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A List of Some Herbs and Their Uses

All herbs in our products are organically grown or ethically wildharvested.

Please Note: These herbs have many other uses beyond those listed here. These descriptions reflect their functions in our products.

Calendula--Benefits slow healing wounds, sores, and bruises. Antiseptic, antifungal, antibacterial. Very soothing to inflamed areas and the skin in general.

Chapparal--Antifungal, antioxidant

Chickweed--Premiere in the treatment of all and any skin afflictions. Very soothing and emollient.

Comfrey--Promotes and accelerates the growth of healthy cell tissue. Aids in the healing of wounds, sores, and bruises. Highly emollient.

Hypericum--Helps heal burns, sores, wounds, and other skin problems.

Jewelweed--Known chiefly for its usefulness in the prevention of and treatment of poison ivy, this wild plant is a powerful antifungal useful for a host of other skin ailments, including ringworm, athlethe’s foot, jock itch, acne.

Lavender--Great externally for burns, bites, cuts, stings, ear pain. Antispasmodic, sedative. Pleasant aroma.

Myrhh--Disinfectant, astringent. Firms tissues.

Neem--Cherished in India for centuries due to its excellent antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and insecticidal properties, as well as its wonderful affinity for the skin.

Plantain--Aids wound healing, sores, cuts, scratches. Relieves insect bites and hemorrhoids.

Rosemary--Improves circulation and strengthens fragile blood vessels. Antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant. Mild insect repellent.

Usnea--Also known as “Old Man’s Beard”, this lichen provides us with a powerful antimicrobial, antifungal, and antibacterial agent, proven effective against Staph., Strep., TB, and Pneumoncoccus.

Yarrow--Astringent, Styptic (Stops bleeding)

Yellow Dock--Useful in hot, inflammatory skin conditions; a cooling antiseptic.

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