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Regardless of our best attempts to live a healthy and toxin free life, there are occasions when sickness or damage strike. In a few of these instances (like trauma) standard medical therapy is actually warranted, and I’m actually grateful that medical therapy is obtainable if wanted.
However what concerning the occasions when the sickness or damage just isn’t life-threatening, however merely uncomfortable or limiting?
The next is a listing of what you’ll discover in my “medication” cupboard and first assist package. It’s a mixture of cures I’ve examined myself, ones advised by a naturopathic physician, and ones that I hope to by no means want!
Please notice that I’m not a health care provider and don’t play one on the Web, so this listing is for informational functions solely and isn’t supposed for use as a substitute for medical consideration.
Treatments & Herbs in My Pure First Help Equipment
Earlier than we begin, take note: I didn’t construct up this listing in a single day! It took a few years of analysis and trial and error to seek out the cures I take advantage of and belief probably the most.
Activated Charcoal- For acute use in food poisoning, intestinal sickness, vomiting, diarrhea, ingestion of poisons, and so on. Additionally maintain the native poison management quantity available in case a toddler ingests a poisonous substance and instantly take a toddler to the hospital if he/she has swallowed a battery or magnet!
Arnica– Topical creme used for muscle ache or damage, bruises, or any kind of trauma. We’ve discovered that it drastically decreased therapeutic time or bruises and sore muscular tissues when used topically proper after damage. Not for inside use or use on open cuts.
Cayenne Powder– Although this can be a good addition to many meals, it’s even higher to have in a drugs cupboard. I maintain a number of cayenne capsules in my purse as nicely. Topically, cayenne powder helps cease bleeding quickly. I’ve learn instances of it being taken internally throughout coronary heart assaults to extend blood move and assist clear blockage, although fortunately, I’ve by no means needed to check this one. It is usually a helpful treatment to take internally throughout sickness as it’s proven to extend blood move and velocity restoration (though I don’t give it to kids).
Chamomile– I take advantage of it to make a relaxing tincture that helps calm youngsters if they’re sick or simply have hassle sleeping. The tincture additionally works wonders on teething gums. The dried flowers will also be made right into a poultice with some gauze and positioned on a watch for quarter-hour each hour to assist relieve pink eye (often works in a few hours). Brewed as a tea, chamomile is a calming drink at night time and the tea might be cooled and rubbed on the abdomen of colicky infants to assist soothe them. I generally add some brewed chamomile tea to the child’s bathtub as it’s nice for the pores and skin and promotes rest. I maintain the tincture in my purse always.
Comfrey– An exterior herb that promotes therapeutic from accidents and damaged bones. A poultice made with plantain and comfrey that’s positioned on a wound can drastically cut back the therapeutic time and assist forestall and reverse an infection. I make a home made “Neosporin” with this and different herbs and apply it to bug bites, cuts, bruises and poison ivy. It’s best to maintain the dried herb available for poultices and home made salves.
Eucalyptus Herb and Essential Oils– I maintain available for respiratory kind issues. We use eucalyptus herb in a face steam for congestion or sinus troubles and I make a light (and petroleum-free) version of Vapo-Rub for coughing and respiratory illness. The important oil might be diluted with coconut oil or olive oil and be utilized externally to the ft and chest to assist open nasal passageways.
Ginger Capsules– Ginger is nice for nausea, reflux, abdomen hassle, and morning illness. I additionally maintain some within the automobile for movement illness. It helps soothe the abdomen after a digestive sickness or meals poisoning.
Echinacea– I maintain a home made echinacea tincture available for extreme diseases. I don’t use it as a primary resort, however it’s useful in extended diseases.
Peppermint Herb and Essential Oil– One other nice digestive herb. For upset abdomen or digestive sickness, the herb is made right into a tea. The tincture can be utilized internally or externally for headache. When mixed with a number of different digestive herbs, it makes a highly effective digestive aid and nausea remedy. We additionally use this important oil in our homemade toothpaste.
Plantain– You’ve in all probability pulled this as a weed with out realizing it! I maintain the dried herb available always to make right into a poultice for poison ivy, bites, stings, cuts, and an infection. In a pinch, I’ve picked some from the bottom, chewed it, and put it on a bee sting for rapid ache aid.
Slippery Elm– Useful for sore or irritated throat or if you lose your voice. These lozenges style nice and are useful for youths with sore throats. The herb itself can be utilized in tinctures or teas for sore throat aid.
Apple Cider Vinegar– I maintain a bottle of natural Apple Cider Vinegar with “the mom” available for digestive troubles, indigestion, meals poisoning, and extra. Taken in a dose of 1 teaspoon per 8 ounces of water each hour, it helps shorten the period of any kind of sickness, although it’s powerful to get youngsters to take it willingly.
Vitamin C– Useful for all diseases, however particularly flu-related diseases. I maintain the powder available as a result of it’s additive-free and might be combined into meals or drinks to get the youngsters to devour it.
Aloe Vera Plant– We now have one rising in the home for burns and blisters.
Epsom Salt– Good as a shower soak for sore muscular tissues. Dissolved in water, it will also be soak to assist take away splinters.
Hydrogen Peroxide– I maintain a number of bottles available always. It’s excellent for disinfecting, cleansing small cuts, and in my homemade OxyClean. Personally I additionally use a dropper filled with hydrogen peroxide within the ear on the first signal of ear an infection (however test along with your physician first). I go away the peroxide in for quarter-hour or till it stops effervescent after which repeat on the opposite facet.
Homemade Neosporin– I make my very own “boo-boo” lotion as my youngsters name it (no petroleum wanted). I maintain it in small tins and in lip chap containers for on-the-go dimension. I take advantage of this on cuts, bruises, rashes, and anything antibiotic ointment could possibly be used on.
Witch Hazel– I maintain a gallon available to be used on cuts, scrapes, and for beauty makes use of. It makes a fantastic pores and skin toner and is sweet for the postpartum backside. 🙂
Gelatin– I take gelatin regularly for its health benefits, however I additionally maintain it available for first assist and sickness. The pure gelatin in home made rooster soup (from the bones and tissue) is without doubt one of the issues that makes it so nourishing throughout sickness. Throughout any kind of sickness, the stricken will get gelatin in numerous methods: in meals, home made jello, smoothies, and scorching tea.
Baking Soda– Additionally treatment to maintain available. For extreme heartburn or urinary tract infections, 1/4 tsp might be taken internally to assist alleviate shortly. It will also be made right into a poultice and used on sider bites.
Probiotics– These are the strongest probiotics I’ve found and we use them throughout any sickness and after the sickness to restore intestine micro organism. I’ve seen purchasers enhance pores and skin circumstances with common use of probiotics, and I particularly suggest them to pregnant moms, as new child infants obtain their intestine micro organism from their mom. For kids who get fixed sickness and ear infections, probiotics can even actually assist.
Coconut Oil– From pores and skin salve, to diaper creme, to make-up remover, to antifungal therapy, coconut oil is nice to have round! I maintain some within the first assist package so as to add cures to take internally, use in tinctures, and apply externally to dry pores and skin and chapped lips.
A Higher-for-You Drugs Cupboard
The one precise medicines you’ll discover in my cupboard comes from Genexa and their line of no dye, no preservative, additive-free medicines. They’ve every thing from ache reliever to saline, in addition to homeopathic medicines. You might also have the ability to discover these in a neighborhood pharmacy close to you!
Different First Help Provides
- Patch Bandages- These bandages are made out of 100% natural bamboo and are enriched with coconut oil.
- Butterfly Bandages
- Superglue– On minor to reasonable pores and skin cuts (not puncture wounds) use superglue and butterfly bandages. I’ve used this as an alternative of stitches a number of occasions and it healed sooner and left much less scarring than the locations I’ve had stitches. This particularly works for face and different seen areas that scar simply or in hair the place different bandages might be tough to use. I’ve additionally used it on fingertips or knuckles (I’m notorious for grating knuckles whereas cooking) or different locations the place band-aids gained’t keep nicely.
- Strips of sterilized muslin material in plastic baggage for wrapping wounds.
- Lower off wool sleeves from outdated sweaters to cowl bandages and maintain ice packs
- Hot water bottle
- Enema kit
- Bulb syringe and NoseFrida for serving to with congestion in kids
- Homemade ice pack (simply freeze liquid dish cleaning soap or rubbing alcohol in a double-bagged- ziplock bag and use as an ice pack.
Do you utilize any pure cures for sickness or first assist? Share your ideas beneath!