Stock Your First Aid Kit With Natural Remedies
Natural First Aid Remedies
Most folks own a first aid kit. And there are all sorts of remedies, supplies and skills that everyone knows about.
(Of course, knowing about a first aid technique and being able to do it are very different things. But that’s a different post.)
There is one category that may be important in survival situations: natural and organic remedies. Solutions that you can stock and prepare in advance.
This is by no means an exhaustive list, but it should get you started stocking your survival first aid kit with natural remedies.
[As always, you must not rely on the information in this post as an alternative to medical advice from your doctor or other professional healthcare provider.
Several of [these] can be used on an easy camping trip, but this is aimed at longer-term situations [when] different medical [facilities] may not be available.
Activated Charcoal (Activated Carbon) – … to neutralize poisons. It’s a remedy for arsenic, mercury, pesticides, strychnine … over 4,000 chemicals … plant and [microbial] toxins … and wastes.
It may be used for venomous snake and spider bites. It’s to be dampened before being taken internally (about one teaspoon) and placed directly onto the wounds dampened.
Bentonite Clay – Following exposure to snake bites, activated charcoal can only be helpful for the first four hours. Following that, bentonite clay ought to be applied on to the wound site, because it has an interesting ability to draw out toxins.
Cayenne – Besides improving the flavor of a range of dishes, cayenne could be a miraculous herbal medicine. It [may] stop a heart attack within minutes, and was historically applied to open wounds for other purposes
Ginger – Nausea and vomiting … Preventing nausea often means preventing dehydration, therefore ginger is another life-saver …
Colloidal Silver – Silver is without doubt one of the best anti-bacterial and anti-viral substances available. It can thus be used to make water safer to drink, while not causing major blood vessel harm like chlorine … [but it will] not kill most parasites …
Colloidal silver will facilitate anyone who has become sick with almost any sickness. Take two tablespoons each few hours … Colloidal silver is the best burn remedy in existence …
Iodine – Iodine may be a life safer for deep wounds. It penetrates deeply to kill all infectious bacterium … apply iodine generously to any injury that breaks the skin … till the wound [scabs] over …
Echinacea – … Use it orally in large doses following a venomous bite, and topically mix it into the bentonite clay that was mentioned earlier …
Apple Cider Vinegar – It [may] quickly eliminate indigestion, heartburn, sunburns (in combination with silver), and may sometimes help with headaches.
Chamomile – … for quickly eliminating insect bites. Chamomile may be purchased in capsule form, and the capsules should be opened and mixed with vodka before directly applying to insect bites.
It’s … a gentle sedative, so chamomile is the Benadyrl of the wildlife. For max result against insect bites, a solution of it really needs to be made well in advance … should be used with caution in people who suffer from ragweed allergies …
Anti-Inflammatory – … Devil’s Claw, cherry concentrate, and MSM are the foremost effective for injuries. MSM may be a source of sulfur that has been repeatedly shown in analysis to assist with each join pain and injury-related inflammation.
Cannabis (marijuana) – While illegal in most areas of the planet, these herbs are ideal for pain relief … Cannabis is good for gentle to medium pain relief and nausea …
If you have any specific questions about any medical matter you should consult your doctor or other professional healthcare provider.]
Source: The prolific and very smart “ordinary guy”, John Turner, of Patriot Direct.
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