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Prepper's Natural Medicine: Life-Saving Herbs, Essential Oils and Natural Remedies for When There is No Doctor Paperback – June 9, 2015
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Major pet peeve: the book fails to mention widely-available North American wild plants like Yellow Mustard, Garlic Mustard, Alfalfa, American Mistletoe, Antelope Sage, Aspen, Hops, Mint and Bloodroot, just to name a few. I pulled these from a list of traditional Native American medicinal plants; the kinds of plants a survivalist / prepper can easily find growing along country dirt roads, fallow fields and forested areas throughout most of North America. Yeah, space is limited and, as a writer, you have to draw the line somewhere -- you can't cover them all -- but a lot of this stuff grows wild all over the place and just wasn't mentioned in the book. Your typical old fallow field or open natural grassland can literally be a drug store if you know what to look for and how to use it.
The author did a fairly good job of showing how to prepare the various medicines and remedies mentioned but I felt the focused too much on complex preparations as opposed to plants and herbs that can be used as is or with minor preparation work.Read more ›
This book is written as though Cat Ellis is talking to you. She has done her research and not only has she covered ingredients, how-to instructions, when various things might be appropriate to use, she obviously knows human physiology and anatomy, the herbs she speaks about and their effects on the body. She has backed up her work with resources and studies, and is very specific about how to prepare nature's medicines for use safely.
What I appreciate is the way Cat Ellis talks to you throughout the book. She draws from real life experience and hours of research and hard work. She also brings home the fact that this is not always a substitute for conventional medicine. Some things cannot be helped by herbal preparations and require immediate hospital care- if it's available. If not, this is a book I will be happy to have with me and hopefully I will be able to gather enough ingredients to start making my own 'Nature's First Aid Kit' right away. I won't be sorry.
If I had to want anything more, I'd want a plastic cover for this book because it's going to get handled quite a bit.
Have you ever wondered what you would do if there were no pharmacy or if health care were suddenly cut off? Cat Ellis's book, Prepper's Natural Medicine can help us put a plan in place.
This guidebook teaches the basics of crafting natural medicines, gives detailed information on the therapeutic properties of 50 different herbs, and shares some time-tested remedies for emergencies, first aid, and common complaints. Ellis is rightly concerned about the fact that the CDC reports that one out of every two adults in America has a chronic illness. She is also rightly concerned about the political shenanigans over health coverage and the suppression of natural medicine and nutrient-dense foods by our government's regulatory agencies in favor of corporate food and that we are moving toward a system where access to health care and type of treatment is determined by our government rather than health care professionals.
Ellis is right when she says that as part of a well-rounded survival plan, we need a renewable source of effective medicines that we can produce by ourselves. For those that doubt the effectiveness of natural medicines, they only need to check the numerous studies available at www.PubMed.gov. Many of these studies can be accessed for free and they detail the effectiveness of herbs and alternative therapies. Thank God natural medicine is easy to learn. Most people would not be able to whip up a batch of Tamiflu in their kitchens. But many would be able to make flu-fighting elderberry syrup in their kitchens. Finally natural medicine provides valuable barter items.Read more ›
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This is a fantastic resource for preppers to stock their home apothecary! Create your own herbal first aid kit, and everyday natural medicine with help from an herbalist who is... Read morePublished 24 days ago by ScoutMama
Great information. Listened to Cat on a live chat from survival combat. I like her approach and the book is great for referencePublished 29 days ago by W.B.'s Mom
Have just cruised through book. Looks like it has great information and will make a great addition to my Prepper colkection.Published 1 month ago by Sue