Borage is used to treat skin infections and inflammation such as dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, pimples, herpes, nail fungus, etc. A very interesting experiment measured the effects of skin creams containing borage extracts on dry or damaged skin. Twenty healthy subjects who had either dry (but otherwise normal skin) or had surfactant induced dry, scaly skin were tested over 14 days. Results indicated that the cream containing the borage extracts was superior in restoring moisture and smoothness to both the dry skin as well as the surfactant damaged skin. This experiment was interpreted as strong evidence that borage xtracts plays an important role in restoring the intracellular moisture barrier of adult skin which is either chronically dry or has been environmentally damaged.
The external uses of Calendula are wide and varied:
·Scrapes, scratches, bruises and especially burns respond well to Calendula creams, ointments and washes, as do bug bites, diaper rash and allergic skin reactions.
·Many traditional physicians recommend calendula cream to help heal sunburn, minor topical burns and hemorrhoids.
·When applied to wounds, calendula prevents microbial growth and does not cause skin tissues to retract providing more oxygen to the skin cells to help speed up healing.
·Studies have shown that using calendula salve or cream while undergoing radiation therapy for breast cancer reduces the appearance of dermatitis.
·Reducing the pain of ear infections may be possible using a formula that contains calendula
Scalp disorders including dandruff and cradle cap are reduced using an infusion which also helps to prevent flaking and itching.
Lavender is known to be analgesic, antidepressant, antiseptic, and antiviral as well as a bactericide, decongestant, deodorant, and fungicide. Lavender is also known to soothe minor burns and sunburn.
How to use your T-bags: Place one T~bag in a bowl of very hot water ( be careful not to burn your self) gently place your head over the bowl leaving a towel over you head to induce sweat and hold steam, keep taking short "breathing breaks" -your sinus's will be eased as these herbs and oils are effective in helping ease sinus problems
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