Tag: First Aid

Athlete’s Foot – Herbal First Aid

Athlete's Foot is a chronic problem in gyms and locker rooms. As a fungus (dermatophytes), it thrives in warm, moist, sheltered environments and feeds on keratin. Keratin is a protein that forms the base for skin, nail and hair production. Rarely, Athlete's Foot can be caused by yeast but it is treated the same way. [...]

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Lower Your LDL Cholesterol Naturally

Cholesterol is the bane of our modern existence. Sure, you can go to great lengths to avoid those high cholesterol levels the doctors warn against, but most of us just don't. The result is that by middle age, you may well be faced with a choice, continue to do as you have been or start [...]

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Kitchen Herbs That Soothe Your Stomach

Nutmeg was once coveted for its digestive prowess. Ladies and gentlemen alike grated a dusting of nutmeg on their morning cereal, afternoon puddings, evening soups, and even feast foods such as roasts and rich desserts. Why? Because Nutmeg goes a long way toward helping your stomach and intestinal tract process whatever foods you've eaten no [...]

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Prevent Allergies Naturally with Nettle

One of the best all-natural remedies for allergies is Stinging Nettle. Nettle helps your immune system back down from a full-blown allergy attack. The abundance of vitamins and nutrients in Nettle help your whole system feel supported and healthy, which allows your immune system to relax further. Nettle is a diuretic and will flush out [...]

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Treat Athlete’s Foot Naturally

Those who suffer from Athlete's foot know that burning, itching sensation can simple awful to endure. The good news is, there are a few all-natural solutions to combat athlete's foot. A cotton swab of Myrrh tincture on the affected area is an excellent place to start. Myrrh will ease the itching and burning while it [...]

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Reduce Bedwetting Naturally

Bedwetting is one of those frustrating problems that add stress to life. Most often, your kids will outgrow bedwetting eventually, but until that day herbs can help you ease the symptoms naturally. Horsetail's bland taste makes it a perfect addition to a bedtime tea for children. It is easy to add a bit of  dried [...]

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Deep Cuts and Wounds: Herbal First Aid

Deep cuts and wounds are dangerous and frightening. The first order of business is always to staunch the bleeding and prevent shock. The first hour after the injury occurred is the most critical period in which to activate the body's natural healing energies. Until you can get to the emergency room, herbs offer essential first [...]

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Poison Oak/Poison Ivy Rash: Contact Dermatitis

Spring is a dangerous time of the year for eager herbalists. So many plants are emerging from their winter sleep that it is tempting to step off the hiking trail to examine them more closely. That is when the guardians assigned to protecting these tender sprouts spring into action. The Toxicodendron species which includes poison oak, poison ivy and poison sumac, has an oily substance called urushiol which triggers an allergic reaction in many people.

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Sinus Infection Remedy Blend

Allergies, colds, and flus all leave their mark on our poor sinuses. Sinus congestion leads to other unpleasant problems like coughing, sneezing, congestion, clogged ears and headaches. This formula is my favorite for draining the sinuses and keeping them clear. I take 2 droppers full in water with every meal and just before bed during [...]

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Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye): Herbal First Aid

Pink Eye, also know as eye flu and conjunctivitis, is an infection of the conjunctive membrane of the eye. It is usually the cause of a virus. It's contagious, just like any other virus, and is easily treated with herbs. Pink eye gets its name from the congested or engorged blood vessels in the eye [...]

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Sprained Ankle: Herbal First Aid

One misstep, your foot turns under you and suddenly your ankle is screaming for attention. A sprained or twisted ankle shows its displeasure by exhibiting soreness and/or swelling around the outward protruding ankle bone. The ligaments have been pulled and walking becomes difficult. Sprains can vary in degree of injury, but the treatment is often [...]

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