Herbs for First Aid

Be prepared this season! You can use herbal products to treat many minor health problems and discomforts. Our chart shows how. td { border-width: 1px; border-style: inset; border-color: gray; padding: 5px;} tbody th { text-align: center !important; } Condition Herbal Remedies Abrasions, cuts, scrapes Apply calendula or German chamomile cream, goldenseal powder, St. John’s wort oil; once wounds begin to heal: aloe gel. Allergies German chamomile or rooibos tea; ginger, stinging nettle capsules. Earache Apply garlic, mullein, or St. John’s wort oil. Diarrhea Blackberry, peppermint, or raspberry tea. Heat rash Apply aloe gel or calendula lotion. Insect bites Apply aloe gel, calendula lotion, chamomile cream, or tea tree oil. Motion sickness Ginger capsules, tea or tincture; fennel seed, tea or tincture; peppermint tea or tincture. Poison ivy, oak, sumac Apply aloe gel or calendula tincture. Sunburn Apply aloe gel or juice (whole leaf extract); calendula, German chamomile, geranium, or lavender essential oil diluted in apple cider vinegar or witch hazel.