Esme is an elderly lady of 96 years old, apart from the ulcer on her leg she is very fit for her age. My friend informed me that the ulcer is impacting on her nerve endings, I recommend St Johns Wort for her to help relieve the pain; due to it working with the nervous system of the body. I have also recommended a hot lemon drink with honey, made with fresh lemons to help her to detox the body due to the medication that she is having to take at this time due to the leg ulcer.
What causes leg ulcers? What do the medical profession say? 'The most common underlying problem causing leg ulcers is disease of the veins of the leg. Venous disease is the main reason for other two thirds of all leg ulcers. Venous disease is the cause of 80% of leg ulcers. An abnormally high pressure in the veins damages the skin and leads to ulcers'. 
How long will it take the ulcer to heal?
It has usually taken many years for the venous disease to cause the ulcers, so it is not surprising that the ulcers may take a fairly long time to heal. Although most venous ulcers will heal in 3-4 months, a small proportion will take considerably longer.
I asked my friend which leg? She said it was the left leg and that is do with earthly reality.
Cabbage is one of the oldest folk remedies for ulcers, dating back to Roman times. In 1949, a group of researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine decided to put this virtuous vegetable to the test. In the study, 13 people with ulcers drank 1 liter (about a quart) of raw cabbage juice every day. They healed six times faster than people whose only treatment was the standard bland diet. Cabbage contains glutamine, an amino acid that increases blood flow to the stomach and helps strengthen its protective lining. During an ulcer flare up, Dr Murray (a natropathic doctor from Bellevue, Washington, an author of 'Natural Alternatives to Over-the-Counter and Prescription Drugs), recommends that people should drink the juice of half a head (about 2 cups) of cabbage each day. Eating the same can be equally effective. Don't cook the cabbage because it the heat destroys its anti-ulcer abilities. 
Research from New Zealand, the honey stops the growth of the ulcer causing bacteria. Dr Quillin recommends using only raw, unpasteurized honey for easing an ulcer, since heat-processed honey doesn't contain any of the beneficial substances. Try taking 1 tablespoon of raw, unprocessed honey at bedtime on an empty stomach. It is important to continue to take the honey after the ulcer is healed, to stop it coming back. 
Yoghurt is also recommended, it contains healthy bacteria that competes with the bacteria that causes ulcers. Get enough of the beneficial bacteria in your system and the ulcer causing bacteria will find themselves outnumbered and unwelcome. If you have an ulcer try to eat 1 cup of yoghurt 3-4 times a day for a couple of weeks. Dr Quillin said that 'When you combine yoghurt therapy with any medical treatment you can anticipate shortening the course of your ulcer by a third. Incidentally, when buying yoghurt, look for brands labeled "Live and active cultures.' which contain the beneficial live bacteria. 
The advice is also to avoid milk and coffee if you are susceptible to ulcers. So if you are going to have tea, then it is a green tea, herbal tea, fruit tea without milk.
Flower essence McCartney Rose is recommended for nerve tissue and Squash for legs. Has we know one can also eat Squash like mashed swede. In the summer months, water melon is also good for legs. Gurudas recommends a lot of different flower essences for ulcers and they include the following:
Avocado, Cedar, Comfrey, Daffodil, Dandelion, Dill and Green Rose.
On that basis I would also recommend eating Avocado due the sheer amount of nutrients that it holds, Dandelion tea, the herb Dill on salads. It will be interesting to see what tests when I make up a flower essence combination for her.
I have recommended the cabbage has well, shredded with carrot, so that ESME can put whatever salad dressing she likes to put on the freshly cut salad.
When I speak to ESME, I shall also ask her about your diet, because she is eating something that is not good for her and her ulcer. That is why after 4 months the ulcer has not healed. We have to give ESME a new diet that is healthy for her body. She also has to put her leg up, higher than her heart, and sleep like that has well for the time being. Her niece informs me that ESME said that she cannot have the cabbage due to a different health condition of the stomach. So what else do we have on the squash that can also be drunk has a soup. Fresh squash soup is available from most supermarkets.
Squash is considered to be a fruit because it contains seeds. It is rich in phytonutrients and antioxidants.
Low in fat, full of fiber, high in potassium (also found in banana), important for bone health, Vitamin B6, essential for proper functioning of both the nervous and immune systems. Squash also works with the heart.
10th December 2012
When I scanned Esme's painting, I could see a native American guide with her. Red Feather, also looking at it again on this post I can see Quan Yin as well. The painting tells me that we have to work with the heart chakra in her left foot.
Has far as healing therapies are concerned, I recommend Reiki, and Reflexology in the first instance. Although some aromatherapy oils, like lavender and geranium will also be good for her to help her to relax and heal.
3. New Foods For Healing, ISBN 0-553-58044-2
4. Flower Essences and Vibrational Medicine by Gurudas