A natural, unscented healing herbal salve made with wild Somerset comfrey and organically cultivated calendula petals, a softening, soothing balm.
Comfrey, commonly known as knitbone or bruisewort, has been highly valued since at least Roman times. Modern science confirms that comfrey can influence the course of bone ailments. The allantoin contained in the plant is thought to help replace and thus repair cells in the body through its proliferant properties. Over 10,000 patents reference allantoin.
Manufacturers cite several beneficial effects for allantoin as an active ingredient in over the counter cosmetics: a moisturizing and keratolytic effect, increasing the water content of the extracellular matrix and enhancing the desquamation of upper layers of dead skin cells, increasing the smoothness of the skin; promoting cell proliferation and wound healing; and a soothing, anti~irritant, and skin protectant effect.
Comfrey is traditionally recommended to treat acne and boils as well as to alleviate psoriasis and assists in healing scars. The infused oil and salve may also be used as a massage oil to alleviate inflexible and sore joints in people enduring arthritic conditions.
Marigold, calendula or 'Mother of the skin' is a plant that has been used throughout history in skin preparations. The useful components of calendula include a volatile oil, carotenoids, flavonoids, mucilage, resin, polysachharides, aromatic plant acids as well as saponins, glycosides and sterols.
Calendula is beneficial for dry or damaged skin and also promotes the fast healing and regeneration of the skin because of its anti~inflammatory, anti~fungal and antibacterial properties.
COMFREY & CALENDULA HERBAL SALVE -Strengthening and soothing organic ointment
Applying calendula topically is effective for decreasing inflammation and promoting the healing of wounds, burns, eczema and other inflammatory skin conditions. Because of calendula's anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, it is often used in preparations for sunburns, rashes, insect bites and other mild skin irritations. Calendula treatments can help soothe contact dermatitis from environmental causes.
Scientific studies find that extracts of calendula can speed the healing of skin wounds and burns. Calendula ointment has also been used to decrease dermatitis following skin irradiation for breast cancer.
Calendula oil is often used for dry or damaged skin and has natural restorative properties that infuse the skin with a youthful glow. It is also used to protect the skin from premature aging and thinning of the skin. Calendula is safe enough to be used on the delicate skin under the eyes to prevent crow's feetand is also used for baby's nappy rash. Calendula and Comfrey are the perfect allies to treat and heal the skin.
organic olea europaea, wild symphytum officinale, organic calendula officinalis, organic cera alba
This is a 100% natural product and contains no preservatives of any kind. We recommend that it is stored with the lid tightly closed, in a cool, dark place and used within six months.