Find out how to Create a Pure First Support Equipment | Wellness Mama

Find out how to Create a Pure First Support Equipment | Wellness Mama
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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 circumstances (like trauma) standard medical remedy is actually warranted, and I’m actually grateful that medical remedy is out there if wanted.

However what concerning the instances when the sickness or damage just isn’t life-threatening, however merely uncomfortable or limiting?

The next is a listing of what you’ll discover in my “drugs” cupboard and first help equipment. It’s a mixture of treatments I’ve examined myself, ones urged by a naturopathic physician, and ones that I hope to by no means want!

Please word that I’m not a health care provider and don’t play one on the Web, so this checklist is for informational functions solely and isn’t supposed for use as a alternative for medical consideration.

Treatments & Herbs in My Pure First Support Equipment

Earlier than we begin, have in mind: I didn’t construct up this checklist in a single day! It took a few years of analysis and trial and error to seek out the treatments I exploit and belief probably the most.

Activated Charcoal- For acute use in food poisoning, intestinal sickness, vomiting, diarrhea, ingestion of poisons, and so on. Additionally preserve 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 significantly 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 drugs cupboard. I preserve just a few cayenne capsules in my purse as effectively. Topically, cayenne powder helps cease bleeding quickly. I’ve learn circumstances of it being taken internally throughout coronary heart assaults to extend blood movement and assist clear blockage, although fortunately, I’ve by no means needed to take a look at this one. Additionally it is a helpful treatment to take internally throughout sickness as it’s proven to extend blood movement and pace restoration (though I don’t give it to youngsters).

Chamomile– I exploit it to make a relaxing tincture that helps calm youngsters if they’re sick or simply have bother sleeping. The tincture additionally works wonders on teething gums. The dried flowers will 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 tub as it’s nice for the pores and skin and promotes leisure. I preserve 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 significantly 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 preserve 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 preserve some within the automobile for movement illness. It helps soothe the abdomen after a digestive sickness or meals poisoning.

Echinacea– I preserve 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 just a few 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 understanding it! I preserve 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 fast ache aid.

Slippery Elm– Useful for sore or irritated throat or whenever you lose your voice. These lozenges style nice and are useful for youths with sore throats. The herb itself can be utilized in tinctures or teas for sore throat aid.

Apple Cider Vinegar– I preserve 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 period of any sort of sickness, although it’s powerful to get youngsters to take it willingly.

Vitamin C– Useful for all sicknesses, however particularly flu-related sicknesses. I preserve the powder available as a result of it’s additive-free and might be blended into meals or drinks to get the children to devour it.

Aloe Vera Plant– We now 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 will also be a superb soak to assist take away splinters.

Hydrogen Peroxide– I preserve a number of bottles available always. It’s excellent for disinfecting, cleansing small cuts, and in my homemade OxyClean. Personally I additionally use a dropper stuffed with hydrogen peroxide within the ear on the first signal of ear an infection (however test together with your physician first). I go away 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 youngsters name it (no petroleum wanted). I preserve it in small tins and in lip chap containers for on-the-go dimension. I exploit this on cuts, bruises, rashes, and the rest antibiotic ointment might be used on.

Witch Hazel I preserve a gallon available to be used on cuts, scrapes, and for beauty makes use of. It makes an important pores and skin toner and is sweet for the postpartum backside. 🙂

Gelatin– I take gelatin regularly for its health benefits, however I additionally preserve it available for first help and sickness. The pure gelatin in selfmade rooster 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 stricken will get gelatin in varied methods: in meals, selfmade jello, smoothies, and sizzling tea.

Baking Soda– Additionally a superb treatment to maintain available. For extreme heartburn or urinary tract infections, 1/4 tsp might be taken internally to assist alleviate shortly. It will 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 circumstances 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 youngsters who get fixed sickness and ear infections, probiotics may 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 preserve some within the first help equipment 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 Drugs 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 things from ache reliever to saline, in addition to homeopathic medicines. You may additionally have the ability to discover these in a neighborhood pharmacy close to you!

Different First Support Provides

  • Patch Bandages- These bandages are created from 100% natural bamboo and are enriched with coconut oil.
  • Butterfly Bandages
  • Gauze
  • 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 instances 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 gained’t keep effectively.
  • Strips of sterilized muslin material in plastic luggage for wrapping wounds.
  • Reduce 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 youngsters
  • 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 employ any pure treatments for sickness or first help? Share your suggestions beneath!

How to make your own natural herbal medicine chest and first aid kit with natural remedies, supplements and herbs to handle most minor injuries and illnesses.