Plantain Salve with Gotu Kola & Comfrey 60ml


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This fast wound healing salve has many great properties…

Plantain herb has wide-ranging antimicrobial properties besides being anti-inflammatory and analgesic. It can not only soothe insect bites and superficial wounds but prevent infections and accelerate healing. An active biochemical aucubin is mainly responsible for the antimicrobial action of the herb. Another substance allantoin in the herb helps with skin tissue regeneration.

Plantains also have an astringent property that has a cleansing effect on the body. It helps dry up excess secretions in the respiratory tract and the digestive system, thus being useful in treating colds and diarrhea. The astringency is moderated by the demulcent effect of the mucilage in the herb, so this herbal remedy is much gentler than other commonly used astringents.

Gotu Kola Speeds Wound Healing – Saponins and other organic compounds found in Gotu Kola stimulate the healing process at the site of wounds. By stimulating blood flow to the cells and protecting against infections, it can rapidly speed the healing process.

Comfrey is a herb that help in skin cell growth.
The leaves and the roots are the most potent parts of the plant and can be used to cure a number of skin, hair, and health related problems. Comfrey moisturizes and tones your skin and removes blemishes.
It is a compound called allantoin, found in the roots and leaves of comfrey, that makes this herb so beneficial. Research suggests that allantoin helps the body grow new skin cells and also has the ability to help in regeneration of connective tissues.

The health benefits of helichrysum essential oil can be attributed to its properties as an antispasmodicanticoagulant, antiallergenic, anti-microbial, anti-hematoma, antiphlogistic, nervine, anti-inflammatory, antitussive, cicatrizant, and an expectorant. It also acts as a febrifuge, antiseptic, cholagogic, emollient, mucolytic, fungicidal, hepatic, diuretic, splenic, and a cytophylactic substance. This oil also exhibits antioxidant properties.

Helichrysum essential oil makes your wounds and cuts heal quickly and scar marks disappear fast. It is equally effective in clearing up spots left on your skin by pox and boils. Also, helichrysum oil has long been used to fight acne as well. 

Yarrow is known as a “styptic” – an astringent herb that stops bleeding. Its wound healing ability comes mostly from the alkaloid achilleine, which facilitates the coagulation of blood, which leads to the rapid closing of the wound.. A 1954 study found that just half a milligram of achilleine per kilogram of body weight can reduce the time it takes a wound to clot by 32%.

To minimise the risk of infection, Yarrow activates the blood platelets in the affected area, which form a protective layer to keep the body protected from infection-causing bacteria. It has powerful anti-microbial properties which can be traced to the terpenes in its essential oil, effectively killing the bacteria when it is applied to the wound. The natural analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties of this herb make it ideal for use on minor cuts and burns, encouraging healing whilst relieving pain and inflammation.

Apply as needed onto the skin.


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