My Herbal First Aid Kit

Things that I like to have in my herbal first aid kit:

Activated charcoal capsules – neutralize poisons, bites

Aloe gel – burns, sunburn, radiation burns

Arnica cream – bruises, sore muscles – don’t use on brokenskin

Arnica homeopathic – bruises, sore muscles – when you can’t use the cream

Bentonite clay – bites, diarrhea, colon cleansing, skin mask, itching, infections, detoxifier

Burts Bees Res-Q – healing, anti-inflammatory

Catnip – bring down fever, colic, stomach ache

Cayenne – warming, stop bleeding, heart attack, frostbite,hypothermia, shock, trauma

Chamomile – headache, stomach ache, spasms, morning sickness,calming, anti-histamine

Echinacea – viral and bacterial infections, snake bite, spider bite, immune system booster

Fennel seed – stomach ache, colic

Garlic oil caps – viral, bacterial, and fungal infections, earache, parasites, repel mosquitos, mosquito bites

Ginger – nausea, morning sickness, motion sickness

Nutribiotic – liquid and tablets – parasites, infections,wounds, disinfectant, sore throats, boosts immune system

Peppermint – stomach ache, sinuses

Raw honey – sore throat, burns, healing

Rescue Remedy – cream, spray, and/or drops – calming, trauma

Respiration – herb blend for strengthening the lungs

Salt – sore throat gargle

Sunbreeze oil – sore muscles, headache, sinuses

Essential oils (Therapeutic grade) including:

Tea tree – antiseptic, antifungal
Lavender – calming, burns, skin irritations, soothing, cuts
Peppermint – digestion, fatigue, respiration
Rosemary – muscle soreness
Thieves – anti bacterial

I am not trained as an herbalist. It is recommended that you checkwith an herbalist or with reputable books or websites before usingherbs medicinally.

What herbs and herbal formulas do you have in your first aid kit?

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About Beuna, Garden Inspire

As a garden coach, Beuna Tomalino has had the opportunity to help others grow their own food organically. Educated in Ornamental Horticultural from Utah State University and self taught in organic methods and multiple methods of gardening she helps others grow food no matter where they live. Beuna recently released the book Herbs to Know 2: Wild Medicinal & Edible Plants which she co authored with Kathy Wilson, Master Herbalist.

Posted on March 23, 2011, in Medicinal Herbs and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

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  2. I found your blog from the SFG forum. That's some impressive list you have there. I love Tea Tree oil. Aside from using it on the body, I like to put some in my vacuum bag and spray the furniture with it to treat the bacteria in the air. My favourite herbs are: sage, basil, tarragon, and rosemary. You have a couple of things that I've never heard of though, like respiration and nutribiotic; where do you get those?

  3. Welcome, Cynergy Diva,Respiration is an herbal blend from Solaray. Nutribiotic is a grapefruit seed extract. I have had positive results with both. I use Nutribiotic when I am exposed to anything. You should be able to find them at health food stores. Did you see my post on Tarragon?

  4. Nerissa,I have no contact information for you. Feel free to email me privately or contact me through my website: http://www.gardeninspire.com

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