Sunday, August 19, 2007

Beeswax, Herbs Used in Healing Salves

Clinton’s Healing Herbs
Steve Gilliland, The Kansan (USA), 8/18/2007

…Ninety percent of Clinton’s wild herbs are made into liquid tinctures, the other 10 percent into salves. To make the tinctures, he fills quart jars half full of freshly harvested raw herbs then adds an alcohol base to top off each jar. Six weeks later, the ingredients are strained and the resulting tinctures stored for bottling.

To make the salves, raw herbs are simmered in pans of hot olive oil for 15 to 20 minutes. The ingredients are then strained, and melted beeswax is added until the mixture is just the right consistency to be used as a salve. The resulting processed herbs are sold under the name “Clinton’s Healing Herbs.”…

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