Tag: First Aid

Treat a Sty with Herbs Using Herbal First Aid

A sty is a swollen gland in the eyelid that originates in the pores in the eyelash area. It's irritating and can become complicated if not treated carefully. Sties are caused by blocked oil glands usually by an infection of staphylococcus bacteria, which will worsen the swelling and add redness to the entire eye tissue [...]

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5 Home Remedies for Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is an inflammation of the fascia tissue. This tissue is vital in supporting the arches of each foot, thus helping it to absorb shock and pressure from walking and to bear the body’s weight when standing. The tissue connects the toes to the heel’s metatarsal bones. When this tissue suffers a number of [...]

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Antibiotic Salve Recipe

Accidents happen. That little scrape or abrasion can get infected pretty quickly if it isn't cleaned properly. Although hygiene is the first and best defense, a dab of antibiotic salve will help your body fight back an existing infection naturally. This natural antibiotic balm is so effective and easy to use that it belongs in [...]

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Surviving PMS and Perimenopause: Flooding

This is an abbreviated version of "Menstrual Flooding: Surviving the Deluge." Read the full version at Candace Hunter: The Witch Next Door. Flooding can feel like adding insult to injury. Between Hot Flashes and Night Sweats, Spontaneous Weeping and Irreconcilable Rages, Formication (which isn’t nearly as fun as it sounds) and the myriad of other [...]

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Dry Socket – Herbal First Aid

A dry socket is extremely painful. It is the result of a dislodged blood clot after a tooth extraction. Blood clots are nature's way of cushioning a wound and aiding the healing process. Without the clot, the wound and damaged nerves are exposed to air and the healing process is compromised. There are a number [...]

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Rosacea Facial Rinse

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that causes red, blotchy patches resembling acne or sunburn on facial skin. It's most common for fair-skinned women starting at the age of  30 or 40 years. When it occurs in men, the condition can become more severe. Doctors commonly prescribe antibiotics for rosacea with limited success. Although the [...]

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Colic: Herbal First Aid

Colic is the boogeyman of new parents. All caregivers fear it. Colic is not life threatening, but the thought of spending 3 to 6 months with a screaming newborn chills the blood. As a general rule, colic is very easy to detect. The colicky baby screams incessantly, turns red when crying, strains frequently as if [...]

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Diaper Rash: Herbal First Aid

Changing diapers is not a favorite part of any parent's life but a bad case of diaper rash can turn this routine into a nightmare. A red bottom is the first sign of diaper rash. This irritation is the result of sitting too long in urine soaked diapers. It can worsen into open sores which [...]

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Black Eye Treatment – Herbal First Aid

Accidents happen. Most people aren't lucky enough to go through life without getting at least one shiner. A black eye is basically a bruise around the outside of  the eye. Technically known as a periorbital hematoma, it's basically a facial bruise caused, as are all bruises, by bleeding under the skin.The delicate tissue around the [...]

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