First Aid Using Natural Remedies

Injured boy with band aid onHello!  I recently learned that my blog is being read in 99 countries – thank you readers all over the world!  Today, I am going to share ideas with you in the event that you or your child is sick or needs first aid; my hope is that each of these natural remedies can be found in a store near you or within your own home.

Fevers, infections, and even blisters all have their purpose.  It is not our job to suppress symptoms but we can certainly accelerate the natural healing of the body.  The goal of home remedies is not to stop the symptoms but to reduce the severity.  We always need to remember to honour the illness or the injury and what the body is trying to do.

These remedies are fast-acting, effective, kid-friendly and have certainly come to my family’s rescue time and time again:

Rescue Remedy – this is a potent combination of Bach flower remedies that I use when my girls experience any trauma i.e. fall, broken limb, nightmare.  This liquid has calmed them down and helped them heal many times.  It comes in a bottle and you simply put a few drops under your child’s tongue.

We are starting to hear about and find homeopathic remedies far more often than in the past.  Here is the list of homeopathic remedies and some of their uses, that I have extrapolated from my book:

Homeopathic Remedy Ailment Example of its use
Apis Sting, bite or hives Your child is stung by a bee
or mosquito or is
experiencing
itchiness/redness/swelling/
hives from eating
strawberries, cheese,
shellfish or citrus foods or
has reacted to penicillin.
Arnica Pain/bruising Your child is sore or bruised.
Arsenicum Food poisoning Your child is throwing up/has stomach cramps/diarrhea.
Belladonna Fever/sunstroke Your child has been
sunburned or has a fever.
There are other fever
remedies if this one
doesn’t bring it down.
Chamomile Needs calming Your child is worked up i.e.
colic/can’t sleep/has a
nightmare/is teething.
Pulsatilla Dehydration/Thirstless Your child has been sick and
not drinking much and you
want to replenish the fluid in
their body quickly.
Coccolus Nausea Your child is having motion sickness in the car, plane, boat or train.
Euphrasia Eye discomfort Your child’s eye/eyes are
sore, Red or pussing from
food, pool water or infection.
Gelsenium Flu Your child feels sick, their
limbs are sore, and they are
thirstless and drowsy.
Hepar Sulph/Spongia Croup Your child has a persistent barking cough.
Rhus Tox Chicken pox Your child has the chicken
pox and/or is itchy. This is
not the only remedy for the
chicken pox but is the most
well known.

Food Remedies

 

Ear infection Crushed, warmed garlic mixed with some olive oil (pea-sized) put in the ear and held in with a small piece of cotton usually clears up an infection overnight.
Eczema breakout Cut a raw potato and rub it all over the affected area.
Any sickness
i.e. sore throat, chest
or sinus infection
Hot water with lemon, ginger and honey or chicken soup.
Dehydration Coconut water or lemon, honey and Himalayan salt mixed in water.
Goose egg (bump) Crack and beat an egg and apply to the bump, letting it dry.  You will see the bump diminish within the hour!
Pink eye Place a drop or two of breast milk in each eye or soak a cotton ball with chamomile tea and put on your child’s eye for 15 minutes.
Diarrhea White rice, bananas or apple sauce.

I could write pages and pages on all the natural remedies available to us; these are just a few examples.  By using these natural remedies for yourself or your child, as opposed to drugs, you do not deplete the body of good bacteria – having lots of good bacteria is the key to physical well-being!  I invite you to try one of these remedies the next time someone in your family gets injured or sick and then let the rest of us know how it worked for you!   And please feel free to share some effective, natural remedies that I did not mention in this post.  Don’t forget to leave a link back to your own blog if you have one via the commentluv feature you will find here on the site.

Until next time,

Meredith

 

6 thoughts on “First Aid Using Natural Remedies

  1. Arnica is a miracle. We use it all the time, not only does it prevent bruising but it really stops pain from bumps and falls almost immediately. We found a great Arnica Oil product on our recent trip out west. It’s a roll on which really is a clever idea. The label says http://sopeshop.com Great stuff, can’t say enough great things about it.

    • Thank you so much for elaborating on the attributes of Arnica! I do view homeopathy as truly miraculous. Thank you, as well, for sharing the link for the roll on product!
      Meredith

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