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

Medicinal plants: The survival uses of eucalyptus

Eucalyptus is a fast-growing tree that’s native to Australia. It has a distinct chemical makeup that lends itself to several medicinal and household uses. Its antiseptic, antifungal and anti-inflammatory effects stem mostly from the compound eucalyptol, a common ingredient in mouthwash and cough suppressant. There are more than 400 hundred different species of eucalyptus. Eucalyptus globulus, or blue gum, is … Continue reading Medicinal plants: The survival uses of eucalyptus

Survival medicine 101: Three natural remedies for pain relief, infections and for improving heart health

Herbs and plants make for potent medicines and holistic treatments for a range of ailments, from muscle pain to bacterial infections. These natural remedies also do not cause harmful side effects like drugs and are cost-efficient to boot. In one of his recent articles published online, prepper and natural medicine proponent Claude Davis shared three of … Continue reading Survival medicine 101: Three natural remedies for pain relief, infections and for improving heart health

Create your own anti-inflammatory salve using plantain

A good prepper knows that even weeds shouldn’t be dismissed when SHTF. For example, broadleaf plantain (Plantago major) is a medicinal herb that can be used to make a healing salve for various skin conditions. (h/t to AskAPrepper.com) And the broadleaf plantain is often found in your garden or backyard. Plantain, a versatile and medicinal weed Sometimes called … Continue reading Create your own anti-inflammatory salve using plantain

5 Medicinal plants that you need in your home garden

Mother Nature is filled with medicinal plants that work better than most modern medicines. Many of them are even commonly used in emergency survival situations due to the effectiveness of their healing properties. If you’re looking to expand the plants in your garden, you should seriously consider adding several or all of these five medicinal … Continue reading 5 Medicinal plants that you need in your home garden

Echinacea offers herbal relief for multiple sclerosis symptoms

Patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) have many painful and debilitating symptoms. Fortunately, they may have a natural means of relief in echinacea, a medicinal plant traditionally used by Native Americans to treat various diseases. When it comes to treating MS, conventional medicine often focuses on extending the remission period between flare-ups. It also tries to delay the condition … Continue reading Echinacea offers herbal relief for multiple sclerosis symptoms

Thai medicine’s red physic nut, or wild castor, has a history of use fighting inflammation and cancer

Have you heard of the medicinal plant called red physic nut (Baliospermum montanum)? Also known as wild castor, the red physic nut is a leafy stout undershrub plant that grows in the Middle East and Southeast Asia where it is commonly used in traditional medicine. In Thailand, it is used to treat eczema, muscle and joint inflammation, … Continue reading Thai medicine’s red physic nut, or wild castor, has a history of use fighting inflammation and cancer

Mulberry: A tiny fruit with great anti-diabetes potential

Mulberry is a flowering, fruit-bearing plant that belongs to the genus Morus. There are about 10 or more species of mulberries cultivated in various regions around the world. The mulberry plant (or tree) is known for having several medicinal parts. These parts have been used in traditional medicine for the treatment of various diseases, most notably diabetes. … Continue reading Mulberry: A tiny fruit with great anti-diabetes potential

Meet the “two-day cure” plant: An African medicinal plant that can naturally lower blood pressure

Looking for another natural medicine for high blood pressure? Researchers from South Africa and Zambia suggest taking the African medicinal plant called Senecio serratuloides. S. serratuloides is used in folk medicine to treat hypertension, skin problems, internal and external sores, rashes, burns, and wounds. Because of its efficacy, it is traditionally referred to as the “two-day cure” plant. While S. … Continue reading Meet the “two-day cure” plant: An African medicinal plant that can naturally lower blood pressure

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