No Similkameen medicine cabinet is complete without this amazing salve that’s been helping locals for years! This formula was developed as a general first-aid salve and should be applied on wounds, cuts or bruises, dry lips, rashes and burns.
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.
Four Rivers Farm is run by Doe Gregoire, a onetime local herbalist who was once also the gardener here at the Grist Mill and Gardens.