Herbal Lotions, Creams and Salves

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Latest Edit: Hector 2014-03-13 (EDT)

See Also Naturopathic Therapies
See Also Botanical Medicine (Herbalism)

Most herbs that can be taken internally can be used on the skin in the form of ointments, creams, salves and lotions. The common herbs that are used externally include: Arnica, Calendula, Chickweed, Comfrey Root, Cucumber, Elder Flower, Golden Seal, Greater Plantain, Lady's Mantle, Marigold Flower, Marshmallow Root, Slipper Elm Bark, Woundwort and Yarrow.[1]

Check out further information on botanical medicine and therapeutic forms of herbs.


  1. Hoffman David (1996) The Complete Illustrated Holistic Herbal, A Safe and Practical Guide to Making and Using Herbal Remedies. Element Books Limited. ISBN 1-85230-758