Saturday, January 10, 2015

Top five emergency first aid items you probably didn't even realize were medicine

NaturalNews) When it comes to emergency medicine for preppers, everybody is already aware of the extraordinary usefulness of things like nano silver, fish antibiotics and off-the-shelf antiseptics such as povidone iodine.

Here, I've decided to reveal five little-known emergency medicine items you probably never thought about acquiring for your preps. These are all lifesaving items that most people may not even realize are medicine in the first place.

Emergency Medicine Item #1: Manuka Honey

Manuka honey is Mother Nature's perfect wound dressing. Produced by honey bees that feast on the flowers of melaleuca bushes, Manuka honey has remarkable antiseptic properties that even the FDA recognizes as medicine.

Manuka honey seals wounds like a natural bandage, keeping out bacteria and aerosolized viruses. When used with wound dressings, it makes an extremely effective wound treatment for victims of burns, cuts or scrapes. (Colloidal silver is also very effective in this way.)

Unlike other emergency medicines, you can actually EAT this medicine, too. Manuka honey is its own delicious source of calories and valuable internal medicine that helps boost immune function and fight bad bacteria in your gut. Because it's both food and medicine, it's astonishingly valuable as a barter item.

The best part of all is that honey stores practically forever -- literally for thousands of years. There is no "shelf life" concern for honey in a human lifetime. So every dollar you invest in Manuka honey preps today is a dollar that will maintain its value for generations... even centuries.

For emergency first aid use, I like the Manuka honey in small packets as shown below:

Emergency Medicine Item #2: Activated Charcoal

Activated charcoal is another astonishingly diverse "medicine" with an impressive number of uses. It's actually the No. 1 ingredient in emergency room poison control liquids given to patients. You can literally drink activated charcoal when mixed with water. (Tip: It will turn everything in your mouth black until you thoroughly rinse.)

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