medicinal plants for preppersLately 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.

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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.

Asthma

Licorice root

Ginkgo Biloba

Turmeric

Grindelia

Adhatoda

Coltsfoot

Chinese Skullcap

Garlic

Immune System

Echinacea

Reishi Mushroom

Shitake Mushroom

Picrorhiza

Andrographis

Lemon Grass

Garlic

Barberry

High blood pressure (Hypertension)

Hawthorn berries

Coleus

Olive Leaves

Lily of the Valley

Bilberry

Yarrow

Anxiety

St John’s Wort

Passion flower

Valerian

Hops

Fennel

Ginkgo Biloba

Burns

Plantain

Aloe

Gotu Kola

Oregon Grape Root

Comfrey

Lavender

Calendula

Slippery Elm

Common cold

Elderberry

Black-Eyed Susan

Schizandra

Cinchona Bark

Chinese Skullcap

Garlic

Mugwort

Yarrow

Oregano

Sweet Basil

Depression

St. John’s Wort

Passionflower

Valerian Root

Skullcap

Fennel

Ginkgo Biloba

Diarrhea

Astragalus

Picrorhiza Kurroa

Goldenseal

Barberry

Echinacea

Agrimony

Carob

Psyllium

Arthritis

Devil’s Claw

Boswellia

White Willow Bark

Celery Seed

Rehmannia

Chamomile

Diabetes

Cinnamon

Bitter Melon

Indian Kino

Gurmar

Fenugreek

Goldenseal

Panax Ginseng

Chinese Rhubarb

Juniper

Coriander

Fever

White Willow

Meadowsweet

Yarrow

Black Elder

Peppermint

Ginger

Boneset

Echinacea

Influenza (Flu)

Echinacea

Andrographis

Goldenseal

Boneset

Elder (flowers & Berries)

Yarrow

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.


Lisa
Lisa

As a registered nurse, a mother of 5 and Dale's wife I post on this website from time to time about what I know and love, Preparing my family to survive any sort of unforeseen situations. Most of my articles will probably be based on medical needs and prepping techniques, but you never know, I may surprise you every now and then.

    1 Response to "Medicinal Plants for Preppers"

    • Angelo A.

      I started listening to the podcast almost a year ago and I have learned so much. I love the energy between Dale and Lisa. As a husband and father I get their humor and outlook towards the well being of them selves and their family. Great work on the Medicinal plants episode as I will be researching more into this subject for my own family. Thanks for all you do Dale and Lisa (or Lisa and Dale… 🙂 ) !

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