(Balsamorhiza sagittata). 1 oz. brown glass bottle (Three month cold infusion of the root of Arrowleaf Balsamroot in virgin olive oil, strained and bottled).
Infused Arrowleaf Balsamroot Oil may be applied to infections and hard to heal wounds. Apply to athlete's foot and other fungal outbreaks. The oil also makes a good antibacterial agent to add to massage oils.
Arrowleaf Balsamroots are large and bulbous with a deep main taproot and several side roots. They grow on rocky hillsides, anchoring their roots among the rocks. Be prepared to spend around thirty minutes digging one. Besides a good shovel and a pick, sharp pruning shears are helpful in extracting the root. Harvest the root in early spring just as leaves are appearing or in the autumn when the leaves have died back. After scrubbing the soil from the root, break the outer bark from the inner core with a hammer. The core can then be pulled apart into long thin strips. The outer bark and inner core are then tinctured together.