FIRST AID KIT AND MANUAl

Kit contents

Essential oils:
Eucalyptus smithii and globulus, Lavender , Peppermint, Rosemary, Tea tree, Ylang ylang, Lemon, Thyme

Tinctures:
Anemone pulsatilla, Echinacea, Eleuthrococcus, Gentiana lutea/Carduus marianus,,Glycyrrhiza f.e., Grindelia, Inula, Sambucus nigra fructus, Scutellaria, Stachys,Tanacetum parthenium, Valeriana f.e., Viburnum opulus f.e., Zanthoxylum/ Capsicum/Zingiber, Propilis/Commiphora, Passiflora f.e.

Dried herbs:
Achillea, Althea officinalis radix powder (cheaper and more local than slippery elm, apple pectin, psyllium), Calendula, Capsicum, Chamomilla, Cinnamomum, Crataegus, Curcuma, Euphrasia, Filipendula, Foeniculum, Glycyrrhiza, Hibiscus, Lavandula officinalis, Melissa, Mentha piperita, Plantago, Rubus, Rosa, Salvia officinalis, Sambucus nigra flos, Stachys,Thymus, Tilia, Urtica, Zingiber Allium fresh.

Prepared medicines:
Bowel/wound powders
Composition powders/Essence
Deep tissue salve
Gargle

Plantain and daisy salve

Rescue remedy

Sinus/smelling salts essential oil blend

Rosehip syrup

Zinc oxide paste

Linseed oil

Others

Chamomile tea bags compresses

Black tea bags for compresses and also for diarrhoea and nervine

Coffee

Dark chocolate

Sea salt for footbaths, eyebaths and gargles

Epsom salts

Cider vinegar ( for mixing poultices and for digestive complaints)

Citrus aurantium flos aromatic water

Witch hazel water

Green clay

Activated charcoal

Oak bark

Honey

Cucumber/aloe

Tools
Tennis balls
Sanitary towels
Hot water bottles
Washing up bowls

Blankets

Foil blankets

Bandages etc

Lint

Gauze

Cotton wool

Muslin (for slings, kidney scarves and all sorts)

Moleskin

Appropriate scissors

Torch/head lamp

Magnifier

Tweezers

Plasters

Adhesive tape

Zinc tape

Duct tape
A really calm voice

Protocol sheets

Safety pins

Eye cups
Spray bottle

Irrigation bottle

Kettle

Soap

Alcohol swabs

Iodine

Gloves

Masks

Bags for soiled stuff

Bags for herb blends

Bottles for tinctures, plastic

Thermometer

Disposable cups (alrge and small)

Drinking straws

Medicine cups

Dose syringes for mall kids

Cotton buds

Kitchen roll/toilet paper

Emery boards Super glue?

Wet bandages

Lighter

FOLLOW BASIC FIRST AID PRINCIPLES
(it is useful to have done a first aid course to familarise yourself with these and keep it up dated)
Gain Consent
Do not Harm
Stay within your scope and kow your limits

Take care of yourself and only do as much as you can

Spread Calm

ASSESSMENT
Airway – is it clear, are they breathing
Are they consious
Environment -is it safe

Basic medical history

Symptoms and signs

Allergies

Medications or recreational drug

Past medical history, pre-existing condition eg diabetes

Last- ate and drank; bowel movement and urination

Events leading to incident

Pain Examination
Onset
What makes better or worse

Type/Quality

Where

Severity 1-10

CONDITIONS

Allergic reactions
Topical;
Aloe vera, Lavender tea, Citrus aurantium water, chamomile tea bag compress, nettle tea compress, plantain compress, cucumber strips to cool, chickweed cream
Digestive;
Stewed apple, bowel powders/clay/althea powder/charcoal, cinnaomn, giner, pepermint, fennel

Eyes;
Eyebright wash, salt wash, chamomile tea bags, cucumber

Asthma;
Gindelia drops, Coffee/ Tea, Valerian drops, Inula. Essential oils on tissue – lavender, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, ylang ylang

Bleeding:
Wounds: Plantain poultice, Cayenne, Shepherdrs purse, Herb robert, Yarrow, Pressure, styptic stick, clay
Menstrual: Acillea, Raspberry leaf, Lady’s mantle, Herb robert or Gearnium maculatum, Capsella, Mint,(doses every hour until it regulates). Topically; geranium and cypress essential oils applied around pelvic girdle. Hot water bottle
Blisters: Salt water foot soaks. Lavender and tea tree oils. Plantain poultice. Relieve pressure with moleskin or cotton wool padding.
Bruising: Plantain and daisy salve, (immortelle, lavender, fennel, geranium essential oils)

Burns: Cold water to reduce heat in area, Aloe gel, cucumber, Chamomile compress, calendula compress, Lavender essential oil. Cabbage leaf poultice, black tea. Goats Milk
Cold Invasion/Chill: Ginger, Cayenne, Prickly ash, Cinnamon, Cardamom. Curcuma, Composition powders or essence. Kidney; area hot water bottle. Chilli oil or similar on kidney area.

Colds and flu: Elderberry, Ginger, Elder flower, Ginger, Echinacea, Inula, Thyme, Yarrow, Peppermint, Garlic, honey, fresh lemons, cinnamon

Cold sores: Melissa, Hypericum, Calendula, Echinacea, Mentha piperita, lemon garlic, ti tree eucalyptus, Glycyrrhiza, honey, rosehip and daisy for vitamin C (B vitamins and iron)

Constipation: Hydration, Arctium, Coffee, Rumex, Taraxacum raid, Bitters eg Gentian, Senna/Rheum fennel, Urtica, valerian, chamomile, peppermint, Stachys, Bowel powders

Diarrhoea:

Stress; Chamomile, peppermint, citrus aurantium water, tea, valerian, Rosa, Achillea

Infectious; Activated charcoal, bowel powders, Garlic, Berberis vulgaris, Cinnamon, Achillea, Ginger in black tea, Calendula

Binders; Strong black tea, raspberry leaf, Lady’s mantle, Althea powder/bowel powder, neem tea, Peppermint, Achillea, Filipendula

Antispasmodics; Mint, ginger, Valerian, Viburnum opulus, Chamomile, Citrus aurantium, fennel

Diarrhoea and vomiting:

Hydration/electrolytes; Coconut water, apple juice, miso with cinnamon and ginger

After;Yogurt and stewed apple

Eye irritation: Chamomile tea bags, rosewater or tea, black tea bags, Salt water, Eyebright tea, lavender tea, cucumber

Fever: Tea; Equal parts yarrow/peppermint/elderflower/tilia

Fungal skin conditions:
Neem balm (neem oil with added geranium/tea tree/ cinnamon/ oregano essential oil) Thyme, calendula, chamomile, cider vinegar, ti tree oil

Headache: Lavender/peppermint/rosemary essential oils topically
Tanacetum parthenium, Mentha piperita, Matricaria recutita, Bitters e.g.
Stachys +gentian, Valerian, Filipendula, Coffee, Tea,

Heat exhaustion: Rehydrate with electrolytes; 1 litre water with 6 teaspoon sugar and ½ teaspoon salt, or apple juice works well
& Water melon, melon, cucumber, Hibiscus, Tepid bath

Hypothermia:
Ginger, composition powers or essence, rescue remedy, warm foot baths, Citrus aurantium flos water

Immune boosters: Allium sativum, Calendula officinalis, Echinacea angustifolia, Inula, Rosehip syrup, Sambucus nigra fructus, Eleuthrococcus, Thyme, Propilis, Rosemary oil, Zingiber, Cinnaomon, Cayenne, Mentha piperita

Infected wounds:
Wound powders/bowel powders/clay/ charcoal, Berberis species, Capsicum, Yarrow, Calendula, Myrrh, Rosemary, Garlic, Echinacea, Thyme, Oregano, lemon, Salt, neem, plantago, honey.
Essential oils – lavender, tea tree, eucalyptus

Inflammation: Achillea, Mentha pipierita, Capiscum, Allium sativum, Curcuma, Chamomile, Calendula, Glycyrrhiza, Filipendula, Salix, Althea radix powder, Betula , plantago, comfrey, rosehip

Plantain and daisy salve, Deep tissue salve, lavender, eucalyptus essential oils

Insect bites: Lavender or tea tree essential oil, plantain poultice/salve, also chamomile and tobacco poultices, cider vinegar, aloe, dock leaves

Insomnia /Agitation: Anemone pulsatilla, Mentha piperita, Lavender, Valerian, Passiflora, Rosa, Foeniculum, Mentha, Tilia, Citrus aurantium. Hot milk

Nausea/digestive upset: Ginger, Foeniculum, Peppermint, Citrus aurantium flos water, Cider vinegar,
Matricaria, Melissa, Valeriana, Glycyrrhiza, lemon

PAIN:
General; Eschscholzia, Valerian f.e., Viburnum opulus f.e., Mentha piperita, Citrus aurantium, Corydalis, Lavandula officinalis, Rosmarinus, Stachys, Filipendula, bitters, Salvia, ti tree, daisy tea

Nerve; Lavender, Rosemary, Peppermint, Stachys (especially in the head and teeth), Hypericum, Capsicum, Eugenia, Tea tree essential oil

Menstrual; Viburnum opulus, Dioscorea, Ginger, Valerian, Mentha piperita, Matricaria. Essential oils topically such as basil, clary sage, sweet marjoram, chamomile, lavender. Hot water bottle, Hot foot soak (add ginger, mustard or rosemary essential oil)

Gastric; Mentha piperita, Matricaria, Dioscorea, Foeniculum, Citrus aurantium flos water, Valeriana, Viburnum opulus, Ginger ,Passiflora, bitters, Rosa, Thymus

Smooth muscle; Viburnum opulus, Dioscorea, Valeriania, Thymus, Mentha piperita, Matricaria, rosmarinus. Hydration, magnesium and potassiu.

Skeletal muscle; Valerian, Viburnum opulus, Thymus, Rosmarinus, Curcuma, Deep tissue salve

Mouth/gum; Ti tree, clove, Stachys, Echinacea, Commiphora, Salvia, Mentha piperita, Foeniculum, Thymus

Nettle stings; Plantain or dock

Sprains and strains
; Deep tissue salve, hot and cold compresses- use whatever makes sense. Internally, Plantago, Echincacea, Eleuthroccocus, Althea Radix, Equisetem, and bitters and valerian, also Matricaria, Angelica, Hypericum.Compostion powders.

Staff support
Composition powders or essence, Coffee/tea/ chocolate,
hydration and regular food. Rests from the station.
Nervines and adaptogens.
Plantain and daisy salve, Aloe gel, foot baths.
Common sense.
Enough people
Stress/Anxiety/Emotional trauma

;
Lavender (essential oil or tea), tea, Rescue remedy, Anemone, Citrus aurantium, Mentha, Stachys, Avena, Rose, Crataegus, Breathwork (ylang ylang essential oil).

Teeth and Gums Clove, Myrrh, Sage, fennel

UTIs Thymus, Echinacea, Allium, Achillea, Matricaria, Oregano, Apple jiuce, cider vinegar , Plantago, Galium, Calendula, Petrosellinum, Betula

Wound repair Calendula, Plantago, Symphytum, Althea officinlalis radix,

Aloe, Zinc oxide, Berberis vulgaris or other bitters