Children are exploring their world which means testing and feeling out where their boundaries and limits lie. Accidents and injuries are a normal part of this exploration! And some children are more adventurous than others, some more clumsy. Some less so. Either way, I recommend getting together a good little home remedy kit with the essential first aid remedies that can help in cases of cuts, bruises, burns and sprains.
Here’s a check-list:
- Aloe vera gel – for mild burns
- Arnica C30– for bruising and shock
- Aconite C30 – for shock. If you don’t know what to give, just give aconite. And take some yourself if you are in shock or afraid.
- Bryonia D6 – for sprains and strains where movement makes it feel much worse but the pressure of a tightly bound bandage feels good.
- Calendula C30 – for cuts. The remedy works super fast so make sure the cut is clean first so that the skin doesn’t close the dirt into the wound.
- Calendula Tincture (or commercial antiseptic spray) – for cleaning the wound.
- Cantharis D12 – for minor burns
- Ledum D6 – for bruises in bony areas (e.g. black eye), puffy swelling to injuries where the area is cold to the touch.
- Rhus-tox D6 – sprains and strains where the joint is stiff at first but loosens up with some movement and then feels worse again with continued movement.
- Ruta D6 – torn tendons / ligaments
- Urtica urens C30 – for mild burns
To encourage healing of wounds give your child a bit of Vitamin C, and in cases of bruising some blueberries or purple grape juice will help to strengthen the capillaries. Note that sugar makes the body more acidic so in general try not to give too many sweeties if your child’s body is trying to heal.
Give a remedy which you feel fits the situation best and if you are not sure about your choice or how to carry on, drop me a line and I can advise you.