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Herbal First Aid
By: / Novice
Post # 1

In a Domestic Emergency, People perfer the easier way to use a pill or liquid over the counter. So they rather not use herbal remedies.

I will show information how to make herbal remedies for quick easy. This can be made into a kit or you will know what you need to do if you do not have what you needed.

Remedies to Buy/Make

Herbal remedies can be bought ready-made in avariety of different forms, including creams esstiantial Oils, and Capsules.

I will list the most common Things first and then other remedies and so forth that are easy to make and such.

I will List what I have at home and what I commonly use them for.

Distilled Witch Hazel

This is one cheap can find in dolla r stores., If you unable to buy organic. I say organic is better.

This is used for burns(Minor) and sunburns. Soak a swab of witch hazel to staunch the flow of blood from wounds and soothe insect bites.

For bruises and sprains, keep an ice cube trayof witch hazel in the freezer, clearly labeled WITCH HAZEL !

More to come...

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Re: Herbal First Aid
By: / Novice
Post # 2

Lavender Oil

Add 2-3 Drops to a teaspoon of carrier oil ubto the nape of the neck and temples at the first hint of a headache or migraine.

Use the same mix to relieve minor burns scalds or Sunburns.

Garlic

Rub the garlic on acne pustules and other infected pimples or use crushed garlic to draw corns.

Garlic is Highly Anti-Septic.

Aloe

To soothe minor burns, scalds or sunburns, break off a leaf from an Aloe vera plant.

Split it open and apply the thick gel to the affected area immediately.

Onion

Place fresh slices on insect bites stings for rapid relief.

Also use to relieve nettle rash or hivescaused by food allergies.

Ginger

Chew a piece of crystallizied Ginger to ease nausea or prevent travel sicknesses.

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Re: Herbal First Aid
By: / Novice
Post # 3

Witch Hazel is also good for hemroids. Soothing and cooling the swelling. It is the main ingredient in Tucks pads. Pregnant women are able to use these to sooth themselves after childbirth. But it is cheaper to create your own. Grab a pack of cotton rounds (not cotton balls) and a bottle of witch hazel and soak the cotton round and place on top of the pads to help sooth the area. Cost is all of about $2.12 at the Dollar General store and you do not get all the other ingredients (which my help but if you dont know what is in it, it is nice to know you have an alternative that you will know).

Peppermint (oil, extrat, or leaf) can help nausia (oil or leaf) you can put a couple of drops in any drink (I prefer hot chocolate) or use the leaf in tea. I also helps with caulic in babies (extract). One small dab on your fingure and place on roof of mouth.

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Re: Herbal First Aid
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Post # 4
Comfrey Healing Slave- helps to heal minor cuts and scrapes

Lip Balm- soothe dry, cracked lips

Valerian Tincture- ease frazzled travel nerves and get a good nights sleep

Lavender essential oil- help disinfect cuts and scrapes.ease nerves

Echinacea Tincture - boost your immune system.

Feverfew or/and willowbark Tincture or capsules- migraines/headaches,minor aches and pains

Powder Cayanne Pepper- Stops minor and major bleeding

Plantain leaves for spit poultice- Swelling/Bee Stings

Slippery Elm Lozenges- sore throats and throat irritations

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Re: Herbal First Aid
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Post # 5
Onion- Helps guard against many chronic diseases. Onion can combat heart disease, inhibit strokes, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and stimulate the immune system. Onion has 25 active compounds that help to inhibit the growth of cancerous cells alliin being the main constituent.

(From: http://www.herballegacy.com/Wilson_Medicinal.html)

Honey- Can be used to treat digestive problems, stomach ulcers and gastroenteritis. A fast remedy for athlete's foot. Honey is effective for coughs with no worry of side effects. A lip balm of Honey will help heal chapped lips. You can use Honey for acne for it's anti-bacterial properties.

(From: http://karen-ellis.hubpages.com/hub/The-Amazing-Healing-Properties-of-Honey)

Lemon Verbena- A sprig of this herb can be added to a pot of Ceylon tea or Rooibos tea sweetened with honey and no milk to help digestive problems. It can also calm nervousness and shakiness.

(From: http://www.naturalnews.com/026543_tea_oil_herb.html)

Cloves- General uses of Cloves include: cough and cold, infections, toothaches, labor pain, muscle spasms, nausea, bloating, indigestion, flatulence (gas), colic, dirrhea, high cholesterol, ulcers, sores and it is an aphrodisiac. Cloves are highly regarded for their nalgesic, antiseptic and germicidal properties that help fight infections and relieve pain for many conditions.

(From: http://planetwell.com/the-health-benefits-and-healing-properties-of-cloves/)

Cinnamon- Cinnamon tea can help to alleviate colds and congestion, and to treat diarrhea. Cinnamon raises vitality, warms the system, stimulates all the vital functions of the body, counteracts congestion, improves digestion, relieves abdominal spasms and aids in peripheral circulation.

(From: http://www.truthistreason.net/healing-powers-of-cinnamon)
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Re: Herbal First Aid
By: / Novice
Post # 6
All good suggestions but a little note to be very careful with Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium) and Willow Bark (Salix sp.)

Both of these have large amounts of active compounds in them so care must be taken.

No one with a **sensitivity to Aspirin**, diabetes, blood vessel diseases, influenza, *chicken pox*, any kidney or liver problem should take willow bark.

People on blood thinning drugs and medication for liver disorders should avoid Feverfew.

If you are taking any prescribed medication including contraceptives always check with your doctor for any interactions that may arise from herbal remedies
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