Daily Dose of Nature

Herbal First Aid

Despite our best attempts to live a healthy and toxin free life, there are times when illness or injury strike. In some of these cases (like trauma) conventional medical treatment is certainly warranted and I’m certainly grateful that medical treatment is available if needed.

But what about the times when the illness or injury is not life threatening, but merely uncomfortable or limiting? While our first instinct may be to get medication to mediate symptoms, there are often natural remedies that don’t interfere with the body’s own immune responses and which can help ease uncomfortable symptoms.

Here is a list of herbal must haves :

  • Calendula – For cuts and scrapes, minor burns & inflamed rashes.
  • Chamomile – For calming, indigestion, wounds & rashes.
  • Fennel Seeds – For indigestion, gas, bloating & increase breast milk.
  • Ginger Root – For nausea, vomiting & menstrual cramps.
  • Lavender – For stress, anxiety, sleep, minor burns & cold sores.
  • Lemon Balm – For restlessness, irritability, indigestion & sleep.
  • Marshmallow Root – For mouth & throat sores, heartburn, cough & indigestion.
  • Oatmeal – For itchy rashes, anxiety, sleep & stress.
  • Peppermint – For nausea, gas, indigestion & congestion.
  • Red Raspberry Leaf – For uterine tonic, pregnancy nausea & diarrhoea.
  • Stinging Nettle – Rich in Iron, for seasonal allergies & water retention.
  • Yarrow – For wounds, antibacterial & antifungal.

Reference : https://earthmamaorganics.com/blog/earth-mamas-herbal-first-aid-kit/

6 Comments Add yours

  1. Sara Gamachu says:

    Hi Garima, nothing like sharing the love and I also want to take this opportunity to nominate you for the Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award and you can find the details here https://restore-28.blog/2020/05/27/the-ideal-inspiration-blogger-award-the-nominees-are/.

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    1. Garima says:

      Hi Sara, thank you very much for this. Apologies I do not do awards.

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    1. Garima says:

      Glad you liked it Prashant. It is better to go the natural way sometimes. However, need be there shouldn’t be any delay in going to a doctor for further care.

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  2. Lydia says:

    Great post! I’d only add Aloe as I’ve used it quite effective for burns and small cuts. Blessings, Lydia

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    1. Garima says:

      Ah yes, most helpful. Aloe Vera has analgesic, anti-inflammatory and soothing properties that ease the healing process. In fact, its gel has phytochemicals that help ease the pain and reduce inflammation. Cut open an aloe vera leaf and extract the gel. Apply the gel on the wound and let it dry.

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