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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) typical medical remedy is definitely warranted, and I’m definitely grateful that medical remedy is on the market 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 an inventory of what you’ll discover in my “drugs” cupboard and first support package. It’s a mixture of treatments I’ve examined myself, ones advised by a naturopathic physician, and ones that I hope to by no means want!
Please be aware 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 meant for use as a alternative for medical consideration.
Treatments & Herbs in My Pure First Support Package
Earlier than we begin, take into account: I didn’t construct up this listing in a single day! It took a few years of analysis and trial and error to search out the treatments I take advantage of and belief essentially the most.
Activated Charcoal- For acute use in food poisoning, intestinal sickness, vomiting, diarrhea, ingestion of poisons, and so forth. Additionally maintain the native poison management quantity available in case a baby ingests a poisonous substance and instantly take a baby to the hospital if he/she has swallowed a battery or magnet!
Arnica– Topical creme used for muscle ache or damage, bruises, or any sort of trauma. We’ve discovered that it drastically diminished therapeutic time or bruises and sore muscle groups when used topically proper after damage. Not for inside use or use on open cuts.
Cayenne Powder– Although it is a good addition to many meals, it’s even higher to have in a medication cupboard. I maintain a number of cayenne capsules in my purse as effectively. Topically, cayenne powder helps cease bleeding quickly. I’ve learn instances of it being taken internally throughout coronary heart assaults to extend blood circulation and assist clear blockage, although fortunately, I’ve by no means needed to take a look at this one. It is usually a helpful treatment to take internally throughout sickness as it’s proven to extend blood circulation 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 children if they’re in poor health or simply have bother sleeping. The tincture additionally works wonders on teething gums. The dried flowers may also be made right into a poultice with some gauze and positioned on an eye fixed 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 leisure. 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 scale back the therapeutic time and assist stop and reverse an infection. I make a selfmade “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 selfmade salves.
Eucalyptus Herb and Essential Oils– I maintain available for respiratory sort issues. We use eucalyptus herb in a face steam for congestion or sinus troubles and I make a gentle (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 bother, and morning illness. I additionally maintain some within the automotive for movement illness. It helps soothe the abdomen after a digestive sickness or meals poisoning.
Echinacea– I maintain a selfmade echinacea tincture available for extreme sicknesses. I don’t use it as a primary resort, however it’s useful in extended sicknesses.
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 reduction.
Slippery Elm– Useful for sore or irritated throat or while you lose your voice. These lozenges style nice and are useful for teenagers with sore throats. The herb itself can be utilized in tinctures or teas for sore throat reduction.
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 length of any sort of sickness, although it’s powerful to get children to take it willingly.
Vitamin C– Useful for all sicknesses, however particularly flu-related sicknesses. I maintain the powder available as a result of it’s additive-free and might be blended into meals or drinks to get the youngsters to devour it.
Aloe Vera Plant– Now we have one rising in the home for burns and blisters.
Epsom Salt– Good as a shower soak for sore muscle groups. Dissolved in water, it may also be a very good soak to assist take away splinters.
Hydrogen Peroxide– I maintain a number of bottles available always. It’s good 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 together with your physician first). I depart the peroxide in for quarter-hour or till it stops effervescent after which repeat on the opposite aspect.
Homemade Neosporin– I make my very own “boo-boo” lotion as my children name it (no petroleum wanted). I maintain it in small tins and in lip chap containers for on-the-go measurement. I take advantage of this on cuts, bruises, rashes, and the rest antibiotic ointment might be used on.
Witch Hazel– I maintain a gallon available to be used on cuts, scrapes, and for beauty makes use of. It makes an ideal 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 support and sickness. The pure gelatin in selfmade hen soup (from the bones and tissue) is likely one of the issues that makes it so nourishing throughout sickness. Throughout any sort of sickness, the bothered will get gelatin in varied methods: in meals, selfmade jello, smoothies, and scorching tea.
Baking Soda– Additionally a very good treatment to maintain available. For extreme heartburn or urinary tract infections, 1/4 tsp might be taken internally to assist alleviate rapidly. It may 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 situations 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 remedy, coconut oil is nice to have round! I maintain some within the first support package so as to add treatments to take internally, use in tinctures, and apply externally to dry pores and skin and chapped lips.
A Higher-for-You Medication 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 all the pieces from ache reliever to saline, in addition to homeopathic medicines. You may additionally be capable of discover these in a neighborhood pharmacy close to you!
Different First Support Provides
- Patch Bandages- These bandages are produced from 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 troublesome 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 received’t keep effectively.
- Strips of sterilized muslin material in plastic luggage 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 treatments for sickness or first support? Share your ideas beneath!