The gifts of nature, which can replace the contents of the first aid kit
Assuming that for a day or two in nature nothing serious happens, first aid kit, many restrict the headache tablets, plasters and a means of insect bites. But from all sorts of trouble on vacation no one is immune, so the road first aid kit should be equipped with all the necessary preparations. As practice shows, the kit should include painkillers, activated carbon, ammonia, bandages, cotton wool and iodine.
If all the same health problems caught you off guard, and the medicines were at home, try to find the right drug in the wild. 5 These herbs can be very useful in the campaign, when the hand will not complete first-aid kit.
Bites of many insects themselves do not cause serious harm to health, but they can create significant discomfort, causing swelling, itching, and in extreme cases - an allergic reaction. Remove the unpleasant symptoms and pain can be such a folk remedy as plantain. Leaves should be washed with water, knead until the juice or chew performances and put on the bite. Withering the leaves should be changed periodically to the most recent.
In addition, the plantain can be used as a natural antiseptic. Attached to the wound sheet prevents the development of purulent inflammation, besides it promotes more rapid proliferation of cell tissue, so that the wound will be tightened.
Latin yarrow referred to as Achilléa. According to legend, the name of Achilles was named one of the heroes of the Trojan War, the soldiers treated the juice of yarrow. The plant contains tannin, essential oils, organic acids, vitamins C, K, carotene, and other substances, whereby it can be used as a hemostatic, anti-microbial, vasodilator, anti-inflammatory drug and sweated. Of plants prepared infusion, decoction or ointment. For external use only enough to take 25-30 grams. yarrow pour cup of boiling water and infuse for one hour in a thermos.
For domestic, as a hemostatic and anti-inflammatory agent, 15-20 gr. yarrow and nettle need to pour 1 cup boiling water, in a thermos for an hour and strain. Take 1 tbsp. spoon 4-6 times a day.
In the summer it can be easily found in the woods or along the roads. The plant contains substances such as saponin, an essential oil, alkaloids, caffeic acid, quercitrin, flavonoids, which positively affect the body and help fight a number of diseases. The plant has a pronounced diuretic, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial activity. Fresh leaves can be crushed to a pulp and used for the treatment of wounds.
Infusion goldenrod prepared as follows: 1 tablespoon of milled plant pour 500 ml. boiling water and infused for 6-7 hours, then filtered into a clean container and taking 30 ml. 3 times a day. It is also worth remembering that the goldenrod plant is poisonous, so without special needs it is better not to take, and the dosage must be observed strictly during reception.
In the acorn contains a lot of nutrients, and in the difficult times of its nutritional properties may be saved from starvation. Acorns have a bactericidal effect and shielding. fruit of the oak used for centuries in the treatment of toothache and gum, in case of poisoning and a stomach disorders, in the treatment of diseases of the genitourinary system. When indigestion infusion acorns prepared consisting of 1 h. L. minced raw brewed cup of boiling water. The mixture is cooled, filtered and taken 1/2 cup 3 times a day. The same infusion can be used for rinsing the mouth.
The leaves of this plant contains tannins and minerals, vitamin C and amino acids. Infusion of the leaves has anti-inflammatory, wound healing, diuretic and diaphoretic action. With it possible to treat eczema, and skin inflammation, angina, stomatitis and diarrhea. Indigestion two teaspoons of dried leaves infused in a mug of hot water for 1-2 hours, then strain and drink 1/2 cup 3-4 times a day for 20 minutes before eating. For wounds and abscesses should be applied crushed paste of fresh leaves.