So what are the most important things...looking at food as meds as well. (natural meds please)
Stocking med. cabinet
Edible clay for internal and external use.
Hot water bottles for hot and cold compresses.
Cloth bandages of all sizes and paper tape.
Stainless implements such as sharp tweezers, sharp scissors, a scalpel; lancets or a lance.
Vodka or grain alcohol.
Lavender essential oil and a carrier oil such as jojoba.
Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, Garlic capsules, Eucalyptus essential oil, (all really effective for fighting off the nasties of colds - I haven't tried garlic capsules yet, or the Eucalyptus.. but ACV is GREAT for colds and sore throats and detoxing.. I even used it to heal my rat's URI, which rats are prone to, and typically you have to give them rounds of really expensive antibiotics... But I healed him within a couple weeks using ACV and he hasn't sneezed once since =D
you can find good videos on you tube about making master tonic
basically i peeled and chopped very small a good amount of garlic and onions and put it all in jars & added apple cider vinegar & let it infuse for quite a few weeks (actually i haven't strained some yet, cannot remember if they were from september 2012 or 2011 .....)
some purist get to prepare it according to the moon phase
+ there are 3 more ingredients to it: horseradhish, hot pepper and ???
you should be able to find some threads about it on MDC....
you just drink the strained juice
typically, 1 table spoon several times a day as soon as i feel my throat tickling or if i have been in contact with people who seem to have a cold ...
Also, tea tree and helichrysum oils.
Herbs: calendula, osha, echinacea, nettles
Arnica, an aloe plant...
Here's a good plant link I saw today: