Like many others, the main reason I entered into herbalism was to care for my family. My wife and I have seven children so this is no small task. Cuts, bruises, earaches, and a variety of illnesses are
commonplace. I am a planner so I resolved to be prepared for the emergencies that my wife and I would face on a daily basis. The following is my list of First Aid Herbs.
Bee Stings – As a beekeeper, bee stings are an annual occurrence. I tend to swell
from bee venom so knowing how to handle it is important. Fresh plantain is always my fist go to. Find a couple of leaves, chew thoroughly and apply the leaf wad to the affected area. Secure in place with a sock or band-aid. Plantain will draw the venom from the body. When that is done, I would take five of Dr. Christopher’s Immucalm Formula Capsules. This will strengthen the immune system for the job ahead and keep it from behaving irrationally. For kids, instead of
capsules, I would use the Dr Christopher’s Kid-e-Soothe glycerite. If the swelling continues despite the plantain, use a paste/poultice of slippery elm powder.
Heart Issues – I would start with a teaspoon of cayenne tincture. This will equalize
the blood flow in the body and provide support for the heart. For extra support I would give a tablespoon or more of Hawthorne tincture. This will feed the heart, speed healing, and assist with any poor functionality caused by poor heart nutrition.
Bleeding – Bleeding can be very serious. The human body can bleed out in two minutes
so an appropriate response will need to be considered. For minor cuts, basic First Aid practices of applying pressure until it stops bleeding would be sufficient. For more troublesome bleeding, a Shepherd’s purse tincture will provide balance to the circulatory system and stop the bleeding. Nosebleeds can be a moderate concern and you can use a teaspoon of cayenne powder mixed in water and consumed to stop bleeding. Then there are the life threatening scenarios. There is no time to wait.
Cayenne tincture given orally and cayenne powder applied directly to the wound will stop bleeding now. From childbirth to serious knife cuts on the extremities, we have used this on occasion with great success.
Cuts, Bruises, Sprains, Broken Bones – Once the bleeding has stopped, and the bones
have been set, Dr. Christopher’s Complete Tissue Formula is the combination of choice. Capsules, ointment, poultice, and fomentation can all bring pain relief and speed healing. I have found that adding some Dr. Christopher’s Sen Sei balm near the afflicted area relieves pain quickly. Dr. Christopher’s Cayenne Heat ointment can be used to rush blood to damaged area to help soften stiff muscles and bring healing.
Nausea – Motion sickness in all its forms, including vertigo can be eased by the
application of ginger. Ginger candy made from diced ginger and honey can be taken to ease discomfort. Powdered ginger from the store mixed in some water can be an easy alternative.
Vomiting – For most of us, we approach this topic with dread. Vomiting actually has a
few benefits when used as needed. In the case of poisoning, or heavily congested lungs you can induce vomiting by administering a tablespoon or two of lobelia tincture. A mint tea given to the individual prior to the clean out will help with muscle stress. This will quickly clear the offending toxins from the body. More often people want to stop the vomiting. In many cases, I would disagree. If the body needs to cleanse, let it. Then there is the scenario where the vomiting is unproductive and
exhausting the body. This can be stopped using a product by Nature Works called Swedish Bitters. A dropper full in a glass of water sipped slowly will settle the stomach
Headaches/Pain – Typically, if you give the body the nutrition it needs pain will go
away, but on a rare occasion, you need something a little extra. White willow tincture or capsules will help relieve pain. I like to use Dr. Christopher’s Stop AKE for general pain relief.
Anxiety – A body and life that is out of balance leads to anxiety attacks and stress
related illnesses. For times of depression, I would recommend Dr. Christopher’s MindTrac capsules. Two to three capsules and life will begin to look better in about 20 minutes. Panic/Anxiety attacks should be addressed with Dr. Christopher’s Relax-Eze tincture or capsules. The Dr. Christopher’s Antispasmodic Tincture can also assist with anxiety related issues.
Seizures – When a seizure happens 1 or 2 dropperfuls of Dr. Christopher’s
Antispasmodic Tincture will stop the convulsions and bring balance to the individual.
Earaches – Earaches can show up at the worst times. Have the individual lay on
their side with the offending ear pointing up. Put a few drops of garlic oil in the ear canal and massage around the ear to work it in. Pain should dissipate in about 20 minutes. If the pain does not go away give olive leaf, or Dr. Christopher’s X-INFX Formula to reduce infection.
Antibiotic – Concerned about infection? Use 1-2 dropperfuls of olive leaf tincture,
or 3-5 Capsules of Dr. Christopher’s X-INFX Formula up to 5 times a day.