Lifesaving Herbs, Essential Oils and Natural Remedies for When There Is No Doctor
The other day my husband cut himself shaving and it wouldn’t stop bleeding. New razors can do that if the nick is in just the right place. It bled for half an hour and no amount of pressure would stop it. Finally, I went out to the garden and picked a comfrey leaf. I put it in my mortar and pestle with a few drops of distilled water and macerated it. Then we placed the leaf pulp on the cut and he held it there for 5 minutes. That did the trick. The cut stopped bleeding and there hasn’t even been a scab or scar in the area.
My daughter was skeptical. How could a leaf from the garden do such a trick? I’ve been reading Prepper’s Natural Medicine and it was on the table, so she picked up the book and did a fact check on me.
From the Materia Medica – Comfrey – “One caution…Comfrey will heal the top layers too fast, and healing a wound from the outside in is the last thing you want for a puncture of another deep wound.” Cat Ellis
I love it when I’m right!
What Would You Do Without a Pharmacy?
Prepper’s Natural Medicine was written to help you feel confident and create powerful home remedies for any situation. Those could be used for shaving cuts, or after a natural disaster that will become a long-term crisis and limit your access to pharmacies, hospitals, and trained medical professionals.
It’s a great resource for anyone wanting to learn more about using herbs and making herbal preparations. You will learn how to:
- Put together a home apothecary with the proper ingredients.
- Incorporate essential oils into your preparations.
- Get the right containers and equipment.
- Make a tisane, infusion and decoction and know when to use them.
- Make a tincture with fresh or dried herbs.
- Utilize infused vinegar and herbal wines in your preparations.
- How to infuse honey and oils.
- AND Make a salve, lotion, and cream.
After chapter two and three you will be set for just about any medical emergency that may arise.
Materia Medica is the Latin term for a reference guide detailing the ingredients of medicine and their therapeutic properties. The term is used most often with natural medicine-making ingredients such as herbs, trees, minerals, fungi, and bee products.
In this part of the book, Cat has included 50 herbs that she thinks are the most important for preppers to have on hand. These are obtainable throughout most of the United States. This quick reference will teach you their individual properties and how to use them.
With each herb listed, you will learn the parts that are used, the actions (think – astringent, diaphoretic, anti-inflammatory, etc.), how to prepare it, possible doses, and the many ways to use it.
Get Your Herbal First Aid Kit Together
Cat has a wealth of knowledge about herbal medicine and is a strong proponent of creating an herbal medicine bit. I completely agree and have a simple one for my emergency kit.
What preparations should you include? Chapter 5 will give you the quick reference information that you need for ailments from – allergic reactions to wound care -.
You really never know when you might need your first aid kit. Be sure and head over to the Prepper Network for a three part series and listen to the valuable information that Cat presented. Plus, you get to hear her expertise in action.
Not Just for Emergencies
Prepper’s Natural Medicine is not just for emergencies. Every day there are chronic illnesses, common infections, and preventative care measure that you could be implementing in your family.
You’ll learn (among other things) how to make customized nutritional syrups using nettle and other beneficial herbs, ways to boost your immune system, attack seasonal allergies and fight common cold and flu symptoms.
Who Is This Book for?
Anyone that is interested in herbs, alternative medicine, and self-reliance will find the instructions and recipes found in Prepper’s Natural Medicine invaluable.
“You may not know exactly what is going on in every situation. But if you have solid first aid skills, know how to do chest compressions, understand how to…stop bleeding by applying pressure, and have an array of herbal medicines to pick from, you’ll be better equipped to handle more health emergencies than most people…”
About the author: Cat Ellis is a practicing herbalist and dedicated prepper. Her love of herbs began on the 1990’s when herbs helped her recover from the flu. Cat now has her own practice and teaches herbal medicine. She is also a massage therapist certified in MotherMassage and belongs to the American Herbalist Guild. Cat’s love of herbal medicine merged with her love of prepping, resulting in her website www.herbalprepper.com. She lives on the New England coast with her beekeeper husband and her children.
Get your copy of Prepper’s Natural Medicine: Life-Saving Herbs, Essential Oils and Natural Remedies for When There is No Doctor at Amazon today. There are affiliate links in this post.
More from PreparednessMama
PreparednessMama provides women with reliable, realistic and practical information about preparedness, self-reliance, gardening, food storage and everyday life – without the hype. Come ask an expert how you can prepare your family for the big and small disasters in life.