First Aid Kit



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Life is full of little accidents, bumps, bruises , burns, cuts and insect bites. This may well be why there are so many home and herbal remedies that have been passed down from generation to generation




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Even when you are caught unprepared, basic knowledge such as which plants growing in your yard to use for an emergency bandage can help save the day. Learning how to make your own homemade oils, balms and salves pays off in money saved, and more importantly quality treatments for you and your loved ones.

The most important ingredient in any home first aid kit would have to be common sense. Once you make a good judgement call that the situation doesn't warrant professional attention, delve into your well stocked herbal medicine chest for some of these home herbal remedies.

Herbal Oils and Salves

Herbal infused oils are a staple of your home herbal first aid kit. Calendula is a stunningly beautiful flower, the deep orange and yellow petals form a colorful contrast with the greenery in the herb garden. Calendula flower oil is a particularly good treatment for cuts, scrapes, bruises, insect bites and minor wounds. Chickweed salves and poultices are cooling and soothing to minor burns, skin irritations, and rashes. Check the backyard in the spring and you will likely find some chickeweed just waiting to be picked. Comfrey is the herb to turn for fast healing of cuts, scrapes and wounds. Comfrey salves and ointments can heal just about any skin irritation. Fresh leaves can be applied to bruises, fractures, sprains, and other injuries.

The fresh flowers of St. Johns wort can be infused in oil to produce a beautiful and powerful red oil. This therapeutic oil has so many uses that you can sum it up by saying if it hurts, soothe it with St. Johns Oil St. John's Wort Oil


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