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What should I stock in my medicine cabinet?

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    Have you ever wondered what might be some of the best herbal remedies to have on hand?

    Here’s something to keep in mind. Plant-based medicinals can be highly effective, but they usually need to be started at the very first onset of symptoms.

    We know it can be overwhelming, but you can start by making a list of recurring needs. Then consider stocking some items before you actually need them.

    TINCTURES
    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


    Depending on your lifestyle and needs, you could definitely add to this list.
     
    See what else is available in the Store.

    For backpacking, hiking, or travel you might be interested in small bottles of things to pack for first aid. Check out our Wild by Nature section of the store.


    INFUSED OILS
    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. Use it topically to heal bites and wounds and 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!

    OTHER AIDS
    Chigger Relief – a topical 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 alleviate intestinal gas
    Tick Wrangler – quick and easy tick removal tool for attached ticks
    Itch Spray – a soothing treat for relief from residual itching caused by bug bites, hives, and rashes
    Mole Skin Blister Block – for prevention or as first aid for foot blisters