External Applications in Anthroposophic Nursing

Formica 5% Oil

Formic acid 5%
This oil is unfortunately no longer on the market due to stricter regulations; possibly prepare it yourself using a mother tincture from Weleda

Guiding principle

Formica rufa, the red wood ant, is generally considered to be industrious; it can carry several times its body weight. Its anthills are usually laid out in such a way that one part is built towards the light and the other part faces the forest. We only see the part of the structure that is above ground; it continues underground just as far.
The tincture is an extract in which the whole animal is used so that formic acid is included. The substance helps, among other things, to dissolve deposits in the joints, in cases of gout and rheumatic complaints. Formica is helpful in treating symptoms that worsen in response to cold.

Indications and application