Herbal Protocol Points – Inflammation and Injuries

Rebecca E. Webber

This article was written by Dan de Lion who originally published it to returntonature.us on August 27, 2014 and has given permission to the Exist Well team to re-post here.


Herbal Protocol Points for Inflammation and Injuries

Healing injuries takes time and requires the ability to not treat only the symptoms, but give the body the necessary minerals to repair itself. Here’s some helpful tips to stimulate your healing.apothecary


For Reducing Inflammation

2-3 tsp turmeric daily

Ginger tea daily


For Pain

Willow – precursor of aspirin

California poppy, Lobelia, ghost pipe (cautions needed when working with these)


For Regrowing and Repairing Cellular Damage

St Johns Wort – repairs nerve damage

Increases healing minerals into the system  – Comfrey poultice applied to the area daily (externally), Horsetail (internally), Stinging nettle

Glucosamine – shown to help repair damaged tissue.

Licorice/Japanese Knotweed/Cayenne – to help circulate minerals throughout the system



Reduce or avoid sugar  and wheat

Increase dark leafy greens – try smoothies, and juices

Add black strap molasses into smoothies for extra minerals

Heat such as hot baths with Epsom salts, lavender essential oil, or saunas – weekly or 2x weekly

Slow stretching/yoga to increase blood flow


** Remember that dosage is everything, and that applying the right amount takes careful know how. For herbal advice email Dan@returntonature.us **

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About Dan

Dan de LionDan de Lion is an earth herbalist, forager, musician, and teacher. He teaches through Return to Nature, providing classes, lectures, and seminars on wild food foraging, mushroom identification, herbal medicine making, as well as primitive and survival skills with a focus on wild foods and forest medicines. He also incorporates the philosophies of yoga, alchemy, meditation, and mysticism into his classes, lectures, and seminars bringing a deep rooted indigenous medicine perspective of practicing intuition with plants, in a systematic and earth-based way. 

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