The following medicines are used to
treat people in first aid situations.
NOTE: Homeopaths use the latin names for their medicines since a
similar nomenclature is needed to converse with homeopaths throughout
ARNICA (Mountain Daisy)
This is a highly effective medicine for a shock or trauma of any
injury. It is necessary to treat an injured person for shock first
unless the injury is very mild or unless the person is bleeding so
profusely that stopping the bleeding should be attended to immediately.
ARNICA helps reduce shock, relieve pain, diminish swelling, and begin
healing. It is a great medicine for injuries to muscles, especially when
there is pain from overexertion.
It is also used before or after surgery since the body experiences a
state of shock from these medical Procedures, specially in dental
surgery and labor cases.
HYPERICUM (St. John's Wort)
For injuries to nerves or to injured parts of the body which are richly
supplied with nerves (fingers, toes, the spine). Relieves sharp or
shooting pains of such injuries.
URTICA URENS (stinging nettle)
For burns (stinging nettle causes a burn upon contact with the spine of
the plant). URTICA URENS in external application is also helpful in
diminishing the pain of the burn and in promoting healing. Such
application should be diluted, approximately one part of URTICA URENS
with ten parts water.
It is the best medicine for puncture wounds, whether it be from a
needle, a nail, or other sharp object. In the case of deep punctures or
punctures from rusty nail LEDUM can be taken, it has no side-effects and
it can be helpful in healing wounds and preventing tetanus. LEDUM is
also commonly prescribed for insect stings and animal bites. It's
applicable as well to people with severe bruising (black eyes or blows
from firm objects).
RHUS TOX (Poison Ivy)
Medicine for certain types of skin conditions as well as for numerous
other conditions. It is highly effective in the rupturing of ligaments
and tendons. The most common medicine prescribed for sprains and
strains, especially the type of sprain and strain that is worse upon
initial motion but that is better upon continued motion. It is also a
medicine given for dislocated joints.
Given for severe sprains where the person has a torn or wrenched
tendon, split ligament, or bruised periosteum (bone covering). It is
also the most common medicine prescribed for recent or old injuries to
the knee or elbow.
Homeopaths, like herbalists, use SYMPHYTUM for fractures. It relieves
pain and promotes rapid healing of a fracture. Besides its application
in fractures, SYMPHYTUM is a great medicine for injuries to the eyeball,
bones around the eyes, and the cheekbones.