Inside Our Natural Medicine Cabinet

natural medicine cab cover

Sometimes people look at me in disbelief when I tell them we don’t keep any pharmaceuticals in our home, including over the counter meds. The one exception is ibuprofen, which we rarely ever use. Besides the ibuprofen, I’m not exaggerating when I say we have an all natural medicine cabinet. So what does a natural medicine cabinet look like? You might be surprised to hear that many natural remedies are foods, so they aren’t actually all stored in a medicine cabinet. Before I walk you through the contents of my family’s natural medicine cabinet (and basket, bag, fridge, and herb shelf), I want to stress a few important points.

  • Not everyone needs all this stuff. Really. What you need will vary from what another person needs.
  • Some of the things we have came from experimentation to learn what works for us and what doesn’t, which things are our favorites, and which ones aren’t so much.
  • Everything we have was purchased/grown/foraged/created for a specific purpose. I recommend starting there and trying to avoid just buying all kinds of random things aimlessly because you think they might help you. Be intentional about it.
  • Start small. Replace what you can when you can. You don’t have to go totally natural overnight. Keep it real. Keep it simple.

My original plan for this post was to write a quick note on why we have each item/what we use it for, but after I got through about ten herbs, I realized that would be way too much time and a very lengthy blog post. Therefore, I am going to list everything for you, with the exception of all our first aid supplies, and you can feel free to ask me any questions you may have about these items. Check back for future posts on natural health and beauty items and natural cleaning products.

LOOSE HERBS

Yarrow
Ginger
Thyme
Wild Cherry Bark
Peppermint
Elderberries
Mullein Leaf
Lemon Balm
Catnip
Skullcap
Meadowsweet
Raspberry Leaf
Marshmallow Root
Basil
Oregano
Fennel
Rose Hips
Goldenrod
Motherwort
Red Clover
Dill
Nettle
Stevia
Calendula
Rosemary
Corn Silk
Sage
Lavender
Yellow Dock Root
Rose Petals
German Chamomile
Spearmint
Elder Flowers
Hawthorn Leaf & Flower
Hawthorn Berries
Alfalfa
Dandelion Root
Eucalyptus Leaf

herb shelf

TINCTURES

Shatavari
Hawthorn leaf, flower, & berry
Peppermint
Nettle, raspberry leaf, red clover
Yellow dock root, dandelion root, nettle, rose hips
Ginger and fennel
Olive leaf
Lemon balm, catnip, roman chamomile, meadowsweet, lavender
Yarrow
Motherwort
Mullein leaf
Chickweed
Wild cherry bark
Angelica
Wombstringe
Afterease
Placenta

GLYCERITES

Echinacea
Chamomile, Lemon balm, catnip, fennel, and ginger

ESSENTIAL OILS

Peppermint
Lemon
Lavender
Cedarwood
Tea Tree
Bergamot
Elemi
Coriander
Clary Sage
Frankincense
Grapefruit
Carrot Seed
Spearmint
Copaiba
Rosemary
German Chamomile
Eucalyptus
Oregano
Nighty Night
Sweet Dreams
Sniffle Stopper
Sweet Slumber
Germ Destroyer
Relax

EOs

OTHER

Cod Liver Oil
Kids’ Cod Liver Oil
Liquid Chlorophyll
Probiotics (Adult, Kids, Infant)
Pickled Garlic
Fire Cider
Ear oil (Mullein & Garlic)
Oil of oregano
Colloidal silver spray
Lavender hydrosol
Chamomile hydrosol

SYRUPS

Herbal Sleep Syrup
Elderberry Syrup
Ginger Syrup
Pure Maple Syrup
Raw local honey
Blackstrap molasses

fridge shelf

VITAMINS

Vitamin C powder
Vitamin C spray
Kids’ Multi
Prenatal Multi
Baby vitamin D3 drops
Vitamin D3+K2 drops

CAPSULES/TABLETS

Activated Charcoal
Blood Builder
Papaya Enzymes
Digestive Enzymes
Cranberry Capsules
Placenta Capsules

HOMEOPATHY

Arnica
Aconite
Bellis Per
Calendula
Carbo Veg
Cauloph
Chamomilla
Cimicifuga
Gelsemium
Hypericum
Ipecacuanha
Kali Carb
Kali Phos
Phytolacca
Pulsatilla
Secale
Sepia
Staphis Agria
Nat. Phos. 6x
Oscillococcinum
Camilia drops

medicine cabinet

TOPICAL

Calendula Salve
Green Salve
Comfrey Salve
Healing Balm
Coconut oil
Sesame oil
Almond oil
Olive oil
Avocado oil
Neem oil
Castor oil
Vitamin E oil
Magnesium lotion
Aloe Vera gel
Arnica Ointment
Bentonite Clay
Baking Soda
Goldenseal & Oregon Grape Root Powder
Shea Butter
Cocoa Butter
Epsom Salt
Beeswax
Colloidal Silver Gel

EQUIPMENT/SUPPLIES

Stethoscope
Fetoscope
Otoscope
Pulse Oximeter
Sphygmomanometer
Thermometers
Nose Frida
Strep A Swab Kit
UTI Test Strips

*You may notice some Garden of Life brand products in the photos. In December 2017, Garden of Life announced that they were acquired by Nestle. Therefore, for ethical reasons, my family will no longer be using Garden of Life products effective immediately.

 

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