- December 11, 2007 at 1:11 pm #244009BigDodgeManParticipant
Your post reminded me of when I pinched the pad of my thumb once. I
actually lost quite a bit of it. What I did, [when I could think
again, because it hurt so bad], was grab a few leaves of ‘snake
It’s very common in the US and has amazing
I took about 3 leaves that were as long as my finger and rolled them
in my good hand until very pulpy, then popped them over the injured
thumb under a bandaid. In about a week the skin was covering the pad
again and today you can’t even tell that the pad was pinched off.
Another experience I had with this plant was when my mother had a
wound on her toe that would not heal. She is diabetic and has
I made a very strong ‘tea’ with snake leafed
plantain and soaked dressings with it for her. It took longer for her
to heal than I, but it worked, where the medicines and salves the
doctor gave her did not.
I don’t know everything there is to know about herbs, but my
main ‘expertise’ I guess you would say is the common plants that grow
in your own backyard. Feel free to mail me and if I can help you find
out about herbs and home remedies, Iwill.
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