Time to make: 12 hours to infuse the oil (hands-off) plus 20 minutes, hands on, to make the salve.
Polysporin is an antimicrobial wound care ointment that contains the chemical antibiotic Polymyxin B sulfate. You can make a simple yet potent herbal ointment that is as effective as the OTC antibiotic ointment for pennies, if you grow your own herbs. But even if you have to buy the dried herbs, it’s still an inexpensive alternative.
It’s safe enough for children. Use Natural Medicine’s “Polysporin” for scrapes, cuts, bruises, and bites and for the times when kisses just aren’t enough. Of course, for serious injuries see your health professional.
This herbal wound care ointment can be made with plants fresh from your garden. If you are making this from fresh herbs from your garden, double the amount of plant material. Allow the herbs to wilt slightly, before putting them in your jar. When making this herbal salve with fresh plant material you will have less herbal concentration in the salve, as the moisture from the plants will dilute your infused oil. Your salve will still be beneficial, wound healing, and antimicrobial.
If you are using dried herbs, just follow the recipe as written. This combination of herbs has a synergistic effect that soothes inflamed tissue, while increasing the body’s own immune response to injury, which helps the body heal itself.
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