Prepper medicine: How to use parsley, a versatile medicinal herb

Parsley (Petroselinum crispum) is a leafy herb native to the Mediterranean region. Its leaves are normally used as a garnish, but they can also be used to make herbal remedies. Parsley has a long history of use in traditional medicine. Healers used its leaves, seeds and roots to treat a slew of ailments, including bruises, insect bites, amenorrhea, allergies, … Continue reading Prepper medicine: How to use parsley, a versatile medicinal herb

Survival foraging: How to identify and use dandelion, a versatile weed

Most people think of dandelions as nothing but invasive weeds out to ruin their lawns. But preppers know that dandelions are just as useful as herbs and beneficial plants in home gardens. When SHTF, it pays to know how to forage for edible weeds like dandelions so you can add them to your stockpile or arsenal of … Continue reading Survival foraging: How to identify and use dandelion, a versatile weed

Prepper medicine: How to make and use tea tree oil

Tea tree oil is one of the most popular essential oils in the western world. Derived from the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia, tea tree oil possesses antimicrobial properties, which make it beneficial for treating skin infections, disinfecting wounds, controlling underarm odor and eliminating bad breath. Read on to learn how to make your own tea tree oil … Continue reading Prepper medicine: How to make and use tea tree oil

10 herbs you can use to make immunity-boosting tea

Keeping your immune system robust is key to staying healthy and avoiding infections. Aside from eating fresh fruits and vegetables, you can strengthen your immune system by drinking herbal teas. Many herbs help fight disease-causing agents, such as bacteria and viruses. They also offer other health benefits, thanks to their abundance of bioactive components. Here … Continue reading 10 herbs you can use to make immunity-boosting tea

Home gardening tips: How to plant, grow and harvest 3 oregano varieties

Oregano is a versatile herb with many ornamental and culinary uses. Grow different varieties of oregano in your home garden or container garden if you want access to a fragrant, flavorful herb. (h/t to TheHomesteadingHippy.com) 3 Oregano varieties for your home garden Choose among the three oregano varieties below and plant one that suits your culinary needs. … Continue reading Home gardening tips: How to plant, grow and harvest 3 oregano varieties

Echinacea extract can help address mild anxiety in adults, reveals study

Echinacea angustifolia, commonly known as purple cornflower, is one of many species of echinacea that can be found in eastern and central North America. A member of the daisy (Asteraceae) family, this popular herb is commonly used to prevent colds and other respiratory tract infections. The Native Americans who live on the Great Plains also use it as a natural … Continue reading Echinacea extract can help address mild anxiety in adults, reveals study

Researchers look at chunkung herbal medicine and its ability to prevent bone loss in postmenopausal women

Osteoporosis is a bone disease that affects older adults. It is characterized by weak and brittle bones that make a person more prone to fractures. According to experts, the bones are in a constant state of renewal. During childhood and until the early 20s, a person makes new bones faster than his body could break down old ones to … Continue reading Researchers look at chunkung herbal medicine and its ability to prevent bone loss in postmenopausal women

4 Wild medicinal plants to harvest for profit

North America is rich in wild medicinal plants that you can harvest for profit. These herbs are used in Native American Medicine to treat a variety of ailments, from lung infections to fever. Since they grow in the wild, harvesting them won’t cost you anything. (h/t PreppersWill.com) How to harvest wild herbs You need to pick wild … Continue reading 4 Wild medicinal plants to harvest for profit

Not just a weed: 5 Ways to use dandelions in your kitchen

Dandelions will pop up just about anywhere, from the side of the road to the middle of your lawn. But don’t get rid of this flowering plant, even though it’s usually considered a pesky weed. Learn how to make soothing dandelion tea or salad using dandelion flowers and leaves. (h/t to ApartmentPrepper.com) Health benefits of dandelions … Continue reading Not just a weed: 5 Ways to use dandelions in your kitchen

Itch relief: 10 Natural remedies for itchy and swollen bug bites

Bug bites are no fun for anyone who likes to go out and bask in the sun. Though they typically go away on their own, fresh bites leave itchy, swollen marks that can keep you scratching your skin all day. Try one of the following natural remedies to relieve itch and swelling: (h/t to CommonSenseHome.com) 1. … Continue reading Itch relief: 10 Natural remedies for itchy and swollen bug bites