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Testing the Usnea Salve
« on: February 20, 2018, 03:59:56 PM »
Now I know why they call it Firethorn!

Thought I had suckers coming from the bottom of 2 pear trees while finishing up the pruning today.  Holy smokes that stuff stings!   Here I've been looking for it for a couple of years to block off some areas on the edge of my property but they've been expensive $25 for a small pot.    Next time I see it, I'll be trying to root some, lol.

But the Usnea stopped the burn in about 5 minutes and the red is going away after only 20.  #worthit!
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SS-Preppers

Re: Testing the Usnea Salve
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2018, 06:41:46 PM »
Cool.....I know it is a grest antifungal, but had no idea it could be used with such fast results.

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Re: Testing the Usnea Salve
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2018, 06:51:41 PM »
Yeah, I only put it on to prevent infection at the scratches, had no idea it would stop the burn.
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Re: Testing the Usnea Salve
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2018, 07:28:09 AM »
I did not know about the antifungal properties! Now I know how to help Dad from the inside as well as outside treatment after doing a little more studying on the subject. Thanks, SS!

Great to hear, Star! I had no idea that it could stop the burn either! This right here is why I *love* people to share their experiences. So much is gleaned from personal experiences that cannot be learned from book study.

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Re: Testing the Usnea Salve
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2018, 08:39:16 PM »
More Usnea results:

A certain person (not me) got a slight burn at Campout and this not only took the burn away, but she didn't get any kind of a blister.

Another person, (ME!) picked up a chigger while visiting someone yesterday.  Put the Usnea on -  I figured it wouldn't stop the itch, but certainly would prevent an infection - because I had been scratching at it through my jeans & roughened up skin pretty well.   Red is almost gone and with a reapplication every 5 hrs or so.....NO ITCH!

Have I said how much I love this stuff?!!


 
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Re: Testing the Usnea Salve
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2018, 02:52:23 PM »
I'm sold! Gonna make salve now!

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Re: Testing the Usnea Salve
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2018, 10:18:56 AM »
For those who don't know what it looks like.    Yes, I can hear you now "Oh, THAT stuff....yeah I have it!".

And if you aren't into herbal things, it's great tinder when it dries - I just leave it right on the branches.

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Re: Testing the Usnea Salve
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2018, 12:26:19 PM »
at my house when you burn yourself on the toaster oven or whatever we automatically reach for the Usnea salve now. It is awesome and takes the sting right out!
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