Natural healing with willow bark: How to find natural aspirin when SHTF

Knowing how to grow or where to find plants that can be used as natural remedies is an important survival skill. This ensures that when SHTF, you can still treat minor complaints like headaches or migraines. If you frequently suffer from headaches, use willow as a natural alternative to aspirin. (h/t to PreppersWill.com) Foraging safety tips Before … Continue reading Natural healing with willow bark: How to find natural aspirin when SHTF

BREAKING GOOD NEWS: These four herbal extracts reduce viral load and block SARS-CoV-2, influenza, adenovirus

A new study investigates the antiviral activity of four plant extracts. Among the plants studied are: green tea (Camellia sinensis), pomegranate juice (Punica granatum), black choke berry juice (Aronia melanocarpa), and elderberry syrup (Sambucus nigra). These medicinal plant extracts were effective in vitro for stopping viral attachment, reducing viral load, and stopping the spread of infectious SARS-CoV-2, influenza, … Continue reading BREAKING GOOD NEWS: These four herbal extracts reduce viral load and block SARS-CoV-2, influenza, adenovirus

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

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

Can a plantain from Asia keep liver disease at bay?

Plantago asiatica, also known as Chinese plantain, is a useful plant that belongs to the plantain or fleawort (Plantaginaceae) family. It is native to East Asia, where it’s widely used as a folk medicine for a variety of ailments, such as digestive problems, urinary system inflammation and liver disease. In Japan, the leaves of Chinese plantain are … Continue reading Can a plantain from Asia keep liver disease at bay?

Beyond hardwood: Teak leaves offer anti-inflammatory and antiparasitic benefits

Ayurveda is one of the oldest systems of medicine in India and promotes the use of natural products for healing. Herbal medicines have a long history of use in traditional medicine and still provide real health benefits to this day. These natural medicines also continue to prove their safety in modern studies. In contrast, conventional … Continue reading Beyond hardwood: Teak leaves offer anti-inflammatory and antiparasitic benefits

Spice is nice: 12 Ayurvedic herbs with incredible health benefits

Ayurveda is a traditional Indian system of medicine that is focused on helping an individual improve their overall well-being by keeping the mind, body and spirit in balance. Instead of treating diseases, Ayurvedic practitioners prevent health problems from occurring in the first place using a holistic approach that includes a balanced diet, regular exercise and … Continue reading Spice is nice: 12 Ayurvedic herbs with incredible health benefits

Use antioxidant-rich neem oil to address skin conditions like acne and eczema

Neem oil is a versatile substance used in traditional medicine. This incredible natural remedy has many uses, including the ability to relieve common skin conditions like acne and eczema. Neem oil, an antioxidant-rich natural cure Neem oil is a natural product that comes from the neem tree. In Traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic Medicines, neem oil is … Continue reading Use antioxidant-rich neem oil to address skin conditions like acne and eczema

Researchers explore the antimalarial properties of a little-known South American plant

Plasmodium falciparum is a protozoan parasite that’s known to cause malaria in humans. It infects certain species of mosquitoes (only females) from the genus Anopheles, which transmit the parasite through their bite. Among the Plasmodium species associated with the disease, P. falciparum is by far the deadliest. Malaria caused by this particular parasite is common in sub-Saharan Africa, where it is estimated to kill … Continue reading Researchers explore the antimalarial properties of a little-known South American plant

Brazilian plant shows promising anti-cancer effects against skin cancer and leukemia

One of the biggest issues for cancer patients who have tried modern therapies is that these treatments cause plenty of unwanted side effects. Another challenge that has emerged recently is the occurrence of multi-drug resistance (MDR). MDR can be defined as the ability of cancer cells to survive against a wide variety of anti-cancer agents. Because MDR renders chemotherapeutics … Continue reading Brazilian plant shows promising anti-cancer effects against skin cancer and leukemia