Echinacea and Goldenseal have been used to treat wounds for centuries. While both herbs possess antibacterial properties helpful in preventing infections, Goldenseal is also a powerful antiseptic capable of killing other microorganisms as well. Behind the popular use of Goldenseal for wounds lies its ability to speed up the healing process. This Echinacea-Goldenseal mixture will make this easy and effective salve a go-to remedy for treating wounds.
- 1 cup of Echinacea (dried flowers and leaves)
- 1 teaspoon of Goldenseal (essential oil)
- 2 cups of Olive Oil
- 1.8 oz. (4 tablespoons) of Beeswax
- Place the leaves and flowers into a jar and pour the olive oil over them, making sure they are well covered.
- Set aside for four weeks, in an area with light but not direct sunlight, to infuse. Alternate method is heat this mixture to 12oF for 45 minutes.
- After a month, strain the mixture and reserve the infused oil.(2 minutes)
- Place the oil in a saucepan, add the beeswax, and warm it up on low heat until completely melted.(3 minutes)
- Take it off the stove, add the essential oil, and mix well. Pour the liquid into containers and set aside to solidify.(2 minutes)
- Put the lid on and store in the fridge or a cabinet for up to six months.
Apply this echinacea-goldenseal salve directly on the affected area with a cotton ball, as often as needed, until the infection goes away. This remedy is for topical use only.