Made with stinging nettle, but this salve doesn’t sting! Try for joint pain and for arthritis inflammation for a few days and see what happens. Remember, if your body doesn't like the salve, stop using it. But if you like the salve, and find yourself curious about nettle, I recommend starting by reading Healing Wise by Susan Weed. Then, if it’s spring, summer, or fall and you live in a place where nettle grows, go for a walk in the woods and look for nettle. Read up on how to ethically harvest so you don’t get stung, although many herbalists I know intentionally get stung in early spring to wake up for the new year! Every herbalist on earth who has access to them loves nettles!
You could also read The Good Living Guide to Natural and Herbal Remedies, by Katolen Yardley, The Handmade Aporthecary by Vicky Chown and Kim Walker, American Indian Healing Arts by E. Barrie Kavasch and Karen Baar, Medicinal Herbs by Rosemary Gladstar, The New Healing Herbs by Michael Castleman, and so many, many more. Cooks and chefs the world over love stinging nettle too, so you can also search the Internet for nettle soup and pesto recipes. It’s delicious--we like them as a steamed side dish, stirred into scrambled into eggs, and we drink them as nourishing herbal infusions, too. South Whidbey’s woods are a veritable wild nettle garden. It’s everywhere! We’re so lucky!! Learn how to harvest here: http://www.crowsdaughter.com/stinging-nettlelistening-asking-harvesting-drying-utilizing/
Size/container: Reusable 2-ounce, screw-top tin.
Ingredients: Ethically wild-gathered stinging nettle tops (from Silly Dog Studios and walks in neighboring woods, fields, and neighbor's land on Whidbey where we know no spraying happens) infused into organic extra virgin olive oil, beeswax.
Medical disclaimer: This information is for general reference for further exploration. It is not a replacement for professional medical advice. Seek the guidance of your qualified health professional, such a naturopathic physician, clinical herbalist, or medical doctor, with questions regarding medical conditions, dosage information, or possible interactions with prescription drugs. If you are pregnant or breast feeding, you hold the world in your belly and hands, so please do additional research, listen to local wise women, and listen to the medical professionals in your life to make sure all products you use are safe!