RussianHerbs.net - Herbal Remedies Herbs are a gift from nature. They include leaves, bark, berries, roots, gums, seeds, stems and flowers. They have been used for thousands of years to help maintain good health. [Listed A - Z with pictures, Latin name and medical uses]
A salve is simply a healing ointment for the skin, usually a base of beeswax and oil. As you make your salves and work with the recipes, keep in mind that the beeswax will make the salve more solid, while a higher percentage of oil will make it softer. These organic herbal remedies make great gifts, as well as being part of a well stocked medicine cabinet.
Also known as "holy wood," Palo Santo wood sticks have been used for centuries by indigenous Amazonians hoping to ward off evil spirits. As we recently discovered, they also lend a more practical service by freshening up your house with the slightly sweet smell they emit when lit. Unlike traditional incense sticks, the little logs burn slowly allowing them to be used many times. The soothing scent is also harnessed for homeopathy, helping with colds, asthma, arthritis and other ailments.