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The Ultimate DIY Salve For Women In All Stages Of Life

Updated: Feb 6, 2021

If you haven't figured it out already, I love to experiment. This recipe is the result of an inquisitive mind in the late hours of the night. At the time, I was preparing to give birth, creating essentials for the baby and myself. By adding the whipped butter trifecta to this recipe, the moisturization increases significantly! Ladies, of all the items in your bathroom cabinet, this one is a must. In addition to childbearing years, this salve meets the needs of a woman in all stages of life. The infused oil carries the properties of lavender, ginger, and calendula.

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Brief Herbal Profile

  • Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia )

Properties: Analgesic, anticonvulsive, antidepressant, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antitoxic, carminative, cholagogue, choleretic, cordial, cytophylactic, deodorant, diuretic, Emmenagogue, hypotensive, insecticide, nervine, parasiticide, rubefacient, sedative, stimulant, sudorific, tonic, vermifuge, vulnerary

Pharmacology: coumarins, flavonoids, tannins, ursolic acid, volatile oil, and essential oils (borneol, geraniol, lavandulol, and pinene to name a few)

Physiological Effects: relaxes the nervous system, ease headaches, fainting, and dizziness, promotes relaxation (aromatically, topically, and internally)

  • Ginger (Zingiber officinale)

Properties: analgesic, anti-emetic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, anti-atherosclerotic, cardio-tonic, carminative, diaphoretic, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, stomachic

Pharmacology: gingerol, paradol, shogoal, terpenoids, zerumbone, zingerone

Physiological Effects: induce death of cancer cells, protects nerves, blood, and digestive system from disease, relief of pain and nausea/vomiting

  • Calendula (Calendula officinalis)

Properties: astringent, bacteriostatic, emmenagogue, demulcent, dysmenorrhea, inflammation-modulating, immune tonic, lymphagague

Pharmacology: carotenoids, chlorogenic acid, flavonoids (isoquercitrin, narcissin, rutin), minerals, polysaccharides, triterpenes, volatile oils, and resins

Physiological Effects: promotes fluid movement on lymphatic system and blood, protect and tone vascular system, wound healing

The breakdown of the constitution of the herbs is a testament as to why this is the ultimate salve! Okay, I will cease to talk, let's get to the recipe so you can have this ASAP

This recipe will yield 8 ounces, or a cup, of salve. As for the herb-infused oil, there are two methods as to how it can be made; it's further explained here.

I'd love to see your creations! Insert the tag on social media and use the hashtag #ASILITRIBE. As this month is Women's History Month, I'll be sharing information and discussing women in herbalism, botany, and related fields of profession. And to my fellow women, Happy International Women's Day (it was yesterday...but we have an entire month to celebrate!) and thank you, truly. May we continue to lift up one another <3

"Well behaved women rarely make history" - E. Roosevelt

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The herbalist, chemist, and medicine maker at Asili Apothecary, Gloria created this space to facilitate healing and learning for yourself and those around you. The apothecary and homestead is based in Fayetteville, NC. Gloria enjoys time with her family and Mother Nature.

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