Saturday, November 28, 2009



Also known as:-
Batschia canescens, Hoary puccoon, Lithospermum canescens, Dyer's bugloss.
Alkanet root is primarily used as a dye and dying, especially for materials, soap and lip balm.

Used Parts:-
The root is the part dye used in traditional crafts.

Typical Preparations:-
For oil-based products, infusion of oil by placing about 1 tablespoon in ¼ cup oil. Shake or stir daily for a few days, then strain alkanet root. Heat can be used to help speed up the process. Alkanet ratio of oil will be adjusted according to the product being made, to adjust amounts as needed.

Alkanet root is primarily used as a natural death agent, and provides a ruby red color with natural fibers, wool, wood, stone, lip balm, lipstick, ointments, ointment, soap, lotion, and tint oil, vinegar, tinctures, varnishes, or wine. In the past alkanet root used to improve the appearance of low-quality wines and ports, and to give an old look to wine corks. However alkanet root mainly used as a dying agent now, and is not recommended for internal use. In soap will alkanet root yield shades of pink, blue and purple, depending on the quantity, types of oil used, and the alkalinity of the soap.
Medicinal use of alkanet Herb:-

  • Alkanet Herb was formerly used for old ulcers, inflammation and burns help in ointment form.

  • Alkanet Herb was traditionally used as an external emollient.

  • Reputation mitigate and softens the skin. Said to contract tissue and reduce moisture loss.

  • Alkanet Herb was used to treat wounds.

  • The herb powder mixed with petroleum gel was applied as an ointment for back pain or bruising.

  • Internally, 1 / 2 teaspoon ground alkanet Herb to 1 C hot water may be steep, then taken for worms.
For external use only. Does not apply to broken or abraded skin.
If over a long period of time, alkanet can cause cancer.


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