Pomada de Llanten/Plantain Salve

llanten-1-oct-22-2016Otra, otra!  This is my favorite salve to make!/Esta es mi pomada favorita de hacer!

Plantain really works wonders to soothe and vibrate up the skin, to relieve skin conditions such as insect bites, and skin breakouts.  Many herbalists write that plantain is the mother of all drawing herbs, as it is very effective in drawing out snake bite/insect bite poisons, splinters, even bb pellets or there have also been claims that it has drawn out bullets.  I’m not sure about that last one, but I have seen and experienced its poison-drawing power and this little herb, which is often seen as a weed in lawns and gardens and  is therefore monosantoed to death, is really a powerful green friend.  It has been called “white man’s foot print” because it is every where, that was colonized I presume, so not in Ethiopia or Liberia but were that the only remnant of being colonized, we would be fine.  Alas, it is not.

Deveras el llanten trabaja maravillosamente para aliviar y hacer la piel vibrar, para aliviar condiciones de la piel, como picaduras de insectos, y brotes de la piel.  Muchos herbologxs escriben que llanten es la madre de toda hierbas que saca, particularmente en sacar el veneno de morduras de culebras/insectos, sacar espinitas, aun sacar bolitas BB, y aun dicen que puede sacar balas.  La última no se, pero he visto y sentido su poder de sacar veneno por parte del poder de esta hierbita, cual muchas veces la ven como monte en los céspedes o los jardines, y entonces, la matan de manera monsanto, aunque de veras es unx compa poderosx verde.  Lx han llamado “la huella del hombre blanco” porque esta en toda parte, todos los lugares colonizados, creo, entonces no en Etiopía ni en Liberia, pero si dicho era lo único que nos quedaba de la colonización, sería chevere.  Pero lastimadamente no lo es.

Unx puede usar varios metodos con cual preparar esta medicina poderosa, con el método popular, o con el ‘purale calentar metodo.  El método popular tiene dos variaciones – masticar las hojas para usar la saliva como pega para hacer una pomada que cubre la piel infectada (chevere como este método sencillo y no moderno sirve, lo he usado!); y el otro es mas complicado donde puede macerar las hojas (hacer las hojas pedacitos con un mortero y maja) 4 oz. de hojas llanten secas, y póngalas en un envase de vidrio, hechale 32 oz. (4 tazas) de aceite de olivo orgánico o de almendra orgánico, tapelo bien, envuelvelo en una bolsa de papel oscura, y dejalo sentarse al lado de la ventana por 10 días.  Sacúdelo suavemente cada día.  Después, cola las ojas de la hierba para separarlas del aceite, ponga el aceite en una olla sobre la llama lenta, agrégale la cera de abeja.  Se derite rápido.  Después pongalo en frasquitos y se quaja! El otro método que es mucho más rápido, es poner la jarra con hierbas en aceite en un baño maria, después de hacer la misma mezcla como la del método popular.  Deje que se siente en el baño maria (vea mi version del barrio en las fotos) por 4 horas sobre una llama lenta.  Después, siga el mismo método como el popular para colar, agregarle cera de abeja, y enfrascarlo.  Aprendí hacerlo del libro de James Green, The Herbal Medicine-Maker’s Handbook  A Home Manual, por medio de mi estudios en clases de hierbas, y con intentarlo.

Muchas veces, me gusta agregarle pedacitos de cascara organica de naranja a las ojas de llanten antes que lo hecho el aceite, porque la medicina herbal de la cascara de naranja es un ayudante chevere con la inflamación que a veces acompaña las condiciones de la piel.

Y ahi la tienes!

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One can use several methods to prepare this powerful medicine, the folk method or the hurry up heat method.  The folk method has two variations – chewing the leaves and with the saliva as glue make a pomade to place over the infected skin (it is amazing how this non modern method works, I have done it!); and the other one is more complicated where one mascerates (tears it into small pieces with a mortar & pestle) 4 oz. of the dried plaintain leaves, and put them into a 32 oz . glass container, pouring 32 oz. of organic oil or almond oil over the leaves, shuts the lid of the container tight, puts a brown bag over it, and let it sit in the window sill for 10 days.  Gently shake it every day.  Then strain the herb out of the oil, gently heat it up in a pot on the stove and add 2 oz. of organic bees wax to it.  It melts quickly.  Then pour the mix into containers and voila! it will congeal!  The other method which is much quicker is to put the glass container of herbs in oil in a double boiler, after having followed the same mixing procedure as with the folk method.  Let it sit in the double boiler (see pics for my ghettoliscious one!), for 4 hours over gentle heat.  Then follow the above straining, bees wax melting and bottling procedures as with the folk method.  I learned how to do this from James Green’s The Herbal Medicine-Maker’s Handbook  A Home Manual, through my herbal studies classes, and trial and error AND SUCCESS!

I usually like to add bits of organic orange peel to the plantain leaves before I pour the oil over them, because the herbal medicine from orange peel is a great helper with inflammation issues that sometimes accompany skin conditions.

And there you are!

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