Looking for natural alternatives for the items in your medicine cabinet? Before drug stores and modern medicine, there were herbal salves made by herbalists and botanists using beneficial roots, berries, leaves, bark, flowers, and seeds.
These salves have been passed down from generation to generation for centuries to help soothe and other ailments. Salves are applied topically to the area of the skin that needing attention and usually contain natural ingredients, like herbs and plant oils.
A salve is a thick, semi-solid ointment that is generally made from waxes or oils. Salves remain thick at room temperature and contain all natural ingredients such as herbal oils or even finely ground parts of the herbs themselves. They can be used to care for topical concerns by applying the salve to the area.
Herbal salves provide so many benefits such as being non-toxic, all natural, and multi-use. Below are some of the top benefits of herbal salves.