Keeping an all-natural first aid kit is a great way to treat an illness or injury that limits your abilities. The remedies within this kit can ease symptoms without interrupting your body’s immune system as it works to cure whatever ails you. Below is a list of remedies that are ideal for a variety of illnesses at home.
Chamomile: Use chamomile to take care of insomnia problems, as well as for children who are teething or ill. Mash the dried flowers into a poultice, placing it on pinkeye for 15 minutes an hour for a speedy recovery.
Cayenne powder: Cayenne can be taken as capsules. When applied topically, it stops bleeding pretty quickly. When taken internally while sick, you can reduce recovery time by far.
Arnica: Use arnica, the topical cream, on muscle pains, injuries and other traumas to quicken healing and reduce soreness.
Comfrey: Comfrey is an herb that encourages healing. Mix plantain and comfrey into a poultice to heal wounds quickly, as well as reverse infection.
Eucalyptus: Keep eucalyptus herb and essential oil on hand for respiratory troubles. Make a steam with the herb for congestion, and dilute the oil with olive oil to apply to feet and chest.
Echinacea: This herb can be made into a tincture for severe illnesses. Use the dried herb to make tea which helps with sore throat, coughs, flu, candida, urinary tract infections, and a lot more. Taking the capsules is a quicker way to get it down.
Turmeric: Use turmeric to make tea or take the capsules to treat a wide variety of illnesses.
Ginger: Treat nausea, motion sickness, stomach issues, food poisoning, reflux and morning sickness with ginger capsules.
Aloe Vera: At least one aloe vera plant should be growing nearby to treat blisters, burns and more. Aloe Vera is also excellent boosting the immune system, treating heartburn, improving digestion, and enhancing hair growth when applied directly to the scalp.
Other Remedies / Items
Hydrogen peroxide: Keep some hydrogen peroxide on hand to clean wounds, fight and prevent ear infections and ease respiratory troubles. Additionally, you’ll need HP to add to your all-natural list of household cleaners.
Apple cider vinegar: ACV is ideal for tummy troubles of all types, from indigestion to food poisoning and beyond. Take it in a teaspoon per 8 ounces of pure water to experience improved health and overall well-being.
Activated charcoal: This is a must-have in your natural first aid kit. Use activated charcoal to treat intestinal illnesses, diarrhea, food poisoning, toxin ingestion and similar conditions.
Vitamin C: Should be on hand for the flu-season; the powder can be mixed into drinks, which makes it a lot easier to get a kid to take. Or, eat foods rich in Vitamin C.
Epsom salt: This is great for sore muscles, splinters, constipation, and stomach issues. Epsom salt is also a vital part of making your homemade detox bath.
Witch hazel: Keep some witch hazel on hand for cuts, burns, scrapes and skin toning.
Probiotics: Use probiotics to improve skin conditions and repair gut bacteria during and after an illness. Pregnant women can use them to provide their baby with gut bacteria that they need, potentially preventing ear infections and illnesses in newborns.
Baking soda: ½ teaspoon baking soda taken in a glass of pure water, can cure heartburn, UTIs and alleviate pain when applied externally as a poultice for spider bites.
Of course, you should always have butterfly bandages, gauze, a hot water bottle, a bulb syringe, enema kits, and cotton balls in your first aid kit.
You’ll also need containers to store some of the herbs. Find affordable and high-quality bottles, jars, environmentally friendly bags, and other storage supplies, online.
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