Homeopathy is natural and so easy to use. For all ages and easy to learn about. We have been using homeopathics for almost 40 years. For humans and of course our animals. Even a complete beginner can make a huge difference to their everyday health issues. Remedies are long lasting, inexpensive and of course safe for all ages. Theses days they are widely available from health shops, some pharmacies, supermarkets, from homeopathic chemists and also online. So there are no excuses.
When The Unexpected Happens Be Prepared
What we need to do is put together a home-kit of the most common remedies. Inform yourself through online reading. Get a few homeopathy booklets. Be prepared when the unexpected happens and you have your homeopathic kit together. I know, it can be a bit daunting at first. One step at a time. You soon get used to it.
Take it easy
At first when you start using homeopathic remedies practice with simple first aid problems. Familiarise yourself with how the remedies work for minor cuts, bruises, burns. We all experience kind of the same symptoms with most first aid injuries, so it makes it a lot easier to learn which remedy to give for each situation.
Your confidence will grow and you can start to treat more acute complaints ie coughs, colds, headaches, diarrhea and sickness. For example colds are very different from season to season and also from sufferer to sufferer. We are all different, so the remedies that treat them will also differ.
Homeopathy – Common First-Aid Remedies
With the most common remedies you are prepared for a first aid situation. Well, as far as homeopathy goes. Here are a few remedies I always have at hand.
- Apis mellifica (Apis) – Awesome for bites / stings with rapid swelling – where the affected area is puffy, white or rosy, feels hot and is better when you use cold compresses
- Arnica montana (Arn.) – (one of my favourites). Amazing for recent or active bruising. Great for soreness of muscles and joints. And a must have after dental work. Helps nosebleeds from injury and/or on heavy lifting. Very good also for use at the early stages of a black eye. To control bleeding and swelling following a fracture use in the first 24 hours to promote healing.
- Arsenicum album (Ars.) – A MUST have in every first aid box when it comes to food poisoning (especially from meat). And where vomiting and diarrhoea is accompanied by chills, exhaustion, and restless anxiety.
- Belladonna (Bell.) – Where the skin is hot and red, the face flushed, the eyes glassy, and the head throbs. For earache and temperature. Suitable for heat stroke or exhaustion.
- Calendula officinalis (Calen.) – YES, one to have in your handbag when you have children. Absolutely wonderful for superficial wounds, cuts, grazes and even lacerated skin. Promotes healing and reduces infection.
- Drosera rotundifolia – A significant remedy for various types of coughs, and especially spasmodic, suffocating cough resembling whooping cough.
- Euphrasia officinalis (Euphr.) – Relieves persistent pain following the removal of a foreign object. Also amazing for irritated, streaming eyes and nose. Hay fever!
- Hypericum perforatum (Hyper.) – Definitely the first and main remedy for injuries to nerves or nerve rich areas ie fingers and spine. Use for wounds with shooting nerve pain. Dental work with shooting nerve pain. Painful lacerations and puncture wounds.
- Mercurius Solubilis (Merc Sol) – An absolute MUST have in your kit for sore throat, tonsillitis, toothache. Useful in Autism, ADHD, PANDAS and other neurological disorders.
Personally I wouldn’t want to be without my homeopathic kit. I take it abroad too. So with a little planning, reading, learning and a small investment you will be prepared for most minor emergencies. So practice – practise – practise. And the more you practice, the more you learn and the better you become in applying your gained knowledge.