Respect your Elders the Elderberry!

Respect your Elders the Elderberry!
Lynna “A Preppers Path ” Audio player below!

Respect your Elders the ElderberryRespect your Elders, the Elderberry! Pretty sure nearly all of us have heard that command at one time or the other, and in reality it’s good advice! And as much as I do respect my elders they aren’t what or who this weeks show is about. I’ll be talking about elder’s for sure not just human ones. Join me on this show when I’ll be respecting the Elder, the Elder Berry tree. It’s said that when you want to harvest the flowers or the berries that you must first ask the Elder Mother Tree permission. The Danish believed that the elder plant was protected by Hyldemor, the Elder Mother. It was important to ask for permission before cutting an elderberry tree or else it could bring you bad luck and misfortune. Read more “Respect your Elders the Elderberry!”

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Plants Basics and Medicinal Treatment!

Plants Basics and Medicinal Treatment!
Jordan “A Family Affair” Audio player provided!

Plants Basics and Medicinal TreatmentEver spent your entire day outside, maybe you went on a hike, or even just doing some yard work. Then all of a sudden you have an awful rash and itchiness, or known someone who has.

Good chance you got into to some of the dreaded poison ivy. Do you know exactly which plants are poison ivy, oak or sumac? How do you know that you didn’t just misidentify the wrong plant. Read more “Plants Basics and Medicinal Treatment!”

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Sepsis – Blood Poisoning Fast Lane to Death!

Sepsis – Blood Poisoning Fast Lane to Death
Micheal Kline “Reality Check” Audio player below!

Sepsis – Blood Poisoning Fast Lane to DeathWhat do you think of when you hear the words Sepsis, Septicemia, or better known as blood poisoning?

Does the elderly come to mind? Perhaps you think of a grandparent that passed away after contracting it while in the hospital for another ailment. Or perhaps it was someone older who got it after an accident while in the intensive care unit. It could have been an adult relative that had diabetes who cut their foot or had their skin break down. Or even a neighbor that had cancer that suddenly died from an injury while on chemo but you assumed it was because they had cancer. Perhaps you are not even aware of sepsis and the danger it presents to your life or the life of someone you know. Read more “Sepsis – Blood Poisoning Fast Lane to Death!”

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Dive Bombers of Summer The mosquito!

Dive Bombers of Summer The mosquito!
Lynna “A Preppers Path ” Audio player below!

Dive Bombers of Summer The mosquitoThe dive bombers aka heat seeking missiles of summer have arrived in full force and have invaded our lives. They strike like stealth missiles and and their attack always leaves it’s mark, often for days! The dreaded mosquito. Depending upon where you live, you’ve already felt their wrath and some of us much more than others even in the same localities. While there are some 3500 different species the females are the real culprits. Sorry ladies but it’s the female mosquito that targets us for dinner. Read more “Dive Bombers of Summer The mosquito!”

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Surviving with Sprains and Broken Bones

Surviving with Sprains and Broken Bones.
When help is not on the way!

Surviving with Sprains and Broken BonesSprains and broken bones happen and they happen often. From a simple sprain to minor and compound fractures, injuries effecting mobility can be one of the lengthiest and most uncomfortable to overcome. Is it possible to treat and immobilize the injury long enough to function and allow healing until help can be found? Will you be the burden or can you still be a productive member of your group? Do you have the knowledge and the skills to overcome such an injury in a wilderness or disaster environment when there is no help?

Read more “Surviving with Sprains and Broken Bones”

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Digestion System and Complaints Part II

Digestion System and Complaints Part II
Cat Ellis “Herbal Prepper Live” Audio player below!

Digestion System and Complaints Part IIThis episode continues our series on the digestive system with a look at some viral and parasitic infections which are currently both common and generally easy to survive. However, in a post disaster scenario, could become far more serious. We will also discuss one more bacterial infection that will become a far more common, serious threat- cholera. Read more “Digestion System and Complaints Part II”

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Digestion Complaints and Natural Remedies

Digestion Complaints and Natural Remedies

Digestion Complaints and Natural RemediesListen in to The Herbal Prepper in player below for the first of a two-part series on herbs and other natural remedies for the digestion system. Part One will cover infections, while next week’s episode will cover chronic complaints.

E-coli, salmonella, rotovirus, norovirus, giardia, botulism- nothing stops you in your tracks quite like a stomach bug. The severe cramping, dehyration, and worse is nothing to take lightly. Even a mild case can cause you to stay at home near a bathroom! A severe case is potentially fatal.
Read more “Digestion Complaints and Natural Remedies”

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Medicinal Honey & St. John’s Wort

Medicinal Honey & St. John’s Wort
Host: Cat Ellis “Herbal Prepper Live”

Medicinal Honey & St. John’s WortContinuing with our show from last week on medicinal honey and it’s wonderful medicinal properties, this week I will share with you some of my most favorite honey-based remedies. Learn how to use herbs to enhance honey for burn care, wound care, make homemade gummy candies, and medicinal syrups.

The rest of the show is going to cover the many wonderful properties of St. John’s Wort, Hypericum perforatum . It’s like a medicine chest all in one little yellow flower. While it is often pigeon-holed as a mood enhancer, St. John’s Wort also has actions on the respiratory and muscular systems, as well as antiviral and analgesic properties. Read more “Medicinal Honey & St. John’s Wort”

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Honey and the Healing Power!

Honey and the Healing Power!
Cat Ellis “Herbal Prepper Live” Audio player below!

Honey and the Healing PowerHoney is truly ancient medicine. The first written reference to the medicinal use of honey is on a Sumerian tablet over 4000 years ago. Honey has been used medicinally ever since. Honey is useful for many conditions, including wounds, burns , and some of the toughest bacteria we may ever encounter. Plus, it does all of this for less than ten federal reserve notes! Read more “Honey and the Healing Power!”

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Lyme Disease Part 3

Lyme Disease Part 3
Cat Ellis “Herbal Prepper Live” Audio player below!

Lyme Disease Part 3Lyme disease, aka borreliosis, causes a range of symptoms and can lead to life-threatening conditions. Common Lyme symptoms include fatigue, joint pain, fibromyalgia-like pain, trouble sleeping, and difficulty with focus and memory. Left untreated, which is common, Lyme can move deep into the body, into the central nervous system, heart, and eyes. Read more “Lyme Disease Part 3”

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Lyme Disease and plant medicine relief

Lyme Disease and plant medicine relief
Cat Ellis “Herbal Prepper Live” Audio player below!

Lyme Disease and plant medicine reliefThis episode of Herbal Prepper Live starts a series of shows on Lyme disease. Lyme is a devastating disease that is spread by ticks. While Lyme was first noted in Lyme, CT and has plagued New England states for decades, Lyme is now present in ticks all across the US.

Lyme disease, aka borreliosis, causes a range of symptoms and can lead to life-threatening conditions. Common Lyme symptoms include fatigue, joint pain, fibromyalgia-like pain, trouble sleeping, Read more “Lyme Disease and plant medicine relief”

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A Chat with Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy

A Chat with Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy
Cat Ellis “Herbal Prepper Live” Audio player below!

A Chat with Dr. Bones and Nurse AmyBe sure to tune in for this episode of Herbal Prepper Live where my guests will be none other than the leaders of the Medical Preparedness field themselves, Joe Alton, M.D. (Dr. Bones) and Amy Alton, A.R.N.P. (Nurse Amy), authors of The Survival Medicine Handbook and hosts of the popular podcast, The Doom and Bloom ™ Survival Medicine Hour.

The need to be prepared for pandemic disease, first aid emergencies, and for the everyday aches and pains in a post-disaster situation is an important part of a well-rounded preparedness plan. Read more “A Chat with Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy”

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Mental Health When the Med’s Run Out

Mental Health When the Med’s Run Out!
Cat Ellis “Herbal Prepper REWIND” Audio player below!

Mental Health When the Med's Run OutCould you manage depression, anxiety, ADHD, or bi-polar disorder after a disaster?

You probably know someone close to you with one of the conditions listed above, because a significant percentage of Americans are on anti-psychotic prescriptions. These drugs are linked to dangerous side effects, like thoughts of suicide, hallucinations, and violent behavior. Read more “Mental Health When the Med’s Run Out”

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