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First aid without things like aspirin and Tylenol may sound very interesting.
You may be wondering how regular herbs can take the place of these medicines. What I will tell you is that they will never take the place of regular medicines. Still, in a survival situation, they can be incredibly effective. You will look at ailments much differently. Where the average headache or simple joint pain may warrant a pill in a collapse you will want to hang onto those pills.
The herbal first aid kit not only allows you treat ailments that you would commonly use OTC drugs for but it also helps you preserve your collection of OTCs that could be used for bartering or for a more serious illness that might require them.
What a Herbal First Aid Kit Can Be
An herbal first aid kit can be a sustainable means of treating illness. If you get into incorporating things like garlic, horseradish, and ginger into your herb garden then you will have some power.
Many herbs are antibacterial and can be made into things like decoctions, tinctures or even salves that can be rubbed on the body. If you already have an herb garden or if you are planning on growing one in the future, the herbal first aid kit is a good thing to at least try out.
What it Cannot Be
While an herbal first aid kit can be grown year over year, treat common illnesses and give you better control over what goes into your body, there are some things it cannot do.
Your herbal first aid kit should not be where you go to deal with most physical trauma.
You need gauze, tape and rubber gloves to deal with bleeding and there is no herb on earth that will do better than that. You will need tourniquets to stop the flow of blood.
Your herbal first aid kit is sustainable and highly effective but it should be one piece of a first-aid system.