Many invasive plants have medicinal benefits

Anyone who has ever gardened can tell you how upsetting it is to have your efforts thwarted by invasive plants. It’s a very frustrating problem, but there’s a compelling reason you may not want these species to disappear entirely: Many invasive plants have surprisingly important medicinal benefits. Invasive species are non-native plants that spread aggressively … Continue reading Many invasive plants have medicinal benefits

13 Medicinal herbs for your survival garden

Growing your own medicine is an effective way to stay healthy during SHTF. When the disaster strikes and everyone is left to their own devices, you get to have peace of mind knowing that you have a survival garden filled with various healing herbs. What’s more, you don’t have to worry about pesticides and other toxins because you … Continue reading 13 Medicinal herbs for your survival garden

Learn how to grow these 8 medicinal plants in your indoor garden

Growing herbs indoors is a popular hobby since it eliminates the hassle that comes with growing herbs in your backyard, especially when it comes to seasonal crops. While most gardeners would prefer growing herbs for culinary reasons, some lean towards growing a variety of medicinal herbs. Having a supply of medicinal herbs on hand is … Continue reading Learn how to grow these 8 medicinal plants in your indoor garden

Herbal medicine has antiviral effects that effectively treat the flu

There has been a scramble in the scientific community to find more natural medicines that can combat viruses. In particular, the influenza virus has become a significant threat to society. This virus is capable of mutating rapidly, so new strains of influenza that are resistant to conventional treatments are discovered each year. To address this threat, scientists are now … Continue reading Herbal medicine has antiviral effects that effectively treat the flu

10 Medicinal herbs that every prepper needs when SHTF

Herbs aren’t just used to enhance the flavor of food. When SHTF, preppers know which medicinal herbs can be used to address different health complaints like headaches or a sore throat. It’s easy to grow various kinds of medicinal herbs in your garden or on your patio. Even if you live in an apartment, you … Continue reading 10 Medicinal herbs that every prepper needs when SHTF

How to solve your medical problems using herbal remedies instead of toxic OTC medicines

You might not know it, but you are locked in a vicious cycle where the over-the-counter (OTC) prescription drugs you take are keeping you from achieving true health. An article on Survivopedia recommends completely dropping the harmful medicine for natural, safer, and actually effective herbal means of healing. OTC drugs are much more dangerous than the symptoms they … Continue reading How to solve your medical problems using herbal remedies instead of toxic OTC medicines

Essential survival gear for the home

The comfort and ease of modern-day living is made possible by flip-of-the-switch electricity, turn-of-the-knob water supplies, on-the-go cell phone communication, and high-speed internet access. It’s easy to take these conveniences for granted, but nothing in life is for certain; that’s why having a backup plan is important. Here are some essentials you should have on … Continue reading Essential survival gear for the home

8 uses for Echinacea backed by science

Echinacea (pronounced ek-in-nay-sha) is a medicinal plant used by Native Americans to treat snake bites and cure septic wounds. Its popularity today is founded on several studies that prove its efficacy in shortening the common cold and reducing fever. This small, purple flower is indeed a herb you should familiarize yourself with. Should you ever … Continue reading 8 uses for Echinacea backed by science

Natural antiseptics to fight infections in a SHTF scenario

In any accident, be it minor like cuts and bruises or major ones such as burns, part of the treatment is preventing infection to spread further from the affected area, and antiseptics fulfill this role. Medical supplies sure are handy, but what happens when you’ve eventually run out? Luckily, there are some ways to sterilize … Continue reading Natural antiseptics to fight infections in a SHTF scenario

A weed to some, plantain is a survivalist’s powerful medicine

Weeds are the bane of every homeowner’s existence, but a certain plant called plantain is anything but a nuisance. Also called Plantago major, plantain is a versatile plant that every prepper needs to know about. (h/t to BioPrepper.com.) Plantain, which is different from the green bananas that are also called plantains, can be found almost anywhere. Plantain has oval-shaped … Continue reading A weed to some, plantain is a survivalist’s powerful medicine