This salve promotes rapid cell growth so wounds heal quickly with reduced scarring. Do not use this salve over infected or dirty skin, as new tissue can grown right over the infection, complicating the wound.
* 2 parts St.-John’s-wort flower (stimulates nerve endings to heal)
* 1 part balsam poplar buds (anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and paints a thin protective resin over cut to keep wound clean)
* 1 part crushed rose hips (or vitamin E oil 1 tablespoon vitamin E oil to every 4 tablespoons herb oil)
* Optional ingredient: 1 part white pine pitch, for salve effective against those cracks you get in the sides of your fingers from working in the garden too much (chilblains)
Follow typical salve making instructions: http://www.natural-holistic-health.com/reference-articles/making-salves/
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