I often supply my family, friends and clients with remedies that are useful to have on hand at home, and safe for most anyone to use.
After several years of supplying different things, people often needed a refresher of which remedies did what! After all, I am the herbalist, they are just trying to feel better, faster! To solve this divide, I have created a list that is organized by symptom so that when you are at home, and suddenly ailing with say a cold, or “Delhi belly”, or a wasp sting, you can be reminded which remedy or remedies to use. I’ve included them here, as they are ready to print out and tape to the inside of the medicine cabinet door, so they handy in times of need!
There is another alphabetically ordered list that you can use in case you realize you have some things that you have NO idea what to do with them. Rather than scanning the list organized by condition, it is organized by remedy name.
Please note, one of the most common things I recommend to people for pain, minor topical infections, etc is moxibustion. It is so useful, I am constantly suggesting people buy a box and put it in their emergency kit! Then add the requisite candle, and matches or lighter (or both!) and the instructions. Having and using moxa over minor wounds can absolutely make the difference between an inconvenience, and a significant infection. This is ever more important in troubled times of upheaval! So please, check my articles for the one on Moxibustion at home!
FORMULA &/or treatment suggestions:
Bleeding, from injury
Yu nan bai yao.
Emprizone gel, thick application. Vit. C. Or, after heat has passed, and loss of tissue is apparent, use Ching Wan Hung.
Common cold, beginnings
Yin qiao san or Gan mao ling or Chuan xiong cha tiao wan pellets. Detox baths. Vitamin C (ensure you use ascorbic acid with bioflavonoids i.e. Real vitamin C!). Ginger root tea if chilled. Peppermint tea if sore throat. Oregano oil orally.
Common cold, chills predominate
Gan mao ling.
Cold with sore throat
Yin qiao san. 2-4 tablets, 2-4 x/day depending upon severity of symptoms.
Cough with yellowish phlegm
Qing qi hua tan tang.
Cough, incessant, with little phlegm, or sticky, hard to cough up phlegm
Bei mu gua lou san.
Diarrhea, sudden, intense, foul
Po chai. 1-2 vials/dose. 2-4x/day.
Huo xiang zheng qi pian.
Food poisoning, mild cases
Po chai. 2 vials/dose, 2-4x/day.
Hangover, or hangover prevention
Po chai. 2 vials as prevention. 2 vials, 2x/day to treat hangover, and B vitamins. Columbrina/nux vomica 30C homeopathic.
Dan tian jiang zhi wan. Low glycemic diet.
Bao he wan. Betaine HCl caps with protein.
Emprizone gel. Vitamin C.
Watermelon frost, topically. Vit. C.
Pressure on P6 with fingers or use Seabands (Pharmacy). Ginger tea. Nux vomica 30C.
Poor immune system
Yu ping feng san &/or bu fei tang
1 l water, 1/4c sugar, 1 Tb soda, 1 tsp salt.
Po chai once nausea settled enough.