Monday, January 21, 2013

CHICKWEED SALVE for bites, stings, measles, chicken pox

Chickweed salve is what I call a free salve since there is not a place in this world that this weed doesn't grow except maybe in solid ice and snow. It looks like this picture above and enclosed at the bottom of this post is a link to a in depth article that will have you gathering it with ease and confidence.

Chickweed is a great remedy for any type of itchy skin condition. Use for bug bites and stings, chicken pox, measles, rashes or simply dry skin.

Here's some things you'll need:
1 cup organic cold pressed olive oil or sweet almond oil
1 ounce dried chickweed leaves
1/2 ounce grated bees wax
3 vitamin E capsules of 400 units each. (this preserves it) ( 1/2 teaspoon)
strainer or cheese cloth to strain the herbs

Place your herb into a crockette (a 2-4 cup crock pot) I have one just for herbal uses. Add oil and cook on low for 3-4 hours. this ia what you will use for infused herbal oil

After the 4 hours allow to cool slightly and strain while still warm. making sure you get all the oil.

warm the beeswax in a mic in 30 second sessions and stirring in between until melted. Add oil and warn for additional 15-20 seconds

puncture and add the contents of the vitamin E and stir until completely mixed. Cool a minute or two and pour into a wide mouth jelly jar or other small jars. The mixture will become semi solid and perfect for applying salve.

Check out this blog for further info on how to recognize this wonderful weed.

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