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Balm of Gilead

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Great for inflammation, pain, arthritis, deep tissue damage, wounds, sore throats, disinfectant, astringent for mucous membranes, or as a chest rub for coughs and bronchial infections. The oil made from the buds is a natural antibiotic and anti inflammatory. Helpful for muscle soreness, headaches, arthritis, carpal tunnel, psoriasis eczema, bruising, swelling, wound care and much more.

Balsam Poplar or Cottonwood is one of the most sacred trees in Native American plant lore. Many tribes regard them as a kind of spirit conductor, which conveys messages of the spirit world through their rustling leaves. Sacred objects, like the Hopi Kachinas, were fashioned from Cottonwood. Cottonwoods were associated with fertility. Cottonwood is not a European tree, but indigenous species of Poplar also played role in folk magic, albeit a minor one. In European plant lore poplars are considered protective, especially against lightening and against snakes.

Ingredients: Organic Olive Oil (Olea Europaea), Wildcrafted Black Cottonwood (Commiphora gileadensis) Bud Extract, Candelilla Wax (Euphorbia cerifera), Wild Black Spruce (Picea mariana) Oil, Vitamin E


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