What will you do when the Medicine is all gone?
Hello, my friend and welcome back! We all know that in an SHTF situation that the Drug stores will be one of the first to be emptied out. The question is what will you do then? Well, I have a few ideas, so have a seat my friend, and grab yourself a cup of coffee while we visit.
One thing is for sure when SHTF finally comes, and that is that junkies and gangs will empty the drug stores before they do the food stores. That’s just how they think. Once they do, anyone who doesn’t have a large backup of on hand drugs will be in a world of hurt. People who depend on heart or Diabetes medicine will not last long unless they have a plan.
The fact is that drugs are expensive and most preppers can’t afford to keep a large supply on hand. Add that to the fact that most medicine only have a limited shelf life, and you have a recipe for disaster. You can have all of the food and other suppllies you need, but all it would take is one small cut to kill you if you don’t have antibiotics.
So what is the answer? Herbal Medicine. You would be anazed at what you could with just the plants in your yard and garden. Herbal plants grow wild everywhere, even in the cities. The trick is to know which ones are good and how to use them. You can’t just walk outside and grab a weed and expect it to heal you. You have to know which ones you need for what ails you.
Let’s start with Echinacea, it’s a beautiful flower that millions of people plant in their flower beds each year. It also grows wild all over America and many other countries. It has been used for its healing properties all the way back to the founding of America and before. So what is so great about this little flower? well, for starters, it is reported to have Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Detoxifying, Heals Wounds, and Immune Booster properties it can be found probably growing in your own front yard.
the sap of the flower can be rubbed directly on small cuts to help start the healing process, and other reported uses are: May Help strengthen the Immune system, Toothaches, Sore throats, Skin infections such as boils, and helps heal wounds. It also helps in treating Allergies such as Asama, Cold sores, Coughs and Bronchitis, Canker sores, and Urinary infections. It’s one amazing little plant and every Prepper really needs to know about it.
Another herb that you need to know about Is the common Garlic plant. Most people have this in their gardens and it even grows wild in many parts of America. The use of this plant as medicine goes all the way back to Biblical times. This is a must-have for every Prepper. It was even used during World War II by medics to help fight Gangrene and Sepsis.
It’s reported healing properties include: Antibiotic, Antimicrobial, Antiseptic, AntiViral, Bactericidal, Diuretic, Expectorant, Fungicide, Increases Sweating, Larvacidal. Its also reported to treat: Allergies, Cancer, corns, Ear infections, Genital Herpes, Heart and Circulation issues, High Blood Pressure, Immune Booster, Infections, Parasites, Pneumonia, Toothache, TB, and warts. All of this from a plant that you thought was just-food.
There are literally thousands of plants around the world to treat almost any known ailment or disease. The trick is to know which ones to use and how to use them. So how do you learn how to do this? The internet is a great place to start. You can learn about different herbs and the recipes for using them there, other books that are great references, my favorite is, Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine: 550 Herbs and Remedies for Common Ailments Hardcover – Illustrated, July 5, 2016, by Andrew Chevallier. It has Herb, Recipes, and even an index for looking up herbs by the illnesses they treat. This one is my got to book for looking up herbs.
If you’re new to Herbal Medicine or even if you have been using it for a while, you really need to look into getting the HerbTracker Windows application. It makes keeping track of the herbs you use and the recipes for them easy. I simply can’t imagine trying to practice herbal medicine without it. It even comes with about 20 common herbs listed in it to get you started. it only sells for about $39.95 unless they have a sale going. Right now, I think you can get it for half price. that’s $19.99. For me, it’s well worth the investment.
Well, that’s it for today my friend and I hope you have found this post well worth yoiur time. Until next time, stay safe, stay healthy and stay prepared. God Bless America!