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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The Dandelian, a boon to some bust for others!

The Dandelion a boon to some bust for others!
Lynna “A Preppers Path ” Audio player below!

The Dandelion a boon to some bust for othersNow really how does one not smile at the brilliant yellow blossoms dotting the country side or perhaps your lawn each spring and summer! Ok Ok I know dandelions are one of the most common and despised weeds of those keepers of pristine lawns. But really the dandelion is just as useful as it is prolific. I like to think of them in that line with rabbits, they just multiply and multiply! In reality that’s a huge boon, the dandelion’s benefits are incredible, just a little unsung. Read more “The Dandelian, a boon to some bust for others!”

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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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The values in intricacies of Spikenard

The values in intricacies of Spikenard
Lynna… “A Preppers Path” Audio player provided below!

The values in intricacies of SpikenardA brownie point for the first one to know what spikenard is! Ahhh the history of names and changes, for those of us in modern times Spikenard is none other than Lavender. That sweet but not too sweet aromatic herb that many either love or hate. Personally hate seems a bit strong and actually I’ve found many more who enjoy it’s distinct scent than don’t. The history of Lavender goes back some 2500 years and was even found in the Tomb of King Tut, believe it or not the aroma still faintly lingered. Read more “The values in intricacies of Spikenard”

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A Rose by any other name?

A Rose by any other name?
Host: Lynna… “A Preppers Path” Audio player provided!

A Rose by any other name?In our busy world we often overlook what is right in front of us. In our quest to make things easier and better than, we forget that man still has yet to improve on Mother Nature. The rose for many has been relegated to the florist shop and perhaps something to be enjoyed in a garden or used as a symbolic gesture of love or friendship or maybe even I am sorry. What many have forgotten is the real value this beauty holds for us beyond a sweet aroma and vibrant color. Read more “A Rose by any other name?”

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How to start foraging … Without killing Your family!

How to start foraging … Without killing Your family!
Austin Martin “Homesteady Live“ Audio in player below!

How to start foraging … Without killing Your family!Last year i was super excited when my wife came inside and told me that she thought she found a patch of Morell Mushrooms in our backyard. I ran outside to look, and yes! There were lots of little mushrooms poking up through the ground. Read more “How to start foraging … Without killing Your family!”

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Fertilizers, feeding your plants!

Fertilizers, feeding your plants!
Bobby “MHP Gardener” Audio in player below!

Fertilizers, feeding your plants!Before you plant a seed or seedling, you need to apply some fertilizer to the soil or container. What kind and how much depends on what you’re growing, and your particular style of growing. So it’s important to have a good understanding of the nutrient needs of the specific plants. Whether you’re organic, or just a conventional gardener, there Read more “Fertilizers, feeding your plants!”

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Sustainable Practical Medicine!

Sustainable Practical Medicine!
Sam Coffman “The Herbal Medic”

Sustainable Practical MedicineMost preppers spend some time thinking about medicine after a social collapse, and stocking up on pharmaceutical supplies, as they should. Food, water and medicine are the first three resources that are fought over after every disaster, large or small. However, pharmaceutical supplies are limited and also require a certain type of training and experience that is not Read more “Sustainable Practical Medicine!”

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How to Make Herbal Tinctures!

How to Make Herbal Tinctures
Cat Ellis “Herbal Prepper Live

TincturesJoin me this Mother’s Day, 5/8/16, as I demystify the process of how to make herbal tinctures. Tincture-making is one of the most important herbal skills you need to have under your belt. Herbal tinctures, also called herbal extracts, provide a thorough extraction of the therapeutic properties of plants. They preserve the potency of herbal medicine for multiple years, and Read more “How to Make Herbal Tinctures!”

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Ask Cat- Herbal Q&A

Ask Cat- Herbal Q&A
Cat Ellis “Herbal Prepper Live

4-10-16 Ask Cat 350This week on Herbal Prepper Live, I will be taking your questions during the show. Ask me anything you want about herbs, herbal medicine, and how to use herbs to be better prepared.

Here’s how this works. You bring your questions and concerns. Read more “Ask Cat- Herbal Q&A”

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Plants For A Healthier Home!


More Greens Indoors— Plants For A Healthier Home!

PlantsWhile environmentalists, and people in general are concerned over the deteriorating effects of air pollution on the health of people and other living beings. Despite all the alarming facts about the adverse effects of air pollution, we are somehow living in a perpetual state of denial. What’s worse is the fact that people Read more “Plants For A Healthier Home!”

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Herbal Formulas, The Basics!

The Basics of Making Herbal Formulas
Host: Cat Ellis “The Herbal Prepper Live

Herbal Formulas, The BasicsHerbal formulas 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 Read more “Herbal Formulas, The Basics!”

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