In every house hold there is (or should be) a first aid kit for when things get a little bit out of hand, for example, a child has fallen and scraped his/her knee and it has begun to bleed. Every house hold needs a first aid kit, this is pretty obvious, however, most first aid kits are just made up of chemical induced products that a child should not be taking, or any adult for that matter. Keeping a first aid kit is extremely important, and when it comes to topical creams or other products that may be used, there will be a lot of side effects that come along with it (if you are not allergic to it, then that is great). However, adding to your first aid kit can never hurt, because it gives you a wide variety of things that you can use in case of emergencies. Here are a list of herbs and various plants that you can add to your first aid kit for either your home, car, or at work. Keep in mind, these are in no particular order.
- Calendula Extract – This can be used for cuts and scrapes, minor burns, and inflamed rashes.
- Chamomile Flowers – Chamomile flowers can be used for calming, indigestion, wounds, and rashes.
- Fennel Seeds- These seeds can be used for indigestion, gas, bloating, and increase breast milk. These are much safer than the laxatives that you get at a drug store.
- Ginger Root – The ginger root works fantastically for nausea, vomiting, and menstrual cramps.
- Lavender – Lavender is known for being a calming herb, that being said, it works great for stress, anxiety, sleep, minor burns, and even cold sores.
- Lemon Balm Leaf – Just like lavender, the lemon balm leaf works great for restlessness, irritability, indigestion, and sleep.
- Marshmallow Root- The marshmallow root works wonders for mouths and sores, heartburn, cough, and indigestion.
- Oatmeal – Not only is great to eat, it is also great for healing as well. Oatmeal can be used for itchy rashes, anxiety, sleep, and stress.
- Peppermint Leaf- The peppermint leaf works amazingly for nausea, indigestion, gas, and congestion.
- Red Raspberry Lea- This plant works wonders for those who are pregnant. Because it can be used for uterine tonic, pregnancy nausea, and diarrhea.
- Stinging Nettles Leaf – The stinging nettle leaf works great for those who have low iron levels, seasonal allergies, and water retention. That way you are not taking those water pills that do more harm than good.
Having these on hand will help you out if you are looking for a healthier holistic alternative approach to healing specific ailments.