Our Vegan Healing Balm has been lovingly named
Bella’s Balm was handcrafted for my daughter who tends to get into poison ivy often.
Often I find that the plants will lead you to what you need for healing. Jewelweed was no different.
Commonly considered a weed or called “Touch me Not” for their explosive seed pods.
This is your go to antidote for poison ivy, poison sumac, and poison oak. Not only is it helpful on the onset of a rash but, it is also a preventative that can be applied before handling plants that have high levels of urushiol (the chemical most people are allergic to in poison ivy)
Jewelweed boasts antifungal and antimicrobial properties. It is often used as a sole or base ingredient to get rid of poison ivy, dermatitis, to treat bug bites and stings, cure athlete’s foot, minor burns, swelling around bruises, joint pain, inflammation, in the promotion of steady blood flow post childbirth, and poisoning from fish.
Since Jewelweed is also helpful in the relief of insect bites it inspired the other ingredients in this amazing Vegan Healing Balm.
Naturally I added Bee Balm, Plantain and Prunella. I’ll explain why.
I discovered Bee Balm in Vermont. The beautiful pink, and red flowers caught my eye. More importantly I noticed how the Bee’s loved it. Certainly it would explain the name.
You can almost always, watch animals to see how they interact with the plants and fungi to grasp if its beneficial for yourself. Bee’s will often pollinate with plants that pack a magical healing component.
Bee balm is still frequently featured in many cosmetics for its soothing effect on the skin. Bee balm is loaded with antioxidants that keep your cells safe from free radical damage. Bee balm is antimicrobial and soothing. Externally, it’s used to treat scrapes, stings and rashes. and promotes anti-aging. Bee balm is also a nervine that has a gentle calming effect on the nervous system, similar to lemon balm. It’s used to treat anxiety and stress, especially in sensitive patients like children.
Information found at Practical Self Reliance. – Check them out HERE for a more extensive read and some amazing DIY with Bee Balm.
Bee Balm has tremendous benefits internally as well and is worth your attention in researching.
Want more on Bee Balm? Check out this article on Herbal Academy!
Prunella Vulgaris or how I like to call it “Self Heal”.
Which comes from botanist Nicolas Culpeper, who wrote “when you are hurt, you may heal yourself” in the 17th century as a description of Prunella.
All parts of the plant are edible and may be consumed in different ways. It is commonly boiled to make a tea, but it may also be incorporated into soups and salads. Prunella can also be incorporated into a poultice and applied topically. It is said to have a subtle bitter taste when consumed raw, and while many people think the taste improves when cooked, but the plant loses many nutrients throughout the cooking process.
Ancient Chinese medicinal practices describe the plant as having the ability to change the course of a chronic disease. Traditional practices typically use the plant for topical uses; however, there are some benefits that have been confirmed scientifically when taken orally. Aside from having many specific health and medical benefits, Prunella vulgaris is also packed with many essential vitamins and nutrients, making it a great health food in general.
Our ancestors have taught us the effective benefits this antiviral plant can have. From canker sores, wounds, infections, and rashes.
I encourage you to learn more on Prunella Vulgaris as it’s benefits go beyond what one may simply dismiss as just a topical. This Heal All Herb is definitely worth a look at.
Making a Plantain poultice is a technique that dates back to early Native American cultures. The poultice was used to cure fevers and draw out toxins from bee stings and snake bites. Plantain herbs also reduce swelling and prevent anaphylactic shock until help arrives.
Okay I think we’ve covered the basis on why Bella’s Balm is quiet frankly The Bomb Diggity and NEEDS to be in your alternative healing arsenal.
Known applications to date: Minor Burn, Minor Cuts and Scrapes, Bee Stings, Bug Bites, Poison Ivy break out, Rash, Itchiness, lip sore, chapped lips, acne, and pimples.
I chose to add no essential oil, so this has a neutral scent.
If you do purchase this item please comment below on your application and it effectiveness, as more information is helpful in furthering our understanding and growth.
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