Make Your Own Aging Hippie Healing Salve

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Use this salve the same way you would those toxic laden commercially prepared antibiotic ointments you can buy in any drugstore.

The nice thing about this salve is that not only can you save money by making it yourself, but it’s loaded with tons of anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-microbial, and analgesic compounds that can heal:

  • Cold sores
  • Itchy skin
  • Rashes
  • Eczema
  • Bug bites or insect stings
  • Minor burns
  • Psoriasis
  • Slow healing cuts or wounds
  • Topical thrush
  • Inflammation
  • Sinus congestion/colds
  • Bruises

This ointment has some of the most soothing, healing, yet gently restorative compounds you can find in nature.

Here are the herbs that we are going to use in this salve; note that all of the following herbs are going to be used in their dried form:

Calendula Flowers: Terrific for healing any type of skin ailment. These flowers contain powerful phytochemicals that fight fungi, viruses, and bacteria.

Plantain: A very common weed that grows everywhere! Don’t let its availability fool you; this plant can stop poison ivy, bee stings, psoriasis and eczema.

St. John’s Wort: Most often thought of as a natural anti-depressant, this herb is excellent for treating brushes, cuts, and sunburns when applied topically.

Goldenseal Root:  This plant has been severely overharvested, so please buy organic rather than harvest it wild. This root has some of the most antimicrobial, antibiotic, anti-viral, and anti-bacterial compounds.

Olive Leaf: Perhaps the most powerful anti-viral herb on the planet.

Comfrey Root and Leaves: This herb is super soothing to the skin and stimulates the body to create more cells. This supports the speedy healing of bruises, swelling, burns, and sores.

Pine Resin: Used by Native Americans for ages to help seal and heal wounds. The resin from pine trees has incredible healing compounds. Pine resin might be a little hard to come by in most health food stores, but you can easily buy it online.

You will also need some beeswax and raw, organic honey.

Ready to get going? Collect your ingredients and let’s get started!

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