Despite our best efforts to live a healthy and toxic free life, there are times when there is illness or injury. In some of these cases (such as trauma) traditional medical treatment is guaranteed, and I am certainly grateful that medical treatment is available when needed.
But what about those times when illness or injury is not fatal but simply uncomfortable or limited?
Below is a list of what you will find in my “medicine” cabinet and first aid kit. It’s a collection of treatments I’ve tried myself, a natural treatment prescribed by a doctor, and which I hope I never need!
Please note that I am not a doctor and no one plays on the Internet, so this list is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be used as a substitute for medical aid.
Treatments and herbs in my natural first aid kit
Before we begin, keep in mind: I didn’t make this list overnight! It took many years of research and trial and error to find the treatments I use the most.
Activated charcoal- Also for severe use in food poisoning, intestinal disease, vomiting, diarrhea, toxic ingredients, etc. If a child eats a toxic substance, control the local poison and take a child to the hospital immediately. Swallowed a battery or magnet!
Arnica– Topical cream used for muscle pain or injury, injury or any kind of trauma. We have found that when used properly right after an injury, it greatly reduces the time it takes to heal or heal wounds and muscle sores. Not for internal use or use on open deductions.
Red chilli powderWhile this is a good addition to many foods, it’s even better to keep it in a medicine cabinet. I also have a red pepper capsule in my purse. The important thing is that red pepper powder is bleeding rapidly. I’ve read of intravenous infusions to increase blood flow and clear obstruction, although thankfully I didn’t have to check. Taking it internally during illness is also a useful treatment as it appears to increase blood flow and rapid recovery (although I do not give it to children).
Chamomile– I use it to make a relaxing texture that helps children calm down if they are sick or just have trouble sleeping. Tincture also works strangely on the gums of the teeth. Dried flowers can also be made into poultry with some gauze and placed on the eye for 15 minutes every hour to help remove pink eye (usually works in an hour or two). Served as a tea, chamomile is a relaxing drink at night and the tea can be cooled and mixed on the stomachs of newborns to soothe them. I sometimes add some yellow chamomile tea to the baby’s bath as it is great for the skin and promotes relaxation. I always keep the texture in my purse.
کامفری– An external herb that promotes healing of wounds and broken bones. Poultry prepared with plantain and camphor placed on the wound can greatly reduce the healing time and prevent and help prevent infection. I make homemade “Nesopurn” with this and other herbs and use it on bug bites, cuts, bruises and poison ivy. It is best to keep dry herbs on hand for chickens and homemade salvia.
Eucalyptus herb and essential oil– I have hand in hand for breathing problems. We use Auction Herbs in the face steam for congestion or bone problems and I make a light (and petroleum free) version of LV Vapo Rob for coughs and respiratory illnesses. Essential oils can be diluted with coconut oil or olive oil and applied externally to the legs and chest to help open the nasal passages.
Ginger capsules– Ginger is great for nausea, constipation, stomach ache and morning sickness. I put some motion sickness in the car. It helps to soothe the stomach after indigestion or food poisoning.
ایکچینسیہ– I want to keep acne texture at home by hand for serious illnesses. I don’t use it as a first resort, but it is helpful in chronic diseases.
Peppermint herb and essential oil sen Another great digestive herb. For upset stomach or digestive diseases, the herb is made into tea. The tincture for heading can be used internally or externally. When combined with some other digestive herbs, it makes a highly effective digestive aid and treatment for nausea. We also use this essential oil in our homemade toothpaste.
plantain- Maybe you pulled it like grass without roots! I always carry dry herbs on my hands to make poultry for poison ivy, bites, stings, cuts and infections. In a pinch, I picked something up from the ground, chewed it, and put it on a fly sting for quick relief of pain.
پھسل ایلم– Helps with sore throat or irritation or when you lose your voice. These lozenges taste great and are helpful for sore throats. This herb can also be used in tincture or tea to get rid of sore throat.
Apple cider vinegar– I have a bottle of Organic Apple Cider Vinegar with “Mom” in hand for digestive problems, indigestion, food poisoning, and more. 1 teaspoon taken in 8 ounces of water every hour, it helps to shorten the duration of any kind of disease, although it is difficult for children to take it happily.
Vitamin C– Useful for all diseases, but especially for flu-related illnesses. I keep the powder on hand because it is free of excess and can be mixed in food and drink so that children can use it.
Aloe vera plant– We have burns and blisters growing in the house.
Epsom salt– Good for bathroom as well as for bathroom. By dissolving in water, to help remove the shower. It can also be a good take.
hydrogen peroxide– I carry several bottles at a time. It’s great for disinfecting, cleaning small cuts, and your homemade oxy-clean. Personally, I also use a dropper filled with hydrogen peroxide in the ear at the first sign of an ear infection (but consult your doctor first). I leave the peroxide on for 15 minutes or until it stops ballooning and then repeat on the other side.
Homemade Neosporin– When I tell my kids, I make my own “boo boo” lotion (no petroleum needed). I keep it in small tones and lip chip containers for the size of the go. I use it on cuts, bruises, cuts and anything else that can be used with antibiotic ointment.
Witch Hazel I keep gallons of cuts, scraps and cosmetics on hand. It makes a great toner for the skin and is good for the underarms. 🙂
Gelatin– I take gelatin regularly for its health benefits, but I also keep it in hand for first aid and illness. Domestic chicken soup (from bones and tissues) Natural gelatin is one of the things that makes it so nutritious during illness. During any type of illness, sufferers get gelatin in a variety of ways: in food, home-made jello, smoothies, and hot tea.
Baking Soda– A good treatment to keep in hand. 1 / L, 1/4 can be taken internally to help in quick elimination of skin irritation or urinary tract infection. It can also be made into poultry and used for large cuts.
Probiotics– These are the strongest probiotics I have found and we use them to repair gut bacteria during and after any illness. I have found that clients improve the condition of the skin with regular use of probiotics, and I especially recommend them to pregnant mothers, as newborns receive their gut bacteria from their mothers. Probiotics can really help children with chronic illness and ear infections.
Coconut oil– From skin salts, to diaper creams, to make-up make-up, to antifungal treatments, coconut oil is great! I put some add-ons in the first aid kit for use internally, in tinctures and externally on dry skin and chapped lips.
Better medicine cabinet for you
The only real medicine you get in my original cabinet will come from Genixa and they have no color, no preservatives, no extra free medicines. They have everything from pain relief to snacks, as well as homeopathic remedies. You can also find them at a local pharmacy near you!
Other first aid supplies
- Peach Bandages – These bandages are made from 100 organic bamboo and are rich in coconut oil.
- Butterfly bands
- Great gun– Use superglue and butterfly bandages on minor to moderate skin cuts (no puncture wounds). I have used it many times instead of stitches and it heals faster and less scarring than where I had stitches. This works especially well for the face and other visible areas that are easily scarred or in the hair where other bandages may be difficult to apply. I’ve used it on finger gestures or nickels (I’m notorious for beating nickels while cooking) or in other places where band aids won’t work.
- Strips of sterile muslin cloth in a plastic bag to wrap wounds.
- Cover the straps and keep the ice pack. Cut wool sleeves from old sweaters
- Hot water bottle
- Enema kit
- Bulb syringes and Nosefreda to help crowds in children
- Homemade Ice Pack (Freeze liquid dish soap or alcohol in a double bag ziplock bag only and use as an ice pack.)
Do you use any natural remedies for illness or first aid? Share your hints below!