Another staple ingredient I use in all my herbal salves along with Calendula is Comfrey.
The leaves are used in salve making and they have amazing healing benefits. Staph infections for instance, which are caused by Staphylococcal bacteria, are quickly killed by simply applying Comfrey salve to the infected area. Open wounds heal extremely fast - usually within 24 hours or less- and usually leave no scars behind as well. Broken bones are known to heal faster when Comfrey is applied to the outside of the affected area, and torn ligaments and tendons also heal quite quickly when a Comfrey salve is applied externally. Not only does Comfrey start the healing process quite fast, it also helps relieve pain as soon as it comes in contact with the injured area. It's also excellent for bringing down swelling and reducing inflammation.
Comfrey also heals hard-to-heal wounds such as bites from brown recluse spiders, diabetic ulcers, and bedsores.
Plants have awesome powers; they never cease to amaze me.