|Bruise balm - set in the containers|
I prefer to make my own remedies wherever possible, especially for minor injuries or illnesses. (of course i see a Medical Professional/Doctor when the injury or illness is serious - I take a balanced view in healing and know when to bring in the big guns..)
I have an ointment i use in my herbal first aid kit, (there are many ointment recipes that are of use to treat bruises and sprains, this is just one of them), that I created a while back and I find it really effective to help alleviate pain and swelling on minor sprains, strains and bruises.
DO keep it away from open wounds and your eyes, this stuff contains ginger and cayenne and will STING!
I wanted to share it with you, (I published this recipe originally my website: apothecarygreens.weebly.com)
|Bruise balm - just poured into containers and cooling|
This balm must not be used on broken skin (as it may sting!) Useful for bringing out and soothing bruises, sprains and external muscle and joint inflammation. Be cautious if you have any allergies to any of the ingredients. Please seek the assistance of a health care professional when needed.
100 ml oil infused arnica flowers
50 ml oil infused chamomile flowers
50 ml oil infused ground ginger root
50 ml oil infused dried cayenne
1 vitamin E capsule
apply to bruises, sprains, sore backs as needed.
be careful not to apply on or near open wounds and keep away form your eyes! (cayenne stings!)
HOW IT WORKS
NOTE: The information in this blog does not constitute the practice of medicine, and does not replace the advice of your health care provider.