Heaven Sent Healing Ointment contains the herbals extracts of calendula, astragalus, cur cumin and aloe vera. Calendula has anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties making it useful for healing wounds and burns, soothing eczema, and cooling inflamed skin (eg. acne). it has been shown to speed up wound healing. Astragalus has superb antioxidant properties, which make it a great natural detox and anti-inflammatory by decreasing the levels of nitric acid in our body due to its high polysaccharide content. In addition, it controls the flow of blood to the wounded parts of the skin through metabolic regulations leading to faster wound healing. Curcumin found in turmeric can help heal wounds by decreasing inflammation and oxidation. It lowers the body's respond to cutaneous would resulting in quicker healing. Studies have shown aloe vera to accelerate wound healing by promoting the proliferation and migration of fibroblasts (a cell that synthesizes the extracellular matrix and collagen and produces the structural framework for living tissue) and keratinocytes (cells which compose 90% of the epidermis of the skin). Aloe vera significantly improves wound healing in human epidermal keratinocytes and human skin. Treatment with aloe vera also increase cell-cycle progression and in cell number. These factors lead to faster and improved wound healing. By combining the natural agents in one product, Heaven Sent Healing Ointment (in use for over 20 years) has been shown to be an excellent healing source for wounds and lesions. These combined factors prove especially helpful in slow to heal wounds.