Wool is able to absorb up to a third of its own weight without moisture. This moisture is then discharged again in a dry environment. Small woolen hairs ensure that no evaporation cold is produced. Dresses made of wool are permeable to air and favor the breathing of the skin.
Heeling wool has long been known for a soothing, healing effect. Even the people of antiquity knew these qualities and made use of them. However, in the following centuries, the knowledge about the healing power of Heeling wool went more and more into oblivion. In 1885, the German pharmacologist Oskar Liebreic discovered the use of the wool for medicinal purposes.
Healing wool is natural wool, which contains wool wax, which is also called lanolin. Lanolin consists of a mixture of different acids and mainly fatty acids and fatty alcohols. The sheep but lanolin through their sebaceous glands. This is distributed in the wool, which protects the animals from cold and moisture. In cosmetics, lanolin is used as an element of care products, ointments and baby creams. These properties make the wool a popular base for creams and ointments. If it is also carefully processed, it retains its natural lanolin. The wool thus remains respiratory active and allows oxygen to be applied to the skin.
The wool is obtained by shearing the sheep, then cleaned, dried and combed. No chemical additives are used here, which ensures that the lanolin is retained. Lanolin ensures that the wool relieves itching and also cares for the skin. In addition, the hairs of the wool stimulate the skin's blood circulation. They can absorb moisture, leaving the wool breathing active. If it is placed on wounds, oxygen can continue to reach the skin, which in turn supports wound healing.
Heeling wool applications
The wool is known as an alternative remedy for use in wounds or infected skin. It can be used in cases of diarrhea, wetting, or nipples that have been sore by breastfeeding. Other specific fields of application are inflammation, eczema, arthritis, bronchitis, migraine, rheumatism, back pain and tensions.
The wool is applied by laying a piece on the painful site and fixed there for example by a bandage or a towel. To be fully effective, it must be applied directly to the skin. Therefore, no additional creams or ointments may be used. If an open wound is present, a fine net should first be laid over the wound. To ensure proper hygiene, the wool should be replaced after each application. If the wool is only applied to the skin, a warming, somewhat tingling feeling is already apparent in a short time. It is also possible a slight itching, which disappears after a short time.
Use of curative wool at wounds and use of the therapeutic wool in the baby
When babies wear diapers, they can sometimes scrub quite a bit. The result is a diaper dermatitis, which is also called Po. The wool is particularly suitable here because it absorbs superfluous moisture without drying out. It also soothes the stressed skin and supports the regeneration of the skin of the baby.
Clean the baby as with the wrap with a normal damp cloth. Do not use the child. Then lay a thin layer of the wool into the diaper, so that it will lie on the sore spots. Then, pull the child back into the diaper and make sure that it cannot slip. Always replace the wool as soon as you rewind the child. Always use fresh wool, because this washed does not work anymore. After about two to three days, the child's skin should show a marked improvement.
Use of curative wool on nipples
The inflammation of the nipples is very unpleasant during breastfeeding and breastfeeding does not make breastfeeding fun. The wool can also be used here. The application is very simple: Place a small piece of wool in your bra so that it is comfortable to wear. However, the wool must not slip. The soothing, anti-inflammatory properties can be noticed after 1 to 3 hours.
Do not clean the breast during the period between the removal of the wool and breastfeeding, because the wool is not harmful to the child. After 24 hours, you should change the woolen piece. However, if the condition has not improved after 1 to 3 days, you should search for an alternative.
Use in case of bronchitis, cough or sore throat
A curative wrap wrapped around the neck can be used for all discomfort at the neck. It is a good home remedy to counter cough, bronchitis, throat pain or pharyngeal inflammation. Just wrap a scarf or cloth around your neck. Both should not be uncomfortably tight, but not too loose. Then take 2 - 3 hands of wool and stuff them between the scarf and neck. The healing wool should be applied directly to the skin. After about 1-2 days, it should be replaced.
Wool on wet wounds
Grafting is not uncommon in both children and adults. Many of them slip out or spill out. Here, too, the anti-inflammatory effect of the wool provides relief. Its effect is particularly acute in abrasions or wounds. The fine fibers of the wool and its high fat content activate the body's self-healing powers. The structure ensures the ventilation, which supplies the wound with sufficient oxygen.
Clean the wound first with a liquid disinfectant or a spray. Scraping wounds can also be rinsed with tap water or still mineral water. Then place a thin layer of wool on the wound. Make sure that the affected area is completely covered with wool. In addition, you can use an air-permeable wound dressing. Wrap a bandage over wool or wound dressing and fix it with plasters or special clips.
Use for earaches
Earache can also be treated with wool. Cover the aching ear with a layer of wool and fix it through a cloth or a headband. You can also roll a piece of wool into a ball and place it in the auditory canal. However, make sure that the ball is not too deep in the ear.
Heeling woolto buy
There are several providers where you can buy Healing wool. You can buy them at discounters, or you can also purchase medicinal wool in the Dm or other drugstores. However, wool is preferred by free-bred sheep because they produce a better wool fat and are sheared in spring anyway. The wool of the back or head of the sheep is best suited for the recovery of medicinal wool. After washing, the sorting out of dark parts of the wool takes place. The clean wool is then combed until it feels soft.
The products of "Marianne’s Wool" consist 100% of Bioland sheep's wool from sheep kept in Germany. Only new wool from controlled biological animal husbandry is used.