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6 Medieval Transylvanian Saxon Remedies for Skin Problems

by Andreea Laza

Looking for medieval remedies from Transylvania for skin problems? Discover hundreds of years old Transylvanian Saxon remedies.

Passed on from generation to generation, these Saxon remedies from Transylvania are an invaluable yet, almost forgotten treasure. Kept for hundreds of years in clothing chests painted with flowers along sprigs of lavender, these remedies belonging to Saxon healers from Rotbav, Jibert, Ungra, Vurpar, or Biertan, Transylvania have been rediscovered and published in magazines and books. Today these Saxon remedies enjoy a special interest in Germany and Europe. Here we want to share with you Saxon remedies for skin problems.

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Downtown Sighișoara, Romania, a city with a great Saxon influence

6 Transylvanian Saxon Remedies for Skin Problems

1. Herpes

Herpes is a virus that most people have in a latent state, that is most often activated by severe stress that weakens the immune system. Transylvanian Saxons used fresh lemon balm and St. John’s wort steamed or steeped and applied directly to the affected area in the form of compresses (or tea bags soaked in warm water). In case of relapse, wrap an ice cube in a handkerchief and press over the tingling area, which is a sign that the herpes will “break out” again. These Saxon remedies stop inflammations and infections as these plants have strong antiviral action.

2. Neurodermatitis

Neurodermatitis is a viral condition in most cases, caused by EBV. An old Saxon remedy is daily baths with vegetable oil. Pour about 10 ml of vegetal oil into the warm bath water (37-38°C/98-100°F), bathe for 10 minutes, then gently massage the oily film into your skin. Apple vinegar washes are used against the itching. Mix one part of vinegar with two parts of water and dab the affected area with a piece of cotton pad. Fats and oils restore the skin’s suppleness and soothe itching, while apple cider vinegar stabilizes the skin’s protective acid layer.

3. Cellulite

Cellulite is a disorder of the skin caused by an overburdened liver. Beautiful Saxon women used parsley to get rid of cellulite. This is their recipe. Steep a spoonful of parsley in a cup of hot water for 10 minutes, then strain. Drink a cup of parsley tea daily. This remedy is not recommended for pregnant women (can induce labor) and people suffering from kidney problems, due to its powerful diuretic properties.

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4. Wrinkles

Wrinkles are a natural consequence of aging, which is accumulated toxicity in the body. Therefore, the best remedy for wrinkles is a diet based on as many fresh fruits and vegetables as possible. However, Transylvanian Saxons used a few things to slow down the skin aging process. Whisk 1 egg yolk with 2 tablespoons of wheat germ oil and a grain of cake yeast and spread it in a thin layer on the face and neck area. Rinse with plenty of water after 30 minutes. The lecithin from the yolk smoothes and stretches the skin, while the B vitamins from the yeast protect it from the harmful effects of the environment. For a vegan version, use sunflower lecithin.

5. Insect Bites

Mosquito bites are not dangerous, but bee and wasp stings can cause serious inflammation or allergic reactions. In case of such symptoms, you should go to the doctor. First, wash the area with cold water, then apply ice, to stop the swelling. One of the oldest Transylvanian Saxon remedies for insect bites is onion, as onion contains sulfide, which are natural antibiotics that absorb water from the tissue. Cut an onion in half, and apply to the sting. Onion reduces inflammation and itching, while cold water/ice prevents serious inflammations.

6. Calluses

Apply a slice of onion to the callus or corn, until the painful “core” comes off, then keep your feet in warm water, wipe, and anoint the area with calendula salve made with calendula tincture. The sulfides in the onion soften the horny layer of the skin, and the salve is a panacea for any kind of wound.

The selection of Transylvanian Saxon remedies and the medical explanations in this article belong to Dr. Bernard Uehleke, a German specialist in complementary medicine, at the University of Wurzburg, Germany.

More Saxon Remedies:
Cold and Flu Symptoms
Digestive Problems
Heart & Blood Problems
Eye Problems

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