It is appropriate
to do home care for minor accidents and injuries. For major accidents
and injuries, please seek professional care!
Aconitum napellus (Aconite)
This is an excellent remedy for
sudden shock with fear and anxiety. This shock may occur after
a traumatic event such as an earthquake, severe storms, an accident,
surgery, and injury, or after witnessing an accident. The feeling
is that one's life may have been threatened.
The source of this remedy is the
honey bee. Apis is useful in the treatment of any allergic reaction,
such as an allergic reaction to a bee or wasp sting. The
affected part may be red and swollen, itch, burn, sting, and be
sensitive to heat.
can also be used for an allergic reaction to certain foods or
A severe allergic reaction may result
in anaphylactic shock and is an emergency room situation.
Arnica is the number one remedy
to consider for recent and past, primarily physical, trauma to
the body. This trauma may have occurred through accidents, injuries,
surgery, bruising, head injuries, sprains, childbirth, dental
work, or even jet lag. Arnica promotes healing by controlling
bleeding, reducing swelling, and preventing the formation of pus.
People needing Arnica will feel sore and bruised.
Arnica can also heal injuries that
go back 20 years or more!
Arnica cream may be applied externally
for aching muscles, stiffness, and bruises.
Arsenicum is a polychrest remedy,
i.e. it has a multitude of uses. One of these uses is for food
poisoning. It is indicated for intense nausea with vomiting and
diarrhea. The patient will look pale and feel chilly. He or she
is usually anxious, exhausted, weak, and restless, and may feel
a burning pain in the stomach.
For the early stages of high fever
and severe pain, Belladonna is an excellent remedy. The patient
will have a flushed face, his or her skin will be bright red and
dry and the eyes will be staring with dilated pupils. The condition
begins suddenly and violently and worsens rapidly, but does not
last very long.
This remedy is not useful for continued
fevers. It is often used for babies and children with earaches
and for teething. Belladonna has also been successfully used for
severe menstrual cramps and sore throats.
Calendula is a great healer of wounds,
cuts, burns, and punctures. It comes in the form of an ointment
to be used externally on the affected areas and in pellets to
be used internally.
As an ointment, it is very useful
where the skin is broken and the open wounds are very sore and
painful. Calendula works as an antiseptic and prevents serious
infection. It diminishes inflammation, suppuration, and controls
bleeding. It is a soothing agent in any skin condition.
When the pellets are taken internally,
Calendula can dramatically promote healing for existing wound
Cantharis is mainly used for disorders
in the urinary tract. The symptoms often come on quickly and progress
rapidly. Burning pains are almost always present. It is highly
indicated for cystitis, urethritis, dysuria, and inflammation
of the kidneys.
Chamomilla is a remedy often used
for infants and children who have painful or difficult dentition
or teething, diarrhea, earaches, fever, or colic. The stool has
a rotten odor. The patient seems to be oversensitive to pain,
is angry and very irritable. He or she will complain and may strike
or kick the parent. He or she is inconsolable. One cheek may be
red and the other pale.
Cocculus mainly affects the nervous
system with some component of vertigo. It is very effective for
motion sickness and seasickness. The patient may have dizziness,
diarrhea, nausea, trembling, headache, exhaustion, and jetlag.
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Gelsemium is extremely effective
in relieving severe anxiety before a test, interview, or performance.
It is the main remedy for stage fright. The chief complaint
of the patient is weakness on all levels. The patient may
be trembling or quivering and cannot face the challenge.
Ignatia is the main remedy for
recent grief, such as a death, divorce, or loss. Disappointment,
especially romantic disappointment, internal conflict, and
emotional shock are key factors. The patient likes to be alone
to cry, sighs, is oversensitive and nervous. The patient cannot
come to grips with the reality at hand.
Hypericum (St. John's Wort)
Hypericum is the first remedy
for injuries to parts of the body that are rich in nerves.
It is very useful for injuries to the spine, fingers, toes,
eyes, and lips. The following are examples where Hypericum
is indicated: crushing fingers in a car door, stepping on
a nail, tearing off a fingernail or toenail, or cutting the
lips. Sometimes there are shooting pains up the spine from
the injured nerves. Excessive painfulness and extreme sensitivity
are guiding symptoms.
Ledum is indicated for puncture
wounds with suppuration produced by sharp objects with nails,
especially if the affected parts are cold and feel better
with a cold application. It helps prevent sepsis and tetanus.
Ledum should always be given
after any insect bite or sting or animal bite. It is especially
indicated for cat bites. Here again, it helps prevent sepsis.
The injury may be puffy, numb, and sensitive to touch. The
area feels better with a cold application.
The knowledge of the wound-healing
power of Millefolium was known in antiquity. The plant received
its name because it was mentioned in the Iliad as healing
the wounds of the soldiers. It is suited for all types of
wounds that bleed profusely. It is invaluable for various
types of hemorrhages (bright red blood), bleeding hemorrhoids,
nosebleeds, or oozing of blood from the edge of closed wounds.
The Rhus tox patient will find
relief of his symptoms by continued motion. These patients
are very restless and anxious. Rhus tox is a great remedy
for arthritis, affecting joints, tendons, ligaments, and connective
Rhus tox also strongly affects
the skin and is an excellent remedy for poison ivy or poison
oak. The eruptions are red, inflamed, and severely itchy.
There may be blisters filled with clear fluid or pus.
Staphysagria is an ancient remedy
dating back to the time of Hippocrates. It is a polychrest
remedy with many uses.
It may be indicated after surgeries,
circumcisions, childbirth, and injuries where the patient
has feelings of humiliation, shame, anger, or indignation.
The patient has the feeling of having been assaulted and is
physically and emotionally very sensitive. The pains are typically
stitching or shooting.
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