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.
While not commonly used by many Western herbalists today, self-heal has a long history of use for healing wounds, both inside and outside the body, as well as for moving lymph and soothing sore throats.
Chickweed is an annual wild edible that grows in many locations and as hardy as it is, chickweed is quite delicate. This is an easy-to-grow plant that’s healthy to eat and it produces flowers throughout the growing season even in hot, dry conditions. Chickweed is multi-functional because its presence decreases insect damage to other plants. This plant has a lot of health benefits and is full of vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients. Oh joy! I have free access to this too! :D