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Happy in Our Skin - with Our Herbal First Aid
Do you take your skin and its protection for granted? Most of us do. We expect our skin to safeguard us from invaders from without and to eliminate toxins from within. It usually does this very admirably. Sometimes though, our skin needs our help.
The acid mantle on our skin helps resist microscopic critters that want to take advantage of a nice place to take residence-on our skin--and then burrowing into and under our skin. But it can't keep everything out. Such things as bacteria, viruses and fungus just love a live, warm body. They need live places where there's a constant source of food. That's us!
FUNGUS: Ringworm, athlete's foot, jock itch. These are particularly nasty types of fungus that grow and spread on our skin. Ringworm is not a worm but grows in small rings, which turn into larger rings and keep spreading if left untreated.
These fungi are quite contagious. That's why, for instance, you need to wear flip-flop sandals in public showers. Athlete's Foot is a particularly tenacious fungus. It can take time to kill it off and heal the feet.
Fungus loves dark, warm, moist areas. Especially in humid climates such as in Florida, you could have bacteria and fungus growing on things in your shower, because they never really dry out. I knew someone who kept her razor in her shower and eventually developed a rash under her arms. Bizarre, I know! But it was a fungus growing on the microscopic skin fragments left on the razor that eventually spread to the underarm area. It took a doctor visit to figure that one out.
Another woman found her toddler growing ringworm spots. Soon the whole family and a few pets were infected with their own fungus rings growing and multiplying. She found out you can hold a bla
ck light (the long kind, not the round bulb) over the skin, and the fungus will glow green. She then saw where it had all started...on a toy she had bought for the toddler at a garage sale. There was fungus all over the toy. Goes to show how nasty and pesky these fungi are and how vigilant we need to be.
BACTERIA: I heard about a woman who used a loofah sponge in her daily shower. The loofah never completely dried out between showers. She ended up with a terrible bacterial rash, which finally made her very ill with a fever. This took some detective work to figure out how she got so sick. She had to take antibiotics for the bacterial infection that resulted from these bad guys getting into her body through her skin.
Herbal First Aid Salve - 2 oz. Jar
Herbal First Aid Salve
How to treat these rashes and infestations? You want something soothing that will tame a bad itch and inflammation from rashes or insect bites. Then you might also need something fierce enough to vanquish the worst invaders. Mild for you, but mean to the menaces! Our Herbal First Aid Salve could be just the trick! Check out some of these stellar ingredients.
Arnica:The first herb to turn to for bruises, cuts, scrapes and other skin maladies, arnica has an excellent reputation for healing. To be used only externally, arnica can bring fast relief for itching, burning and aching skin.
Comfrey Root:A real champion herb, it rejuvenates blood and new skin; clears inflammation; helps to heal burns and bleeding; actively promotes growth of new cells; extremely soothing to inflamed and irritated areas. As a primary herb for skin problems, a comfrey salve has proved effective in severe cases of eczema.
Goldenseal: Was one of the most important medicines of Native American tribes. Used for skin diseases, blisters, inflammation and sores. It continues to be used successfully in skin salves as well as in eyewashes and as an antiseptic.
Calendula: Also known as marigold, this well-recognized herb has a known effectiveness in treating rashes, burns and calluses.
St. John's Wort: Oil from this herb is used to treat burns, bruises, wounds and injuries such as strains and sprains. It can also fight viruses and acts as an astringent.
Wintergreen oil and Mentholare cooling and soothing to any itching, burning or painful skin distress.
Cayenne Pepper and Ginger Root can raise circulation in the area to a higher level.
Beeswax creates a natural skin barrier. Our Herbal First Aid Salve is held against the skin with this protective barrier.
These are just some of the stellar herbal ingredients in our Herbal First Aid Salve.
Chemicals on your skin? No thanks! Remember, your liver has to process not only everything you eat, drink, and inhale but everything you put on your skin as well. That's everything you physically get close to. Sure, there are over-the-counter concoctions. But why would you want to put any petroleum products on your skin? Much less anything with potentially harmful chemicals? We must go natural now. With too many toxins in the environment already, it's best to avoid putting them directly on our skin.
"A friend of mine who lived in a dorm situation told me that used your Herbal Salve for the athlete's foot that he repeatedly contracted. He said it was the best thing he'd found to control the fungus. I was happy to hear about it, because I had athlete's foot from walking around in sandals most of the year in Florida's humid climate. The sticky flakiness between my toes was annoying and smelled bad. I am very pleased that Herbal First Aid Salve got rid of it. My feet are much more comfortable, and I don't have that smell anymore. Thanks! " R., FL
"I started using the Herbal Salve twice a day, sometimes more for my hands. Within 24 hours I noticed a difference. Within 1 week I had healing skin, the cuticals are coming back. Now my hands are well on their way to being completly healed. Thank you very much!! " -D.D.M., FL.
Did you know that the friendly intestinal flora actually manufacture B vitamins in your intestines? If your mood is low after illness, stress, or from the modern diet and water, use a good strong probiotic to repopulate your system and provide you with your own internal mood-raiser naturally! Good sources are natural unsweetened, or home-made, yogurts and kefir. (We like Nancy's brand from the health food store.)
Also real unpasteurized fermented foods like natural saurkraut or kimchee are a good source of probiotics. You can also take probiotics in capsules like acidopholis and other strains. Feel a natural high mood!
An Easy Healthy Dessert - Recipe:
Carob or chocolate balls can be made quickly.
In a food processor, grind fine:
1 1/4 cup raw unsoaked walnuts
A dash of sea salt (Celtic sea salt is most flavorful and nutritious)
Add 10 pitted soft soaked Medjool dates (the sweetener)
and grind in food processor until the nut-date mixture sticks together well.
Optional: Add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla or mint or cherry extract. and a little water as needed for processing.
Add 1/3 cup carob powder or raw cacao powder and blend in processor until formed
By hand make balls an inch or so round.. Chill in refrigerator.
Optional: mix 1/4 cup chopped dried bing cherries into mixture by hand before you roll the balls.
Optional: roll in sesame seeds, or ground almonds or walnuts, or shredded coconut for decoration and extra flavor.
Thanks for reading! I wish you much comfort in your own skin.
See you next time,
Company President, Ron Radstrom
611 S. Myrtle Ave Unit D
Clearwater, FL 33756
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult with your health practitioner if you suspect you have a health problem.