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Wanda Knows First-Aid

by Wanda H.

March 2006

I just wanted to thank you for your quality products. I notice that your herbs are much fresher than those I get elsewhere and much more economical.

Two items I now keep in my first aid kit are the Plantain leaf and Bentonite clay.

My 5-year-old burned his finger while camping. I didn't have any hot water handy to soften the Plantain leaf, so I just put some in my mouth and chewed until soft. It wasn't very sterile, but I applied the softened leaves under a bandage. Immediately, he looked at me with surprised relief, "It doesn't hurt any more!" The finger didn't blister, and he discarded the bandage the next day.

I keep a ziplock bag with about a tablespoon or so of the Bentonite clay mixed with distilled water. Whenever someone gets a festered place, pimple, infected sore, etc., I plaster some of the prepared clay onto the area and cover with a bandage. The clay draws out any infection and speeds healing. This works well for infected paper cuts on hands as it provides a protective covering for the area and keeps it from painfully breaking open before it has time to mend.

Thank you again for all you do.

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Hi, I just wanted to share with you a testimony about how I was able to help someone with the comfrey herb that I bought from you. A friend came over with a really bruised and swollen knee from falling on it that day. She said she couldn't stay long, because she needed to get to the Urgent Care center for treatment on her knee. I remembered I had ordered some Comfrey in my last order and stuck it in the freezer "just in case", so I asked her if she would let me try it on her to see if it works. Since I'm new to herbs I was looking for a chance to try some of my new herbs on someone. She agreed to be my guinea pig. So, I made a poultice and she held it on her knee all evening during our meeting. I gave her some more to use at home with instructions on how to make the poultice. Well, she just let me know the her knee is much better! She only has a small bruise and a little tenderness when she touches it. I'm so glad to hear that it really works!! ~Heather Gebbia


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