There are two herbal adaptogens – Schisandra and Ashwagandha – that can reduce the amount of cortisol you produce during times of stress – both in a disaster, and when you’re working out to the max.
If you are interested in natural remedies, chances are you are familiar with aloe vera. Maybe you have used it after you’ve had too much sun, or you keep a tube of gel in your first aid kit for burns and wound care. But did you know the plant has many other uses?
Having medicinal plants growing on your property may not seem like all that big of a deal to some. But if you enjoy the scent and making your own fresh teas, some of these plants may be just right for you!
Vaseline is often found in medicine cabinets across the United States. But have you ever thought of adding some to your prepping gear? It actually can be useful in a survival situation and offers many benefits to those in an emergency. And if you’re a more natural prepper, we’ve got a few alternatives to Vaseline for you that are just as good, if not better!
Did you know that when daylight and daytime hours diminish greatly, it brings about a feeling of sluggishness and over-tired responses? While this is a natural response, there are some things you can do to adjust and compensate for the disturbance to our circadian rhythmic desire for prolonged sleep and rest.
Honey is a must-have for pantries. Not only is it packed with health benefits but also serves many medicinal purposes including first aid, wound care, and homeopathic aids. This primer can help you better understand how it aids in health, but also how to use in first aid.
The freshest, unprocessed, maple syrup comes directly from trees and you can tap into all of that yummy goodness yourself! Not only does maple syrup taste great, but it can be a potent natural medicine with additional health benefits as well!
There are so many ways to make health-enriching herbal formulations. Let’s talk about three basic carriers that you can use to start making time-trusted natural medicine. Best of all, they are probably already in your kitchen!
Tea tree essential oil is one of the most well-known of all the essential oils, for it’s powerful antiseptic and healing properties. Tea tree oil, also known as Melaleuca, is a quick and easy addition to your prepper gear too since there are so many benefits to having the oil on hand in any situation.
The advances in modern medicine are obviously wonderful and have added years to the average American’s lifespan. But what will you do when medical care isn’t so readily available, such as in a survival scenario or for a mild ailment? Hopefully, this list of three medicinal herbs that everyone can easily grow in their own home will help you decide if herbal medicine could be of some aid.
Most of us have already heard of a few of the many benefits of lavender, but its healing properties go way beyond simple aromatherapy. Whether it’s in the form of a tea, an essential oil, or a dried herb for food, lavender is a must for those seeking a healthy way of life naturally.
The warmer, more humid weather in the summer means our skin isn’t as dry and itchy as it was in the winter; but that’s no excuse to neglect your skin. As the largest organ of the integumentary system, it’s important to protect your skin, but doing so in a natural and earth-friendly way is often difficult. So we’ve come up with five tips and tricks designed to help you get the most out of nature’s bounty while caring for skin this summer.