Chemical poisoning can be intentional or accidental; it can happen at home or in a factory; and it can be moderately serious or extremely fatal. Whatever it is chemical poisoning amounts to about 95% cases of poisoning whether at home or factory. The interesting fact is that most of the cases of chemical poisoning happen at home. Your child can ingest the bottle of capsule kept on the cabinet for yourself or your spouse.
He or she can ingest something else like the bleaching powder or the bottle of pheneol taking it to be some kind of food. Those are the accidental ones, but there are some where you are exposed to chemical fumes over a long period of time. In such cases you are ingesting dangerous chemicals through the olfactory organs and skin. Such incidences of chemical poisoning are the most lethal. In such cases the patient generally develops some kind of disease such as bronchitis, memory loss, emphysema, cancer, infertility and some more.
Number of chemical has been increasing on the earth starting from the industrial revolution. The nature also has its own chemicals. It is expected that the usage and number of chemicals will continue to increase as we grow up. It is better to expand our knowledge about elements that can fight out such poisons. The most heartening fact is that whatever be the chemical there must be a herb that can remove it from the body. So take a stroll in natures’ garden and pick your choice of herb for resisting and remedying chemical poisoning.
Effective Herbal Remedies For Chemical Poisoning
It has been seen that people from ancient times has been using milk thistle as a remedy for liver toxicity. Even it can help the liver to generate new liver cells and repair it. So if you are exposed to chemical fumes for a long time as a part of your job, and it has been eating away your liver and rendering you rickety then milk thistle can be your answer.
It also protects the liver. It is also helpful in curing kidney problem and this is especially useful in incidences of poisoning. This is because your kidney is capable of removing the toxins if it is working well. So take some milk thistle every day to fight chemical poisoning.
This is one herb that is extremely rich in flavonoids, the antioxidant chemicals. It has been seen that green tea can fight degeneration of the liver quite well due to this antioxidant character.
Chemical poisoning affects your liver and renders is weak. Fight this with two cups of green tea a day. If you can protect your liver and kidneys half the battle against poisoning is won.
Dandelion leaves are being used since ancient times because of its cleansing effect on the liver. It also protects the liver. Moreover, it can be used to purify the blood and remove the poisonous molecules from it.
The combination of these properties will cleanse the blood and protect the liver as well as the kidney. It is most beneficial for long term exposure to chemicals. Extracts of dandelion leaves are available over the counter at drugstores.
The root of licorice is mostly used as a medicine. It is beneficial for treating stomach ulcers and digestive abnormalities. But it can also fight mild cases of poisoning. It is especially useful for children if they have ingested any chemical.
It is also useful for treating inflammations resulting from poisoning. Let your child suck on a licorice root while he is being rushed to the hospital emergency.
The root of marshmallow herb has been found to work as an antidote to poisons. It is also antioxidant in nature. So you can protect your liver and kidney to some extent with marshmallow.
It also alleviates irritation of the mucosal lining of the gastrointestinal system that results from ingestion of poison. You can keep some marshmallow extract handy at home.
This is a unique herb in that it has the quality to draw out poison from the affected person. This makes it one of the best ingredients of any antidote for poison. It is also soothing and softening for the gastric mucosa.
So you will get relief from the burning in the stomach while at the same time the poison will be absorbed by the mucilaginous herb.
Goldenseal And Fechinacea
Goldenseal has been used since ancient times as a detoxifier. On the other hand Echinacea can be used as an antidote for snake bite.
A combination of goldenseal and Echinacea can be a very good remedy for some types of chemical poisoning. Echinacea has another property. It can enhance your immune system and let you fight out the poison better.
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.