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The Healing Power of Honey!

The Healing Power of Honey
Host: Cat Ellis “Herbal Prepper Live

Healing DIYFireCiderWMHoney 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!

I count myself very lucky that seven years ago my husband decided to keep bees. We always have raw, local honey and wax on hand for all of my herbal projects, and I can’t imagine being without it. Granted, our original interest when embarking upon beekeeping was in the homebrewing of a honey-based alcoholic beverage known as mead. Since then, however, the use of honey has become a major feature in my herbal practice. Continue reading The Healing Power of Honey!

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Herbal Antibiotics!

Herbal Antibiotics
Host: Cat Ellis “The Herbal Prepper Live

Herbal Antibiotics Herbal Prepper Live150When antibiotics were introduced in the 1940’s, many in the medical world believed that humans had finally conquered bacterial infections. Once serious infections were now treated easily with just a few pills. It was a great achievement of modern medicine.

Herbal Antibiotics GermsBacteria, it turns out, are more resilient than anyone ever expected. They possess unique and efficient methods of adapting, resisting, and communicating that resistance to other bacteria. The bacteria not only develop resistance to one antibiotic, but seem to also anticipate future attacks from different antibiotics. Bacteria are sharing survival information. This has given rise to a so-called, “Superbugs” that resist even the strongest antibiotic drugs known to man.

Antibiotic resistance comes from overuse of antibiotics, as well as low-dose applications of antibiotics. Both conditions run rampant in the Industrial Farming model. Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) could not operate without the use of antibiotics to accommodate for the filth these animals live in, as well as their low-dose use to “fatten” the animals. Continue reading Herbal Antibiotics!

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