Just wanted to ask you experts in burn nursing out there- have you heard or seen or read about an Amish method of treating burns using burdock leaves? Maybe someone in Pennsylvania, Ohio or other regions with alot of Amish have run into it? I listened to a talk given by an Amish healer about how he has used burdock leaves and an ointment called "B & W" to treat even 2nd and 3rd degree burns. Just wanted to get some perspective, if anyone out there has seen this.
Jul 30, '08
by groovy jeff
i am from the mennonite capital of the world, west liberty ohio, and there is a bunch of different salves and ointments out there, i.e. porter's drawing salve, tar oil, etc. here is the scoop on b&w:
b & w topical healing ointment is an amish formula. as the name suggests, it has been used by the amish (in pennsylvania and ohio, usa) for years to treat a variety of burns and wounds.
ingredients: honey, lanolin, olive oil, wheat germ oil, aloe vera gel, wormwood, marshmallow root, comfrey root, white oak bark, lobelia, vegetable glycerin, beeswax.
Last edit by groovy jeff on Jul 30, '08
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Jul 31, '08
I did a quick google search on burdock leaves for burns treatment, as it's not something that I had heard of and there is lots of alternative therapy sites and self help sites that come up but I couldn't find any actual research or good quality evidence to support or despute the use.
Last edit by XB9S on Jul 31, '08
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