Aloe Vera was documented by The Greek historian Dioscorides for its use as a healing herb over 2,000 years ago. It is known for its healing effects on wounds, burns and sores. Clinical studies have concluded that Aloe Vera has anesthetic, antibacterial and tissue restorative properties.
Goldenseal’s active ingredient, Hydrastine, is an antiseptic. It is highly effective in eradicating skin infections and sores. Goldenseal is tonic, restoring tone and strength to body tissue. Modern research confirms the plant’s strong antibacterial and antiviral action.
Myrrh (one of the gifts of the wise men at the dawn of the Christian era) has been used as a cleansing agent, countering putrefaction and poisons throughout the body since ancient times. It is antifungal and antiseptic. Veterinary medicine has long used it in salves for sores, burns and wounds, especially for horses.
Cayenne is antiseptic and inhibits the growth of microorganisms on living tissue. Its active ingredient, Capsaicin, is beneficial to both fresh and old wounds. It is healing and non-irritating. The Cayenne used in Schreiner’s comes from Sierra Leone in Africa, and is said to be the most pungent and medicinal.
Elder is one of the most important of all herbs. The blossoms are the most potent part of the plant and make for an effective treatment for wounds and skin ailments. Elder blossoms were listed as a blood purifier in the U.S. Pharmacopeoia from 1831 to 1905.