~ About Salves ~
Salves, ointments, balms and rubs contains synergistic blends of herbs, tropical oils and essential oils. They are applied topically to the skin provide relief from skin irritations such as psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, blepharitis and cold sores. They can soothe dry, cracked finger tips, cuticles, heels, elbows, and even provides relief from stinging nettles and itchy bug bites. They can bring soothing comfort to irritated joints, relieving, inflammation, swelling, and stiffness and relieve sore, aching muscles.
~ A Little History ~
Balm of Gilead was a rare perfume used medicinally, that was mentioned in the Bible, and named for the region of Gilead where it was produced. The expression stems from William Tyndale's language in the King James Bible of 1611, and has come to signify a universal cure in figurative speech. The tree or shrub producing the balm is commonly identified as Commiphora gileadensis, which is the plant that bleeds the Balsam of Mecca. Some botanical scholars have concluded that the actual source was an unrelated plant, a Terebinth tree in the genus Pistacia. [From Wikipedia]