Here is a simple recipe for a wound-healing ointment that you can make using materials found in the forest:
- 1 cup of fresh plantain leaves
- 1 cup of fresh comfrey leaves
- 1 cup of fresh calendula flowers
- 1 cup of olive oil or coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon of beeswax
- 1 tablespoon of honey (optional)
- Gather the plantain leaves, comfrey leaves, and calendula flowers from the forest. Rinse them off to remove any dirt or debris.
- Chop the leaves and flowers into small pieces and place them in a blender or food processor.
- Add the olive oil or coconut oil to the blender and blend everything together until it becomes a smooth, green paste.
- Melt the beeswax in a double boiler or microwave-safe bowl.
- Once the beeswax is melted, add it to the green paste in the blender and blend again until everything is well combined.
- If you would like to add a little sweetness to the ointment, you can add 1 tablespoon of honey. Blend everything one more time.
- Pour the ointment into a clean, airtight jar or container.
- To use, apply a small amount of the ointment to the wound and cover with a clean bandage.
This ointment can be used to help heal wounds, cuts, and scrapes. The plantain and comfrey leaves contain compounds that can help to reduce inflammation and promote healing, while the calendula flowers have anti-fungal and antibacterial properties. The beeswax and oil help to create a protective barrier over the wound to keep out dirt and germs.