Healing and Drawing Ointment

Grandma's Black Salve

Pork Lard This is a traditional folk, herbal, and pharmaceutical base for ointments. Purify it by simmering and straining. It has healing abilities even without the addition of herbs, but, then, so do a lot of fats and oils. It is said to have great drawing power,
"Grapefruit seed extract (GSE), also known as citrus seed extract, is a liquid derived from the seeds, pulp, and white membranes of grapefruit. While there has been no scientific demonstration of efficacy, this extract has been claimed by some practitioners of alternative medicine to possess antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal properties. Indeed, it has been recommended by some nutritionists for the treatment of candidiasis, earache, throat infections, and diarrhea. Some natural food retailers claim this extract to be a safe, natural, and an effective preservative. Recent studies have identified synthetic preservatives in commercial grapefruit seed extracts. When preservatives were not present in some of the extracts, laboratory tests found the natural extracts to have little or no natural antimicrobial attributes of their own. An early proponent was Dr. Jacob Harich (1919-1996). Some of the manufacturers of GSE have claimed that their extract has compounds nearly identical to benzethonium chloride but a 2001 study overviewed by chemist G. Takeoka and run by fellow researchers has documented that commercial GSE preparations contain the synthetic compound benzethonium chloride that couldn't have been made from GSE. Nonetheless, promoters from book authors to cosmetic companies continue to affirm that citrus seed extract has strong natural healing properties despite lack of scientific or clinical evidence." (Wikipedia)
Pine tar has also been used for treating skin conditions, often as soap, Pine tar, derived from pine trees, is actually impure turpentine, originally obtained by distilling the resins from the split fatwood of pine tree roots. Modern methods of obtaining the resins also include using steam pressure. Pine tar is a thick, brown liquid that carries the scent of pine.  Pine tar is used in folk remedies for animals and humans. Medicinal uses have not been tested in clinical settings. A traditional use for pine resin has been as an external treatment for burns and sores. A long-term study done by Russian scientists and published in the April 2002 issue of the "Byulleten’ Eksperimental’noi Biologii i Meditsiny" found that pine resin, as a main active ingredient in Biopin ointment , inhibited anti-bodies found in bodily fluids but aided healing and prevented infection by boosting cell immunity.

Pine Tar


Grapefruit Seed Extract


Bees Wax


Beeswax is known to lock in moisture, foster cells, and protect skin from damaging environmental factors. Beeswax effectively softens skin and creates a long-lasting protective coating against the elements. It also is a naturally nourishing moisturizer. Beeswax's anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-allergenic, and germicidal antioxidant properties make it beneficial for wound healing. Even after processing, beeswax still remains a biologically active product, retaining some anti-bacterial properties. It is reported that beeswax contains some vitamin A, which is necessary for normal cell development. The Mayo Clinic recommends lip balm made from beeswax for chapped lip care and prevention.

They’re a staple in stews, a flavor in fried foods, and that ’sting’ in salads. The sharp, savory taste and juicy crunch give them versatility in the kitchen cooked and uncooked — but they really deserve a place in your permaculture medicine cabinet.

That’s right–the ordinary onion. One study found that purple and yellow onion extracts killed and kept cholera bacteria from growing in petri dishes — onions may have a similar effect on wounds or in the human body. Another study released in the Journal of Medical Chemistry in 2012 found that yellow onion extracts showed significant antibacterial activity against gram positive bacteria, Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 25923 (strep throat) and Bacillus subtilis (a generally harmless bacteria normally present in soil and the human body). That means onion extracts may kill the bacteria that causes strep throat. Onions also contain chemicals made from the antioxidant and antibacterial agent quercetin, which means they can harm MRSA, a bacteria that causes skin disease, and H. Pylori, a bacteria that causes stomach ulcers. Unfortunately, common food-poisoning offender Escherichia coli resisted the onions — but other spices, like olive oil, lemongrass, and apple skin can help inactivate that microbe.


Grandma's Black Salve is a great way to help your body heal itself, safely and easily.  It has been used for many generations and customers have reported uses on many things. From Bug bites to burns and boils. Grandma's Black Salve does it all.