Balm Of Gilead
This gold colored and delicious smelling balm is one of the most useful tools to have in your medicine cabinet. Cottonwood buds contain some salicylic acid, a natural form of aspirin that can be used as a pain reliever for arthritis, joint pain, injuries, tendonitis, etc. It makes a general fantastic wound salve as it reduces inflammation, encourages healing, is antimicrobial, and an analgesic. You can use this salve on cuts, scrapes, bruises, aches, pains and more.