Personal Medicine Cabinet
The majority of the tinctures
that we use are Herb Pharm brand. You should be able to find
them in your local herb shop or Fred Meyer store. You
can order directly from Herb Pharm by calling 1-800-348-4372.
Herb Pharm combination is a great immune system supporter. Like Echinacea
Tincture but this combination includes extra herbs that are immuno-supportive
specific and have anti-bacterial, viral and fungal qualities. We
use this mainly as a preventative treatment during times when we are around
others who are sick.
Childrens Compound Tincture-
A combination of herbs beneficial to ailments common in children, such
as upset tummy, fever, and general emotional distress. Especially
great for relieving colic in newborns. The main herbs in this formula....chamomile,
lemon balm, catnip, and fennel, can be purchased dry and made into a soothing
Propolis/Echinacea Herbal Throat
Spray- An Herb Pharm tincture with a pump spray top so you can quickly
and easily get the herbs directly onto your throat. We always try
to have this on hand as it really seems to help nip sore throats right
away. We use this throat spray in conjunction with gargling with
Seed Extract (see below).
Friar's Balsam -
This is awesome for gingivitis! I found immediate relief using Herb Pharm's
Friar's Balsam on my sore, bleeding gums. This combination of resin type
herbs also relieves cracked nipples from nursing and other skin sores.
We also inhale the steam vapor for treating laryngitis and wheezy coughs.
Neutralizing Cordial -
Our children have experienced quick relief from upset stomaches after taking
this Herb Pharm cordial. Also good for diarrhea and when we feel like we
have eaten something bad.
Children's Winter Health
- This Herb Pharm tincture is a first choice when my children get sick,
especially the baby. He seems to calm down and sleep well after giving
him this tincture, even when his nose is all plugged up!
Arnica Oil -
Seems like everyday someone gets a bump or a bruise. If you have children
then Arnica oil is a must have. Also helps to quickly heal sprained ankles
and strained muscles.
Mullien/Garlic Oil -
We use this oil at the very first sign of an earache. After warming
it slightly over a burner, it is applied directly into the ear.
Echinacea Glycerine Tincture-
Supports the immune system to prevent sickness and to overcome sickness.
We use the glycerine based tinctures for the children because it has a
sweet taste making it easier for them to take without any fuss!
St.John's Wort Tincture- (Click
here to see article)
We put this immediately on any cuts
or wounds, especially when the skin is broken or a puncture wound. Known
to help prevent tetanus.
Calendula Healing Balm -
contains herbs good for healing wounds to the skin. After cleaning a wound
with St. John's Wort Tincture we apply Herbal Healing Salve and then cover
with a bandaid.
Seed Extract- Kills Strep bacteria. When we have even an inkling
of a sore throat we gargle with this right away. A great mouth
rinse for sore & infected gums. Also apply full strength to canker
sores. (not to be confused with Grape Seed)
For a sore throat: We use
2-3 drops in about a 1/2 cup warm water and gargle with it. We do
this about 3-4 times a day for as many
days as necessary. Usually we don't
need to do this for more than 2 days, sometimes only one. I have noticed
that even just gargling twice a day has helped! It's awful tasting
stuff but it sure works!
Tea Tree Oil -
Nature's fungus fighter! Good for ring worm, athlete's foot, canker
sores and tongue sores.
Help for those sleepless nights. The herbs in this combination help promote
a good nights sleep.
Wild Cherry/Petasites Tincture-
We use this tincture for those coughs that just won't go away.
Yerba Sante Tincture -
Also for those stubborn coughs.
Activated Charcoal Capsules
- These are a must for every home medicine cabinet! If we ever suspect
that we have food poisoning or if any of us has major intestinal pain from
something we ate then we take a few charcoal capsules. Charcoal will
absorb the toxins that are making us sick. They really work great! We always
make sure to have them available.