Dr. Richard Schulze, world renowned expert on natural medical remedies, discusses key herbs essential when faced with an emergency. The Doctor shows us how an herbal first aid kit can result in a less expensive natural alternative from your typical chemical made prescriptions or medicine cabinet “must-haves”.
Top 10 Organic Herbs For Medical Emergencies
• Stops internal and external bleeding
• Prevents heart attacks and strokes
Cayenne is known for its ability to stop cuts from bleeding. The pepper can be rubbed on an open wound, stopping blood loss within seconds. It can also be used to relieve a heart attack through the consumption of 1-10 dropperfuls of tincture or one tablespoon of powder mixed in a glass of water.
- Seizures, fits, convulsions
- Nervousness, restlessness
- Asthma, bronchial dialator
Lobelia is a weed known for being a whole body cathartic, diaphoretic, diuretic and emetic. It’s specialty lies in relaxing muscles and purging the body of toxins, effective for treating seizures and breathing problems. A healthy daily dose addition would be just five drops in your juice or water once a day. A higher and more consistent dose for something such as an asthma attack would range from a tablespoon every 10 minutes to a whole 2 oz bottle at once.
3. Raw Garlic and Echinacea Root
- Cancer preventative/cure
- Immune system booster
- Anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal
- Cures infections, allergic reactions
- Alleviates colds, fevers and the flu
Eating about ½ to 1 clove of garlic every day will maintain your body’s immune system and prevent infection. Mild external infections like athlete’s foot and ear infections can also be treated by preparing a garlic oil that can be put directly on the infection. The mixture can be made with a few finely chopped garlic cloves (about six of them) and olive oil, left for 3 to 4 days, then strain.
4. Bitter Aloes/Senna
- Constipation relief
- Prevents appendicitis, liver and gall bladder congestion
Aloe can be purchased in capsules, to be easily taken to aid digestion on a regular basis. A capsule after dinner to detoxify your system is suggested. These capsules can also be taken with herbs that relieve and move gas, such as ginger root, peppermint leaf and fennel seeds.
5. Ginger, Peppermint and Fennel
- Aid digestion, relieve gas and digestive cramps
- Helps heartburn
- Prevents nausea and vomiting
This trio treats all things related to digestion, making them great dinner accompaniments. Ginger or peppermint tea are both suggested to ease nightly digestion, and fresh ginger or peppermint leaves can be eaten raw to relieve more intense indigestion.
6. Fresh Hawthorn Berries
- Prevents and cures heart disease and heart attacks
Containing certain phytochemicals that have been hailed by the medical community worldwide for their ability to prevent the heart from degeneration, and as an aid to heal after an attack or failure, these berries can be boiled in water for a warm cup of tea, or as a spoonful of crushed berries to be eaten. If you’re at risk of heart disease, this should be an essential addition to your diet.
7. Milk Thistle and Barberry
- Liver damage, inflammation, disease, and degeneration prevention
- Hepatitis prevention
These bitter herbs stimulate the liver and the digestive tract while promoting the secretion of bile, which is great for flushing out the gall bladder. A proper emergency liver formula tea would consist of equal parts milk thistle and bitter aloes (approximately 1 tbsp. each) per 16 ounces of water. To treat or ease painful gallbladder attacks, blend 2-3 tablespoons olive oil with 2-3 cloves of garlic with a big chunk of ginger then swallow. A vegan/vegetarian diet will also lead to more success with these mixtures effectiveness.
8. Juniper Berries
- Urinary disinfectant
- Destroys bacteria in the kidneys and bladder
These berries increase the flow of urine, clearing bacteria from the urinary tract and toxins from your body. A huge form of relief when the tract is blocked by a kidney stone, you can take this herb by making tea out of 1-3 tablespoons of crushed berries, consuming once a day.
9. Aloe Vera
- Anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antiseptic
- Analgesic (pain relief)
- Circulatory Stimulant
- Digestive Aid
- Burn relief
The gel of the Aloe Vera plant works wonders on external burns. Applying the gel on sunburns or oven burns helps to cool the burning sensation and heal the damaged skin to prevent peeling. Aloe plants are easy to grow in the house and require very little water, making them a no brainer for a houseplant addition.
10. Slippery Elm Bark
- Reduces inflammation
- Absorb poisons in the intestinal tract
- Cures ulcers
Known to cure serious digestive problems like dysentery and stomach ulcers, this bark is one of the most versatile herbs you can have on hand. If you’re having trouble keeping food down due to nausea, mix a few tablespoons of crushed elm bark with water to create a sticky paste for ingestion and you should observe a noticeable effect on your symptoms.
This list of herbs is a great start for treating mild symptoms and medical conditions. So pass the info on and the next time you or a loved one goes to grab your typical medicine, make sure and reference this list beforehand.
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