Herb Recipe of the Day: Psoriasis Salve

This is yet another recipe that I can’t take any credit for, my daughter-in-law came up with this one because she used to have problems with psoriasis. She had it on her finger and arms, and sometimes got it on her head. After a couple of years trying different combinations, she finally found one that worked for her. She thought that it would be a recipe that many other people would appreciate.

The instructions are just like making a salve (with the honey). The honey in the mix will help to soften the skin, the wheat germ oil is good for a skin conditioner. If you have psoriasis and try this recipe, please let us know how it worked for you.

3 oz chopped Aloe leaf (save as much juice as you can)
2 oz dried chopped Dandelion leaf and roots
2 oz Gumweed dried and chopped
2 oz Oregon Grape dried and chopped
2 oz Pokeweed dried and chopped
1/2 oz beeswax
2 oz Vitamin E oil
1/4 cup Jojoba oil
1/4 cup Wheat Germ oil
1 Tbsp Honey

Combine herbs in clean bowl, pot or cup. Pour 1/2 cup boiling water over herbs. Let steep for 10 minutes. Strain through tea strainer, collecting liquid in clean bowl. Allow to cool and discard herbs. Melt beeswax and lanolin in heatproof glass set in simmering water. (Have a pan of water on the stove and set the glass holding the beeswax and lanolin into the simmering water. Don’t pour it in, this is a poor man’s double boiler). Add wheat germ to the beeswax and lanolin and stir. Add herbal infusion by teaspoonful and stir until well blended. Remove the glass from the water. Add honey to the salve and carefully stir until well blended. Let cream cool completely.
Stir salve thoroughly and transfer it to a clean container with tight fitting lids. (Baby food jars work well). This mixture will last up to 3 months.
Use 2-3 times per day for best results. You can also add some essential oils to the mixture before it coos in order to make it smell how you want.
If you cannot find the herbs you need locally, there is a great store in Salem, OR that will sell and send you the herbs you need by the ounce. They always seem to be able to get those hard to get herbs. I put the link up in my link section of this blog, but to save you time here is some info. The Herb Lady – 503-364-7242


3 thoughts on “Herb Recipe of the Day: Psoriasis Salve

  1. hi,
    i would like to try and make this salve for my girlfriend who has psoriasis, but i noticed that you didn’t include how much lanolin in the ingredients, but say to melt it in with the beeswax. how much lanolin should i use?

    thank you,


      • thanks much susan… i will let you know how it goes and i am sorry to hear about the fire and loss of a home. good luck


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