Monday, June 2, 2008

Dandelion Sap

Susan Weed to the rescue! (Healing Wise) I incurred a large painful blister(1"x 0.5") on my index finger while weeding my garden today. She suggested applying dandelion sap to the area and the result was astonishing. The fluid inside the blister resorbed immediately allowing the blistered skin to readhere to the layer below. I have next to no discomfort except for the feeling that the area is delicate and I'm taking pains to avoid traumatizing it further and the site is only slightly reddened. Unfortunately I ran out of fresh dandelions. I would have liked to reapply the sap from time to time throughout the day. I do have a supply of Taraxacum tincture which I continued to apply and the skin on my finger continues to heal. One would NOT be able to tell that I'd had a large blister there earlier in the day. I am in awe and filled with gratitude--I have a flute recital Wed. and I was able to rehearse with my pianist this evening without the finger being an issue. Lora

4 comments:

Ruth said...

Thanks Lora for this sharing this remedy. I will have to remember that when I'm raking up leaves this fall. Even wearing gloves doesn't always keep the blister from forming.

Walk in the Woods said...

This is way cool. I've never tried the dandelion latex for blisters. Kinda inspires me to want to run outside and rake something until I have a blister! The heavens know I have plenty of this little herb around!

Thanks for sharing Lora. Very cool experience!

Tammie Lee said...

I love dandelions. Wonderful to hear of this cure. Thank you !

kim said...

Wow, and here I thought they were only for wine and wishes. Thanks for the information.