Wednesday, March 23, 2011

My Herbal First Aid Kit

Things that I like to have in my herbal first aid kit:

Activated charcoal capsules – neutralize poisons, bites

Aloe gel – burns, sunburn, radiation burns

Arnica cream – bruises, sore muscles – don't use on broken skin

Arnica homeopathic – bruises sore muscles – when you can't use the cream

Bentonite clay – bites, diarrhea, colon cleansing, skin mask, itching, infections, detoxifier

Burts Bees Res-Q – healing, anti-inflammatory

Catnip – bring down fever, colic, stomach ache

Cayenne – warming, stop bleeding, heart attack, frostbite, hypothermia, shock, trauma

Chamomile – headache, stomach ache, spasms, morning sickness, calming, anti-histamine

Echinacea – viral and bacterial infections, snake bite, spider bite, immune system booster

Fennel seed – stomach ache, colic

Garlic oil caps – viral, bacterial, and fungal infections, ear ache, parasites, repel mosquitos, mosquito bites

Ginger – nausea, morning sickness, motion sickness

Nutribiotic – liquid and tablets – parasites, infections, wounds, disinfectant, sore throats, boosts immune system

Peppermint – stomach ache, sinuses

Raw honey – sore throat, burns, healing

Rescue Remedy – cream, spray, and/or drops – calming, trauma

Respiration – herb blend for strengthening the lungs

Salt – sore throat gargle

Sunbreeze oil - sore muscles, headache, sinuses

Essential oils (Therapeutic grade) including:

Tea tree – antiseptic, antifungal
Lavender – calming, burns, skin irritations, soothing, cuts
Peppermint – digestion, fatigue, respiration
Rosemary – muscle soreness
Thieves – anti bacterial

I am not trained as an herbalist. It is recommended that you check with an herbalist or with reputable books or websites before using herbs medicinally.

What herbs and herbal formulas do you have in your first aid kit?

5 comments:

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  2. I found your blog from the SFG forum.

    That's some impressive list you have there. I love Tea Tree oil. Aside from using it on the body, I like to put some in my vacuum bag and spray the furniture with it to treat the bacteria in the air.

    My favourite herbs are: sage, basil, tarragon, and rosemary.

    You have a couple of things that I've never heard of though, like respiration and nutribiotic; where do you get those?

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  3. Welcome, Cynergy Diva,
    Respiration is an herbal blend from Solaray. Nutribiotic is a grapefruit seed extract. I have had positive results with both. I use Nutribiotic when I am exposed to anything. You should be able to find them at health food stores.
    Did you see my post on Tarragon?

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