Summer began, and with it trips to the country, to nature. And here not only pleasure awaits us. Let us recall Pushkin - he was prevented from loving summer by "mosquitoes and flies." Such nuances can ruin the outdoors and outdoor recreation will not bring pleasure. If you are slightly injured at the dacha or on a hike, and there are no medications nearby, then in such a situation you can provide first aid in "field conditions" with plants that can be found on the territory of our country.
If you hurt your finger, then the bleeding can be stopped by putting on the wound a gruel of pounded fresh leaves of yarrow, wild strawberry, meadow geranium, stonecrop ("hare cabbage"), cinquefoil goose, blackberry. There is also such a simple way, familiar to everyone from childhood - to attach a young plantain leaf to the sore spot.
In the garden, you can apply carrot tops to the wound, pounded into gruel, and if you have coffee at hand, fill the cut with clean, very finely ground coffee powder. It has a hemostatic and wound healing effect. Sprinkle the wound well with dry nettle powder.
After the bleeding has stopped, you need to take care of that. so that there is no suppuration. To do this, attach a fresh, boiled cabbage leaf to the cut. You can rinse the wound with an aqueous infusion of plum leaves, a medicinal letter, a blackberry leaf, rosehip flowers, and a rose.
If cherry plum grows on your site, squeeze a little juice from the fruit, dilute it halfway with boiled water and add a few drops of camphor oil. After soaking clean gauze with this solution, attach it to the sore spot.
But the best bactericidal dressing is an aloe leaf cut lengthwise and attached by a cut to the wound. If the wound heals sluggishly, "tears", wash it with concentrated aqueous infusions of medicinal sage (20 g of herbs per glass of boiling water), tripoli, meadowsweet, celery, blackberries, horsetail, decoctions of elecampane root or calamus. It is good to apply bandages by moistening clean gauze in a strong decoction of these herbs.
Perfectly clean the small wounds of the dressing with gruel to the well-known garden weed "woodlice" - medium starlet. If the wound begins to get wet, then it should be sprinkled with powder from dry leaves of fireweed (ivan-tea), a series of tripartite or eyebright medicinal.
It also happens - the finger was injured close to the nail, the edge of the nail bed is swollen, and felon has developed. In this case, it is good to attach a bandage with baked onions to your finger. A dandelion leaf crushed to a pulp, pre-steamed for 5-7 minutes in a water bath, can also be used for compresses.
Warm baths from the infusion of chamomile flowers, St. John's wort (1 tablespoon per glass of boiling water), as well as from a mixture of marshmallow root and oak bark, taken equally (2 tablespoons per 0.5 liters of boiling water), also help well.
Remember - if a fresh wound is contaminated with soil and it is necessary to administer tetanus toxoid, it is best to seek medical attention.
Now let's talk about insect bites that annoy us so much in the summer. If you are bitten by a bee, be sure to remove the sting. Pain and inflammatory edema after insect bites relieve juice or gruel from parsley leaves, green onions, plantains, yarrow, fresh laurel leaves, crushed dandelion roots, raw potatoes. You can also grease the bite site with olive oil.
I want to offer you three recipes for herbal preparations that will be useful almost "in all cases of life." Prepare them in advance and keep them handy - in the refrigerator, in a dark glass jar. It is good to have such a solution both at home and in the country.
Tincture of poplar buds and birch leaves
Collect poplar buds and a slightly open birch leaf. With a mixture of poplar buds and birch leaves (1: 1), fill half a glass jar with a volume of 0.75 liters and fill to the top with alcohol or vodka. Insist in a dark place (not in the refrigerator) for 3-4 weeks, strain. Use this tool to wipe cuts, purulent wounds, fungal skin diseases, insect bites.
You can also use the tincture inside - 1 teaspoon in warm milk or water 3 times a day before meals for angina, viral flu, colds, bronchitis and even pneumonia.
St. John's wort oil
Collect the flowers of St. John's wort, grind them in a porcelain (not metal!) Mortar until
gruel. Fill half a jar with a volume of 0.75 liters with gruel and fill to the top with refined vegetable oil. Insist 3-4 weeks in the refrigerator, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon, then strain. For poorly healing wounds, burns, lubricate the sore spot with this tincture. You can drink inside and 1 teaspoon 3 times a day: for gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer, add to enemas for ulcerative colitis. St. John's wort oil is even more effective than sea buckthorn oil.
Tincture of marsh cinquefoil root (popular name - "decop")
Pour 40 grams of finely ground cinquefoil root with a glass of alcohol or vodka and leave in a dark place for 3-4 weeks, strain. In case of bruises, stretching of the tendons, after repositioning the dislocations, lubricate the sore spot with tincture. You can also take 20 drops 3 times a day before meals for joint diseases, osteochondrosis of the spine, viral flu.
I hope these tips will help you cope with the troubles that can happen to you in the summer outside the city.