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Salve and Burdock: A Safe, Effective Amish Remedy for Treatment of Traumatic Wounds?

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Summary of "Salve and Burdock: A Safe, Effective Amish Remedy for Treatment of Traumatic Wounds?"

Amish patients show a demonstrated preference for traditional, herbal remedies over modern medical interventions such as skin grafting. One such remedy is a mixture of Burn & Wound Ointment (B & W Ointment; Holistic Acres, LLC; Newcomerstown, Ohio) and steeped burdock leaves. Although both have demonstrated some antimicrobial and wound healing properties, burdock and/or the combination of B & W Ointment and burdock has never been studied to determine its purported ability to reduce pain, prevent infection, and accelerate wound healing.

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Name: Advances in skin & wound care
ISSN: 1538-8654
Pages: 213-217

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