Build Your Own Herbal First Aid Kit

April 16, 2018; by Briana McDonald (  Generations of skilled herbal practitioners and researchers have tested the science of herbology, producing a wide variety of plant-based remedies that are safe and effective. The proper use of herbs is often successful in the treatment of illness when other, more conventional medicines and methods fail. Herbs can be used to cleanse the bowels, open congested sinuses, help mend broken bones, stimulate the brain, increase libido, ease pain, aid digestion, and a thousand other purposes. Topically, herbs can repair damaged skin, soothe a wound, improve complexion, heal bruises and relieve aching muscles. If you’ve been curious about using herbs for healing, let’s teach you how to build your own herbal first aid kit by learning the essentials.


Aloe Vera

Well, if you’re going to start anywhere you need to start with Aloe Vera. The jelly-like, colorless pulp of mature leaves from aloe vera plants can be applied to minor cuts and burns and to dry, inflamed, or damaged skin due to eczema or other skin conditions. It is an excellent moisturizer with anti-inflammatory and mild antimicrobial effect. The leaf pulp can be eaten too! Regular use can prevent constipation and relieve other digestive problems, including ulcerative colitis and irritable bowel syndrome.

Calendula Extract
Calendula is an anti-inflammatory, antiviral herb that heals the body in various ways. It is easily harvested and extracted and can be made into a cream, oil, gel, compress, tincture or tea and can be used in a bath or facial steam. Some people even whip it into their toothpaste or mix it into mouthwashes. It is even gentle enough for babies and for elderly people as well.  It is used to treat ear infections, calm muscle spasms, heal ulcers, wounds and hemorrhoids, improves oral health, and helps to prevent cancer by activating the lymphocytes which fight against foreign and infectious invaders. (1)

Chamomile Flowers

No medicine chest is complete without chamomile flower heads. They can be made into a soothing tea that can calm a troubled mind as well as a colicky baby.  Its widespread use across many cultures and for many ailments is proof enough for its safety and effectiveness. (2)

Fennel Seeds

Fennel seeds are known to help regulate blood pressure, reduce water retention, treat gastrointestinal issues like constipation, indigestion, IBS and bloating, reduce symptoms of asthma, helps to purify the blood and improve eyesight as well. (3)
Ginger Root
Ginger root is particularly known for it’s anti fungal properties and it’s ability to ward off morning sickness in pregnant women. It also protects against stomach ulcers, eases menstrual pains, and also helps to inhibit the growth of cancer cells thanks to the presence of a powerful compound called 6-gingerol. Test tube studies have shown that this component is effective in blocking cancer cell growth and development of ovarian, pancreatic and prostate cancer. (4)


We all know lavender has this natural ability to boost our overall mood and provide a sense of peace. It helps us to relieve stress, improve sleep, and even supports healthy brain function. Research shows that lavender oil serves as a natural treatment for Alzheimer’s disease! Studies show that inhaling lavender oil helps to prevent brain oxidative stress and improves cognitive impairment. It helps to support the nervous system and contains antioxidant, antimicrobial, and sedative properties along with helping to heal burns and cuts, promote healthy skin and hair, relieve headaches, and even relieve pain when massaged into the skin. (5)

Now that you know some of the basics, go build your own herbal first aid kit! And keep researching other potent herbs like:
Lemon Balm Leaf
Marshmellow Root
Peppermint Leaf
Red Raspberry Leaf
Stinging Nettles Leaf
COLLOIDAL SILVER- Although it isn’t an herb, the most important “natural” component of all in any first aid kit may be colloidal silver.
Nature provides us with the most powerful medicines! Seek them out!



Briana MacDonald- Natural Health Writer

Briana McDonald-natural health writer is a Staff Writer of the Silver Bulletin e-News Magazine (Utopia Silver Supplements). She does website ad designing for the company as well as free-lance health article writing.



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