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    idk it works for me, i use it when i cnt get to my med kit for any reason

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    Spagnum moss is good as it has mild anti bacterial properties and thin sliced Birch Polypore fungus gan be used as a plaster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trekon86 View Post
    I know they used St. John's Wort and Yarrow to treat wounds for centuries-some people still do
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    I saw a Youtube video using yarrow and plantain. I thought this was pretty good.

    YouTube - Plantain 2 - Field Sutures with "Golden Thread"

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    I've used pine tar on small wounds of farm animals. Spread it on thick & the bleeding did stop. When I'm working barbed wire fence, I carry a big styptic pencil in a tube for those barb cuts on my arms. Stings fairly well. Keeps the blood off my tools though.

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    Pine sap, as well as sap from other evergreens in the pine family, is as good or better than any commercially made product for a cut. Fir is often used because the sap blisters are so easily gathered, but pines work along the same lines. The sap is antibacterial and will form a second skin over the wound. Excellent stuff for a burn as well. We had a Balsam Fir tree near camp a few years ago and it got relabelled the "first aid tree."

    Try it instead of neosporin and post the results.

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    I use balsam fir pitch on cuts all the time. Good stuff. Smells good, too.

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    I have used moss on small cuts in the past as i was under the impression it cleans it.

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    Dry winter air creates skin problems for many people. Among the problems are skin splits. The splits are not only painful, they invite infection. A coating of fresh pine sap brings almost instant pain relief and seals the wound. Disclaimer: I am not a doctor and I did not stay at a Holiday Inn last night but I do use pine sap and it does work for me. Your mileage may vary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmbushcraft View Post
    Pine sap, as well as sap from other evergreens in the pine family, is as good or better than any commercially made product for a cut. Fir is often used because the sap blisters are so easily gathered, but pines work along the same lines. The sap is antibacterial and will form a second skin over the wound. Excellent stuff for a burn as well. We had a Balsam Fir tree near camp a few years ago and it got relabelled the "first aid tree."

    Try it instead of neosporin and post the results.
    100% correct. It's more antibacterial than anything. less germs, less swelling, less redness = quicker heal time and less work on the body.

    It would be pretty safe to assume that any sap from just about any non poisonous tree would be beneficial in healing wounds.

    Now, where's that super glue tree?

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    i use it all the time when im flintknapping, when i get a nick or scrape and dont want to bleed all over i just light up one of my pitch-sticks and wipe off the wound good and dry...or as best as i can, and just apply hot sticky pitch resin that i use for hafting arrowheads on the wound.
    works like a charm.

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