Natural Home Pharmacy

Written by Kajsa IngelssonMarch 15, 2021

By not outsourcing everything to doctors, experts and lands far far away, we begin to take our power back. There is so much to gain from learning how to heal ourself. I’m going to skip the trash talk about our broken and chemical medical system and focus on our sovereignty instead.

“Each of us has a unique part to play in the healing of the world.” 

The feeling of trusting Mother Earth and oneself when an illness arises is blissful. She provides us with the cure for every disease out there. We just have not found them all yet, and unfortunately we are destroying many of them forever with the plundering of our wild lands.

Today I want to share with you what I carry in my natural pharmacy. The remedies here have been passed down to me by various people in my life. I am grateful as I know that not only do they work, but they also take me closer to being that OG wild woman that I am.

Natural Home Pharmacy Must Haves

Collodial silver – a natural antibiotic. Use it to clean wounds, put it on acne or drink a sip when you feel that something is just not right. Gurgle with it for a toothache, and use wherever you feel you need to correct a bacterial imbalance.

Oregano oil – oregano oil capsules are a godsend for me who’s been battling with SIBO. Oregano is super great to correct a bacterial imbalance in the gut and help our with indigestion. In fact, this oil is so great that I have a whole post dedicated to it. Find it here.

Probiotic – I recommend nature md. You need one with a lot of different strains rather than one who has a few strains with a large count. Your stomach will thank you, especially when travelling.

Hydrogen Peroxide – I use this guy to clean wound and get ears unplugged 🙂

Uva-ursi – experincing urinary discomfort? Start taking this herb in pill form as soon as possible. Uva-ursi has this bioactive metabolite that is eliminated in the urine that prevents bacteria from sticking to the cell wall in the bladder, which makes it an effective urinary tract infection treatment.

Digestive enzymes – sometimes we just need some help with digesting our food. There can be many reasons, other medication impacting our gut, imbalances, disease or simply just a love for foods that are hard for the stomach to begin with. I have been taking digestive enzymes on and off for years depending on the current status of my stomach.

Aloe vera – perfect against sun-burn and any other kind of skin irritation. I use it whenever I breakout with a good success rate too. I also drink the juice of this magical plant once a day for a better digestion and more clear skin.

Magnesium spray – a great spray on remedy for sore muscles or inflamed skin!

Boric acid – If you’re living with recurrent or chronic yeast infections, boric acid may be a treatment worth investigating. Boric acid has been used to treat vaginal infections for over 100 years. Not only is it antiviral and antifungal, but it also works to treat both Candida albicans and the more resistant Candida glabrata yeast strains. Boric acid is available over the counter and can be placed inside gelatin capsules that you insert into your vagina.

Berberine – A great natural antibiotic. It helps tremendously with GI symptoms such as any bacterial, candida, or parasite overgrowth. It’s great for travelers’ diarrhea and acute food poisoning, too. Don’t take it while pregnant or breastfeeding though.

Natural sun screen – like I mentioned in my skincare post, love the sun from afar! You are supposed to be in the skin you are in for a long time, so take care of it. This post lists all my favourite green skincare products, and that of course includes sun-screen! When you choose conventional sunscreen, you are directly damaging our oceans and lakes as well as loading your body with toxic chemicals, so.. yeah, #gogreen

Vitamin C – take megadoses of vitamin c anytime you have been around sick people or feel something luring waiting to take you out. If you are early on unwillingly pregnant and don’t want to be, take megadoses of vitamin c with ascorbid-acid for a maximum of 3 days and see if that helps you with your situation. It did me well once back in the day.

Arnica gel and tiger balm – I workout a lot and hard, so I’m quite familiar with sore aching muscles. Arnica gel and tiger balm are my two go-to remedies with the Theragun and a good massage, of course.

Melatonin – this is the sleep hormone, and it can help you fall asleep. Just take 30 min before going to bed. I find it particularly helpful when I am changing time zones.

The garlic cure – check this post out if you have a cold. It tells you how to heal any cold within a day just using garlic!

Liquid magnesium – sleep aid and a muscle relaxer. Btw, this means that it also helps you poop when constipated… Oh, the taste is horrible, but you had worse so deal with it.

Band-aid – always a good idea to have around the house. This brand is my favourite zero waste/biodegradable band-aid.

Bandages – sterile bangages and tape is always a good thing to have around too.

Eucalyptus oil – This oil is great for soothing a cough and a stuffy cold. Mix with a carrier oil and rub on your chest to open up airways.

Peppermint – say bye to bloating with this tea. Fun fact: while everyone else orders a glas or wine or cocktail pre dinner, you will almost always see me sipping a cup of hot mint tea. I also rub this oil on my temples to get rid of a headache, as well as easing nausea. (click on the mjau coloured link for more info)

Baking soda – Great for green cleaning but this little white powder can do more than keep your house shiny and your food fluffy! For example, it can help treat heartburn, soothe canker sores, and even whiten your teeth. What’s more, baking soda is inexpensive and widely available.

CBD – great for pain, sleep issues, inflammation and anxiety. I only use it topically for pain and inflammation since I have some addiction patters.

Ginger tea – reduces headaches, stomach discomfort and blood-pressure. This tea is perfect post dinner to help your body to digest and relax.

“Change, like healing, takes time.” 

Thermometer – it always good to know your temp. Plus, if you are using natural cycles, knowing your daily temperature will help you getting to know your bodys cycle so you can plan or prevent a pregnancy with ease and without hormones!

Chamomile – ease your nerves and puts you into a lovely sleep. You could also use old, cold teabags of this flower to ease puffy eyes and stop burning and itching on your skin.

Activated charcoal – take this for food poisoning or any other kind of poisoning. Works on animals too! It actually saved Mr. Tinys life on a beach in Tulum. Remember, if you are battling with a serious dose of toxins, you will need a very high dose of activated charcoal serval times.