Herbal Liniments made with oils.
Cover with a pint of vodka or vinegar. (Do not use rubbing alcohol.)
Some of my favorite herbals to use in liniments are:
- Sweet Clover (Melilotus officinalis) – is a great herb for nerve pain, nervous tension in muscles, varicose vein pain.
- Goldenrod (Solidago altissima) – Wonderful for muscle trauma, pain and injuries. This is a great herb for athletes in a liniment, we have used it for skateboarding, football and dancing injuries.
- Comfrey (Symphytum officinale) -Divine for any kind of swelling, bruising, blunt trauma kind of thing as well as broken bones. Don’t apply on puncture wounds.
- Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis)- This herb in a liniment is excellent for herpes issues like chickenpox and shingles. Also excellent for promoting relaxation and sleep.
- Peppermint (Mentha piperita) or Spearmint (Mentha spicata) – cooling pain relief.
- St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) flowers- excellent for muscle and nerve pain. These as a liniment are invaluable in shingles treatment especially when also infused with Lemon Balm.
- Ginger (Zingiber officinale) – warming liniment, good for muscular pain, nice option for fibromyalgia.
- Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)– A strong pain relieving herb.
- Black Pepper (Piper nigrum) – Strong pain relieving herb.
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