Herbal Remedy of the Day: Shingles Gel


Double the quantities of these herbs if you are using fresh leaves of lemon balm, and flowering of St. John’s wort. The flowering tops are the flowers and about 3 to 5 inches of the stem.

1/4 c. lemon balm leaves

1/8 c. dried licorice root

1/4 c. ST. John’s Wort

2 c. aloe vera gel

2 Tbs. cayenne or turmeric

8 drops lavender essential oil, or tea tree oil

Blend the first 5 ingredients in a quart size dark jar. Let it sit for 24 hours at room temperature. Drain tightly with a woven cloth in a clean jar. Add the essential oils and tighten the cap. Store into the refrigerator. Apply to a test patch to normal skin, if it burns add more aloe vera gel. If it does not burn than adda bit more cayenne. Apply to rash 3 to 5 times a day. If the cayenne burns to much than omit the cayenne.

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