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HERBAL TREATMENT FOR SKIN PROBLEMS: CUTS, WOUNDS AND ECZEMA

by admin - March 30th, 2009.
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Cuts, Wounds and Grazes

A good all-purpose remedy for cuts, wounds and grazes is made as follows:

1 part Marigold flowers (antiseptic/vulnerary)

1 part Plantain leaves (haemostatic/antiseptic/vulnerary)

1 part St John’s Wort herb (analgesic/antiseptic/vulnerary)

1 part Comfrey root (emollient/vulnerary)

Poultice, compress or ointment: apply to affected area, renewing 2-4 times daily

Many other herbs are also useful for treating cuts and wounds because of their antiseptic analgesic, emollient, haemostatic or vulnerary properties (Garlic, Mullein, Marshmallow, Shepherd’s Purse, Witch Hazel, Yarrow, Sage Thyme, Rosemary etc )

For excessive bleeding apply haemostatic herbs such as Shepherd’s Purse, Stinging Nettle, Witch Hazel or Yarrow.

Should the situation require it, any of the herbs mentioned above can be used individually or combined together as available.

Eczema

For internal treatment:

2 parts Stinging Nettle herb

2 parts Burdock root

2 parts Marigold flowers

2 parts Vervain leaves

2 parts Dandelion root

1 part Yellow Dock root

1 part Red Clover flowers

Combined decoction and infusion: 3 cups per day – may be continued for an extended period of time with suitable breaks in treatment

For external use:

2 parts Chickweed herb

1 part Stinging Nettle herb

1 part Marigold flowers

1 part Burdock root

Ointment or infusion applied as a lotion or compress: apply to affected areas as required

For infantile eczema and ‘nervous eczema’:

3 parts Stinging Nettle herb

1 part Burdock root

1 part Marigold flowers

1 part Lemon Balm leaves

Infusion: 3 cups per day for adults— may be continued for an extended period with suitable breaks in treatment

For young babies, give 1 or 2 teaspoons of the infusion 3 times per day. For older babies and young children, the dose may range from 1 tablespoon to 1/2 cup 3 times per day.

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