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Healing Herb Balm Breakdown

Medicinal Herbs in History

Using Healing Herbs in remedies is as old as mankind itself. Early records showing preparations to relieve illnesses date back to 5000 year old Somerian clay slabs found in India. In 2500 BC records show the Chinese using many dried parts of medicinal plants. Then in Egypt, Ebers Papyrus dates back to 1550 BC, which refers to 700 medicinal plant species used in preparation for healing. Today, with contemporary science acknowledging their active action, the list of plants with known medicinal properties is around 5800 in the Chinese materia medica.

For me, a humble beekeeper, I have chosen to use only a few herbs that have been used by the traditional healers of many cultures, as I genuinely love their medicinal constituents. I refer to this page as the Healing Herbs Balm Breakdown, as I hope to give you a little more insight to why I've used the ingredients chosen for each Balm.

How powerful it is, to take responsibility for ones own health. I hope these natural healing herbal remedies work as well for you as they do for me and my family. In the meantime, Bee nurtured by nature and keep working towards a healthier happier YOU.

Herbs infused in our balms

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Calendula - Calendula officinalis

Parts used: Flower buds, flowers and leaves.

Plant preparations: Infusions, balms & creams, tincture, poultice, vinegar, food, succus (juice).

Plant used for: One of the best known herbs to promote skin healing. Apply topically for any issue involving skin rashes, inflammation or dry skin. Calendula is also known for it's anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and antimicrobial properties.

Calendula is used in our....

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Chickweed - Stellaria media

Parts used: Aerial portions (leaves, stems & flowers).

Plant preparations: Cream/lotion, salve, tincture, vinegar, food, succus (expressed juice).

Plant used for: A common weed, however it can be consumed as a garden green as it has great levels of Vitamin C. It's a hydrating emollient due to it's mucilage properties. Chickweed has a great reputation for calming itchiness, irritation and redness. It's a cooling herb also used as an anti-inflamitory.

Calendula is used in our....

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Plantain - Plantago major

Parts used: Young leaves, roots & seeds.

Plant preparations: Infusion, tincture, poultice, vinegar, food, salve & balms.

Plant used for: This herb is widely used for insect bites & stings. Plantain has strong anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. A great wound healer that soothes hot, itchy rash.

Calendula is used in our....

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Lavender - Lavandula officinalis

Parts used: Flower buds, aerial parts. 

Plant preparations: Tincture, tea, essential oil, culinary.

Plant used for: Used to ease nervous tension, stress and is a natural antidepressant. Lavender is antimicrobial so great for fungal & bacterial infections.

Lavender is used in our....

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Lemon Balm - Melissa officinalis

Parts used: Leaf and stem.

Plant preparations: Tea, poultice, tincture, food.

Plant used for: Lemon Balm has antiviral qualities giving relief to cold sores. It's a digestive stimulant, relaxing restorative for the nervous system, antibacterial and a carminative. 

Lemon Balm is used in our....

Arnica - Arnica montana

Parts used: Aerial portions, especially the flowers.

Plant preparations: Salve, cream / balm, tincture, hand or foot bath.

Plant used for: Arnica is known for it's ability to reduce swelling and it's a natural anti inflammatory.

Arnica is used in our....

Comfrey Leaf - Symphytum officinale

Parts used: Aerial parts and root.

Plant preparations: Cream, tincture, poultice, infused oil.

Plant used for: A potent anti-inflammatory wound healer, also known to to speed healing and promote the growth of new skin cells. Great for sprains and sterains and muscle aches. SHOULD NOT USED FOR DEEP OR INFECTED WOUNDS, as it could seal in an infection.

Comfrey Leaf is used in our....

Rosemary - Rosmarinus officinalis

Parts used: Leaves

Plant preparations: Culinary, herbal steam, tea, tincture, infusion.

Plant used for: Relax tension, ease depression, fight infections and improve digestion. Rosemary is also know to help with memory and cognitive connections.

Rosemary is used in our....

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Marshmallow Root - Althaea officinalis

Parts used: Roots, leaves and flowers.

Plant preparations: Tea, decoction, infusion (internally & externally), ointment, tincture, poultice.

Plant used for: Helps to calm skin irritation and heals wounds, it's a diuretic and Marshmallow Root is a demulcent (soothes and protects mucus membrane.)

Marshmallow Root is used in our....

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Peppermint - Mentha piperita

Parts used: Aerial portions (mainly leaves, flowers).

Plant preparations: Tea, infusions, tincture, compress soak, mouth wash, inhalation.

Plant used for: Helps to ease muscular cramps by relaxing peripheral blood vessels. Peppermint is is coolinga cooling carminative and antispasmodic herb.

Peppermint is used in our....

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