Does your list of emergency essentials include medicine for common and serious illnesses? Natural disasters and severe storms can occur pretty much anytime and anywhere, and can leave you without access to doctors or prescription medications. Fortunately, you can use herbal medicine and essential oils as natural remedies for many common ailments when no doctor or pharmacy is available. If you’re looking for an herbal medicine reference to help you prepare for the unknown, you’ll find valuable – and possibly life-saving – information about natural remedies in Prepper’s Natural Medicine: Lifesaving Herbs, Essential Oils, and Natural Remedies for When There Is No Doctor by Cat Ellis.
Natural herbs have been used medicinally for thousands of years prior to the development of modern medicine, and should you ever find yourself in the aftermath of a natural or man-made disaster, knowing where to find these plants and how to use them should be an important part of your emergency essentials when planning for disaster. For those of us who are already comfortable growing herbs outdoors, many of the common herbs and plants used for these natural remedies can be easily grown year after year or can be harvested from the wild.
Learn about life-saving herbs, essential oils and natural remedies with this book.
Natural remedies and herbal medicine are gaining in popularity as more and more people are looking for sustainable ways to treat common ailments. These types of natural medicine are also ideal for use as emergency essentials in a disaster situation because they don’t rely on pharmacies or medical facilities to provide relief and treatment. The best part is that anyone can learn how to create and use a home apothecary using natural and herbal remedies like the ones detailed in this book. An herbalist for more than 20 years, author Cat Ellis is familiar with commonly found herbs and all of the ways in which we can use these natural medicines to heal and protect ourselves.
In Prepper’s Natural Medicine, you’ll learn how to start stocking your emergency essentials apothecary with supplies for creating tinctures, wines, oxymels, syrups, elixirs, infusions, lotions, creams, salves, and more. All of these forms of natural herbal medicine can be included in your list of emergency essentials and are appropriate for use by anyone including children and the elderly. Cat Ellis provides a list of equipment and ingredients you can purchase in bulk for use in creating natural herbal remedies, as well as basic instructions and recipes for compounding your own herbal emergency essentials. If your survival items list doesn’t include some type of natural or herbal medicine, you’ll find everything you need to get started here.
Included in this book are descriptions and medicinal uses of 50 different herbs and medicinal plants, many of which can be harvested wild from your property. Descriptive information for each plant in this healing herbs list includes medicinal action, which parts of the plant are used, dosages, and contraindications.
What you’ll find for natural and herbal emergency essentials in this book:
- How to create an herbal first aid kit as part of your emergency essentials
- Dosage considerations for children, pregnant women, and the elderly
- A list of common ailments and symptoms, and how to treat them with herbal and natural remedies
- Easy-to-use charts that include commonly used herbs for conditions like pain relief, anti-inflammatories, antispasmodics, antimicrobial, diaphoretics, expectorants, hypotensives and vasodilators, nervine agents, sedatives, and herbs to assist in wound healing
- Resources for purchasing supplies and essential oils as part of your emergency essentials
- References for holistic health, medical preparedness, aromatherapy, and women’s health
- Basic skills to get you started with herbal medicine and natural remedies
- Recommendations for stocking your home apothecary
These natural remedies and herbal medicines aren’t just for emergency essentials – they can also be used any time you find yourself without access to a doctor. Since many of these are easily packable, they’re ideal for hiking, camping, or any time you don’t have quick and easy access to medical care. Start to use the remedies and recommendations in Prepper’s Natural Medicine now, and you’ll become more comfortable with making and administering these remedies later.
With so many different options for creating, storing, and administering natural and herbal remedies as part of your emergency essentials plan, Cat Ellis explains in detail when each type of herbal preparation is best for each situation and medical condition. She includes considerations for making and using 21 different preparations using easy-to-find ingredients that you can purchase now and store for future use.
If you’re already familiar with many of the wild plants growing in your area, you’ll have no trouble at all harvesting and using these as natural medicine in case of a disaster or emergency. If you’re just getting started with natural medicine and working towards stocking your first home apothecary, Prepper’s Natural Medicine is an ideal resource to guide you through the process of preparing for a natural disaster.