Herbal First Aid: Roses
Host: Cat Ellis “Herbal Prepper Live”
Tune in live on June 22, 2014 at 7pm/EST (6pm/C, 5pm/M, 4pm/P) to hear The Herbal Prepper Live on PrepperBroadcasting.com discuss the medicinal properties and first-aid applications of roses.
Roses are much more than a pretty flower. The petals, leaves, and hips are powerful ingredients in herbal medicine making. Roses have numerous medicinal properties, and make a great addition to your Herbal First Aid kit.
Many herbalists are accustomed to using rose in lotions and face creams, as it has a cooling effect upon the skin that diminishes redness, such as found in conditions like rosacea. It also has a firming, astringent action while also being very gentle that makes rose a favorite choice for aging skin. Continue reading Roses, Herbal First Aid
The Basics of Making Herbal Formulas
Host: Cat Ellis “The Herbal Prepper Live”
Herbal remedies are a severely underutilized resource by preppers. Plant-based remedies provide an easy, affordable, and renewable alternative for post-collapse medicines. Herbs, mushrooms, trees, and other natural items, like honey, provide a wealth of traditional remedies that you can make and grow at home with minimal and easy-to-obtain equipment.
Herbs also have a sort of stealth function built into them that many preppers can appreciate. You can stock up on lots of your own, custom-tailored herbal preparations and formulas without drawing the same kind of attention and compromising questions you might garner if you tried to stock up on pharmaceuticals. And, due to the fact that the average person is largely clueless when it comes to plant identification outside of a tomato and a cucumber, your Survival Herb Garden will not draw the kind of attention as, for example, your vegetable garden. Most will think your herbs are either a pile of weeds or that your medicinal flowers are purely ornamental. Continue reading The Basics of Making Herbal Formulas