In spiritual traditions Balm of Gilead is said to soothe the pain of the brokenhearted, ease trouble within your love life and promote peace after times of suffering. This Balm is used topically to help ease pain in the muscles and joints, something that can be massaged into an afflicted area and provide relief. Olive oil is used to invoke peace, the buds of the Poplar have been carefully wild-harvested in the spring (the only time they are available) on the banks of the Eel river in Humboldt county. I use a splash of Peru Balsam which is also calming and soothing, and I infuse the oil with the energy of the gemstone Chrysocolla; which is something to bring about loving communication and good vibes. This is high in Salicin which is the foundation of where we now get aspirin. Lovingly made and wildcrafted. 1/2 oz Bottle always small Batch and limited.