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Wounds and Cuts

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Treatment | Herbs | Bibliography

Treatment

If the body is in a healthy condition, a wound or cut will heal readily. Tie a bandage or tourniquet on the wound to stop bleeding. Wash the cut or wound with a solution of powdered golden seal and myrrh, made by steeping a heaping tsp. of each in a pint of boiling water for twenty minutes. If the cut is large and gaps open, place it in the golden seal and myrrh solution as hot as can be borne. Continue this until the wound closes. When the wound is practically closed, press it together, sprinkle a little powdered golden seal on the outside and bandage, using strips of adhesive tape to hold the skin edges together. If redness occurs around wound, sprinkle burnt alum directly on the wound. Wood sage is an excellent remedy for old wounds or inflamed wounds. Use as a poultice.
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Herbs
  • Chickweed
  • Echinacea
  • Elm, slippery
  • Golden seal
  • Myrrh

Effective as poultices and/or washes:

  • Adder’s tongue
  • Agrimony
  • Aloe
  • Alum, wild, root
  • Angelica
  • Arnica
  • Ash, prickly, bark
  • Astragalus (yellow vetch)
  • Balm of Gilead
  • Balsam fir
  • Barberry
  • Bayberry
  • Beech
  • Bilberry
  • Birch
  • Bistort root
  • Boneset
  • Burdock
  • Burnet
  • Butternut
  • Cactus, prickly-pear
  • Carrot (poultice)
  • Catalpa
  • Cicely, sweet
  • Cinquefoil, tall
  • Chamomile
  • Comfrey
  • Corn silk
  • Cotton root
  • Cranesbill
  • Dock, yellow
  • Echinacea
  • Elderberry
  • Elecampane
  • Eryngo
  • Eucalyptus
  • Fenugreek
  • Fever weed
  • Flag, blue
  • Flag, sweet
  • Fringetree
  • Ginseng, Tienchi (even in gunshot wounds)
  • Goldenrod
  • Golden seal
  • Ground-cherry
  • Gumweed (rosinweed)
  • Hazelnut, American
  • Horseradish
  • Horsetail, field
  • Hound’s tongue
  • Hyssop
  • Indian corn, pale
  • Indian hemp, black
  • Indigo, wild
  • Ivy, ground
  • Labrador tea
  • Lady fern
  • Lady’s mantle
  • Life root
  • Loosestrife, purple or spike
  • Lungwort
  • Magnolia
  • Mallow
  • Mugwort
  • Mullein
  • Myrrh
  • Nettle
  • Oak
  • Onion
  • Pilewort
  • Pimpernel
  • Pine, white
  • Plantain
  • Poplar
  • Poppy, prickly
  • Raspberry leaves
  • Sage, wood
  • St. John’s wort
  • Sanicle, wood
  • Sarsaparilla
  • Sea lavender
  • Self-seal
  • Shepherd’s purse
  • Shinleaf, wild
  • Solomon’s seal
  • Stoneroot (horse-balm)
  • Sumach
  • Sweetgum
  • Turmeric
  • Vervain
  • Walnut, black
  • Water-plantain
  • White pond lily
  • White willow
  • Winter cress
  • Witch hazel
  • Wood lily
  • Woundwort
  • Yarrow

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Bibliography

Buy It! Planetary Herbology, by Michael Tierra, C.A., N.D., O.M.D., Lotus Press, PO Box 325, Twin Lakes. WI 53181., Copyright 1988, published 1992

Buy It!The Magic of Herbs, by David Conway, published by Jonathan Cape, Thirty Bedford Square, London, England. (Out of print)

Buy It! The Herb Book, by John Lust, Bantam Books, 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY. copyright 1974.

Buy It! The Complete Medicinal Herbal, by Penelope Ody, Dorling Kindersley, Inc, 232 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016, First American Edition, copyright 1993

Buy It! Indian Herbalogy of North America, by Alma R. Hutchens, Shambala Publications, Inc., Horticultural Hall, 300 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, 1973

Buy It! Back to Eden, by Jethro Kloss; Back to Eden Publishing Co., Loma Linda, CA 92354, Original copyright 1939, revised edition 1994

Buy It! The Yoga of Herbs: An Ayurvedic Guide to Herbal Medicine, by Dr. David Frawley & Dr. Vasant Lad, Lotus Press, Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, Second edition, 1988.

Buy It! Eastern/Central Medicinal Plants, by Steven Foster and James A. Duke., Houghton Mifflin Company, 215 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10000

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