First Aid


Homeopathic treatment is constitutional but the remedies listed below are recommended for use in emergencies. Choose the remedy which most closely match your illness. It is not necessary to have every symptom listed in order to bring about a cure.

Take remedies of the 6c potency three times a day until certain improvement, then stop taking the remedy. If symptoms continue despite the repetition of the remedy, then try an other remedy or consult a homeopath.

Take remedies in a clean mouth, 30 minutes before or one hour after food or drink, try not to touch and allow it to dissolve under the tongue. Remember not to use mint : toothpaste, chewing gum, chocolate, cough drops, etc.


Remedy Indications Contra-indications
Arnica 30c Bumps, bruises, contusions, strains, bleeding, fractures, shocks, pains. Be sure to have injury examined if there is any possibility of a fracture, or if there is prolonged numbness. Not in animal bites.
Bellis 30c Injury to abdominal organs, deep tissues, muscle soreness, relief of pain after surgery. Swelling of abdominal region following an injury is a medical emergency - call 911
Carbo. Veg. 30c Shock, with blueness, coldness, collapse; breath cool, pulse imperceptible, rapid difficult respiration, wants lots of air, wants to be fanned. Call 911 for this person - do not attempt to move him. Use only liquid remedy if patient is unconscious.
Calendula Ointment Burns, wounds, cuts, (pain extreme compared to injury), rashes (to stop itch). Natural antibiotic: usually attacks both bacteria and skin viruses like herprs, and some fungal infections. Stimulates skin cell proliferation: prpmotes more rapid healing of wounds.Can be used in chronic skin ulcers. Use a natural preparation rich in cerrate, which is brown and smells like old socks.
Deep wounds or puncture wounds should be examined by a doctor. For surface use only; do not put in eyes.
Causticum 12c Burns, burns that do not heal promptly, pain from burns. 3rd degree burns should be brought to hospital. Do not use with phosphoric acid.
Hypericum 30c Injury to nerves, parts rich in nerve endings like fingers and toes. Excessive painfulness is a guiding symptom. Puncture wounds, head injuries (see Natrum Sulph.), burns. Prolonged numbness should be examined by a doctor, especially if accompanied by weakness, paralysis or incoordination of arms or legs.
Ledum 12c Insect bites, poison ivy, puncture wounds (which are cold to the touch). Itching of feet and ankles after a walk in the bush. Fractures, black eye. Spider bites, if serious, should be examined by a doctor.
Natrum Carb. 30c Sunstroke, heat exhaustion, (if the only symptom is weakness from loss of fluid, then use phosphoric acid, see below.) Support the person with fluids, especially electrolytes like fruit and fruit juices, soup; patient should be immediately cooled with cold compresses, thrown in the lake, etc., until body temperature returns to 100 deg. F. (Cardiac patients should be cooled slowly.)
Agaricus S.
Calcarea Carbonica
Belladonna, Glonoine and Antimonium Crudum heat stroke  
Natrum Phos. 12x Muscle soreness from overuse, "weekend athletes". None
Natrum Sulph. 30c Injuries to head (following hypericum), especially for mental problems that recur afterward, can't think, can't concentrate. Head injuries are serious. Anything more than a minor bump should be examined by a doctor. If there is dizziness, nausea ,dizziness, loss of consciousness, changes in the pupils, etc., call 911 immediately.
Phosphoric Acid 1x Weakness from loss of fluid from over-exertion in hot weather. Support the person with fluids, especially electrolytes like fruit and fruit juices, soup.
Rhus. Tox. 30c Poison oak, skin red, swollen, intense itching, little blisters, joint sprains. If rash does not respond promptly, it could be an allergic reaction so consult a doctor. DO NOT use before or after Apis. Mel.
Ruta. G. 30c Sprains, tendon strains, joint injuries. Such injuries, unless minor, should be examined by a doctor.
Symphytum tincture 10 drop doses 3x day Promotes healing of injured ligaments, tendons and bones. Only use this when such an injury has been diagnosed.
Urtica Urens 30c Prickly heat. None.
Rescue Remedy tincture A great remedy for shock of all types from grief, injury, financial loss, etc. None.
Nux Vomica Abuse of alcohol, drugs, smoking, food. None known.
Apis Bee stings Patients known to have bee allergy.
Cantharis Burns, 2nd degree. None known.
Silicea Puncture wounds.