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Herbal Tincture: Summer Rose Petal Vinegar Tincture For Sunburns

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Summer time is upon us… Fun in the sun sounds like heaven after the long winter.  To keep it fun, be sure to have some of this tincture on hand for the occasional crispy skin that happens when we loose track of what the sun is doing to our skin.

It excels at pulling heat from an inflamed area in a very short time.  it is especially powerful at rapidly quenching the redness and pain from a sunburn in no time flat.  In fact, a medium sunburn, if caught within the first 24 hours, can be nearly erased in three or four applications of vinegar over a period of six hours or so.  Even where there is threatening sun poisoning and blistering skin, it can greatly ease the pain and lessen the general tarauma to the body.  While not a replacement for emergency care in severe burns, it is nearly always increadbly helpful.

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Rose Petal Vinegar Tincture

Rose Petal Vinegar Tincture  is supremely easy to make and has about a million uses.Image result for June calendar 6 weeks

June is a good month to harvest rose petals from roses that are ready to be deadheaded. It’s always good to use them in your summer sunburn remedy kit rather than throw them in the compost heap.

This tincture recipe takes 2 – 6 weeks to mature.  I try to get mine put together with the first roses that bloom in my garden.  This year I have one quart started and will start another in a few weeks… and it’s only the last week in May.  Because it does take a few weeks for this tincture to mature.. it’s always good to get it started no later than mid June.

The tincture is best when used within 1 year.

 

What is a Vinegar Tincture

Image result for rose petal vinegar tincturesIn your herbal medicine kit, vinegar tinctures have a definite place. When most people think of tincture, they assume that it is made with alcohol. A nice alternative is to use vinegar instead.

Vinegar tinctures can be used the same as traditional alcohol tinctures. They are a nice alternative for people who would like to avoid alcohol and for children. Making them in vinegar also means that they can easily be added to your food.


How to Make Rose Petal Vinegar Tincture

1. Get yourself a jar, fill it almost full with fresh or dried rose petals or leaves. I gathered mine from my yard. Just make sure to use rose petals from plants that have not been sprayed with pesticides.

(a fantastic and natural pesticide I use comes from tomatoes leaves soaked in water overnight.  I use the water in spray bottles to coat my plants – aphids run from the acid in the leaves and my plants never falter from any application of the leaf juice)

Image result for apple cider vinegar for sun burns2. Once the jar is filled with rose petals, fill it up to the top with organic apple cider vinegar. Please DONT use apple cider flavored vinegar – it lacks the enzymes you are looking for.  The price is cents on the dollar compared to real apple cider vinegar, but even the real stuff is pretty inexpensive.

NOTE: Don’t use the metal canning lids…. A plastic lid will prevent the rose vinegar from eating through the normal metal canning lids.  Using a metal lid will turn your vinegar black… very unpleasant)

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3. Now, put your tincture in a dark place to infuse for at least two weeks, … and preferably six weeks. Your vinegar will turn a lovely shade of reddish pink to brilliant ruby.  The darker pink or red petals will infuse your tincture with amazing colors.  


Other uses for Rose Petal Vinegar Tincture

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A cloth can be soaked in this lovely preparation (dilute to 1 part vinegar to about 7-10 parts water) can be used place on the forehead for headaches (especially heat induced headaches), wrapped around a sprained ancle or used to wash itchy bug bites and heat rashes.


Sunburn Treatment

  • Do yourself a favor and don’t smother your sunburn in salve or oil.  It just holds the heat in and worsens it, no matter how healing the herbal infused lotion or oil may be.
  • Depending on the size of the burn, pour about 1/3 cup of rose vinegar into a bowl, then add several cups of water and mix throughly.
  • Get a soft, absorbent cloth and dip into the liquid. Gently wring it out, being sure the cloth is still quite wet. You may want to use very lage cloths if the area burned is very large.
  • Place the cloths over the affected areas, It will feel very cold at first but the cloth will rapidly beome hot.  Keep re-dipping and wringing as soon as the cloth gets warm. Depeding on the severity of the burn, I usually re-apply at least a dozen times during the first session.
  • Let the skin air dry.
  • For light burns, as often as is needed
  • For moderate burns, I repeat the application about once every two hours.
  • For intense burns, every hour.
  • Keep up the treatment until the area no longer feels hot to the touch.

This is such an effective treatment that I wouldn’t dream of traveling without it or not having several quart jars of it in my pantry and medicine chest.


Medicinal Uses & Benefits of Rose

  • Medicinal Uses: * Aphrodisiac * Aromatherapy * Beauty * Cuts & Wounds * Facial Care * Herbal Steam * Nutrition * Skin Care
  • Properties: * AntiCancer * Antidepressant * Antiscorbutic * Antispasmodic * Aphrodisiac* Aromatic * Astringent * Coagulant/Hemostatic * Cordial * Depurative * Emmenagogue * Hepatic * Laxative * Nervine * Refrigerant * Sedative * Skin tonic * Splenic * Stomachic * Uterine Tonic
  • Parts Used: Hips, flower petals, leaves, bark
  • Constituents: vitamin c (to 1.7%), vitamins b,e, and k, nicotinamide, organic acids, tannin, pectin

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Disclaimer

This is not a remedy to replace common sense.  If the person is unresponsive, or the wound is weaping, or the person is vomiting… that is the time to seek professional care at your local hospital. 


Supportive Websites

http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-795-bitter%20melon.aspx?activeingredientid=795&activeingredientname=bitter%20melon

http://herbgardens.about.com/od/medicinalherbs/a/Why-Make-Tincture-Using-Vinegar-Instead-Of-Alcohol.htm

http://butterbeliever.com/sunburn-remedy/

http://www.earthclinic.com/cures/sunburn.html

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C Katt Krespach, NTP

C Katt Krespach, NTP

C Katt Krespach, NTP is a nutritional therapist and long time activist with a passion for healing arts and social entrepreneurship, …working in both areas for over a quarter of a century. Her site TheFoodReality.com has a worldwide following. SpritualEntrepreneur.global is her newest project and coaches brick-and-morter business owners into global social entrepreneurship. She is an author, public speaker, and entrepreneur. You can get Katt’s free edible flowers e-book here and also watch a short documentary on how she overcame neuropathy, significant weight gain, and more with easy, natural and healing mindsets. Follow Katt on Facebook, Wordpress, Twitter, and Instagram.

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