A powerfully heat clearing formulation for 1st stage trauma (red, hot, swollen, very very angry)
Herbal Ice is also known as San Huang San, translated as 3 Yellow Powder, which aptly describes the first 3 ingredients that give this ointment it's potent heat-clearing abilities. This is a mix of cold herbs and blood movers.
I used this ointment when I tore my rotator cuff, rolled my ankle (for the umpteenth time), and use it religiously on my partners ankles when they're sprained during his his epic romps in the woods. I also love using it for bug bites and on zits when they first begin!
Herbal Ice is a chunky ointment, which means the finely ground herbs are still in the mixture and have not been strained out. I run the powdered herbs through an incredibly fine mesh strainer to ensure the final product is as smooth as possible. As such, it's a bit, well, chunkier than my other ointments and salves, but the thought is that by leaving the herbs in the mixture it becomes more potent which is exactly what I want in a botanical to quickly clear heat and move blood.
There are a lot of ways you can use this. What I like to do is put a fairly thick layer on and wrap the area with gauze if it's a larger site, or a bandaid for a smaller site, so as to secure the ointment to the skin and not rub it off on clothing/sofa/you name it or wash it off. This works for me, but you'll find what works best for you!
The oil was infused with the ground herbs for 4 weeks, shaken everyday, then combined with beeswax from the Cascade mountains. This ointment comes in a 2oz tin with a beautiful hand drawn label and screw top lid.
Ingredients: organic unrefined sesame oil, organic beeswax, da huang (rhubarb rhizome), huang qin (scutellaria root), huang bai (phellodendron bark), pu gong ying (dandelion), zhi zi (gardenia seed pods), hong hua (safflower)
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