Quick... your 3 year old just fell off his bike and scraped up his knee on the gravel really badly. He's bleeding, he's screaming and you're not really sure what to do. You wish you knew of some natural remedies to help stop the bleeding, ease his pain and prevent infection, but in that frazzled moment the best you can come up with is cleaning the wound with water, getting out the bandages, and hoping some hugs and a popsicle will do the trick.
Scenario #2. You're out in the woods on a family hike one beautiful summer day. Suddenly your 7 year old daughter shrieks in terror as she falls, landing on a log with a beehive underneath it, and you see 3 angry-looking red bee stings swell up on her face. What do you do?
Until I began to familiarize myself with simple homeopathic and herbal remedies and started keeping them around my home, I wouldn't have known how to treat these scenarios either.
One resource that I have begun to be particularly grateful for is my NaturoKit, which does the thinking and the work for me in these stressful scenarios, offering me natural but effective remedies to apply in most first aid situations.
I open my trusty NaturoKit and pull out the helpful paper with an alphabetized list of conditions and the appropriate remedies to use in each situation. Let's apply it to the scenarios above:
Scenario 1: Take Arnica (for pain, bruising and bleeding), Calendula Success (apply topically for bleeding), and later use Wild Weed Salve to help facilitate healing of the wound.
Scenario 2: Take Apis (for stinging and swelling, including allergic reactions), apply a charcoal poultice topically (to draw out the toxins from the bite), and give Crisis Calm to help with fear or anxiety.
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