Summer First Aid
By: Brigitte Mars
The plants all around us can help us to heal ourselves, if we only know how to utilize them! Here are some natural first aid tips to help you and your loved ones make it through a summer of fun and adventure!
Remove stinger. Apply mud, clay, papain or baking soda mixed with apple cider vinegar. Take homeopathic apis.
Apply pressure to or above wound. Apply crushed yarrow, shepherd’s purse leaves, or cayenne pepper.
After receiving medical attention, take nettles, oatstraw, and horsetail internally. Take homeopathic symphytum and a calcium supplement.
Apply cold water and vinegar compress. Take homeopathic arnica internally and use it topically as well… But, never apply arnica topically in an open wound, only on the surrounding area.
Soak in cold water first. Then apply lavender oil, peppermint oil, aloe juice, cold tofu slices or cucumber slices.
Eat miso soup with sea vegetables. Take a chlorophyll and antioxidant supplement. Drink teas of red clover, dandelion root, and cleavers.
Shower after exposure. Then apply castor oil, cooked oatmeal, or a charcoal poultice.
Cuts & Wounds-
Clean well. Apply a salve containing calendula, comfrey, goldenseal and/or vitamin E.
Hold your head between your knees. Take deep breaths of peppermint or lavender essential oils.
Take an ume concentrate, charcoal capsules, and/or 1 T. apple cider vinegar and 1 T. honey in a glass of hot water.
Refrain from eating sugars and drinking juices. Take an acidophilus supplement internally. Soak the area in water with apple cider vinegar. Apply tea tree oil.
Internally use grapefruit seed extract, an ume concentrate, garlic capsules, an artemesia annua tincture and/or acidophilus supplements.
Drink plenty of water and cooling teas such as peppermint, raspberry leaf, and hibiscus. Drink a vitamin C or electrolyte beverage.
Take garlic capsules and a B-complex supplement internally. Apply citronella, tea tree, and eucalyptus essential oils topically.
For soreness, add 15 drops rosemary oil to bath. Implement R.I.C.E. (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation). Take homeopathic arnica internally and use it topically as well… But, never apply arnica topically in an open wound, only on the surrounding area.
Drink teas of peppermint, ginger, or cinnamon. Take an ume concentrate.
Take a valerian, turmeric, bromelain, skullcap, boswellia and/or white willow supplement. Take homeopathic arnica internally and use it topically as well… But, never apply arnica topically in an open wound, only on the surrounding area.
Poison Ivy, Oak-
Shower immediately after exposure with antibacterial soap. Take homeopathic rhus tox. Apply Swedish Bitters, apple cider vinegar and/or a baking soda paste.
Call 911 or Poison Control first. Then take a syrup of ipecac if vomiting is suggested. Then take charcoal capsules to adsorb toxins.
Avoid fruits such as citrus, strawberries, and mangoes. Use homeopathic urtica. Apply apple cider vinegar or oatmeal in the bath. Apply aloe to the skin.
Take vitamin E internally. Apply aloe juice and vitamin E topically. And, avoid sun exposure until the wound is healed.
Take the flower essence blend called Rescue Remedy. Take homeopathic arnica and keep the person in shock warm. Get medical attention immediately.
Rub garlic oil on your legs to repel the snakes. Use an echinacea supplement internally if bitten, and apply a salt pack. Get medical attention immediately.
Numb the area with ice and remove the splinter with a sterilized needle and tweezers. Take homeopathic ledum and cover with a drawing clay if the splinter persists.
Implement R.I.C.E. (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation). Take homeopathic arnica internally and use it topically as well… But, never apply arnica topically in an open wound, only on the surrounding area. Take a tumeric and bromelain supplement.
Breathe deeply. Take a B-complex, L-theanine valerian, and/or GABA supplement. Add 15 drops lavender oil to a tepid bath. Take the flower essence blend Rescue Remedy.
Shower after exposure. Drink lots of water. Add apple cider vinegar to a cool bath. Spray on aloe vera juice.
Remove with disinfected tweezers. Grasp near head and pull straight out. Apply an echinacea extract topically and take red root internally.
Take an ume concentrate, charcoal capsules, and/or acidophilus supplement. Avoid drinking any fruit juice. Eat bananas, rice, applesauce.