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Friday, July 20, 2012

Homemade Wound Powder

We all know that when we get a minor burn from grabbing a hot pan, popping grease or some other cooking mishap, that we head straight for the healing comfort of aloe. One thing you may not be aware of is how you can heal minor (& sometimes, not so minor) cuts at home.

If you've ever had a pet who has had a cut from a tussle with another animal or from trying to go through a barbed-wire fence or walking over broken glass, your veterinarian may have given you a little bottle or jar of wound powder. This is along that same line, but for humans.

You will need:

1 oz. goldenseal root
1 oz. usnea (optional)
1 oz. echinacea root OR seed
1 oz. eucalyptus leaf
1 oz. juniper leaf


1) Combine all ingredients & grind them down as fine as possible. A coffee grinder works well.

2) Store in amber bottles or jars in a cool dark place; I know that some people will even freeze theirs.

3) TO USE: Clean the wound as well as possible. Sprinkle the powder LIBERALLY on the fresh, clean wound. This will stop bleeding, prevent infection & start the healing process. Re-apply as needed. This is also good for athlete's foot.

4) Replace after about 6 months.

Blessings from Ohio . . . Kim<><


  1. This powder sounds so useful. Could you use it on animals as well, or would you need a different recipe? I have 15 rabbits that are all together in a big pen, and sometimes they get in tussles with eachother, so something like this would be handy...

    1. Yes, I believe you can use it on animals, at least, I wouldn't have any 2nd thoughts about it. I'm glad you can use it.



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