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Top “Natural” Remedies and references for Preppers

Top “Natural” Remedies and references  
for Preppers

When prepping a prepper should alway try their best to for se the unforeseen.

A few things a prepper should consider when bugging out or in. is am I realistically prepared to handle a situation if it happens? But further more over prepping is not uncommon or a crime I personally believe it is a good thing. There is a saying that goes like this” It is better to be prepared for a situation and not have one; than to not be prepared and have one”

So as your friend and the “Herbal Survivalist I put a list of realistic but natural Preps together. with some realistic possibilities and scenarios.

Your buging out (alone ore with your family) you are driving and all of a sudden you hit traffic, traffic from a control point during martial law or not  just congestion from everyone trying to get out of the area now you are at a standstill for days are you prepared to bug out into a wooded region for a few days in any climate or weather condition? staying in a car can have psychological effects on someone . but you are bugged out and finally get settled. However, during some time members in your group are experiencing pains maybe tooth ache , headaches, anxiety, panic attacks general nervousness or even a sprained ankle from collecting wood for a fire for your camp or helping someone else.  or even a laceration and how about keeping those bugs away so you can bug out and sleep at night or day particularly during the summer.

Do you know how to make a debre hut to keep warm during the cold months of the year as well as the time needed to make a good one that will also protect you from the elements? or shelter primitively?  What about supplying the nutrition to your body to fulfill all these tasks and more

Some of the best herbs to have on hand are the following
Here is a very short list

  • Willow Bark  for pain management( has powerful aspirin like effects)
  • Cayenne Pepper for wound management 
  • management.
  • Lemon Balm: to help with stress, anxiety and many other central nervous system related issues.
  • Dandelion: to be used as a blood purifier when a detox of toxins and neurotics are present within the stem from synthetic foods. also for vitamin supplementation’s( particularly vitamins A,K, magnesium, and manganese with trace minerals of calcium.
  • Green tea for its antioxidants
  • Oregano and or Oregano essential oil( diluted to 2 percent) a Powerhouse of an antibiotic
  • Echinacea Great for imune system support and for an antibacterial wash

Nutritional Aids:

  • Slippery elm bark: For nutritional supplementation(s)
  • Bee Pollen For Central nervous system support as well as immune system  sand adrenal gland  support also considered a “SUPERFOOD”
  • Spirulina: Classified a superfood, is loaded with antioxidants particularly helps reduce stress related and or that contributes to muscle fatigue. Also contains phenolic,phycocyanins, tocopherols and beta carotene. also because of its antioxidant properties it is also good for anxiety, memory, ADHD, and PMS.
  • Chlorella: Goes beyond just a powerhouse of a detoxifier, It all is great for immune system support, balancing your PH,cleansing kidneys, liver, and gaul bladder and optimizes your blood pressure and eliminating mold from your body, blood purification and aid in the processing of more oxogen.

Essential Oils:

  • Clove essential oil a natural anesthetic/ antiviral herb also great for oral pain Oregano essential oil( diluted to 2 percent) a Powerhouse of an antibioticPeppermint essential oil: good for digestion problems and for aiding severe pain management due to its antispasmodic properties and to will repeal bugs and spiders.
  • Lavender essential oil: an antimicrobial, antibacterial herb that will repeal insects
  • Lemon Essential oil: To purify your water supply. add 1-3 drops  per 8 ounces of water mix thoroughly until completely blended.
  • Add 2-5 drops of diluted lemon essential oil  to 6 ounces of warm water to create a natural wound flush/ disinfectant.

Books/ Refferences’
“Important” Also having a field guide to medicinal plants is a must as well as jethro Kloss’ book “ BACK TO EDEN” which is 500 pages but small and light enough to fit in your backpack/ fanny pack with the field guide. another great book to have is Wild Edibles field guide for your region. You may want to have an essential oil reference on hand as well. a good pocket guide is “Modern Essentials”

Herbal Washes

Herbal Wash Recipe:
A herbal was can be used as a disinfectant by using herbs with antiseptic, antibacterial, and or antiviral  properties such as: 
Cinnamon( not for sensitive skins or facial area and mist stay out of sun for 24-48 hrs) 
Licorice Root
Ginger Root/powder
slippery elm
Oregon grape
pine needles

Making a Herbal Wash/Rinse/Flush:
Take 2 cups of water bring to a hard boil 
Add herbs lower heat to a very low simmer and 2 tablespoons of dried herb or 4 tablespoons of fresh herbs.
Let reduce to 1/2 this should produce about around 6-8 ounces of wash. Let cool and gently wash effected area or cuts or bruises  and let air dry. 
Apply 3 time daily to effects areas make new batch every 2 days. 

Seasonal Change Herbs

Seasonal Change Herbs.

Seasonal change herbs help your immune system transition from one season to another while maintaining an optimal immune system. climate change has an effect on our main systems depending on our existing nutritional condition.  This also effects our adrenal glands and can produce a chemical imbalance causing mood swings and gloominess.  Certain phytochemicals can create a counter for this depending on the individuals  level of health and nutrition.  However, there are herbs and essential oils used for aromatherapy, making tonics, syrups, juices, and even infused honeys that will work well and throughout the year.

A few Herbs that can get you through the seasonal change periods are:

  • Echinacea: helps maintain a healthy immune system
  • Bee Pollen: Provide a pure and full spectrum of b complex vitamins and many more vital enzymes to maintain good health.
  • Rose Hips: Provide high levels of vitamins C, A, K
  • thyme a powerful anti-bacterial/anti-viral herb
  • Astragalus: a powerhouse of support for both the immune system, Adrenal Glands, and Central Nervous System.
  • Elder: A powerful herb loaded with vitamin C, A, K, with phytochemicals and high levels of antioxidents and is beneficial to support a healthy immune system, circulatory system and muscular skeletal system

A few Essential Oils that can get you through the seasonal change periods are:

These essential oils are uplifting and will help you get through the seasonal change blues. just a few drops in a diffuser or in a  pot of boiling water.

  • Basil
  • Grapefruit
  • Lemon
  • Orange
  • Cinnamon
  • Lavender
  • Vanilla
  • Frankensense
  • Bay Laurel
  • Cilantro

A few Tonics and Juicing Recipes  that can get you through the seasonal change periods are:

Daily Health Tonics:

Apple Cider Tonic: ( must brush teeth after use to avoid enamel erosion)
Directions: take 10 ounces of cold water  2 tablespoons of raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar and 2 tablespoons of raw wildflower honey and mix well until all is mixed well and dissolved drink daily making a tea out of this recipe is good for sinus infections.

Elder Rose hip syrup: this healthy daily tonic is “loaded” with vitamin “C” and helps maintain your immune system.

Echinacea, Rose hip: this immune system support through echinaceas enzymes and rose hips high levels of vitamin “C”

Jasmine Green tea, Rose Hip syrup: this tonic provide high levels of antioxidants and vitamin C to assist all the main systems to perform optimally

Dandelion Wine:  (Just a month and a half away from opening!) This health tonic is loaded with vitamins and mineral and bring springtime throughout the winter. it is loaded with vitamins, A, K, magnesium, trace minerals of calcium, maganese well as a mild blood purifier, thus removing toxins and neurotoxins from not only the blood but throughout your body. it is a mild gentle alcohol with an average of 18-25 percent alcohol. distilled water can be added to lower the alcohol percentage present but will shorten shelf life considerable and must be kept refrigerated.

Dandelion Bee pollen Spread: 1 tablespoon of raw domestic bee pollen, 4 ounces of dried dandelion whole plant including flowers, 1 cup of raw wildflower honey.
directions: add all ingredients to one cup of honey, and store daily for 2 weeks, by turning the jar upside down morning and night of each day. stain and bottle spread on toast or on pancakes or take 1 teaspoon a day as a general health tonic.

A few good Juices:

Juicing Recipes:

A powerful Daily Tonic: Apple Carrot Celery Ginger( uplifting and loaded with vitamins and minerals, pectin with antioxidant properties)

Triple “C” Juice: 2 Apple 3 Carrot  1/4 cup of Pineapple, 1/2 handful of cilantro.

Immune Juice: 3 carrots,1 stalk of celery, 1 apple, 1/2 beet with the greens, 1/2 handful of wheatgrass,1/2 handful of parsley.

Surviving with Herbs series "Diabetic Herbs"

"Diabetic Herbs"
Target: All Main Systems
Survival: Medicine

There is hope and happiness for those of you who have diabetes and seek alternative solution. The key is to know and understand what diabetes is.

In short: diabetes is the malfunction of normal distribution of insulin into the blood.
So why and what can potentially cause this?
First off a damaged or dysfunctional adrenal gland.
Damaged Alpha nodes in the liver caused by overstressed nodular activity(s) from a poor diet, genetics,an injury, excessive alcohol or from excessive and abusive uses of pharmaceutical drugs. These Alpha nodes in the liver can handle so much stress before they are subjected to failure(s). irregular and unregulated insulin flow to the pancreas for further delivery of insulin throughout the body as needed.
God Bless,

So what can we do to help all this out but naturally?

First, you need to slowly and safely “DETOX” your system from toxins and neurotoxin, this will help elevate the stress’ that cause your pancreas and liver and main systems to wok “HARDER” to deliver a consistent and normal regulated insulin flow as called upon without any resistances from stress’.

Second, to supply Nutritional Supplementation to aid in the prep for healing the damage particularly from applied stress’, abusive alcohol and substances and even physical injury.

Thirdly, Vitamin particularly B complex for Central Nervous System support it is the Central Nervous system through healthy neurotransmissions to the liver that also partake in the call and delivery of a normal insulin flow as well as the recall and to what rate of degree both are applied.

Finally, Healing needs to take place and over time through all of the above this can only happen and may require sacrifice but efforts will pay off.

So Which herbs do what and can play a major roll in all of the above?

Detox: dandelion, burdock root, milk thistle,  Turmeric root, pure lemon juice, pure lime juice, Goldenseal root, Cinnamon, Cayenne

Nutritional supplementation: Slippery Elm Bark, Spiruilla, Chlorela,

Vitamin Supplementation: Bee Pollen, Rose Hips, Elderberry,

Healing: Licorice root, Cayenne, Bee Pollin

Other Herbal Solutions: 

  • Licorice Root:  Another Powerful herb for Diabetes but Raises the Blood Sugar
  • Dandelion Root: A Powerful Blood purifier
  • Cinnamon Bark: a natural antiseptic and reduces the blood sugar levels
  • Onions: lowers blood sugar
  • Garlic: lowers blood sugar
  • Asian Ginseng: lowers blood sugar
  • Blueberry Leaf: tend to be very high in lowering blood sugar
  • Fenugreek:
  • Ginko Biloba:
  • Bilberry:
  • Burdock Root: a natural blood purifier /detox
  • Juniper Berries: these tend to be very high in lowering blood sugar
  • Huckleberry: Tend to be very High in lowering blood sugar
  • Konjac Root (Glucoannan)  help blood sugar stabilization by slowing sugar absorption.

Other herbs that are used to reduce blood sugar levels are called "BITTERS"

A list of these bitter herbs:
  • Bitter Mellon
  • Artichoke

"Note if you have blood pressure issues do not use licorice root" excessively it can raise blood pressure.

Surviving with herbs series "CAYENNE PEPPER" - The KING of Super Foods and Medicinal Herbs!

The Power of herbs for Survival Series "Cayenne"
Target:Circulatory System
Survival: Food

This will help you understand how powerful the enzymes in cayenne are.Dr. John Christopher a WW2 medic states in his book the school of natural healing that 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper will stop "ANY" bleeding internally or externally.
Another method is to take a cayenne tincture and thoroughly the gauze or bandage , and iI mean THOROUGHLY! Apply pressure for a min of 10-15  minutes to stop bleeding. To help minimize scaring after wound has stopped bleeding use a 2 percent dilution of lavender oil diluted with purified organic jojoba oil. Secondly, for internal bleeding take 1/2 cayenne powder or 2 full droppers of cayenne tincture in 10 oz. of warm water if using powder let disolve  as much as possible and drink 2times daily this can also be used as an external wash for minor cut and brushes.
Other directly related Detailed Posts:
Herbal Emergency Medicine
The Power of Cayenne as a Medicine
Cayenne Pepper
Making Herbal Healing Salves

God Bless,

Secondly, Another form of medicinal use of cayenne is to make a tea this is a powerful alternative to a tincture. Also, an  all natural healing "Salve" used together with cinnamon can be used to increase circulation in a localized area and the cinnamon will help with the delivery of blood and oxogen to nerve endings to aid in nerve repair. as well as minor neuropathy. Se recipe below.

Cayenne Tea:
take 1 teaspoon of cayenne powder and add 8 ounces of boiling water to it and let sit for 10-15 minutes. then strain with a coffee filter or cheese cloth or even a clean cotton shirt if nothing else is available. drink daily for adults only:
Note the higher the Heat Units are the more capsicum levels are  present and the more effective will be its application. E.G. there are some cayenne powders that range from about 18,00 U,nits to 58,000 U,nits and more.

Cayenne/Cinnamon Salve:
Follow the directions to the healing save and as you add the lavender essential oil while salve is still liquid form in the tin add 3 drops of cinnamon essential oil and 4 drops of cayenne infused oil.

Cayenne Infused oil:
Please note this is different than essential oil it possess a lesser level of concentrates of capsicum.
take 4 tablespoons of cayenne powder and 8 ounces of grape seed or jojoba oil(preferred because of the high levels of vitamin E present help with increasing absorption.

A Simple Homemade Alcohol for Tinctures and Bartering

If you need to make herbal extracts and or tincture here is a very simple way to make your own. This can also be used as a bartering object.

Preparing for a seasonal change "ELDER"

Preparing for a seasonal change  “Elderberry”

Elderberry also a member of the honeysuckle family is a powerhouse for aiding and maintaining the immune system possesses large levels of vitamin c and also has a presence of  Bioflavanoids help deter viral and bacterial infections from invading cells and replicating . The present Phytochemical in european elder help defeat viral infections. 
The bark and berries have been used to make tonics,teas,syrups, extracts and more

A few things Elder can be used for but not limited to are:

  • Respiratory Infections
  • Colds
  • Flus
  • Bronchitis
  • Pneumonia
  • sore throat
  • Traditional Uses:
  • Diarrhea
  • fever
  • boils
  • blisters
  • arthritis
  • pain,
  • sores
  • swelling
  • obesity
  • headache
  • eczema
  • laryngitis

This is a great herb to combine with other herbs to achieve greater successful results. Example, combining equal parts of elder berries and echinacea not only is great for the immune system support but the diaphoretic properties that the elder plant possess’ will induce sweating and aid as a form of detox through the pores system. this is great for all types and severity levels of respiratory infections. 

The Elderberries used in the form as a syrup and with equal parts of Rose hips and even dandelion or oat straw and taken daily can aid as a powerful overall health tonic.

To make a daily Health Tonic take one equal part of the following( use this recipe as long as you are not allergic to ragweed or are sensitive to hay fever allergies):

  • Elderberries
  • Rose hips
  • Oatstraw
  • Dandelion

Bring 2 cups of water to a hard boil then lower heat to low simmer, Add all herbs
let simmer on low for about 15 minutes ore until reduced to 1/2 (1 cup) take pot off heat let cool and strain and press well this is were a potato ricer comes handy. take the cooled liquid(concocton)  and add 1 cup of raw wildflower honey stir well until completely blended bottle and sore in refrigerator for up to 4 weeks if this is an adult tonic that has no problem with alcohol add 2 tablespoons of grain alcohol and mix well this will extend the shelf life to up to 2-3 months.

If you are allergic to ragweed or are hay fever sensitive omit the Oatstraw

Adult Dosage: 1 tablespoon daily each morning.

Children over the age of 5 years old refer to Clarks Rule of Pediatric dosing.

Natural Solutions for Poison Ivy and Oak Herbs

Poison Ivy and Oak Herbs

Raw Unfiltered Apple Cider Viniger: 1 tablespoon of Raw Unfiltered apple cider vinegar will draw out the poisons and help relive the itching.
Jewel Weed: helps stop the spreading of poison ivy this plant grows near poison ivy sort of like beauty and the beast. crush this plant and spread it on effected areas.

Aloe Vera: will help sooth the irritated rash

The important thing is to stay calm and cool Yes, cool do not drink anything hot for it will bring your blood to the surface

Tea Tree Oil diluted with a little bit of water and applied to the effected areas with a cotton ball. The relief could be quite quick.!!!

Grindelia (Grindelia spp.). While working first-aid tents at events like the Rainbow Gathering, 7Song turns to grindelia for cases of poison ivy. He says grindelia, a perennial herb native to the southwestern United States, works for most people. Kathy Abascal, director of the Botanical Medicine Academy in Vashon, Washington, and co-author of Clinical Botanical Medicine (Mary Ann Liebert, 2003), adds, "It seems to reduce the itching and the inflammation." Grindelia is not well studied, so we don't know how it specifically works. Apply grindelia tincture straight on the rash or dilute it slightly with water. This should make the itching stop immediately, 7Song says. If it doesn't, time for another trick

Goldenseal: Make a paste out of the powdered plant preferably the roots and apply to effected area ill help with rash detoxing( drawing out the poisons (all because of its natural antiseptic properties.

Oatmeal Paste:  Make the oatmeal thick dry and pasty and apply it to the effected areas this will help dry it out a help stop the itching.
Bentonite Clay:Rosemary Gladstar, the Vermont-based founder of United Plant Savers and author of Rosemary Gladstar's Family Herbal (Storey, 2001), once used her toothpaste in desperation on a nasty bout of poison oak. It worked better than her tried-and-true remedies. The toothpaste company is no longer in business, but you can make a paste yourself by mixing green clay, salt and white vinegar, then adding a few drops of peppermint essential oil. Clay can be used in many ways. Any type will help draw out irritating oils and soothe your itch. Even mud will do in a pinch, says Andrea Candee of South Salem, New York, and author of Gentle Healing for Baby & Child (Pocket Books, 2003). 7Song generally uses bentonite (available at health-food stores and herb shops) because it is strong and cheap. Mix it with your choice of soothing and disinfecting herbs, like slippery elm and goldenseal. Gladstar sometimes adds a few drops of tea tree or lavender essential oil. "You can make [the clay] ahead of time. It won't dry out as long as the lid is on tightly," Gladstar says. Spread the damp clay on your rash as often as needed and let it dry there. You also can use this clay on mosquito and black fly bites

Natural Solutions for back pain

Target: Muscular Skeletal System
Survival: Medicine

"Herbs for Back Pain" 

 Excessive walking or improper exercise techniques can stress out nerves and even cause a pinching effect( the restriction of blood flow and nutrients to the nerve and especially nerve endings which are most sensitive and cause discomfort. Added stress on the nerves can cause pain(s0 within the Central Nervous System. and may even cause a chemical imbalance and lack of oxogen supply to the brain because of poor circulation and can cause several levels of headache and arthritic discomfort throughout the body . Another factor is that poor hydration and mineralization absorption will also take effect because of the added stress on the immune system which in then stresses the Adrenal glands. To remedy this solution as best as possible we need to cut any inflammation(s) down and provide a full spectrum of B complex vitamins as well a nutritional support to the entire nerve. 

 Steps to take to help with back pain: 

  • Increase blood circulation  for nutrition support 
  • Decrease any internal inflammation(s) to aid healing process through natural herbal enzymes.
  • Stop any spasmodic activity. 
  • Increase levels of oxogen to the brain in the blood 
  • Provide a natural healing process of Nerves, Nerve Endings, Muscles & Tendons.

 Beneficial Herbs: 

  • White willow bark 
  • Ginger 
  • Turmeric 
  • Goldenseal 
  • Raw domestic Bee pollen 
  • Skullcap 
  • Cayenne 
  • Wheat grass 
  • Spirulina 
  • Chlorella 
  • Dandelion 

Essential Oils: 

  • Peppermint: Helps calm Muscle spasms with it’s antispasmodic properties 
  • Cypress: This will help with sore tendons and nerves.  
  • Lavender: Its anti micro bile properties will help with pain and calming the central nervous system creating a natural relation 
  • Clove bud: This will help with localized pain due to the anesthetic properties 
  • Ginger: A powerful anti inflammatory herb . Take a piece of fresh cut ginger root and rub the fresh cut side on effected area(s) 
  • Marjorum: Helps promote a healthy cardiovascular system, help with tired and sore muscles, Calms the Central Nervous System.

 TEAS: Teas to drink to help with back related pain. Ginger Tea Turmeric Tea Blackstrap molasses tea White willow bark tea.

 Poultices: 1. To make a poultice take a cup of water ,
Bring water to a hard boil then add about 4 oz. of dried herb and bring down to a low simmer and let reduce to 1/2 about 20-30 mins.
Remove pot from heat and let cool to a warm temperature Strain and press ( I use a simple potato ricer to press out all the concentrates
Take a 4x6 or 6x8 muslim bag and soak in pressed herb water Fill the bag with the damp herbs and apply to effected area as needed .
Note: To keep the poultice bag warm throughout the day take the herb filled sack, re soak it in remaining herbal reduction(concentrate) and put it in a steamer for 5-10 minutes and reapply this will also act as a wet heat and will give better absorption warm temperatures are beneficial because they open up the pores system thus increasing absorption(s). 

 2. Another way is to soak a large gauze pad not to soaked with the diluted essential oil or diluted essential oil blend and apply to effected area and wrap with an old but clean cotton shirt wrap gauze roll. Comfrey Ginger Lavender Cypress

  Salves, Balms & Liniments 
Making a antispasmodic or anti inflammatory salve to will be beneficial,  watch and read  our salve making video and post here. and in addition to the lavender you can add other pure uncut essential oils such as ginger, cypress, peppermint clove, marjoram and to the same with a homemade liniment out of lard or coconut oil and add other pure uncut essential oils.and wrap well 2-3 times daily this will help with pain inflammation and any spasms.