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All In His Hands™ Herbal Salve & Handmade Soaps

Ezekiel 47:12...........And the leaf thereof for medicine

Almond Oil (Prunus Amygdalus)

Almond oil is a common oil used in skin care

and aromatherapy. Almond oil eases itching,

soreness, dryness, eases inflammation

rashes and muscle pain. Almond oil has a variety

of different uses such as treating the scalp and hair

benefits follicles, prevents hair loss, provides shine

and strengthens hair. For internal health benefits

almond oil aids digestion, and many in the Indian

culture claim that almond oil is an effective pain

killer and an effective curative for high cholesterol.

Aloe Ferox (Aloaceae)

Also known as Cape Aloe, Bitter Aloe, Red Aloe

and Tap Aloe, is a species of aloe indigenous to

South Africa's Western Cape, Eastern Cape

Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, and Lesotho.

It is one of several aloe species used to make bitter aloes, a

purgative medication, and also yields a non-bitter gel

that can be used in cosmetics. Aloe ferox has more

vitamins, minerals, amino acids and polysaccharides

than aloe vera. Called a "Pharmacy in a single plant"

aloe juices and bitters have renown anti-aging properties.

They reduce the risk of heart disease and improve blood

circulation. Aloe ferox cleanses the digestive system,

detoxifies the body and improves the immune system.

Internally, Aloe Ferox is not recommended

while nursing or pregnant.

Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis)

Aloe is a favorite houseplant and home remedy

or burns, scrapes, cuts, and scratches. The clear

slightly slimy gel collected from the fleshy part of

the leaf is taken internally for its antioxidant, anticancer

and antiviral effects, or applied directly to the skin to

soothe inflammation and accelerate healing. Aloe is not

recommended for deeper wounds because it causes the

skin to tighten too soon, hindering the recovery of the

deeper layers. Internally Aloe Vera is not recommended

while nursing or pregnant.

Australian Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca Alternifolia)

The leaves from the Melaleuca alternifolia tree is a native

of New South Wales Australia. Australian tea tree oil is a pale

color oil with a fresh camphoraceous odor. Tea tree oil has

antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral medicinal

properties. Tea tree oil is very effective for treating dandruff

head lice, mites and scabies. A infusion of the soaked leaves

has been used successfully in treating sore throats and

many skin ailments.

Avocado Oil (Persea Americana)

Avocado oil is suitable for all skin types, but is

particularly nourishing for dry and dehydrated

skin. Rich in Vitamin A, B1, B2, D, and E, avocado

oil is deep olive green in color and has a very sweet

and a bit nutty aroma. It is extremely beneficial in

treating skin disorders such as eczema and psoriasis.

It blocks sunrays, thereby protecting your skin from

the heat of the sun.

Beeswax (Cera Flava)

Beeswax is a natural wax produced in the bee

hive of honey bees. Honeybees collect nectar

from approximately two million flowers to

make one pound of honey. Nectar is collected

from 17 million flowers to make one pound of

beeswax. Beeswax obtains its "natural" color of

light to golden yellow due topropolis and pollen

collected by the honeybees. The distinctive fragrance

of bees wax is obtained from the propolis brought

into the hive, and the storage of pollen and honey in

the honeycomb. Beeswax has emollient, soothing and

softening properties and helps the skin retain

moisture. It is also used to solidify ointments, to make

candles, polishes, and lipsticks in the cosmetic


Burdock Root "GOBO" (Arctium Lappa)

Also known as "GOBO", raw Burdock is sold and is very

popular in the Oriental markets. It's the root of

the burdock plant that is most often used in herbal

supplements and is considered as one of the most

powerful blood purifiers in the herbal kingdom. It

cleanses the eliminates impurities from the body very

rapidly. It is also a nourishing herb good for building

and strengthening the entire system. Burdock's roots

grow straight down as much as 3 feet absorbing vital

minerals, trace minerals and vitamins from the earth.

Burdock has been used to treat both bacterial and

fungal infections including ringworm, urinary tract

infections, and acne. It’s antibacterial effects

also promotes wound healing. It is good to apply

externally as a salve for skin eruptions, burns, wounds,

boils and carbuncles. As a tea, burdock increases the

flow of urine, or as a hot fomentation use the tea on

swellings. Excellent for gout, rheumatism, scrofula,

canker sores, sciatica, gonorrhea, and leprosy. Burdock

extract has long been used in Europe to treat dandruff

and encourage healthy hair growth. If you want to use

burdock to improve the condition of your hair, simply

massage burdock root oil or (Bur Oil) into your scalp.

Canchalagua (Schkuhra Pinnata) 

Canchalagua is the Peruvian name given to this

plant by the Ketchwa indigenous people of the Andes.

They have long used this plant as an effective blood

cleanser. Canchalgua is regarded as an anti-inflammatory,

digestive, antitussive (stops coughing), capillary tonic,

diuretic, and hypoglycemic. It is employed as an herbal

remedy for kidney, liver, and renal problems, malaria, diabetes,

allergies, yeast infections, prostate inflammation, digestive

disorders and intestinal gas, rheumatism, and various skin

conditions such as acne, dermatitis, and eczema. When taken

internally it is thought to help regulate hormones and skin oil

content for juvenile acne and is also used in a topical

application for blackheads, pimples and acne. It is also

considered a good diuretic and used for various kidney

and renal disorders including urinary tract infections and

kidney pain. It is also often relied on as a soothing tea

to ease nausea and stomachaches, and as a general digestive aid.

Calendula (Calendula Officinalis)

The flower petals of the calendula plant or

marigold, have been used for medicinal purposes

since at least the 12th century. Calendula contains

high amounts of flavonoids, plant-based antioxidants

that protect the body against cell-damaging free

radicals as well as the flowers anti-inflammatory

antiviral, and antibacterial properties. Calendula's

great anti-inflammatory properties are most useful

in cases where tissue degeneration is an issuesuch as

stubborn wounds, sores, acne, ulcers, bed sores,

varicose veins, bruises, rashes, and eczema. Besides the

anti-inflammatory effect that it has it is also most

effective in healing and fighting fungal infections such as

athletes foot.

Chaparral - (Larrea Tridentate)

Chaparral is used for digestion problems including cramps and

gas, respiratory tract conditions including colds and infections and ongoing chronic skin disorders. It is also used for cancer, arthritis, tuberculosis, urinary tract infections, sexually transmitted diseases, central nervous conditions, chicken- pox, parasite infections, obesity, and snakebite pain. Some people use chaparral for detoxification, or as a tonic or

blood purifier.

Cacao Bean (Theobroma Cacao)

Cacao Beans contain flavonoids, and powerful

anti-oxidants that protect skin from the various

external and internal damages caused by pollution

smoking and sun damage. It reduces roughness

and soothes the skin, as well as acting as acting

as a moisturizer. Cacao also increases the blood

flow to the skin, relieves stress hormones which in

turn soothe the collagen in the skin preventing

wrinkles and premature aging of the skin. Cacao

beans contain several feel-good chemicals

including anandamide, a lipophilic substance

also naturally produced in the brain.

Raw Organic Cocoa Butter (Theobroma Cocoa)

(Imported from Bali, Indonesia)

Cocoa butter is a pale-yellow, pure edible vegetable

fat extracted from the cacao bean. Cocoa butter has

been called the ultimate moisturizer that has kept skin

soft and supple for centuries. Naturally rich in Vitamin

E as well as a number of other vitamins and minerals,

vitamin E helps to sooth, hydrate, and balance the skin

to prevent moisture lost. Vitamin E also provides the

skin collagen which assists with wrinkles and other signs

of aging. Cocoa Butter helps reduce the formation of

stretch marks during pregnancy and dieting.

Organic Coconut Milk (Cocos Nucifera)

Coconut milk and oils are a popular ingredient in a

lot of good quality bath, hair and skin care products.

Abundant in vitamin E coconut milk is very high in

natural fatty acids. These fatty acids make it a

natural antiseptic that gently deep cleans impurities

without over drying the most sensitive skin types.

Coconut milk clears dirt and oils form the skin and

rinses clean for a soft smooth complexion.

Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (Cocos Nucifera)

Coconuts and coconut oils healing properties have

been used in traditional medicine among Asian and

Pacific islanders for thousands of years. Early spanish

explorers called it coco which means "monkey face"

because the three indentations (eyes) on the hairy nut

resembles the head and face of a monkey. In traditional

medicine around the world coconut oil is used to treat a

wide variety of health problems including the following:

baldness, bronchitis, bruises, burns, constipation, gingivitis,

gonorrhea, irregular or painful menstruation, jaundice,

kidney stones, lice, malnutrition, nausea, rash, skin infections,

sore throat, swelling, toothache, tumors and wounds.  

Chickweed (Stellaria Media) 

Common chickweed has long been used in folklore

medicine as tonic to cleanse the kidney and liver.

Among the many claimed health benefits from chickweed

is its ability to heal skin wounds. It is used as a poultice

to treat boils, cuts, burns, abscesses and ulcers.

Chickweed is also used to treat itchiness associated with

eczema and psoriasis. Another health benefit from Chickweed

is its ability to act against inflammation and pain. It is used

treat rheumatism, arthritis and menstrual pain.

Clover Honey (Trifolium Repens) 

Honey is made by bees using the nectar from the

white clover flower. Clover honey is loaded with

vitamin C, traces of iron, copper, and potassium.

Rich in antioxidants honey also contains anti-

inflammatory and antibacterial properties, that's

used as a coating for burns to help prevent infection

& protect new skin as it grows. Honey is 80% natural

sugars and 20% water. Honey has been used as a

topical dressing for wounds since microbes cannot

live in it. It also produces hydrogen peroxide. Clover

honey promotes new blood capillaries and connective

tissues. Honey is a very valuable food staple but should

never be given to children 12 months of age and

under due to botulism.

Comfrey (Symphytum Officinale L.)

Known as the "knit bone" Comfrey is a very

healing herb that contains allantoin, which

stimulates new cell growth and supports

rapid healing. Comfrey is known for its

anti -scarring properties and can close a wounds

avoiding stitches. A soothing demulcent, comfrey

is an excellent healer of the lungs, especially when

bleeding is present. It's inflammation properties

soothes burns, bruises, swellings and bites.

Cupuacu Butter (Theobroma Grandiflorum)

Cupuacu is a tropical rainforest tree related to cacao.

Common throughout the Amazon basin, it is widely

cultivated in the jungles of Colombia, Bolivia and Peru

and in the north of Brazil. Cupuaçu Butter possesses

a high capacity for water absorption which gives it

superior moisturizing properties. Cupuaçu Butter offers

a lovely emolliency that will restore elasticity and

softness to skin. It contains phytosterols and unsaponifiables

that help to regulate the balance and activity of lipids in

the epidermis. Phytosterols have been used topically

to soothe dry skin and smooth wrinkles.

Echinacea Root (Echinacea Purpurea)

Echinacea is a powerful anti-inflammatory, antibiotic

antiseptic, and antiviral herb. And is used by many

to treat colds, flu, and many other infections and wound

healing. Echinacea cleanses the lymphatic system,

and increases resistance to various infections such

as bronchitis. 

Eucalyptus Leaf (Eucalyptus Globulus)

The eucalyptus tree is a tall evergreen tree native to

Australia and Tasmania. The leaves and oil of the

eucalyptus plant are used mostly for medicinal purposes.

Eucalyptus oil consists of the volatile oil distilled from

the fresh leaves and branch tops of the eucalyptus plant.

Containing antiseptic and astringent properties, when

used externally the vapors from the oil stimulate the

bronchial passageways and help expectorate mucus.

Eucalyptus may also be used to treat burns, oozing

wounds and ulcers.  

Figwort (Scrophularia Nodosa)

Figwort is a cleansing herb and supports the detoxification

of the body. Historically, it has been used as a diuretic,

to stimulate the lymphatic system and the circulatory system,

but has most commonly been used in the treatment of chronic

skin problems that result in an itch or irritation, such as

eczema or psoriasis.   


Glycerin is a humectant that attracts moisture to your skin.

Glycerin is a natural by-product of the soap making process

and while commercial manufacturers remove the glycerin

for use in their more profitable lotions and creams

handcrafted soap retains glycerin in each and every bar.

(Homemade soap makes it's own natural glycerin).

Grapeseed Oil (Vitis Vinifera)

Grapeseed Oil is very useful for skin types that do not

absorb oils too well, and does not leave a greasy feeling

behind. Wonderful for those with skin sensitivities because

of its natural non-allergenic properties. Grapeseed Oil is an

excellent antioxidant, carrier, emollient, and moisturizer for

anti- aging benefits. Contains natural Vitamin E and is good

in massage oils and has a high linoleic acid content.

Gotu Kola (Centella Asiatica)

Also known as centella and Indian pennywort, is

a creeping vine found growing in tropical and subtropical

climates in Africa, Asia, Australia, India and South America,

and even the southeastern United States. It has been used for

thousands of years in ayurvedic medicine to improve memory.

Gotu kola protects the blood vessels that supply oxygen to

the brain, which helps increase the brain’s oxygen supply.

Topical preparations containing gotu kola regulate collagen

productionand inhibit excessive scar formation. Studies have

reported that gotu kola speeds wound healing and the body’s

assimilation of skin grafts.

Horsetail (Equisetum Arvensis)

Horsetail has a recorded history going back to the

Devonian period, almost 350 million years ago. The

plant at that time was as tall as a modern palm tree.

Horsetail is possibly the most abundant source of

silica in the plant kingdom. It has had other uses during

the ages including being used for kidney and bladder

ailments, and as an ingredient in shampoos, skincare

products,and in dietary supplements. It has been used

as an American folk remedy for gout and gonorrhea, and

in traditional Chinese medicine.

Hyssop (Hyssopus Officinalis)

Hyssop was named from azob (a holy herb) because

it was used for cleaning sacred places, also referring

to the bibilcal scripture of Psalm 51:7..... "Purge me with

hyssop and I shall be clean". Infusion of the leaves is used

externally for the relief of muscular rheumatism,

discolored bruises, and will heal cuts promptly.

Hyssop is used for disorders of the cardiovascular

system. By it being both stimulating and sedative,

it can regulate blood pressure whether high or low.

Infusion of the hyssop leaves are also used to improve

digestion suppress coughs and relieve intestinal

congestion. Do not use hyssop oil for periods longer

than a few weeks.

Lavender (Lavandula Augustifolia)  

Lavender breathtaking and heavenly scent is

a fragrance you can never get enough of.

Lavender is a very versatile herb that has a

host of uses from the kitchen to the medicine

cabinet. Known for its antiseptic and anti-

inflammatory calming properties. Lavender is

popular for treating skin conditions such as

dermatitis, eczema, acne and psoriasis.

Lavender also deodorizes and relieves pain.

Liquid Soya Lecithin (Glycine Max)

Lecithin is a stabilizer, emulsifier, emollient

and moisturizer. Making it an ideal product

for use in shampoos, conditioners, lipstick and

skin care products, it helps to soften, smooth

moisturizes and hydrate hair and skin. The

phospholipids in lecithin attracts water from

the air and promotes skin hydration. Lecithin

also has the ability to penetrate deep into the

cellular level of the skin.

Macadamia Nut Oil ( Macadamia Integrifolia)

Macadamia nuts originate from eastern Australia

New Caledonia and Indonesia and they're sometimes

referred to as "the queen of nuts. Macadamia nut oil is

obtained by expressing the oil from the meat of

the nut. Cold-pressed or extra-virgin macadamia oil

has a light amber color and a mild nutty taste. Macadamia

nut oil has a high content of palmitoleic acid, a fatty acid

that is similar to the skin's sebum which tends to decrease

naturally with aging. Using macadamia nut oil can help fight

the dryness as a natural moisturizer and is absorbed by

the skin quickly.

Mango Butter (Mangifera Indica)

Mango Butter is obtained from the kernels of

the mango tree, that has a high content of stearic

acid which makes it similar to Cocoa Butter.

Rich in Vitamin A, Vitamins C, K , E and selenium.

Mango butter helps to protect skin, hair & scalp

from harmful UV rays. Mango butter is an excellent

emollient that provides protection against the sun

skin dryness, formation of wrinkles, reduces

degeneration of skin cells and restores elasticity

Marshmallow Root (Althaea Officinalis)  

This sweet, mucilaginous herb of marshmallow root has

expectorant properties that soothes and softens tissue, while

controlling bacterial infections. Made as a tea, it relieves

irritation of the mucus membranes of the mouth, throat and

gastrointestinal tract and helps with respiratory complaints

including bronchitis and asthma. Used externally marshmallow

has very beneficial effects on skin problems and diseases and

helps in healing wounds, burns and skin irritation to better

moisture levels in the skin as well as boosting the dermal

structure and improving wound healing processes. While at the

same time reducing skin aging and diminishing inflammation.

It can also be used in the final rinse-off water during washing

your hair to help with detangling and for nourishing the scalp.

Rolled Oats (Avena Sativa) 

Oats are a good source of many nutrients including

vitamin E, zinc, protein, selenium, copper, iron, manganese

and magnesium. It has been found that those who eat more

oats are less likely develop heart disease and fights high

cholesterol. Oatmeal is not just for breakfast anymore.

Colloidal oatmeal used in soaps, lotions and body washes

helps relieve dryness, restore your skin natural balance

and aids in healing skin irritations and sensitivities. 

Oatstraw (Avena Sativa)

Oats are one of the plants that humans have

eaten for hundreds of years. In Europe, oat straw

is a long-trusted additive to soaps and skin conditioners.

Oats are a staple of breakfast cereals, as well as being

known to help the body in the management of healthy

skin, hair, and nails. There is no doubt that the silicic acid

in the herb is soothing on skin.

Oregon Grape Root

Oregon grape root is renowned among herbalists for its ability to stimulate liver function, improve the flow of bile, and for blood cleansing. Oregon grape root uses have traditionally included treating both liver congestion and infectious conditions of both the stomach and intestines. Another benefit of Oregon Grape Root is its functioning as an antimicrobial. When used on the skin, Oregon grape has been found to combat certain skin irritations. Studies have concluded that herbal remedies are often more effective on dermatological conditions than pharmaceuticals, and the Oregon grapes power to help fight psoriasis and atopic dermatitis.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Olea Europaea)

Extra virgin olive oil is considered unrefined and is

produced from the first pressing of the olive fruit. Olive oil

contains vitamin E (a natural antioxidant) and vitamin K

found in abundance in dark green leafy vegetables. Olive oil is

a splendid oil for skin care, especially mature, inflamed,

or dry skin, as it provides disinfectant and wound

healing properties.

Palm Kernel Oil (Elaesis Guineensis)

Palm-kernel oil is an oil which is extracted from the seeds

of the oil palm a tree native to Africa and widely cultivated in

Africa and parts of Asia. Palm Kernel oil is very high in glycerides, vitamins D and K. Rich in antioxidants such as vitamin A& E that kill off free radicals. Free radicals are unpaired molecules in the body that cause destruction

of your cells. These vitamins fight free radicals, helping to protect and preserve your cells, resulting in healthier hair

and skin. The rich nutrient content in palm oil makes it

ideal for your hair and skin. The moisture beads

in palm oil will improve the texture and quality of your hair by

making your locks soft and manageable. Palm oil can also be

used as a moisturizer for your skin. 

Pau D Arco (Tabebuia Heptaphylla)

Pau d’arco is a huge canopy tree native to

the Amazon rainforest and other tropical

parts of South and Latin America. Pau D Arco

has strong antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal

properties, and is very useful in treating conditions

related to fungal over growth such as Candida and

vaginal yeast infections.It is a blood purifier and is

effective against skin conditions such as dermatitis,

psoriasis and eczema.

Red Clover (Trifolium Pratense)

Red clover is a good blood cleanser. By doing so it

cleanses blood by promoting urine and mucous

production improving circulation, and stimulating

the secretion of bile. Red clover has a long history

of medicinal use. In China and Russia, red clover was

used to treat respiratory infections and congestion.

It has also been used to treat coughs, and speed the

healing of wounds and other skin irritants.

Rice Bran Oil (Oryza Sativa)

Rice bran oil is the oil extracted from the germ and inner

husk of rice. Originating in the Japanese culture, skin

care with rice bran oil is becoming more popular. To this

day, one of the highest compliments a Japanese woman can receive is to be called a "Nuka Bijin" which means a

rice bran beauty." Having smooth healthy skin is due to

the oryzanol in the rice bran oil that whitens the skin

slightly. Rice Bran oil also contains tocotrienol

(Vitamin E)and an antioxidant called gamma oryzanol.

One of the benefits of gamma oryzanol is that it protects

the skin from UV damage, by blocking the UV rays from

absorbing into the skin. Ceramides found in rice bran oil,

keep the skin smooth and wrinkle free. Ceramides are fatty lipids found in the surface layer of the skin. With age,

the skin’s ceramide production decline causing wrinkles

and sagging to develop. Applying rice bran oil

topically replaces ceramides to keep the skin youthful

looking. Rice bran oil is a rich source of squalene.

Squalene is a substance that is derived from plant and

animal sources. It moisturizes skin and acts as an anti-

oxidant, destroying free radicals that damage

skin cells. About 80 percent of the skin is made up of

a protein fiber called collagen. As people age, collagen production decreases, causing the skin to sag, wrinkle

and thin. Topical rice bran oil stimulates collagen

production to keep the skin looking firm, smooth

and youthful.

Rosehip Seed Oil (Rosa Rubiginosa)

A rich, amber colored organic oil from the ripened

fruit of the famed Rosehip, also known as Rosa Mosqueta.

Rose hip seed oil contains Vitamin A, and is rich in

linoleic and linolenic acids which helps to delay the

effects of skin aging, assists with cell regeneration,

and promotes collagen and elastin levels. This results

in firmer, smoother, and more youthful skin with greater

elasticity. Rosehip seed oil also contains a high

amount of essential fatty acids and Vitamin E, which

further promotes healthy skin.  

Shea Butter Unrefined (Butyrospermum Parkii)

Shea butter has been used for centuries in Africa for its

moisturizing and healing properties, to protect and condition

skin. Shea Butter is naturally rich in Vitamins A, E, and F, as

well as a number of other vitamins and minerals. Vitamins A

and E help to soothe, hydrate, and balance the skin.

Vitamin F contains essential fatty acids, and helps

protect and revitalize damaged skin and hair. Using shea butter can eliminate stretch marks, scars, and also helps

heal burns. Shea Butter is an intense moisturizing product

for revitalizing dull or dry skin. Shea butter is not recommended for people with nut or latex allergies. 

Sodium Hydroxide

A strongly alkaline compound, NaOH, used in the manufacture

of chemicals and soaps and in petroleum refining. Also called

caustic soda or lye.

Soy Bean Oil (Glycine Max)

The soybean is a plant that is native to East Asia

and has been used in central China for 5, 000 years

as an ingredient in drugs and as a food. Soybean oil

softens the skin and has a superior moisturizing effect

on the upper layer of the skin and reduces scars.

Soybean oil helps to combat wrinkles and uneven skin

tone because of its high amount of fatty acids and

antioxidants including vitamin E and its moisturizing

abilities. It is such a great moisturizing agent because

of the protein, lecithin it contains. Soybean oil can help

you achieve a brighter complexion. This is a great

ingredient for products meant for healing the skin as well.

Thyme (Thymus Vulgaris)

Thyme is a well-known culinary and

medicinal herb, a very powerful antiseptic

and rich in thymol. The antiseptic and preservative

properties of thyme were used to preserve foods

from spoiling and ancient Egyptians used the oil

for embalming and is one of the main ingredients

in the famous "Listerine Antiseptic Mouthwash".

It destroys fungal infections as in athlete's foot and

skin parasites such as crabs and lice. Thyme contains

B-complex vitamins C and D. It also contains a lot of

iodine, some sodium, silicon and sulphur.                                                  


The source of all life. Water is vital and without

it life would be non-existent. All In His Hands™

uses fresh filtered water in all our handmade soaps. color, no taste, but oh so refreshing!

Wheat germ Oil (Triticum Vulgare)

Wheat germ oil is extracted from the germ of

the wheat kernel. Wheat germ oil is a highly rich

unrefined oil that is one of the richest sources of

Vitamin E, A and D. It also has a high content

of proteins and lecithin. This oil is widely used for

external application, because it helps greatly in

getting rid of skin irritations including dryness

and cracking. 

Witch Hazel (Hamamelis Virginiana)

The bark, leaves, and twigs of witch hazel are all high

in tannins, giving this plant it's astringent properties.

Which makes witch hazel very valuable in checking

internal and external hemorrhaging, bites of insects

and mosquitoes. Stops the bleeding to a burst varicose

vein and inflammation of various skin conditions.

Astringents are substances that can dry, tighten, and

harden tissues. Astringent used on your skin tightens

pores and remove excess oil. Witch hazel can also

be applied on cuts and wounds to help constrict blood

vessels and relieve pain.

Yarrow (Achillea Millefolium L.)

Yarrow is considered very effective where there

are symptoms of fever and/or chills and constant

nasal drip. Commonly used for colds, flu and fevers.

Yarrow has the ability to stop bleeding relatively

quickly, which is why it is used for those who suffer

with nosebleeds. The flowers contain tannic acid

that will shrink hemorrhoids and stop hemorrhages.

Yarrow is very good for old wounds, ulcers and pus

infected sores. A excellent blood cleanser that helps

rid the body of uric acid crystals (the cause of gout).

Do not use yarrow in the early stages of pregnancy as

it is a strong astringent and a mild abortifacient.  

Yellow Root (Xanthorhiza Simplicissima)

Yellow root is named "King of the Mucous Membranes".

The name "Yellow Root" comes from the deep yellow inner

bark and root of the native shrub that grows from New York

all the way to Florida and is commonly found growing near stream banks and shady areas. Yellow root was used by the Cherokee Indians, a large North American tribe who used its yellow roots to create a dye for baskets and was used medicinally as a bitter tonic in Cherokee medicine.

As an anti-inflammatory and a natural antibiotic, yellow root made as a tea can be used for bladder issues, sinus

infections, chest congestion and upper respiratory tract infections, mouth infections, sore throat, and

diabetes. Make a wash with yellow root to wash wounds

sores, boils and diabetic ulcers.

Yellow Dock Root - (Rumex Crispus)

Yellow dock is an herb. The root is used as medicine.

Yellow dock is used for pain and swelling (inflammation)

of nasal passages and the respiratory tract, and as a laxative

and tonic. It is also used to treat bacterial infections and

sexually transmitted diseases. Some people use yellow dock

as a toothpaste. Historically, yellow dock has been used for skin diseases, skin inflammation dermatitis, rashes, a vitamin deficiency called scurvy, jaundice, and psoriasis.

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