Time to shed those heavy winter coats and have some fun-in-the-sun! But, as you know, accidents can happen. Are you prepared?
Homeopathic remedies are a safe, easy, fabulous way to treat your entire family should a minor (and even a major) medical event occur. It could be a bump or a strain, too much sun or too little water, or even a digestive upset. You’ll want to be prepared, and shine like a rock star when you avoid a trip to the emergency clinic!
If you are familiar with homeopathy then you know it’s amazing ability to stimulate the body’s healing response – instantly, right when you need it!
One of my favorite underused remedies is Ledum palustre. It’s a brilliant, and I do mean Brilliant, remedy for any sort of puncture wound. Here’s a common list:
- Dog or cat fights – bites, sharp cat nail punctures.
- Insect stings – fleas, ticks, bees, spiders, anything that stings or bites.
- Punctures – sticks, wires, nails, anything sharp that can puncture.
I recently punctured my finger with a injecting needle – ouch! Ledum came to my rescue and within a minute the pain was gone. The next day a tiny spot remained; but there was no pain.
Some of you know how invaluable Ledum is for puncture wounds, but did you know it’s the best remedy to follow Arnica montana to help resolve bruising? After a trauma leaves black and blue bruising, follow with Ledum and the tissues will resolve beautifully.
In Ledum’s early history it was used to antidote tetanus. The first homeopaths used the triad of remedies: Arnica, Ledum and Hypericum if they were concerned about tetanus from a puncture wound. No tetanus shot with toxic ingredients, like aluminum, needed! Ledum is even an antidote to Poison Oak. So make sure you have it in your pack!
BTW, did you hear the latest recommendations on tetanus shots? They are only recommended every 30 years! And now you don’t even need that – you have Ledum palustre!
If you’d like to know more about Ledum and the many other remedies you can safely use for those little emergencies check out the 3-part series on HOMEOPATHY FOR DOG AND CAT EMERGENCIES.