Homemade Natural First Aid & Illness Kit For You!

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Many of these natural remedies can also be used in the comfort of your own home, rather than having to take yourself or your ill or injured child to a doctor and expose them  to more illness..

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This list is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be used as a replacement when medical attention is needed!…

Activated Charcoal

For acute use in food poisoning, intestinal illness, vomiting, diarrhea, ingestion of toxins, etc. Also keep the local poison control number on hand in case a child ingests

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a toxic substance and immediately take a child to the hospital if he/she has swallowed a battery or magnet!

Arnica

Topical creme used for muscle pain or injury, bruises or any type of trauma. We’ve found that it greatly reduced healing time or bruises and sore muscles

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when used topically right after injury. Not for internal use or use on open cuts.

Cayenne Powder

Though this is a good addition to many foods, it is even better to have in a medicine cabinet.  cayenne powder helps stop bleeding rapidly.

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it being taken internally during heart attacks to increase blood flow and help clear blockage..

Eucalyptus Herb and Essential Oil

We use eucalyptus herb in a face steam for congestion or sinus troubles and I make a mild  version of Vapo-Rub for coughing and respiratory illness.

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The essential oil can be diluted with coconut oil or olive oil and be applied externally to the feet and chest to help open nasal passageways.

Ginger Capsules

Ginger is great for nausea, reflux, stomach trouble and morning sickness. I also keep some in the car for motion sickness.

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It helps sooth the stomach after a digestive illness or food poisoning.

Echinacea

I keep a homemade echinacea tincture on hand for severe illnesses.

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I don’t use it as a first resort, but it is helpful in prolonged illnesses.

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