Have you ever wondered what might be some of the best herbal remedies to have on hand?
Here are some items you should consider stocking in your herbal medicine cabinet before you actually need them. Plant-based medicinals can be highly effective, but always need to be started at the first onset of symptoms.
To buy any of these items, you’ll find they are linked to their product page that also provides additional information.
Arrowleaf Balsam Root Tincture – used as a tonic, strengthens the immune system by stimulating white blood cell activity
Elderberry Tincture – concentrated for virus prevention and treatment, the berries contain proteins that inhibit viruses from entering cells
Lomatium Root Tincture – used to treat H1N1 and H3N2 flu virus as an M2 inhibitor (starves viruses and keeps them from replicating), and completely inhibits cytopathic effects of the rotavirus
Osha Root Tincture – a powerful antiviral and antibacterial agent for respiratory infections, alleviating mucous membrane pressure from inflammation to open bronchial passages
Usnea Tincture – antibacterial that inhibits 16 known gram-positive bacteria (both the resistant and non-resistant strains)
Valerian Root Tincture – smooth muscle relaxant for insomnia, back pain and sciatica
Arnica Infused Oil – used topically for relief from sore muscles, bruises, sprains, arthritic hands and sore feet
Jewelweed Infused Oil – used topically for relief and healing of poison ivy, poison oak, and sumac skin rashes
Plantain Infused Oil – used topically for immediate relief from bee stings, wasp stings, and other insect bites
Thyme Infused Oil – a powerful antiviral topical for shingles or herpes eruptions
Usnea Infused Oil – a topical antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal for wounds, sores, lesions, and nail fungus
Oregano Oil – A million uses in one! Pop open a gel cap for a convenient, thick ointment, used topically to heal bites and wounds to keep bacteria from setting in. Or, use it as directed for food poisoning, stomach flu, parasitic infections, candida infections, ringworm, sinus infections and allergies. This stuff is surprisingly effective for its soothing effect and antibacterial properties.
Chigger Relief – a topical application that works by neutralizing the chigger’s digestive enzyme causing the intense itching
Spider Bite Poultice – first aid topical application for brown recluse spider bites
Activated Charcoal Capsules – first aid oral use to neutralize food poisoning and intestinal gas
Tick Wrangler – quick and easy tick removal tool for attached ticks on people or pets
Itch Spray – a soothing treat for relief from residual itching caused by bug bites, hives, and rashes
Mole Skin Blister Block – use for prevention or as first aid for foot blisters
Depending on your lifestyle and needs, you could definitely add to this list. For backpacking, hiking, or travel you might be interested in small bottles of some things to pack for first aid which you can find in our Wild by Nature section of the store.