August 14, 2022


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Women’s Preparedness: Part 2- Just the Herbs

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Women’s Preparedness: Part 2- Just the Herbs
Cat Ellis “Herbal Prepper Live

Women’s Preparedness: Part 2- Just the HerbsWhat herbal remedies do women preppers, and the men who love them, need to have in their supplies? Part two of our discussion on women’s preparedness needs is all about herbs and natural remedies for women’s health.

Herbs to be covered in this episode, as they relate to women’s health concerns, include:

  • 9-11-16-black-cohosh-pixabayCramp bark (Viburnum opulus)
  • Nettle (Urtica dioica)
  • Ginger ( Zingiber officinale)
  • Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)
  • Yellow Dock, aka Curly Dock (Rumex cripsus)
  • 9-11-16-corn-silkBurdock (Arctium lappa)
  • Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)
  • Red Raspberry leaf (Rubus idaeus)
  • Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium)
  • Oregon grape root (Mahonia aquifolium)
  • 9-11-16-nettle-pdCorn silk (Zea mays)
  • Marshmallow (Althaea officinalis)
  • Milk thistle (Silybum marianum)
  • Juniper (Juniperus spp.)
  • Dong quai (Angelica sinensis)
  • 9-11-16-red-raspberry-leafChaste Tree, aka Vitex (Vitex agnus-castus)
  • Black cohosh (Actea racemosa or cimicifuga racemosa)
  • Blue cohosh, aka Squaw root (Caulophyllum thalictroides)
  • Rhodiola (Rhodiola rosea)
  • Milky Oat Tops (Avena sativa)
  • Cordyceps mushroom (Cordyceps sinensis)
  • Wild Carrot, aka Queen Anne’s Lace (Daucus carota)

8-28-16-preppers-natural-medicineThis is a long list, and I can’t possibly cover all there is to know about these herbs in just an hour. However, I will discuss how they are used in women’s health care, what parts of the plants are used,  how they are prepared, and contraindications.

7-17-16-herbal-prepper-live-solid-1Herbal medicine is not necessarily analogous to standard medicine. Herbalists do not just swap out, this herb for that prescription. There is a lot more to it than just, “Take this tincture for that symptom.” It takes time and experience with the plants, as well as a holistic approach to health to be a skilled herbalist.

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