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Herbal First Aid

Here are some essentials to keep on hand for accidents or illness. These formulas can be a great addition to any home or travel first aid kit, providing natural and holistic remedies for common injuries and ailments.


 

Trauma


Stop bleeding powder, or Yunan Bai Yao, can be taken internally in a capsule or used externally in powder form and has an amazing ability to stop bleeding.


Zheng Gu Shui, an analgesic liniment used to help speed recovery from injuries. It helps promote circulation, reduces bruising and swelling, strengthens connective tissue and assists in mending bone fracture.


Herbal pain relief plasters, like 710 or Wu Yang brands can help with muscle and soft tissue injury. The plaster adheres to the skin and can offer pain relief for a day, or longer, and withstand getting wet.







 

Digestion



Try the effective and fast acting Curing Pills for nausea, indigestion, diarrhea, acid stomach, and hangovers.


Ma Zi Ren This century old formula for constipation includes hemp and apricot seed extracts will help keep you regular.


Fargelin Pills are recommended for those with hemorrhoids, but not recommended during pregnancy.



 

Respiratory and urinary infection


Yin Chiao is a very popular formula taken for colds, flus, with sore throat and body aches. It is also helpful for hives and rashes. The formula is most effective at the earliest sign of sickness.


Ba Zheng San should be taken when experiencing the first signs of a UTI (urinary frequency, pain and discomfort urinating). Take in large doses right away to benefit from the antibacterial and antiviral herbs.


 

Need to improvise?

Use a cooled green tea bag for sore, irritated eyes

Apply honey, especially Manuka, for burns

Use a topical of crushed garlic for bites and stings



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