Amish are known for their own rigid lifestyle without having technology advances and medicine.
These people are in harmony with nature and are treated only with natural remedies.
Among their traditional preparations can be found black salve (Black Drawing Salve) which can be used for many inflammatory conditions, in fact it is well-known that it is extremely effective with infections, cysts and ulcers.
It has a powerful capacity to get rid of harmful particles, manure and unwanted objects such as thorns and splinters of glass.
The black balm is easy to wash and it does not leave stains on the skin. Additionally it is efficient with spider bites because it brings out the harmful toxins, and evidently eliminates scars and dark spots.
Amish recipe for black salve
-1 tbsp. of honey
-1 tsp of vitamin E oil
-2 tsp of Shea butter
-2 tbsp. of coconut oil
-2 tbsp. of beeswax
-2 tbsp. of activated carbon powder;
-2 tbsp. of kaolin clay;
-3 tbsp. of macerate of comfrey, calendula and plantain
-20 drops of essential oil of lavender.
It is very important to prepare the macerate first.
You will need tablespoon of every plant chopped into powder and half a cup of olive oil. Macerate is usually prepared in 2 ways.
The very first is to put plants in the oil and allow it to remain in a closed jar for 4 weeks and then strain.
Another way would be to heat the oil and herbs in a bowl with double bottom and keep the oil to cook on the weakest heat for around 1 hour until it finally will get dark and the odor gets strong, then strain.
How to use it:
Clean the injured area then put the black salve to the wound or thorn and then covers it with gauze or a bandage.