Long before the scientists understood how bacteria act and they can be countered, the ancient people used to pack the infected wounds in various plants. They used to do this to cover the unpleasant smell, but soon they discovered that some of those plants were actually speeding up the healing process of the wounds.
Oregano and Eucalyptus Salve – Recipe
– 3 cups of natural oregano oil (or 7-10 drops of essential oregano oil)
– ¼ cup of shea butter
– 1 cup and a half of beeswax
– 10 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
First of all, you must obtain the oregano oil. For this, you will need fresh oregano. Let the plant soak in a bowl with some olive oil for 7 days, then strain the liquid.
Mix this oil with the shea butter using the bain-marie method. Wait until you get a smooth cream. Separately, melt the beeswax using the same bain-marie procedure and mix it with the first composition. Strain the entire mixture and add the eucalyptus essential oil. Pour the whole solution in a glass jar and let it cool. You can keep the salve in the jar or in plastic containers.
If you can’t get fresh oregano, you can use 10 drops of oregano essential oil.
This ointment can be used externally for very dry and cracked skin, swelling and fungal or parasitic infections. Some of its uses are liste below:
– Muscular pain
– Bug bites
– Athlete’s foot
– Head lice
There are numerous studies proving that the oregano essential oil is beneficial for infections. The oregano leaves include a large variety of chemical compounds, especially antioxidants. The scientists have proven that this product has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anti-parasitic and anti-fungal properties.
Moreover, the eucalyptus essential oil has antiseptic, antibacterial, deodorant, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic and decongestant properties. This essential oil is highly recommended for healing wounds, ulcers, burns, cuts, inflammations, muscular pain, abrasions, infected wounds, bug bites and stings. Besides the fact that it has a soothing effect for the affected area, the eucalyptus essential oil will also protect the open or irritated wound against infections and germs.