Stay calm. Move quickly. Know what to do!
Did you know that cayenne pepper can stop bleeding? That garlic can alleviate a toothache? That honey can soothe a burn? Armed with the information in this book, you'll always be prepared to respond intelligently to any emergency. Natural First Aid offers hundreds of life-saving techniques, commonsense tips, and time-tested remedies for emergencies of all sorts, including:
*Injuries and ailments -- when to seek medical attention; what to do while you wait; herbal, homeopathic, and kitchen remedies for treatment; and follow-up care
• Wilderness survival -- facing everything from avalanches to porcupines
• On-your-own situations -- when help is unavailable, how to do everything from assist at a childbirth to collect and purify water to transport an injured person
You'll also learn the most important items to stock in natural first-aid kits to keep in your home, car, backpack, or handbag.
About the Author
Author Brigitte Mars has been an herbalist for over 27 years and is a professional member of the American Herbalists Guild. She teaches herbology at The Rocky Mountain School for Botanical Studies, The Boulder School of Massage Therapy, and The Naropa Institute. She is the owner and recipe developer of UniTea Herbs, and her blends are available in over 1,300 stores in the United States and Canada. The author of numerous books, two of Brigitte's latests are the Storey books Natural First Aid and Dandelion Medicine. She has created two audio books-on-tape and a CD-ROM and also hosts a weekly radio show on health and environmental issues. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.
Table of Contents
1 First-Aid Techniques Everyone Should Know: A Step-by-Step Illustrated Guide
2 An A-Z Guide to Ailments and Injuries
3 Surviving Nature's Challenges: Tips and Techniques for Emergencies
4 Stocking a First-Aid Kit
5 How to Make and Use Herbal Medicines