Produced by longtime local herbalist Doe Gregoire (who was once also the gardener here at the Grist Mill and Gardens, this product appears in almost every purse and back pocket in the SimilkameenÂlocals swear by the wonder-product!
This formula was developed as a general first-aid salve but works exceptionally well for chapped lips, cold sores or other minor cuts and abrassions. The herbs selected are well-known for aiding the skin’s ability to heal. Comfrey (Symphyntum officinalis) is also known as knitbone and has the active ingredient alantoin. Chickweed (Stellaria media), also known as stichwort, is an emollient and refrigerant. Plantain (Plantago Major), is an antiseptic astringent. Calendula (Calendula officinalis), also known as pot marigold, is a vulnerary. Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis) and myrrh gum powder (Commiphora myrrh) both have antiseptic qualities. This special blend of ingredients is in a base of olive oil with locally produced bees wax.