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Discussion in 'First Aid' started by Matt, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. Matt

    Matt Administrator Staff Member Site Donor

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    so have you guys got any first aid stuff we should know about ????
    do you know of any natural remades that would come in handy in the field???
     
  2. Matt

    Matt Administrator Staff Member Site Donor

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    come on guys get your thinking caps on!!!!
     
  3. Gazo

    Gazo Administrator Staff Member Site Donor

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    Worth carrying some Camomile Tea with you, it's a soothing digestive remedy and helps to reduce stomach pain, wind, constipation,
    food poisoning and diarrhoea.
    Also if you drink 3 times a day will reduce headaches due to stress.


    Also Lavender oil
    Has many healing properties, lavender is also a great relaxant.
    Lavender can be applied neat on cuts, spots, burns and insects bites.
    Cold lavender compress can be applied on bruises.
    A drop on your pillow at night will give you a good nights sleep.
     
  4. wildwoodsman

    wildwoodsman Slightly Addicted

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    Bruised leaves of buttercup are good to put on blisters.

    Comfrey leaves can be used for poultice, also made into an ointment to speed the healing of cuts and bruises.

    Make a tea from Ground Ivy leaves, to help ease a cough, also the juice of the plant can be snorted to reduce congestion.

    Violet can be made into a tea with sugar or syrup, soothes coughs, and relives insomnia and headaches.

    Yarrow, The number of illnesses and symptoms for which it is claimed to be beneficial seems almost endless, including not only the staunching of wounds and nosebleeds, but also the relief of gout, rheumatism, toothache, intestinal problems of all kinds, kidney, liver and gall bladder troubles, heart and circulation problems, gynaecological problems of all kinds, regulation of menstrual periods, helping recovery from fevers and colds, early treatment of diabetes and even a substitute for quinine.

    Got loads of info on wild medicinal plants from the UK, will do a write up for you guys you would be surprised how many really useful plants we have in this country
     
  5. rayfowles

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    A tip I learnt in greece quite a few years ago. For cuts, use lemon (from the tree) as anticeptic, use tobbaco loose, (from cigarette or rolling pouch) to stop the bleeding. It does work, no good though if you don't smoke or happen to be near the odd lemon tree.
     
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    bigstancwsw Snare & Trap expert

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    Scrumpy...... it wont cure anything, but if you drink enough you just wont care.
     
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    bigzitt Slightly Addicted

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    take a st bernard with you and he can feed ya brandy when its cold:p
     
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    Alcohol everytime.....hic
     
  9. YorkieT

    YorkieT Quite Talkative

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    This might just help someone out.

    Since Saturday morning I have been in agony with gout in my left knee, just the weight of a single bed sheet is enough to bring tears to the eyes :eek: I have tried all sorts of meds such Ibruprofen, Indometacin, Naproxen and Colchicine and combinations of those in complete desperation.
    After reading a thread somewhere on here about natural cures I did a search on google and found someone suggesting 1 table spoon of cider vinegar in 8fl 0z of water :rolleyes: well I had nothing to lose, within 20mins of the first glass I could feel an improvement, had a second glass approx 3 hours later and I now just have a very slight twinge :D

    If there's any gout sufferes on here it might just be worth carrying a small container of cider vinegar in your pack, I know I will be from now on ;)
     
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  10. bigzitt

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    guarenteed fix for gout.....

    2 teaspoons of bi-carbonate of soda (not baking soda) in a glass of water, every 4-6 hrs , be gone in a day. its a build up of uric acid, when you alkalise ya body the acid will disperse and leave through urinating.

    ps.never go to the quacks, mother nature has everything we need, we are what we eat, so keep a alkalised body and you won't be ill, after all, illness is just dis-ease:witch-wink:

    just to throw this out there...cancer can't exist in an alkalised enviroment!!(google bryzinski,simoncini, cancer the forbidden cure):witch-elder:
     
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    YorkieT Quite Talkative

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    That's another one to remember, cheers ;)
    Woke up this morning with just a very slight discomfort in the knee cap so I'm happy although I did have a bad attack of the threpenny bits just before going to bed :eek: can cope with that though :)
     
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    Pine needle are a great source of vitamin c boil it to make a tea.
     
  13. macklamm

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    dried pomegranite skin for diahorea - boil a small amount about 2 to 3cm in a cup of water and drink. Bit bitter but really works - we keep it at home and the neighbours now come and take if they dont have
     
  14. lee

    lee Slightly Obsessed

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    I do drink pomegranate juice expensive but good healing properties
     
  15. macklamm

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    we also carry this around and take with us on holiday - take 1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds, two cups of water and 1 cm licorice stick cut into eight pieces (not powder), boil for 5 boils and then drink with honey if you find it bitter.

    This is great for coughs, allergy coughs and catarrh - take 3 times a day about half a cup each as hot as you can for 4-5 days
     
  16. Joecole

    Joecole Moderator Staff Member Site Donor

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    My cure all is the hot Toddy

    Equal parts of any spirit of your choice with boiling wated
    I prefer brandy scotch or rum
    Lemon juice
    Teaspoon of runny honey
    A couple of cloves

    Stir well and drink slowly
     
  17. lee

    lee Slightly Obsessed

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    The daily superfoods I have are honey turmeric and almonds
     
  18. macklamm

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    forgot to say just use 1 of the cut up sticks not whole cm stick
     
  19. macklamm

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    turmeric is really good for you also for joints again less than a cm grated fresh turmeric boiled in milk and taken hot is really good
     
  20. lee

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    Managed to get fresh tumeric in large sainsburys at the moment