Natural First Aid Remedies

Mother Nature provides lots of natural remedies for us accident-prone humans.  If you would like to add some holistic helpers to your first-aid kit, consider these:

WITCH HAZEL:  antiseptic, mildly astringent, anti-inflammatory, excellent as a facial toner or on blisters

TEA TREE OIL:  antimicrobial, antiseptic, excellent for scrapes and cuts

HONEY:  antibacterial, great for minor cuts and burns (use the raw unprocessed kind of honey)

GINGER and TURMERIC:  excellent anti-inflammatories

HYDROGEN PEROXIDE:  an all-around powerhouse; use a 3% solution as a soak for athlete’s foot, as a facial toner, as a mouthwash, and as a toothpaste when combined with baking soda

(As always with health advice, please check with your practitioner first.  Remember that I am not a doctor, nor do I play one on TV.)