Minor cuts and bruises are a part of everyday life. Every household should have a small first aid kit handy for these common incidents. If you prefer to try homeopathy medicine before going the allopathic route, here’s a guide to building your own homeopathic first aid kit.
The following fundamental remedies can be used to treat most of life’s minor injuries and ailments. These are available at any homeopathic pharmacy and don’t require a prescription:
Aconitum napellus 200 alleviates common illnesses like colds, coughs, and fevers when taken at the onset of their symptoms.
Apis.mellifica 200 eases pain and inflammation from bee stings, bug bites, or hives that produce painful eruptions and are accompanied by a burning or stinging sensation. Pair it with a cold compress for maximum effect.
Arnica.montana 200 decreases pain and soreness, eases bruising, and helps rapid healing in joints and muscles after a fall or injury to the head or limbs.
Cantharis vesicatoria 200 arrests bleeding, stops skin from cracking, and ensures that there is no infection in burns that produce blisters, including sunburns. It is best taken immediately after the burn.
Calendula aids healing and reduces pain caused by abrasions and cuts. It can be taken in pill form or used to bathe the wound.
Hypercurium perforatum 200 helps treat injuries such as crushed fingers and stubbed toes by working on the nervous system and healing from within. It is an excellent painkiller for external injuries.
Ledum 200, like Apis.mellifica 200, can also be used to ease pain and inflammation form puncture wounds, including animal and bug bites. It is best used for injuries that don’t cause a burning sensation.
Nux.vomica 200 eases gastric ailments and discomfort caused by overeating, eating a very spicy meal, and acidity. (It can be even used to ease a hangover.)
Phosphorus 200 treats sudden nosebleeds by stopping the bleeding within an hour. It can be given every 15 minutes until the bleeding has stopped.
Rhustox 200 mitigates swelling and pain in injuries that feel worse after rest and better with movement, ideal for sports injuries that respond in the same manner to rest and immobility.
Ruta.graveolens 200 eases swelling and pain in tendon or ligament injuries and sprains that worsen with motion. It can be taken along with Arnica.montana 200.
Silicea 200 helpspush foreign material, such as a splinter, out of the body and to ripen or drain abscesses.
Symphytum treats injuries to the eyeball, bones around the eyes. It stops the bleeding, limits bruising, and, within 48 hours, reducing the swelling.
The homeopathy medicines are safe for pregnant women to take throughout every stage of pregnancy and even for nursing mothers. These are universal remedies that can be given to children, adults, pregnant and nursing women, based on the intensity of the symptoms. For illnesses like fever, sinus, or headache, adults and children above 18 months of age can take four pills every two to six hours. In case of trauma or injury, take four pills every 20 to 30 minutes until the pain subsides. Babies under 18 months of age should be given two pills every two to six hours for illnesses, and two pills every 20 to 30 minutes for injuries.
Once you or your child is feeling better, gradually taper down your pill intake. If there is no relief within 4 to 6 hours, or the symptoms get progressively worse in that time, consult your doctor immediately.