Black Drawing Salve First Aid
Black Drawing Salve
I made this first aid ointment for my husband who is a carpenter who has fallen victim to many wounds and splinters. It is a combination of sunflower oil infused with wild and organic herbs and activated charcoal.
All contain drawing, healing, and antibacterial properties.
Wild harvested Plantain is a key herb in drawing out splinters, pus, or infection and has been used throughout the ages as a healer. It is one of the herbs listed in the Nine Herbs Prayer or Nine Herbs Charm, a poem about healing plants recorded in the 10th Century. It is sacred to Odin. (Woden is mentioned in the Nine Herbs Prayer)
Organic Hawthorn leaves and berries are used in this salve. Hawthorn is a member of the rose family. The antioxidant and antiseptic content in Hawthorn makes it useful for applying topically to the skin, particularly on burns and sores. The organic compounds are anti-inflammatory in nature and are good for reducing itching on healing wounds.It has also been used in folk medicine to draw splinters
Wild harvested poke root is a folk remedy used to draw out infection, splinters, and boils. It has also been used to treat chronic irritative skin disorders such as ringworm, eczema, and psoriasis. It can ease rheumatoid pain as well. Poke root is poisonous, please keep away from children. Not for those who are pregnant, nursing or hoping to become pregnant.
Lavender oil is soothing and healing. It is a noted source of antioxidants, astringents, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and antiseptic properties.
Activated charcoal provides drawing properties that can draw out splinters and pull infectious bacteria from wounds and boils.
Other ingredients: organic beeswax.
For splinters, you might like to apply the salve and cover with a bandage. Can also be helpful in drawing out stingers from bug bites. This salve will not stain the skin.
The Mästermyr chest is a Viking Age (793–1066) tool chest found in the Mästermyr mire west of Hemse on the island of Gotland, Sweden. It is the largest tool find from that era in Europe. The chest contained Viking-era blacksmithing and woodworking tools. It also contained several products of such work, including elements of several locks. The chest and its contents provide valuable insight into technology during the Viking Age.
It is on display in the Swedish History Museum in Stockholm.
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I recommend doing a patch test. Samples of this salve can be requested with purchase of another item.
Use sparingly. This is not a substitute for medical care and should not be applied to deep or serious wounds.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. I am not a currently licensed healthcare practitioner and cannot offer you any medical advice.