This formula is a piece of history. An evolution of tradition.
MEND is a vital addition to any first-aid kit.
My mentor, Dr. Ni Hai-Sha, introduced me to his version of this wound powder over a decade ago and I've never looked back. In my household we've relied on this formula for everything from tiny injuries, scrapes, skinned knees, cuts, acne to any other strange wound we've found ourselves dealing with. Between a knife-happy chef and my aerial silks hobby, we've had some serious cuts and fabric burns to contend with over the years. This is our go to and we're excited to finally share it with you!
Originally inspired by the traditional Chinese first-aid powder Yunnan Bai Yao, Mend is a synthesis of Dr. Ni's formula and my own herbal experience.
Yunnan Bai Yao is a famous household medicine that has been time tested and shrouded in secret. We've crafted our version using diligent research into this historical and famous formula and shoring up some of it's shortcomings.
Estuary Herbs has synthesized a new, improved wound powder.
So what's the difference between Estuary Herb's version and the others?
It’s all the quality of the raw materials. Unfortunately the big brand “Yunnan Bai Yao”, as many Chinese herbal patent formulas, hide their ingredients, have unverifiable sources, fillers and potential adulterants. We don't like that.
All of our herbs are carefully chosen through trusted suppliers and are backed by a Certificate of Analysis to verify they have gone through identity, assay, heavy metal, and microbial testing using Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS), Organoleptic testing, gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and thin layer chromatography (TLC).
This gives us confidence that each product contains exactly what it is intended to, and nothing more.
'Mend' has a silky consistency that not only sticks to your skin, but feels soothing and easy to use. We value your feedback! I’ll be sending out a short email survey that I would very much appreciate your input on in a few weeks, but you can fill it out whenever you’ve had a chance to use the powder.
For open wounds, scrapes, abrasions, abscesses or otherwise moist lesions on the skin: Clean with gentle soap and water, dab or pour Mend Powder onto a cotton ball or cosmetic pad and liberally apply directly to the wound. You want to cover it enough that there is an opaque coat of powder on the skin. If it is a large surface area, cover with a loose bandage to protect but still allow to get air. If it is small, leave uncovered. The powder should stick to the wound, stop bleeding and form a scab quickly. Reapply whenever you wash or when the wound becomes moist. You can use multiple times a day if needed. This will change the environment of the skin, drying out fluid that allows bacteria to grow in order prevent infection, while encouraging blood flow to the area AND allowing the plant resins to form a scab to protect the wound as it heals. For unopened or dry wounds, mix just enough water, first-aid salve, or coconut oil with the powder to make a thick paste, apply liberally and cover as needed.
Topical use only! Do not take internally.
We will have another formula released soon that is intended to be used internally for traumatic bleeding, but this is not it.