The Herbal Prepper Live with: “Cat Ellis”
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This week: “The Herbal Prepper Live” 10/15/2017
Cold and Flu Season Herbal Steams “replay”
This week, I’m talking about herbal steams for the cold and flu season. Cold and flu season is roughly October through May, with a peak in February. I talk about herbal medicine for respiratory infections periodically throughout the season. Herbal steams is a perfect, simple, it’s also an effective place to start.
Herbal steams are an ideal way to get herbal medicine into the respiratory system. They soothe irritated tissues and can ease congestion. Breathing in the steam brings the herbs’ aromatic and therapeutic properties directly to the infected tissue.
Essential oils and an ionizing diffuser might be more potent. But, herbal steams can be made with simple plant material you can grow yourself. The humidity from the steam is soothing in its own right. Herbs are far more cost effective and easily renewable. While I love my essential oils, herbal steams have a lot going for them.
There are many herbs that can be used for herbal steams. Some of the herbs I will talk about include thyme, rosemary, peppermint, lemon peel, and juniper. Some of these herbs are tricky to grow in colder climates. Rosemary and lemon trees are good examples. I will touch on some of the tricks to growing lemon trees indoors also how to keep rosemary alive through the winter. The rest can be grown easily in your herb garden and in the case of peppermint, perhaps too easily and I have a solution to that as well.
Herbs for respiratory infections is one of those areas where herbal medicine shines. Relief really can be had without the “medicine head” and drying out of mucosal tissues that are common when taking over the counter pharmaceuticals. We have a long cold and flu season to get through, and herbal steams will make it much more comfortable.
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About: The Herbal Prepper Live
Tune in live every Sunday evening for Herbal Prepper Live, hosted by herbalist and preparedness author Cat Ellis. Cat will show you how a holistic approach to health using natural medicine will make you more prepared for any emergency.
Join us live to discuss both acute and chronic health conditions that will need care, even if the medical system were to collapse. Would you know how to help a loved one if there were no hospital or pharmacy available? From preventative measures to infections to first aid and emergency care, you need to know how to care for your health care needs.
Herbal Prepper Live is one herbalist’s opinion on alternatives to modern medicine during a total collapse of our way of life. In this hypothetical scenario, there are no doctors, EMTs, hospitals, or pharmacies. Herbal medicine can provide life-saving options in this kind of environment.
This show is also for the individual who prefers to step outside the system. Preppers, survivalists, and homesteaders are highly independent and self-sufficient people. Many of us just prefer to choose more sustainable, holistic health care, like that found in nutritional therapy with real and traditional foods, herbal remedies, mycology, midwifery, and therapeutic movement.
Whether you prefer to use natural medicine as your “plan B” or as your primary path to health is solely your choice, and no one else’s. That’s what health freedom is all about. Herbal Prepper Live can help you plot out your “plan B” and strengthen your independence from a vulnerable medical system.
However, the time to learn such skills is right now while times are still good. Be sure to listen every Sunday evening at 7pm E / 6pm C / 5pm M / 4pm P. Remember to join us live in the chat room!
Cat Ellis’ mission in life is to teach as many people as possible how to take charge of their health and well being so they can thrive in both good times and in bad. Cat has hosted her show, Herbal Prepper Live, since 2014.
Cat Ellis is the author of one of the top selling herbal remedy books on Amazon, Prepper’s Natural Medicine: Lifesaving Herbs, Essential Oils, and Natural Remedies for When There Is No Doctor. Her second book, Prepping for a Pandemic: Lifesaving supplies, Skills, and Plans for Surviving an Outbreak, consistently receives high ratings and impressive reviews.
Cat sees herbal clients in several locations around Southeastern Massachusetts, as well as through online appointments. She is the founder of www.Herbal Prepper.com where she offers online herbal and sustainable living courses. Cat is also a massage therapist, and is currently pursuing studies in midwifery.
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Archived shows of The Herbal Prepper Live:
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10/1/17 What’s In Your Holster? Personal Safety with Guest, Cherie Norton
9/24/17 Wound Care Essentials
9/17/17 Prepper Chat with Survival Instructor Chuck Hudson
9/3/17 Fallout and Radiation Sickness
8/21/17 Got herbal questions: Ask Cat
8/6/17 Prepping on the Cheap Part 2- Bugging Out
7/24/17 Prepping on the Cheap Part One: Bugging In
7/16/17 Herbal First Aid Kit part 2
7/9/17 Herbal & Conventional First Aid Kits w/ Guest, Chuck Hudson
7/2/2017 Cyber Attacks: Your Ransomware Wake Up Call
6/25/17 Facing Fibromyalgia
6/18/17 Herbal Approach to Adrenal Fatigue
6/12/17 Adaptogens: Critical Herbs You Probably Don’t Have
6/4/17 Fighting Infections with Herbs
5/21/17 Got herbal questions: Ask Cat
5/7/17 Nuclear Survival: Part Two
4/30/17 Doomsday! Two and a Half Minutes to Midnight
4/23/17 What Preppers Are Storing That Will Kill Them
4/2/17 Herbal First Aid for Eye Health
3/27/17 Fevers Post-SHTF
3/12/17 Could You Set Up a Post-Disaster Medical Lab?
3/5/17 Do you have a plan for migraines?
2/26/17 Parasites Dealing with Infection in a Down-Grid Scenario
2/19/17 Poultices and Salves
1/23/17 Seven Essential Herbal Skills Part 2
1/15/17 Seven Essential Herbal Skills
1/9/2017 Prepping in 2017, Why?
12/18/16 Holiday Herbal Gifts Part 3
12/12/16 Handmade Herbal Gifts: Part Two
11/27/16 Handmade Herbal Gifts
11/20/16 Herbal Steams for Cold and Flu Season
11/7/16 An Herbalist’s View on New “Vet Med” Regulations
10-30-16 Interview with Herbalist Katja Swift
10/23/16 Be Ready, with guest Chuck Hudson
10/16/16 Cooler Heads Will Prevail
10/9/16 Surviving Civil Unrest, Riots and Terror Attacks with Guest Chuck Hudson
10/2/16 Primitive Skills Expert Mike Douglas
9/25/16 Your Herbal and Prepping Questions Answered Live
9/11/16 Women’s Preparedness: Part 2- Just the Herbs
8/28/16 Women’s Preparedness: What Both Men and Women Need to Know
8/21/16 How to Set Up an Emergency Community Clinic
7/14/16 Preserve your medicinal herbs the right way!
8/7/16 Ask Cat!
7/31/16 Groups Vs. Loan Wolf Survival
7/24/16 Self-Reliance Skill: Making Soap
7/17/16 Don’t Lose the Mental Game
6/26/16 Surviving Gangrene Post-SHTF
6/12/16 How to Survive with Hypothyroidism after SHTF
6/5/16 Ask Cat
5/22/2016 Herbs for Seasonal Allergies
5/8/16 How to Make Herbal Tinctures
5/1/2016 You can’t live without your liver
4/24/16 Herbal First Aid Kit Simplified
4/10/2016 Got an Herbal Question? Ask Cat
4/3/2016 Be Better Prepared with Primitive Skills Interview with Michael Douglas of Maine Primitive Skills School
3/20/2016 Herbal remedies for chat!
3/13/2016 Contaminated Water Survival
2/28/2016 PLANTS VS. PESTS!
2/21/16 Medicinal herbs, the ones to grow!
2/14/2016 Is Prepping Enough?
2/7/2016 The Steps to Health Freedom
1/31/2016 Should you be worried about Zika virus?
1/17/16 Fitness As If Survival Mattered Part 3
1/10/2016 Fitness and survival Part 2
1/3/2016 Herbs, Homemade cures, and how to procure
12/28/2015 HERBAL FORMULAS, THE BASICS!
12/20/2016 Antibiotics using Herbs on Herbal Prepper Live
12/6/2015 EMERGENCY EVACUATIONS!
1129/2015 Top Five Cold Weather Risks to Your Heath?
11-22-2015 Bleeding, Now what?
11-15-2015 DIY Herbal Cleaning Supplies!
11/9/2015 Arthritis, The Downfall When The SHTF
11/2/2015 Pandemics The Unknown Threats!
10/26/2015 House Fire, smoke inhalation and burn care!
10/18/2015 Garlic for Post-Disaster Medicine
10/11/2015 Herbs for the Gluten-Free Prepper
10/4/2015 Migraines and Severe Headaches
9/27/2015 It’s About Thyme!
9/20/2015 Be Ready for Cold & Flu Season 2015
9/13/2015 PCOS, Heart Disease, and Herbal Medicine
9/6/2015 How to Keep Your Liver Healthy
8/23/2015 When In Doubt, Treat The Liver!
8/16/2015 Interview with Author Sara F. Hathaway
8/9/2015 Herbal First Aid Kit- Part Three
7/26/15 How To Build An Herbal First Aid Kit
5/24/2015 Herbal Sunburn Care
5/17/2015 Herbal Remedies for Stings and Bites
5/10/2015 Ebola Found Still Living In Recovered Doctor’s Eye
4/26/2015 The REAL War On Women (and Natural Health)
4/19/2015 How to Make Herbal Medicines
4/12/2015 “Herban” Legends- How to find good information on herbal medicine
3/29/2015 Interview with Daisy Luther, The Organic Prepper
3/22/2015 Growing Your Own Medicine
3/1/2015 Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis
2/22/2015 Measles Is The New Ebola
2/15/2015 Fight Respiratory Infections with Herbs
2/8/2015 Ditch Medicine
2/1/2015 Are you fit enough to survive civil unrest?
1/25/2015 Interview with Karen Lynn Thompson from Li’l Suburban Homestead
1/18/2015 Becoming Your Own Health Care Provider
1/4/2015 11 Herbs for Healthy Blood Pressure
12/28/2014 Resolve to Get Prepped and Healthy in 2015
12/21/2014 Stop Taking Echinacea & Goldenseal for Colds!
12/14/2014 Elderberry, the Flu, and You!
12/7/2014 The FDA vs Choice: Is Your Health Freedom At Risk?
11/23/2014 Kick the Cold & Flu
11/16/2014 Cold Weather Injuries
11/9/2014 Accidents Happen
11/2/2014 Interview with The Survival Doctor
10/26/2014 Interview with Sam Coffman of The Herbal Medic
10/19/2014 Interview with Author James Walton
10/12/2014 Pandemic Checklist, Is Yours Complete!
9/28/2014 How to Prepare for Ebola
9/21/2014 Herbal Burn Care!
9/14/2014 Essential Oils For Preparedness
9/7/2014 Essential Oils KISS First Aid Kit
8/31/2014 The Kiss Kit: Complete Herbal First Aid pt 2
8/17/2014 The KISS Kit: Complete Herbal First Aid
8/10/2014 Herbal Prepper Live with guests Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy
8/3/2014 When the Meds Run Out: Mental Health After the Collapse
Are you prepared for drug-resistant tuberculosis?
7/20/2014 Can You Afford To Get sick When SHTF?
7/6/2014 Cayenne: A Medicine Chest In A Pepper
6/29/2014 Mullein and Hyssop Respiratory Herbs
6/22/2014 Herbal First Aid: Roses
6/15/2014 The Digestive System Part III
6/8/2014 The Digestive System, Part II Rotovirus, Norovirus, Giardia, Cryptosporidium, and Cholera
6/1/2014 Digestive Complaints and Natural Remedies
5/25/2014 Medicinal Honey (Continued) and St. John’s Wort
5/18/2014 The Healing Power of Honey
5/11/2014 Prepping for Pandemics
5/4/2014 Diabetes Post-Collapse
4/27/2014 Herbs, Radiation, and Healing from Exposure
4/20/2014 Stinging Nettle- The Neglected Superfood
4/13/2014 Spring, The Liver,and Seasonal Allergies
4/6/2014 The Basics of Making Herbal Formulas
3/30/2014 Caring for Chronic Illnesses Post-Disaster
3/23/2014 Herbal Antibiotics
3/16/2014 A Collapse-Resiliant Health Care Plan