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Tonics what are they?


A tonic is a herbal solution that is used to give strength to a system but also can give strength to the overall systems this is known as a general tonic, thus supporting more than one system providing necessary nutrient(s) so that a healthy system(s) are maintained. A tonic is the vitality of natural herbal medicine by invigorating and toning up the the body or human anatomy  and are good for both adults and children. They also aid in reming toxins from the body., thus eliviating less stressful functionality of the system(s)
e.g. a tonic used to help bowels move constantly also known as a bowel rub. now that bowels are consistently and efficiently being moved there is less opportunity for toxins from backed up stools to contaminate the Circulatory system through normal blood flow.

Secondly, A tonic is an agent that strengthens a system of the body, e.g. respiratory, circulatory, centeral nervous system and are different then all prescription drugs. Tonics are a great form of creating a vitality to ones system. It tones up the system through a herbal formulae buy cleansing or invigorating a particular system or systems.
Tonics may be taken with great benefit by anyone who is not overflowing with health or vitality.  It is  always good, of course to take convalescing from any disease or aliment.

A few tonic herbs and uses:

Central Nervous System:
Goldenseal- is a pure tonic to the nervous system and powerful cleanser to all the mucous membrane, Skullcap- is one of the finest tonics if used alone it gives excellent result with the nerves., Mistletoe, Valerian – Also very powerful on the nerves if taken cold several times a day, White willow  has an aspirin effect and  is very effective  tonic for pain and inflammation.

Resperatory System:
Lungs: Cayene, Anise, Comfrey, Ground Ivy, Horehound, Chamomile,  can be combined and infused in a hot or cold then stored for a few days .as a tonic.  Be very careful with Ground Ivy this herb has been known to kill horses who grazed on it daily in the fields. do not take for more than 2 days repeatedly Also ground anise seed taken hot or cold will cleanse the mucous from the lungs, to much will cause problems and could damage your lungs. Always use herbs carefully, intelligently and moderately. Ones system has to adjust to the change and adapt to the medicinal properties of each herb taken.
Overall Health:
Now if you are looking for and overall herbal tonic that will benefit all systems; look no farther. Apple Cider Vinegar and honey tonic will work amazingly for anyone and all systems. I know a person with Systemic Lupus that has been in remission for over 5 years because of this tonic. Another person uses it for his asthma. And another person has used it a no longer has Asthmatic Hay fever attacks! But Check out The Apple Cider Vinegar Chapter for more & detailed information on how this incredible tonic works with the body and heals MANY aliments.

Sun Brewed Natural Chamomile Mint Iced Tea

"Sun Brewed Natural Chamomile Mint Iced Tea"

"A naturally decaffeinated Sun brewed iced Tea"

Chamomile is a nervine that targets the central nervous system , particularly the GABA neurotransmitter(s) and seamlessly creates a calming effect which relaxes any neuro excitement .

You will need:
4 tea bags of camomile tea or 3 sacklets of dried chamomile flowers.

2 qts. filtered water in a glass jar
2 sprigs of fresh Mint (of your choice) 

Place tea bags or sack lets in the sun for a few hrs. and snap 2 sprigs of fresh mint and place them in there as well.

Chamomile flowers are naturally decaffeinated and are a Powerful calmative and great for stress or insomnia as well.

God Bless,

Natural Solutions for ANXIETY

Survival Properties: Maintains a healthy mindset

Natural Solutions for ANXIETY

  Anxiety is caused by stress and also a moment of chemical imbalance. The neurotransmitters that communicate with the synapse (chemical receptors at the base of the brain stem) become unhealthy as a result communications are incomplete,and are no effective enough to sustain a healthy chemical signal. This is due to poor diet, stress, genetic issues,illness, or lack of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, The B vitamins become critical to the healthy brain function due to the fact that vitamin b6 causes  synthication of  many other minerals, amino acids etc. also vitamin E is essential because of its ability to oxygenate the blood (two critical components to a healthy brain functionality. Blood flow and Oxygen. 

A few Good herbs for the Centeral Nervous System also called "Nervines"or "Calmatives"


Chamomile: "Naturally decaffeinated

Lavender: Great also for insomnia ( a little goes a long way taking to much lavender works as a stimulant instead as a calmative)

Lemon Balm:

"A bit more powerful herbs":
  • Hopps: 
  • Valerine:
  • Skullcap:
  • Black Cohosh:
  • Passion Flower: Also great for ADD & ADHD in children

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin K
  • Vitamin C: for a maintaining healthy immune system
  • Vitamin E: Strong potential to oxygenate blood plus has antioxidant properties
  • Vitamin B6: for maintaining a overall healthy brain nutritionally

Amino Acids:
Gaba: A natural neurotransmitter calmative ( require vitamin B6 to synthesize in order for Gaba to activate.

Super foods:
  • Bee Pollen: Great source of TRUE & Full spectrum of "B" vitamins 
  • Goji Berries
  • Barley Grass
  • Wheat grass
  • Spirulla
  • Cholorela:
  • Slippery Elm bark ( Also a Herb)
Essential Oils:

Essential oils can in a powerful way aid in anxiety and nervousness as well as troublesome concerns:
Using a method of diffusing an essential oil or even a hydrosole will help the existing situation safely. or even a slight and often sniff from the oil jar itself.
How it works: There are enzymes know as phsytoilchemicals these compounds are natures tools to repair by process' of excitatory  and or inhibitors. particularly neurotransmitter, this effecting the Central Nervous system directly and safely for example the compound found in Lavender effect the gaba  and meletonine as well as dopamine through inhibitory process. this natural process is like blending 2 of something is can be a slow process but is safe and has a non toxic effect vs. a harsher process whichh the effected main system can have a reverse type effect or extended effects throughout other main systems. (side effects) and potentially with toxicity.

However there are some good tinctures as well that work similarly. Essential oils have a more concentrated effect and potencies s) than tinctures. also they have a more extended application of usage and deployment process'.
Below is a list of essential oils used for anxiety and related issues:
Lavender:( inhibitory) essential oil diffuse in a diffuser or place a few drops on a tissue near your bed a night to help with insomnia.
Lemon: Excitatory)This help clear your mind and promote a sense of good feeling. like you are entering a new and naturally cleaned environment with any overpowerment(s)
Frankincense: (Inhibitory)This essential oils compounds acts as an natural antidepressant with an uplifting feeling.
Orange: (Excitatory) This essential oil helps clear the mind with it natural citrus scent creating an uplifting feeling.

A few good Stress buster Juices:

"Apple Carrot Ginger"
2 organic apples
2 stalks of organic celery
3 organic carrots
1/2" piece of organic ginger

Juice all ingredients and what ch how good you feel

"A natural Rehydrator"
2 apples
4 stalks of organic celery leaves and all

When we become dehydrated our immune system weakens and our mains systems have to work harder to maintain optimal health this can create a stress factor on the Central Nervous System. due to a mild form of CNS depression. As CNS depression excellerates it becomes not only critical but can be deadly.(Brain exhaustion leading to brain death )

Herbal Household Cleaners
Orange essential oil is a great Goo remover as well as a degreaser. You know that stick stuff on the floor use Orange essential oil and it comes clean with hardly no effort. It will also clean the goo off of a jar that the label was removed from and it will also remove bumper sticker with ease. AND YES, NO CHEMICALS!!!
God Bless,

Makeing oils at home is also easy below is a video I found that gives you an idea to make your own basic oils.

Make your own Homemade Essential Oils at home

Therapeutic Grade essential oils are much stronger and uncut but require different equipment.
Also Some people who have sesnsative skin may react to essential oils with skin irritation or a rash So were gloves if you feel this pertains to you.

Herbs that Repel

Herbs can be used in the form of defense this is natures way of saying "BACK OFF or SUFFER" from peppers to mints and from herbs to essential oils and even Triple concentrated tinctures... 

"Herbs that Repel"

In this Post we will get into herbs that can be used to repeal those unwanted pests Yes, this means people to. from insect to people repellents, Cayene can be used to repeal thugs away and this stuff is "POWERFUL especially if made in-house I will add the recipe later in this Post. But during any event or emergency you may get rioters looters and other unwanted trespassers. The need for Security,(self protection is VITAL during these circumstances. from protecting a food cache or loved one as well as yourself. 

Insect Repellents: 

First Roads will be backed up for uncomprehendable times. You may have to even Camp out locally. That is why also you should have a Go Bag in your car to sustain each person for 3-5 days. This includes Personal Hygiene for Men, Women and infants. There will be no way to turn around unless you are within the first 3 cars at the end of the line and hope there is an imediate off ramp close by or you to are staying put. So in the event you need to campout you now have if summer Bugs attacking you because of Colognes, Perfumes and other human odors. So to begin to ward off the Bugs there are a few herbs and essential oils that bugs dispose e.g. Mints, Lemongrass I also will include recipes for herbal insect repellents

Herbal People Repellents:

Root of a healthy skunk cabbage snap the root and place the root a distance from your areas circumference the odor is so strong it will deter someone from your camp unless they carry a portable air tank with them not even a gas mask will bail these unauthorized visitors out.  skunk cabbage grows in the northeast in swampy areas and wetlands

Cayenne: Used as a projectile will keep intruders or any unwanted persons away.
used in the form of a spray. The Combination of Rubbing alcohol and dried powdered cayenne are the main ingredient to keep anyone away. Pleae look at the Pepper Spray Recipe

Herbal Insect Repellents:

Lavender flowers and thyme with deter moths from cloths

To discourage ANTS from your house and camp use Peppermint or peppermint essential oil and they detest Clove essential oil

Geranium essential oil in a spay bottle of distilled water will prevent bugs and deter larva from feeding.

Note: Homemade Repellents are more effective than the chemical based ones because there is a true and uncut natural solution derived from nature itself without alterations or manmade chemicals. Essential oils are concentrated herbs in a pure and uncut oil form distilled from the herb itself through again a " Natural Process

Hay fever Tonic

A Helpful Hay fever Tonic

This hay fever tonic works wonders every season I have used it nearly 40 years with great success as well as many others.

Survival Properties:This healthy tonic has many uses and is good as a medicinal tonic for overall health. ( high low blood pressure, dry brittle nails, asthma, asthmatic hay fever, ph balance). This is a great pick me up tonic on those hot and humid days. On those Cold days and drunk as a hot tea will help with a sinus infection.

Hay fever Tonic Recipe:

10 oz. Cold filtered water
2 tablespoons raw wildflower honey
2 tablespoons Raw Unfiltered Apple cider Vinegar
1/2 teaspoon of royal jelly. optional ( this will help fight fatigue)

Mix all ingredients very well making sure all ingredients are fully dissolved.

Take often as needed

 Special note brush teeth after use  or as often as possible during the day if you use it a lot too much apple cider vinegar can slightly possibly effect the enamel on the teeth.

A "Powerful Tonic" of Yesterday and Today

Apple Cider Vinegar & Raw Wildflower Honey

"A Bounty of Medicinal Usages"

 A few   BENEFITS of Apple Coder Vinegar also Not it s also said to be good for dry and brittle nails. There is also a Apple cider Vinegar and Baking Soda Tonic Recipe Which I will post at another time.

A "Powerful Tonic" of Yesterday and Today

This Powerful little Tonic has a Great track record for aiding many aliments and bringing much happiness to many peoples lives. Also Raw wildflower honey play a major role in this tonic due to the anti=septic properties and its full spectrum of "B" vitamins and also the unheated raw honey has in itself many healing ENZYMES. combined with the powerful apple Cider Vinegar is a definite HOME RUN that will make faces smile and in some cases make your toes wiggle out of sheer joy. 

God Bless,

Amongst other things, cider vinegar is very effective in detoxifying various organs in the body together with the blood stream. Hence it is a purifier, as it has a means of breaking down fatty, mucous and phlegm deposits within the body. It therefore, promotes the health of the vital organs of the body e.g. kidneys, bladder, liver etc., by preventing an excessively alkaline urine. Cider vinegar also helps oxidize the blood, which consequently prevents the blood from becoming too thick and gluey, which gives rise to a strained heart and blood vessels resulting in high blood pressure. Cider vinegar also promotes digestion, assimilation and elimination and it neutralizes any toxic substance taken into the body. There have been a number of instances where people who had taken a mixture of cider vinegar and water before a meal were unaffected by diarrhea, or digestive upsets, whilst their companions who ate the same meal were. Hence the cider vinegar seemed to neutralize the harmful substances in the food eaten.
Apple cider vinegar has a potent supply of potassium, which has become so widely acclaimed in the helping of various complaints including: running nose. Excessive mucous formation, watery eyes, sinus and catarrhal troubles. Teeth decay and the splitting of fingernails are also signs of potassium deficiency, which are remedied by taking cider vinegar. Potassium is essential for the normal growth of the body and for the replacement of worn-out tissues, which depend upon the presence of this mineral. It is as important to the soft tissues, as calcium is to the bones and teeth and it also retards the hardening of the blood vessels.
As potassium is so important in the healthy growth of a plant, animal and human, a deficiency of this mineral will produce such tendencies as callous formations on the soles of the feet, or the failure to replace worn-out tissues as observed in the loss of hair.
Tests have proven that a soil deficient in this mineral-salt will produce anemic and undersized plants, however, when potassium is introduced into the soil the plant becomes sturdier and increases in height. This is also the case with animals, where potassium which was fed to livestock, in the form of cider vinegar, improved their appearance and stamina. Humans too, can benefit with this increased potassium intake. Especially where children are slow developers and appear undersized. A few teaspoons of cider vinegar taken with water each morning will show tremendous results. The best way to introduce cider vinegar to the family, is to substitute it for the ordinary table vinegar and use it in the cooking. Potassium acts as a restraining influence upon those who are over-excitable and nervous. It draws fluid back into the cells, for when potassium is lacking the body cells shrink and their normal activity is restricted.
A number of outstanding authorities have proven the therapeutic advantages of using cider vinegar for numerous complaints ranging from obesity and overweight to arthritis. Besides the therapeutic benefits derived from taking cider vinegar therapy, as outlined in this book, it can also be used for a number of other purposes e.g. salad dressing, pickling, a flavor in cooking etc. It also makes a very refreshing drink, hot or cold, with or without honey - this should take the place of normal tea and coffee, which are so habit-forming and unnecessary commodities.
Try using cider vinegar where lemon juice is required e.g. in making mayonnaise, or just sprinkle some on a salad before serving; sprinkle on pawpaw for a refreshing breakfast, or just use on potato chips!
When the blood is deficient in some minerals or biochemic salt, ill-health is the outcome e.g. boils break out, suppurating blisters become apparent, pimples appear on the face etc. It has been found however, that cider vinegar helps with the cleansing as well as the clotting of the blood. Oxidation of the blood is very important and cider vinegar is again an effective treatment for this. Besides introducing the important minerals into the blood stream, as mentioned above, cider vinegar also helps in the clotting of blood. This is of tremendous help to those people who are commonly termed ‘bleeders’, as they live their lives in fear of cutting themselves due to the bloods inability to clot, and it will also enhance the healing process.
Use the cider vinegar and honey treatment for arthritis and also apply cider vinegar externally to painful joints. This entails drinking a glass of water with two teaspoons of cider vinegar and two teaspoons of honey three times a day. Local treatment can also be given by soaking the arthritic hand, or foot in a strong, comfortably hot solution of cider vinegar for ten minutes, two or three times a day - (a quarter of a cup of cider vinegar to one and a half cups of water). Arthritic knees can be attended to by making a poultice - soak the cloth in a mixture of cider vinegar and water, (as per above mixture) wring out and wrap it around the joint, then secure with a dry cloth to retain heat. When the wet cloth cools, it should be wrung out in the hot solution and applied afresh. Repeat several times, twice daily.
One tablespoonful of cider vinegar added to a glass of water should be taken in sips for half an hour. After a further half an hour has elapsed the treatment should be repeated. The wheezing should lessen in intensity quite considerably. However, should wheezing still persist a second glass of the same mixture should be taken. Deep breathing exercises are also a beneficial treatment.

It has been discussed above how cider vinegar helps in preventing blood losses. In any circumstances where the flow of blood is too free and is too persistent, such as when a person has a nose bleed without any apparent reason, then two teaspoons of cider vinegar in a glass of water, three times a day will aid in restoring the natural clotting properties of the blood.
The cider vinegar and honey treatment has been used effectively in the treatment for colitis. Take the normal dosage of two teaspoons cider vinegar and honey with water, three times a day. An enema of a teaspoonful or more of molasses is also very helpful.
There are many types of coughs for various reasons, and these should be treated with reference to their nature and intensity. However, the cider vinegar and honey treatment will prove an efficacious treatment in this respect. Two teaspoons of cider vinegar and two of honey mixed with a glassful of water should be taken before meals, or when the irritation occurs. In the evening it would be an idea to have this mixture by your bed so that it can be sipped during the evening if an attack presents itself.
It has been mentioned above how cider vinegar helps with the digestion, assimilation and elimination of food, and that it is an antiseptic to the intestines and the whole of the digestive tract. Due to it’s healing properties, diarrhea can be controlled in a very short time, (that is unless some serious physical disorder is apparent). The treatment being, one teaspoonful of cider vinegar in a glass of water should be taken before and in between meals i.e. approximately six glasses during the course of the day. It should be noted, however, that diarrhoea is a natural attempt on the part of the body to eliminate some poison which is irritating the digestive tract, on no account should any drugs be taken to suppress these healing symptoms - on the other hand the cider vinegar will lessen the intensity, but will allow the natural course of elimination to take place.

Two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar together with two teaspoons of honey in a glass of hot or cold water three times a day should help this annoying occurrence quite considerably. However, one should never expect instant results, as nature works slowly, yet very effectively. You will notice a lessened intensity whilst you progress.
The treatment for this complaint, which usually occurs during childhood is: one teaspoonful of cider vinegar in a glass of water to be taken mid morning and mid afternoon. The discharge should shortly disappear.
Take the usual dosage of cider vinegar and honey in a glassful of water three times a day, with meals. An application of well diluted cider vinegar can also be applied to the skin several times daily i.e. one teaspoonful to half a cup of water. Under no circumstances should salt be taken, as this aggravates the eczema condition considerably. There is usually a potassium deficiency in those people suffering from eczema.
The cider vinegar therapy together with honey is the essential ingredients here. Two teaspoons of each taken in a glassful of water, three times a day. This mixture retards the onset of tired and sore eyes which are usually apparent in later life, as it supplies them with those vital elements essential to their health and functioning.
Chronic fatigue is a warning that the body needs some attention. Most people suffering from chronic fatigue do not have enough good, sound sleep. Either they go to bed too late, or they are one of those people who just need more sleep than most. It is better to get as many hours in bed before midnight as possible. To remedy a poor quality sleep, honey is highly recommended, as it acts as a sedative to the body. Twenty minutes after the honey has been taken into the mouth it has been digested and absorbed into the body. This is because it is a predigested sugar, which has been digested in the stomach of the honey bee, and therefore requires no effort on the part of the human stomach for digestion. Keep the following mixture by your bedside to be taken as indicated: three teaspoons of apple cider vinegar to a cup of honey.
Take two teaspoons of the mixture before retiring. This should induce sound sleep within an hour; if however, you have been unable to sleep within this period repeat the dosage.
As mentioned earlier there have been many cases where people who were in the habit of taking cider vinegar regularly never suffer any side effects from food poisoning. The cider vinegar has an antiseptic quality, which seems to render noxious food harmless.
The falling out of hair is primarily due to a tissue salt deficiency, thus cider vinegar with its ‘wonder products’ will re-establish a natural balance, and supply the deficiencies where needed. Therefore, by taking the cider vinegar treatment the hair will maintain its natural growth. It will cease to fall out and grow more rapidly and thickly. This will take approximately two months, so perseverance is needed. The dosage is one teaspoonful of cider vinegar to a glass of water to be taken with or between meals. Cider vinegar can also be used externally for the treatment of dandruff, see under heading of External Treatments.
This ailment is marked by watery eyes, sneezing and running nose, in other words there is an excess of fluid which the body is drastically trying to offload. For an effective relief, honey and cider vinegar should be utilized which will bring excellent results. A tablespoonful of honey should be taken after each meal for approximately a fortnight before the onset of the hay-fever season. The ordinary dosage of cider vinegar and honey should then be taken viz: two teaspoons of cider vinegar and two of honey in a glass of water, three times a day. This dosage should be maintained during the entire hay-fever season.

There are several types of headache, caused by various reasons. Some are associated with organic disorders, such as kidney troubles, others are known as psychogenic, or tension headaches. Then we have the most annoying of all; the migraine headache. Many people have had relief from headaches by the use of honey. Two teaspoons taken at each meal may well prevent an attack. Another effective means is to take apple cider vinegar. Equal parts of cider vinegar and water should be placed in a small basin on the stove, allowing it to boil slowly. When the fumes begin to rise from the basin lean your head over it until the fumes are comfortably strong. Inhale for approximately 50 to 80 breaths. Generally this alleviates the headache considerably, if not entirely.
(Impaired) The treatment of impaired hearing has had excellent results on the apple cider vinegar therapy. Take the normal dosage three times daily and notice the improvement.
This usually occurs after eating, sometimes up to two hours later. This very unpleasant feeling can be alleviated by taking the usual dosage of cider vinegar and water before meals.
As previously pointed out cider vinegar helps the blood to clot more easily. When a person who regularly drinks cider vinegar cuts himself, the wound will dry up almost instantaneously, as there will be no profuse bleeding. If, however, wounds do not heal quickly, the following procedure should be undertaken; two teaspoons of cider vinegar taken in half or a whole glass of water at mealtimes as well as in between, therefore six glasses in all are imbibed. For extra efficiency a very weak solution of cider vinegar with water can be applied to the sore, wound or cut.
Poultices of cider vinegar (see instructions under the heading Arthritis) can be applied to a stubborn open wound.
These have been known to be eradicated by drinking a teaspoon of cider vinegar neat! Alternatively cider vinegar with water can be taken before mealtimes to prevent this occurrence.
There are a number of reasons why a person suffers from this common yet serious condition. As mentioned earlier, health will be maintained only if one is prepared to adjust his living and eating habits. Cider vinegar is not the cure-ail of man’s suffering, it is only one of the many means towards a healthier and happier life. In the case of High Blood Pressure, one’s eating habits must be taken stock of to ensure a speedy and effective recovery. Emphasis is on the natural, organically grown foods which are given to us in the form of fresh fruits, vegetables and honey - rather than the high protein foods which include eggs, meat, milk, cheese, nuts, beans etc. A balance must be maintained between the proteins and carbohydrates and one should definitely not over indulge on these protein and starchy foods. Wheat products should also be eliminated completely, together with salt which is very detrimental to the health, especially for those suffering from high blood pressure. The following dosage should be taken daily: two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar and honey in a glass of water - up to three to four times a day.
There are also a number of causes as to why people suffer from insomnia; however, there have been excellent results with the cider vinegar and honey treatment as follows: two teaspoons of cider vinegar and two of honey in a glass of water to be taken before retiring. It would also be beneficial to have a glass of this mixture by the bedside to sip if needed. Under no circumstances should drugs be resorted to, as these are both harmful and habit-forming. Under severe cases, a naturopath or homeopath should be consulted. If has been found that the prime cause of insomnia is due to a deficiency of phosphate of potash and phosphate of iron; this combination can be found in the biochemic salt known as kali phos, which can be obtained from your local health shop.
Due to the eliminative nature of cider vinegar, the kidneys and bladder can benefit tremendously by a ‘flushing’, which they receive when the following cider vinegar therapy is undertaken: two teaspoons of cider vinegar in a glass of water six times a day. It would be beneficial to drink a couple of glasses of water in the morning, taking one teaspoonful of cider vinegar in each drink. Comfrey tea, first thing in the morning with a teaspoon of cider vinegar will also create a sufficient cleansing action. Inflammation of the kidneys, called pyelitis, in which pus cells are present in the urine, will generally clear up with the above-mentioned treatment.

Herbs for Arthritis

Herbs for ArthritisPart#1

A Few Herbs that will help out arthritis are considered Anti-Inflamaatory herbs they target Nerves, and increase Blood circulation creating a better blood flow around the joints. also some herbs will even help with decalcification. all this will decrease the swelling and other herbs will act and aid in lubercating  the joint as well as rebuild the tendons through a slow and gentle detoxification of the blood.
Another Note: the apple Cider Vinegar Tonic is also good for this as well as rheumatism
I will be updating this post regularly. if you like these posts. Why not get the HERBAL SURVIVAL and FIRST AID E-BOOK.
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White Willow Bark not only good for pain but specifically nerve pain as well as anti-inflamatory properties.

Turmeric: a powerful anti-inflammatory with many good antioxidants.

Cayenne: helps increase blood flow

Dandelion: A powerful and natural blood purifier

Ginger Root A natural anti-inflamitory

White Willow Bark
White Willow (Salix alba [Latin]), also known as weeping willow, and Salicin willow, has been renowned for its pain- and inflammation-relieving abilities for thousands of years. The bark of the white willow tree contains salicin, an analgesic compound from which from which salicylic acid and later acetylsalicylic acid (otherwise known as aspirin) were derived. Today, herbalists recommend white willow bark for headache, fever, arthritis, and other disorders characterized by pain and inflammation, including heart disease. 

White willow contains the same salicylates used in aspirin, but in a less concentrated form. Although aspirin works faster, white willow may be a better choice for those who get stomachaches from aspirin or who are treating chronic pain conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis. 

Low dose aspirin are now recommended to prevent heart attack. Aspirin thins the blood, which can help prevent blood clots that cause heart attack and stroke. Drinking willow bark tea may have the same effect, without increasing the risk of stomach bleeding and ulcers. White willow can also suppress inflammation and uterine cramping caused by prostaglandins. 

Like aspirin, white willow may help reduce the risk of stomach and colon cancer. In one study it was also shown to help reduce blood sugar. 

White willow is available in bulk powder or capsule form. 

Also it is said that if you have Gaul or Kidney stones you should not take ginger simply because it can possible cause stones in some people.
Secondly, If taking Willow Bark you should refrain from it 72 hrs. before a scheduled Blood test because of the aspirin like effects it has it also acts as a natural blood thinner. Third, If you have low blood pressure you should not take Turmeric. It will lower your Blood pressure even more.

A Call For Helping Hands and Minds!

Hello Everyone,

I need some help hear I have a friend steve on Facebook who writes me:

Great info!! My only problem is a moderately handicapped wife.. getting her ready in under an hour is no small feat!!the supplies are WIP with most boxed/tagged for easy grabbing!!

Does anyone have any ideas how we all can begin to help our neighbor Steve and his family. This is part of "THE PLAN" I will be puting some ideas together that WE used for my handicap sister But Knowledge is power and we are not just a number but numbers.

Post your ideas in the comment his facebook page is HERE

Tell him you are a friend of the Herbal Survivalist and you want to KEEP IT GOING with a good deed.

God Bless,

The Plan the Beginning


"Getting Started with The Plan..."

1.Decide who this kit will be for individual or multiple(how many).
2.What your goals will be for this kit, example nutritional supplementation, Food supplementation, Medicine(for what now) Cold and flus are common but what about fevers they will be more susceptible especially due to stress and bacteria especially if you have to bug out for a while in a wooded area due to traffic or other reasons.
3.Natural Repellents those hot and humid days bugs and insects thrive on humidity.
4.Self Defense, you are alone and you do not want to use your gun because of the noise but you want to protect yourself Remember that Pepper spray recipe on this blog This stuff will knock them for a serious loop instantly and quietly.
5.Decide what type of case you will use
Below are some examples of my Kits.
6. Print out a Mini Manual for your Kit and customized it with notes and descriptions of herbs essential oils  as well as formulas instructions and recipes You may want to include juicing recipes for an addition. Be thorough; This kit will be used for survival purposes. always remember post your ideas and suggestions as well as those you tried in your own kit so others can learn from your ideas "CROSS NETWORK YOUR SKILLS AND CREATIVITY"
SURVIVAL SHERPAS BLOG FAMILY Remember "Cross Networking"

God Bless,

CD case for my essential oil Kit

Another Shot Of my CD essential oil Kit

This Kit is my main HSFA Kit With a basic wilderness survival kit and this I am good to go EVERYTHING is covered including SELF PROTECTION!!!

Some simple pallet inserts I made with elastic, Cardboard, and Hot Glue. for the CD Case Above.


UPDATE #2:  What herbs could I use for my kit? 

Herbal House Cleaners

 A Simple Herbal House Cleaner.

1 pint water
2 tablespoons Thyme also, using Rosemary will add a nice fragrance to your cleaner
Slow simmer for 5 mins. let cool bottle and use to clean counters floors etc. THYME is a VERY powerful and natural antiseptic its O.R.A.C. value ranges from 90k-100k

Want to make its disinfective properties  even stronger but safe? Add 3 drops of Pure Tea Tree essential oil.

A Herbal Scrubber 
1 cup baking soda
1/4 tablespoon salt
1/4 cup dried rose petals

great for deep cleansing and baking soda will help prevent corrosion as it raises the PH of the cleanser

Pulverize all ingredients spunk on area and scrub. adding cinnamon will give it a bit of a antiseptic.

 Herbal Carpet Cleaner:

1/2 Cup of baking soda
2 tablespoons of cornstarch
2 tablespoons of lemongrass or lavender, (crushed or powder)

Scenting your cleansers and deodorizers

To create a great scent for Sumer 
add dried lemon zest
rosemary, vanilla 

A Fall and or holiday scent:
Dried clove,crushed cinnamon, vanilla

Refrigerator disinfectant:

1/4 cup Baking Soda
1 tablespoon of dried lemon Zest or dried Zest of a Grapefruit

When mixing fresh dried ingredients with baking soda place in a small food processor and quick puls 3 times only this will active the herb or zests with the baking soda and or corn starch.

The following essential oils can also be used with water and have a clean and natural scent.Just Think No Chemicals. 

A small list of cleaning herbs

  • Oregano: has antiseptic properties
  • Thyme: has antiseptic properties
  • Grapefruit: has antiseptic properties
  • Orange or lemon: great for cleaning floors and removing Goo
  • Peppermint:
  • Witch hazel: (distilled) has antiseptic properties
  • Wintergreen:
  • Juniper:
  • Pine:
  • Cinnamon: has antiseptic properties
  • Tea Tree:  has antiseptic properties

God Bless,