Whatever boo boo, bumps or bruises your pet brings to you this balm can soon offer its services. This herbal salve is ideal to aid in the healing process with skin rashes, bruises and minor wound care for dogs, cats, horses, livestock and even small animals.
In ancient times, flowers that followed the sun by opening and closing according to the solar progression were called "brides of the sun". A member of the compositae family, Calendula was one of these sacred flowers symbolizing life and deliverance.
Known as a wound herb, calendula is beneficial for tissues that are healing poorly and soothing the irritation of various skin conditions.
Calendula is a wonderful ally in treating your pet for not only wounds but to help clear up those frustrating skin problems . The challenge with using any salve on an animal is keeping it there long enough to do its job before being licked clean. This herbal balm contains nothing that would harm your pet if ingested.
Comfrey has the reputation of being a living medicine chest. A member of the Borage family, this herb was known as the plant that can join back together what has come apart, be it broken bones or tissue repair. Bearing the sign of the planet Saturn, it stands for the joining, hardening energies.
If using on deeper wounds apply on the second or third day of healing. The allantoin in comfrey may cause the skin to close too quickly, causing the outer skin to heal before the inner wound is ready. Wounds need to heal from the inside out.
Each of these herbs had been infused in cold-pressed extra virgin organic olive oil. Olive oil contains antioxidants that can help reduce skin damage. Olive oil and the beeswax used to thicken up the salve are incredibly soothing and help keep the skin from drying out.
Should you have a wound to deal with, an option to disinfect the area is to dilute 10 drops of tea tree essential oil in a cup of warm water and wash the wound to disinfect and clean the area. Once clean and dry apply a good quality healing salve. If the wound is a puncture it needs to heal from the inside out. If it closes over too soon, there is an increase of infection. This is especially true with cat bites. Cat bites very often develop an abscess and antibiotics may be needed but home care of the wound is still necessary. For deeper wounds, keep the wound disinfected with the tea tree wash but wait a few days before applying the salve. Won't harm your pet if he licks at the salve.
If you have an injury involving the nerves, request that St. Johnswort be included as one of the herbal infused oils. St. Johnswort. A tonic for the nervous system, St. Johnswort's analgesic properties help relieve pain.
If you have a skin condition that involves itch, you may want to request that the herb Plantain be included. Plantain contains astringent and antimicrobial properties that can be helpful for many skin disorders.
Wash and disinfect the wounded area before applying a salve. Cover with a bandage if necessary to keep clean and help with your pet licking at the wound.
For bruises and sprains, apply as needed to help with pain and swelling.
Also very useful for rashes and and irritation due to inflammation.
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