Mother Nature’s Medicine Cabinet

Here are things that I have on hand at all times. Introducing my Top 25!

    1. Activated charcoal – for upset stomach or food poisoning or, for example, if a child with gluten sensitivity ingests gluten.
    2. Apis mellifica – Known as apis, among other things this homeopathic remedy is great for bee stings, hives and pink eye. It is made from a honeybee. A honeybee is crushed, diluted in alcohol or distilled water and shaken (a process called succussion) so many times that the toxins in the bee venom are removed. What remains is a potent remedy for ailments that have similar symptoms to a bee sting, such as swelling, inflammation, itching, redness, pain and allergy symptoms.
    3. Arnica – This combo has cream and pellets. I like both, cream topically and the pellets internally.  For muscle pain, bruises and a bang to the head.
    4. Arsenicum album – this is a common remedy for food poisoning, for example, after bad meat. It works for most food poisoning involving vomiting and diarrhea.
    5. Bentonite clay – used to drawing out infection. I use for infected cuts, poison ivy and bee stings. Can also be added to the bath to purify bath water  and detox metals from the body.
    6. Coconut oil – a powerful antimicrobial and antiviral. For littles who won’t take coconut oil from a spoon,  you can put in capsules, that’s what works for us. Helpful to combat yeast, combine with lavender and frankincense for diaper rash.
    7. Vitamin C – a powerful antioxidant that boosts immunity. Vitamin C supports white blood cells so they can fend off the attack of pathogens and free radicals. This is a non-synthetic form of vitamin C, derived solely from plant sources such as rose hip,  camu camu and blueberries.
    8. Liposomal vitamin C – vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin but cell membrane walls are made up of fatty acids and so it is hard for it to penetrate the cell walls. Oral vitamin C intake has been estimated to have a 20% absorption rate into the bloodstream. By wrapping vitamin C in a fat (lipo) which mimics the materials the cell membranes are comprised of, liposomal vitamin c has a much higher absorption rate.
    9. Elderberry syrup – to support immunity. Known as Mother Nature’s flu shot.
    10. Frankincense – we put this on the spine for overall immune support. This oil is part of the starter kit.
    11. Kid-e-reg – for kids, love this when the bowels need help. I really like Dr Christopher’s herbs.
    12. Kid-e-well – for kids, to boost immunity when sick. Contains potent immunostimulant echinacea. Not to be used longer than 2 weeks.
    13. Garlic and mullein ear oil – great for ear infections.
    14. Garlic – to combat any infection such as respiratory, tooth ache and sore throat. Click here to get Nature’s Sunshine discounted pricing.
    15. Lachesis – for sore throats – has worked really well for us. Also helpful for snake bites – we do get copperheads in our yard but luckily I haven’t had the opportunity to test this use out!
    16. Lavender – for cuts, bee stings, fire ants and burns. This travels with me wherever I go. For my daughter, it provided instant relief for fire ant bites. This oil is part of the starter kit.
    17. Ledum – for any type of animal bite such as mosquito, tick, dog etc.
    18. Liver cleanse – to help the liver offload toxins in case of a tongue colored blue by permanent marker (true story!), swallowing objects, and during  time of infection – respiratory, staph, poison ivy etc. Liver cleanse helps all skin issues and promotes deep sleep. Supports the body during fever.
    19. Oreganol – This is a potent anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-parasitic and anti-viral. This is very strong and in addition to being taken internally, it can be rubbed on the feet. 
    20. Pau d’arco –  This is one of my favorite herbs and I never travel without it. The pau d’arco tree grows in the damp rain forests of Brazil. Unlike other trees around it, pau d’arco does not develop fungus growth, even though it grows in the most lush tropical rainforests in the world. This is one of the principal herbs used to combat candida. It is an anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral and anticancer. =
    21. Probiotics – we take these every day to support gut health. We alternate between Cytoflora and GutPro.
    22. Silver shield – for infection like staph and pink eye. 
    23. SinuOreganol – Oregano is a potent anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-parasitic and anti-viral. This is a nasal spray for sinus infections. 
    24. Thieves – to boost immunity. Dilute and put on the bottom of the feet or topically, on the area of concern. This oil is part of the starter kit.
    25. VS-C – This is a gentle but very potent anti-viral and one of my favorite products. It was developed by Dr Wenwie Xie for use against herpes simplex. Testing  in the US confirmed its effectiveness but because the herbs were unable to be translated into a drug, research was abandoned.  Dr Xie gifted this formula to Nature’s Sunshine. Helpful for viruses for everything from the common cold to HIV. You can get it in capsule form or for kids, the liquid is sweet-tasting and easy to get into little ones.

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  1. Bandages
  2. Gauze
  3. Tape for gauze
  4. Butterfly bandages
  5. Otoscope – to check the ear for infection. We’ve had 3 ear infections, we go to our chiropractor, I bring my otoscope and he checks the progress. It’s on my list to learn how to use this but low down on my to do list!
  6. Thermometer – I don’t use these anymore unless I am worried and haven’t used them in almost a year. I have a couple (ear, forehead, regular we use for underarm) and usually get slightly different readings so no recommendations here! But everyone should have one.

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