herbal salve

A Homemade Herbal Salve for Treating Minor Injuries

When modern medicine is not available or you just want to try out a good homemade herbal slave, here is a good recipe for one that may help you.

Ingredients for herbal salve

  • 1 cup of lard, organic and preservative free
  • 3 tablespoons of Yarrow
  • 3 tablespoons of plantain leaf

Take the cup of lard, place it in a dish that can be heated on a stove or over a fire.  Do not use aluminum.  Heat the lard slowly while stirring.  Mix in the herbs and stir.  You now need to bake the herbal salve at the lowest possible temperature on your stove for three hours.  Do not exceed 200 degrees.  If the power is down you can use a sun oven the bake the herbal salve.

Now while the mixture is still hot stain it through a piece of cheesecloth to get the piece of herb out.  Now pour the liquid into a jar and let it set.  When the herbal salve has set up to the consistency of lard, it is ready to use.  If you have a working refrigerator that is the best storage, if not find the coolest place you can.  The lard will go rancid over time and the salve will then need to be thrown out.

This salve will be good for treating small injuries such as small burns and cuts.  Yarrow is good bleeding control and antiseptic.  Plantain leaf is good for cuts and burns.  This will make a good herbal salve to use after your store bought antiseptics have run out.

Because of antibiotics, we have a tendency to ignore the small injuries that our grandmothers used to take seriously and treat with mercurochrome.  In the future as antibiotics are no longer available, we will have to start treating them to  prevent infections that can become serious.  A good herbal salve like this one will help.


1 thought on “A Homemade Herbal Salve for Treating Minor Injuries”

  1. Seems like a good recipe. Will have to give a shot at making this. It’s always useful to have alternatives just in case.

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