While the winter season brings joy to both the young and the old as families come together, it also brings some health problems we shouldn’t ignore. We are all familiar with the common cold and the flu and we know they can strike when we are stressed or run down. The following herbal remedies will help you deal with all the problems the cold season may bring.
Although it is seen as a garden weed in many parts of North America, Plantain is a powerful plant that has many medicinal uses. Even more, plantain is an edible plant that can be foraged in both wild and urban environments. Plantain is a truly wonderful medical aid and people should learn about its properties rather than pulling it out and throwing it away.
When it comes to self-healing during an emergency situation, having the proper knowledge and putting it to good use is worth more than any survival item you can think of. The powerful antiseptics listed in this article can be made at home and they will help you treat your wounds when medical aid is not available.
Treating wounds using alternative healing methods will become a vital skill when there is no doctor around. Besides providing you with the much needed food, your pantry also holds two items that will help you treat wounds: honey and sugar. These two ingredients are very effective at cleansing and healing traumatic wounds.
Vetigel is an algae-based gel that can stop bleeding in just a few seconds and is set to become the band aid of the future. According to the manufacturer this wonderful gel should be available for human use in the near future and it will revolutionize the way we heal.
In this great world of ours, there are many survival plants that have been of use to man, since the dawn of time. There are plants that feed us, plants that heal us, plants that protect us from pests and insects and the list goes on. Preppers know how to make use of these plants and every day, they learn more about new types of plants and about how can these plants help them thrive in an uncertain world. The air purifying survival plants from this article are an ideal addition to the living area of every prepper as they have an important role: they purify the air!
Cayenne pepper is a plant of the Capsicum group and it shares the same characteristics as paprika, bell peppers and jalapeno peppers. Due to its high content of capsaicin the cayenne pepper is a hot plant used to spice up many of the food recipes that you like. Even more, this red pepper has many healing proprieties and valuable uses that make it an ideal candidate for every garden.
Honey is a wonder food that should be stockpiled by every prepper. It is considered by some the ultimate survival food due to its long shelf life and healing proprieties. Honey has been used by humans since Ancient Times and cave paintings have been found depicting humans hunting for this golden wonder. It was used as a sweetener for multiple dishes, as medicine but also as an embalming for the dead. It is such a valuable food that it was used even in religious rituals from the Hinduism culture to the Judaism culture and Buddhism practices.