Tag: First Aid

Sinus Infections – Herbs to Help You Breathe Easy

Sufferers of either allergies or colds will tell you that sinus infections (sinusitis) make even the simplest tasks miserable. The symptoms are numerous: sinus pain, watery eyes, runny nose, coughs caused by post-nasal drip, fatigue, headaches, blurred vision, bad breath, jaw pain and swollen eye lids. In short – utter misery. It is not always possible to run to the doctor for antibiotics. Herbal medicine is a practical option for most households.

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Cold Care for Winter

The common cold is defined as a viral infection of the upper respiratory system. Stuffy noses, coughs and constant weariness are warning signs of an oncoming cold. There are over two hundred different types of rhino-viruses and since they travel through the air and via physical contact with ever benign objects such as doorknobs or light switches, these viruses are very successful. Although colds only last 2 weeks and host only mild symptoms, they can open the door to other more complicated bacterial infections like the flu, strep throat, or ear infections.

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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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Poison Oak Spray

My daughter and I share a well-honed talent for seeking out poison oak. Over the years, we have tried many remedies for keeping the rash from itching and spreading. This blend works the best. It is always best to be proactive but Poison Oak Spray does the job when the symptoms have gotten away from us. Just a little goes a long way with this formula. The symptoms should disappear within 24 -48 hours with regular use.

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Decongestant Steam Mix Recipe

This mix is specifically formulated for sinus and chest congestion. It breaks up mucus that blocks the airways and eases breathing. The deep coughs that rattle your lungs can signify pneumonia, which can also be treated with this formula, must be taken seriously. If you suspect pneumonia, get qualified medical attention at once.

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