|Ribbit||Date: Wednesday, 2012-05-09, 9:01 PM | Message # 1|
Group: High Priest
|Today's Herbal Remedy is: |
My Personal All Purpose Liniment Recipe (For External Use Only)
You will need:
At least a 12 oz. jar with a lid
A finely meshed strainer
A large muslin bag
10 oz. of Rubbing Alcohol or Vodka for my measurements or enough 2 times greater than your herb measurement ratio
The following Herbs (My recipe calls for certain measurements but I will include the Simpler's Method of measurement for your convenience):
2 Tlbs. or 2 Parts Calendula Flower
2 Tlbs or 2 Parts Lavender Flower
1 Tlbs. or 1 Part Echinacea Leaf & Flower
1 Tlbs. or 1 Part Spearmint
1 Tlbs. or 1 Part St. John's Wort Leaf & Flower
1 stick of Cinnamon
1 Tsp. or 1/2 Part Yarrow
1 Tsp. or 1/2 Part Valerian Root
1 Tsp. or 1/2 Part Black Cohosh
It is best to use fresh herbs if possible but I find that dried herbs work just as well, I however usually let the menstruum (the herbal liquid compound in this case a Liniment) sit longer. Simply make the Liniment as you would a tincture (see my post on "General Tincturing Method" if necessary. If you use fresh herbs let the menstruum sit for at least four to six weeks. if using dried herbs I recommend letting it sit for at least 6 weeks but I personally let sit for 8 weeks if not longer.
This Liniment is an Herbal Liquid Extract made with Rubbing Alcohol or Vodka, This recipe is my personal blend with carefully chosen herbs and measurements to ensure the relief and ease of symptoms. Most All of the herbs are safe if used as directed.
This Liniment is used to treat the following: Minor cuts, scrapes, wounds, and bruises. Insect bites and stings, spider bites, itchy, dry, or irritated skin. Sore and Achy Muscles, as well as Poison Oak and Ivy.
Directions: For minor cuts, scraps and wounds use a small cotton ball or gauze pad and use just enough of the liniment to wash and disinfect the wound, then rinse with water and apply bandages as necessary. For insect bites or stings, spider bites, itchy, irritated, dry skin, bruises, or for Poison Oak or Ivy use a an appropriate sized cloth or gauze pad and soak in the Liniment for a minute or two, afterwards apply the Liniment soaked cloth or gauze apply to the affected area and let sit for 10-20 minutes. Then wash with warm water and natural soap; repeating several times a day as needed.
I hope this benefits you all, and Enjoy!
Many Blessings and Light,