Antibacterial, antiseptic, astringent, vulnerary and anti-inflammatory
FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY
Ingredient: Organic dried leaves of woolly lamb’s ear (Stachys byzantina) (Stachys lanata).
This plant is only used externally to make a macerated oil or bandage with the leaves infuse in boiling water.
Medicinal oil is made of a maceration of dried plants in vegetable oil, often olive. Just cover the leaves with vegetable oil. This mixture can be heated at low temperature or heated by the sun for several hours or several days. After maceration of this mixture of leaves and oil, squeeze and filter. This maceration allows the oil to extract the active ingredients (molecules with therapeutic actions) from the plants. Its uses are topical (on the skin) or otic (in the ear) only.
Use of woolly lamb’s ear oil: This medicinal oil has antibacterial, antiseptic, astringent, vulnerary and anti-inflammatory properties. In external use, the medicinal oil massage is a good anti-inflammatory. Otic drop, helps relieve the pain of otitis, ointment (with beeswax) this ointment relieves hemorrhoids (add plantain leaves and flowers of yarrow).
History: Native to Eastern Europe and Western Asia. This beautiful ornamental plant (nowadays in most gardens) has several names for its soft and fluffy leaves; also known as the Byzantine ear, lamb's ear, bear's ear, rabbit's ear ... According to the theory of signatures, its resemblance to a sheep's ear makes it have been used in otic medicinal oil since antiquity to relieve ear pain (otitis). It has been used for centuries as a bandage to heal the wounds of the soldiers on the battlefield. Used mainly as an absorbent (with yarrow powder as hemostatic). Not only do the leaves absorb blood and help coagulation faster, they also contain antibacterial, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties.
It is mostly used fresh (wrinkled leaves) in dressing, for its vulnerable properties, to treat persistent wounds (wounds) it is used as a natural dressing for a number of topical applications. It is an antibacterial dressing that accelerates the healing of cuts. If you have this plant in the garden (beautiful ornamental plant), take fresh leaves, crush them and apply on wounds, small cuts, bee stings and other insect bites. (Like the plantain)
It has good absorption properties and has been used as natural pads for menstruation. The properties of its leaves are antiseptic and astringent which is why it is the plant of choice for natural bandages, for punctures and other uncomfortable swellings (hemorrhoids). These same properties can be used for hot and wet compresses.
Dried leaf infusions may be good as a gargle for gum and throat infections. Also, leaves simmering in water and cooled can be used as eye drops for styes.
Precautions: The documentation on its internal uses being rare and unsupported, it is better and safer to stick to its external use exclusively.
The documentation often confuses it with its cousins (dozens of species of Stachys) among others with betony (Stachys officinalis) or with the Stachys marsh (Stachys palustris).
Contraindications: Do not put medicinal oil directly in the ear if the eardrum is perforated, if fluid comes out of the ear canal and / or if you have hearing changes consult a health care practitioner before using it.
ORGANIC HERBAL WOOLY LAMB’S EAR (Stachys byzantina)
- Product Code: 20g
- Availability: In Stock