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    Coniferous resin salve, ancient and effective treatment for chronic wounds: laboratory and clinical studies
    In the agar diffusion tests, an antifungal effect of the resin salves was observed against all dermatophytes tested, particularly against the fungi of the Trichophyton species.
    All pressure ulcers in all compliant patients (per protocol analysis) in the resin group healed except for one ulcer in one patient (94% (95%CI 84-100%)) whereas less than half (36% (8-65%)) of the ulcers healed in the control group.
    The other clinical trial was an observational and prospective study on efficacy and feasibility of the resin salve treatment in chronic (complicated) surgical wounds in a cohort of 23 patients. In all 23 patients, the wound healed in 4324 days on average without any draw-backs
    They used modern Hydrofiber dressings as a control. The price of resin dressing was between 1/3 and 1/7 of the price of the Hydrofiber dressings, depending the suppliers. The resin group also had less side-effects than the control group.

    The use of resin collected from a Norway spruce has been known for centuries in the traditional Finnish medicine. Resin salve can be also obtained from most Finnish pharmacies.

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    Do you know what else was in the salve? I imagine the resin would first need to be diluted in some sort of alcohol before it's made into a salve. I make propolis (which bees make from resin) tincture and first it needs to be diluted in 190 proof grape alcohol. I haven't made the tincture into a salve but I do mix it with raw honey and I use this to treat wounds, we also take it internally when we feel a cold coming on.
    Life is death. We all take turns. It's sacred to eat during our turn and be eaten when our turn is over. RichMahogany.

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    • #3
      resin boiled with salt free butter,ratio 1:3, then filtered, cooled and packed in sterile containers in the randomised trial
      the controlled trial used a professionally prepared version using ethanol. section 3.1 in the paper
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      • #4
        You can disregard my post as I just looked it up and found out that the resin is warmed and mixed with beeswax and then a carrier oil is added to achieve a workable consistency. I like this idea very much because the bees already mix the propolis with beeswax so it makes my work much easier. Normally I separate the beeswax from the propolis when making a tincture. Now I can just scrape the propolis out of the hives and warm it with a carrier oil (I'd most likely use coconut oil).
        Life is death. We all take turns. It's sacred to eat during our turn and be eaten when our turn is over. RichMahogany.

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        • #5
          The commercial products contain usually 10 or 20 % resin. The rest is paraffin, alcohol, waxes, oils etc.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Urban Forager View Post
            You can disregard my post as I just looked it up and found out that the resin is warmed and mixed with beeswax and then a carrier oil is added to achieve a workable consistency. I like this idea very much because the bees already mix the propolis with beeswax so it makes my work much easier. Normally I separate the beeswax from the propolis when making a tincture. Now I can just scrape the propolis out of the hives and warm it with a carrier oil (I'd most likely use coconut oil).
            Where can I find more and reliable information on this process? This sounds like something I'd like to know.

            M.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by secret agent girl
              I'm in America, not Finland; where could I get this type of product to try it for myself?
              I believe you can still order such products from Finland. I would also investigate the possibility of obtaining the raw materials from the States.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by MEversbergII View Post
                Where can I find more and reliable information on this process? This sounds like something I'd like to know.

                M.
                Sorry about not responding to your question, I got sidetracked and haven't checked this thread in a while. At the time I had found a recipe, but now I can't seem to find the same one. But here is one that looks similar:

                The Forest in Winter: Conifer Resins for Healing and Pleasure The Mountain Rose Blog
                Life is death. We all take turns. It's sacred to eat during our turn and be eaten when our turn is over. RichMahogany.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by secret agent girl
                  Do you make your own, or did you mean to link to a commercially available product?
                  I believe this question was directed at me because it's my quote so I'll answer it. I make my own propolis tincture because we keep bees.

                  I found this website that explains the uses of propolis and also sells it:
                  The Benefits of Propolis and How to Use Propolis | Honey Pacifica
                  Hope this helps!
                  Life is death. We all take turns. It's sacred to eat during our turn and be eaten when our turn is over. RichMahogany.

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                  • #10
                    Thanks for the blog link and the honey link!

                    M.

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