Lately we have been doing quite a bit of research on medicinal plants for preppers and herbal remedies. In the United States we have been taught to “pop a pill” when we feel sick or have an ailment, but there might come a time when this isn’t an option.
This could be an economic collapse, a personal SHTF situation or even something much bigger. In these cases, you may not be able to find or afford the medicine you or a family member needs in order to survive.
Natural and herbal remedies have been around probably as long as we have. Long before there were pharmaceutical companies that were only looking out how to pad their pockets, there have been treatments that work and help those who have chronic conditions that they need medicine in order to manage the condition.
So let’s consider there were no doctors. And let’s also consider what if there were no pharmacy for you to get your monthly prescriptions? What would you do? Would you be able to treat your condition? Would you be able to survive?
It seems to me the difference between conventional, or modern medical treatment and homeopathic treatments differ because modern treatments seem to treat the symptoms of a disease, where homeopathic treatments focus on treating the underlying causes that lead to the disease.
If you suffer from conditions such as diabetes, depression, arthritis, hypertension, or a myriad of other conditions it is in your best interest to come up with a plan now, as well as do everything you can for your condition.
SPP167 Medicinal Plants for Preppers
In this week’s podcast we are not going to go into the “application” too much. In the show we referenced the website Herbal Supplement Resource which has been one of the most helpful websites about medicinal plants to date. Do yourself a favor and have a look, it not only has what herbal remedies work, but it tells you why they work…in a language you can understand.
Disclaimer: Please do your research on each of these medicinal plants. Some of these herbal remedies can be a potent as prescription medication, and when taken together can have adverse side effects. This article was written with post collapse applications in mind.
Here is a list of a few common ailments where we might medicinal plants in a SHTF scenario. If you are interested in learning about something that is not on this list, make sure and look at the website I linked to above.
High blood pressure (Hypertension)
Lily of the Valley
St John’s Wort
Oregon Grape Root
St. John’s Wort
White Willow Bark
Elder (flowers & Berries)
Pharmaceutical drugs are not the end all be all for treatments to chronic conditions. There are many proven and effective natural remedies and medicinal plants for preppers that can be grown in your very own garden.
For more information on these medicinal herbs and more please visit Herbal Supplement Resources. We are just at the starting point of learning about medicinal herbs, and we even plan on incorporating some of these plants to our garden next year.