Category Archives: Herbal Medicine

Herbal First Aid Kit part 2

Herbal First Aid Kit part 2
Cat Ellis “Herbal Prepper Live” Audio player at bottom of this post!

Herbal First Aid Kit part 2This is a “part two” of last week’s show on first aid kits. Last week’s guest, Chuck Hudson, had a lot of great resources (as he always does) for both ready-made first aid kits, as well as how to stock up on bulk items to build multiple kits. But, we ran out of time before we got to talk about some of the herbs and herbal remedies you can make for your first aid kit. Continue reading Herbal First Aid Kit part 2

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7 Herbs and Natural Supplements for Depression

7 Herbs and Natural Supplements for Depression

DepressionIn the modern day, there are numerous ways to treat depression.  More and more of us are seeking natural and holistic solutions, encouraged by their efficiency and absence of damaging side effects.  Here are 7 great herbs and natural supplements that have been scientifically shown to combat depression: Continue reading 7 Herbs and Natural Supplements for Depression

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Facing Fibromyalgia

Facing Fibromyalgia
Cat Ellis “Herbal Prepper Live” Audio player at bottom of this post!

Facing FibromyalgiaListeners of Herbal Prepper Live have been asking for a fibromyalgia show for a while now. It’s a big topic, and this topic will have to be covered in multiple shows. But, we need to start somewhere. That starts tonight.

When we think of health care and prepping, we tend to think of acute injuries, like bullet wounds, lacerations, snakebites, hypothermia, or infections. We don’t always think about chronic conditions, such as fibromyalgia. Continue reading Facing Fibromyalgia

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Adaptogens: Critical Herbs You Probably Don’t Have

Adaptogens: Critical Herbs You Probably Don’t Have
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ThAdaptogens: Critical Herbs You Probably Don’t Haveis week on Herbal Prepper Live, the focus is on adaptogens. What are adaptogens? Like their name sounds, adaptogens help you to adapt. And the ability to adapt is key to survival. Always has been, always will be. Continue reading Adaptogens: Critical Herbs You Probably Don’t Have

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Fighting Infections with Herbs

Fighting Infections with Herbs
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Fighting Infections with HerbsDuring last “Ask Cat” episode, we had a question regarding infections of the blood. It has been a while since I did a show just on infections, so that’s what this week’s show is all about.

Bacterial infections are getting more difficult to treat. You may not hear much about it in the news, but antibiotic resistance continues to worsen. Continue reading Fighting Infections with Herbs

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Got herbal questions 5/21/17: Ask Cat

Got herbal questions: Ask Cat
Cat Ellis “Herbal Prepper Live” Audio in player below!

Got herbal questions 5/21/17: Ask CatCat answers your questions about herbal and natural remedies to this “Ask Cat” episode. I take all the questions from the audience on everything herbal or prepper survival related.

Over 80% of the world’s population today uses herbal medicine for some portion of their health care. Herbs are capable of killing harmful bacteria and viruses, relieving pain, decreasing the sensation of anxiety, Continue reading Got herbal questions 5/21/17: Ask Cat

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Spring, the Liver,and Seasonal Allergies

Spring, the Liver,and Seasonal Allergies
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Spring, The Liver,and Seasonal AllergiesAfter a long winter, spring has finally arrived, bringing with it springtime allergies. Predictably, the very popular topic of “liver cleanses” is hitting the blogosphere at this time of year as well. What you may not know is that liver function and allergic reactions are related. Continue reading Spring, the Liver,and Seasonal Allergies

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Herbal First Aid for Eye Health

Herbal First Aid for Eye Health
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Herbal First Aid for Eye HealthHave you given any thought to caring for your eyes and eyesight post-disaster? Good eyesight is important, but it could be critical in a down-grid or emergency situation. This episode, we will be taking a look at eye care, including:

  • Infection of the eye
  • illness (such as, diabetes)
  • Eye Injury
  • Impaired vision
  • Herbs and strategies to preserve vision and bring relief

Continue reading Herbal First Aid for Eye Health

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Fevers Post-SHTF

Fevers Post-SHTF
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Fevers Post-SHTFWhat is your plan for fevers post-disaster? The scenario: no doctors and no pharmacies are available. You have no ibuprofen and no acetaminophen. Your child is sick, and the thermometer is reading 103°F. What do you do? Continue reading Fevers Post-SHTF

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Do you have a plan for migraines?

Do you have a plan for migraines?
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Do you have a plan for migraines?We are talking about how to avoid and respond to migraine headaches. The last thing anyone needs during an emergency is a migraine, so we will look at what a migraine is, what triggers a migraine, and herbs that I use for migraine relief. Continue reading Do you have a plan for migraines?

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Parasites Dealing with Infection in a Down-Grid Scenario

Parasites Dealing with Infection in a Down-Grid Scenario
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Parasites: Dealing with Infection in a Down-Grid ScenarioThis show is all about parasites, both internal and external. Be sure to listen and learn how to respond to these kinds of infections when there isn’t a doctor or a pharmacy available.

A caller to the show last week had a great question regarding skin infections caused by parasites. Parasites are a problem now while times are good. You better Continue reading Parasites Dealing with Infection in a Down-Grid Scenario

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Hygiene and sanitation, #1 in watching out for #2!

Hygiene and sanitation, #1 in watching out for #2!
Host: Sam Coffman “The Human Path”

Sam CoffmanHygiene and sanitation, how prepared are you really in regards to  and (in the worst case) coping with gasto-intestinal disease in a post-disaster environment?  The Human Path Sam Coffman discusses everything you ever wanted to know (and some things you maybe didn’t!) about purifying your water. Also, taking care of human waste, and dealing with gastro-intestinal distress, using both Continue reading Hygiene and sanitation, #1 in watching out for #2!

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Poultices and Salves

Poultices and Salves
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Poultices and SalvesHerbal poultices and salves are essential elements in your herbal first aid kit. In this episode, I will walk you through how to make both poultices and salves.

Poultices and salves are both topical applications and ideal for all sorts of injuries. Sprains, strains, headaches, abrasions, bruises, and bites can all be helped by a well-made Continue reading Poultices and Salves

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