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natures antiseptic

Discussion in 'First Aid' started by Matt, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. Matt

    Matt Administrator Staff Member Site Donor

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    if you out in the woods and you are a day or so away from help .............if you cut your self and need to clean the wound and treat it for infection.................

    (1) wash the wound with water(fresh if poss...if not boiled and cooled)
    (2) look for a silver birch tree ..
    (3) collect some leaves and add to boiling water to make an anti bac wash.
     
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    Joecole Moderator Staff Member Site Donor

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    Spagnum Moss was used in place of field dressings during the great war as it has antiseptic qualities. Honey also works very well. Native tribes including native Americans would staunch wounds with spider webs
     
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    mark wilson Moderator Staff Member Site Donor

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    38thfoot Slightly Addicted Site Donor

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    Aspirin was originally derived from willow bark, a willow bark tea can be produced to both numb the pain and provide a mildly antiseptic wash.

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