Everything You Need To Make Your Own:
- Arnica Salve
- Elderberry Tincture
- Lemon Balm Bath Bag
- Chamomile Infusion
Arnica is famous for its pain-relieving abilities. It can relieve sore muscles, inflammation for strains and sprains, and pain. It can sooth a sunburn and painful diaper rash. Applying arnica right after injury can help with pain and reduce bruising. It is an anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antimicrobial.
*Do not use on open wounds
*For external use only
An herbal salve, or an ointment, is a medicinal rub that is made by a process using an infused oil that is further prepared with beeswax to create a thicker product. This is a perfect addition to your first aid kit for all types of skin abrasions.
Elderberry preparations are made of the fruit and the flowers of the plant. The berries contain natural flavonoids which help both reduce inflammation and boost the immune system. This is a must have during cold and flu season. It acts as protection against bacterial and viral infections, and is antiviral, immunomodulating, anti-inflammatory, and an antioxidant. Many clinical trials are beginning to prove the efficiency and benefits of elderberry. It can shorten the duration of illness when taken upon first signs of onset.
A tincture is a concentrated liquid extract that is meant to be taken internally. You will be making a vegetable glycerin tincture from the Elderberry herb in your Combo Kit
Lemon Balm Bath Bag
The word balm implies healing and comfort. Lemon balm does just that. It is part of the mint family and has many calming and relaxing properties. It is a relaxing nervine, which means that it is an herb which actively soothes the nervous system. It is antiviral, antispasmodic and a relaxing diaphoretic. Lemon Balm can help anxiety and stress, insomnia, hyperactivity, calm heart palpitations, and calm a generally frazzled mindset.
Imagine submerging your body in a warm delicious mug of tea. This is essentially what you are doing with these bath bag preparations. Reap the benefits of the relaxation, inhalation, and warmth given off by bathing in herbs. The warm bath water will draw out the vitamins and aromatic volatile oils and turn your bath into a sensory delicious and calming way to use herbs as a whole-body experience.
Chamomile Herbal Infusion
There is nothing more relaxing than the thought of a warm mug of chamomile tea, and not without good reason. This herb has a long history of its calming effects. It calms muscles, eases anxiety and stress, is helpful to ease into sleep, is great for skin irritations, soothing for children, and helps both headaches and menstrual cramps. Chamomile is a go-to for everyday help.
If you have ever made a tea using a tea bag, you have made an herbal infusion. This simply means that the herb is infused in water to release the medicinal and aromatic properties.
*We recommend that you consult with a licensed healthcare practitioner before using any herbal product.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any illness or disease. The statements made by Restoring the Garden are for educational purposes only.