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Herbal Spotlight: Plantain Bug Bite Remedy

Herbal Spotlight: Plantain Bug Bite Remedy

An incredibly versatile herb meets an incredibly pervasive, pesky problem in this spotlight. Plantain is a remedy of old that has countless uses, including a fantastic bug bite remedy. In the thick of summer, we reach for plantain frequently in this herbal home. For skin irritation of all kinds, but especially bug bites, plantain is indispensable (and plentiful, too!).

Our Healing Salve is made with plantain, and other wonderful skin care herbs calendula, and yarrow.

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Herb Spotlight: Calendula Benefits

Herb Spotlight: Calendula Benefits

I combined calendula with other herbs in our postpartum herb bath to help aid in rapid perineal recovery and soothe hemorrhoids after giving birth. Calendula is also in our Nipple Salve, Diaper Salve and Healing Salve because it helps repair sore nipples, inflamed skin caused by diaper rash and it works as first aid skin care.  Calendula is why our Cesarean Recovery Spray leaves your incision feeling fresh and clean as your body heals.

Let me tell you a little more about this delightful plant and why you might want to grow some yourself...

 

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