Primrose Ointment For Burns

Primrose ointment for Burns

PRIMROSE OINTMENT FOR BURNS AND ULCERS: Bruise one pound of the leaves of this well-known plant in a mortar, along with half a pound of the flowers; simmer these in an equal quantity of hog's lard, without salt, until the primroses become crisp; after which, the ointment, whilst fluid, must be strained through a coarse sieve. This is an excellent application for obstinate ulcers or burns.

Practical Housewife, 1860

Evening Primrose *
Recipe Instructions: Herbal Oil Infusions :

**Since few of us have (or want to have) hog's lard at our disposal, you may want to modernize this by substituting a good quality olive oil and following the directions for herb infused oils. Good quality primrose seed oil is also available.

Source: Alice Cooke Brown. Early "American Herb Recipes", (1966)

Tags and Uses for this Remedy

  • Archaic :Many early herbal remedies are culled from books in the public domain and continue to be of great interest to modern herbalists and others interested in the history and practice of botanical medicine. They are presented here for informational purposes only, and are not meant to be taken without the knowledge required to adapt them to modern herbal practices.
  • Burns : Minor burns can be treated at home and will heal on their own. The best thing you can do is reduce the heat, by applying cold water or ice.
  • Skin Care :Natural, organic skin care remedies do a better job of protecting and healing skin than store bought cosmetics.
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