blending pine tar, kaolin clay, a small amount of lanolin and Vit E into the herbal infusion. The addition of melted pure bee's wax creates the soft ointment consistency that is poured into recyclable tins
Black Drawing Salve is a strongly scented product. It is all natural. This balm is not intended to replace medical advice. It is simply a soothing application, not a treatment or cure. It is not for extended use, if irritation develops, discontinue use.
There are several Amish bulk food grocers. They offer great products at fantastic prices. You park you car right next to the horse drawn buggies.
This is my inspiration for Black Salve.
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