First-Aid for Summer

This is a helpful resource for some common summer first-aid needs.  Other favorites of mine are:

Plantain–put the leaves in a blender with enough water to make a paste and apply to itchy skin (whether from insect bites, plants, etc.)

Oregon Grape root tincture (Mahonia spp)–apply topically to minor cuts to help kill germs (this one might sting a little so be careful with young children)

Nettle tea or tincture–for those summer allergies

Homeopathich Cantharis–takes the sting out of a sunburn with just a few pellets under the tongue


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