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Health care and first aid are amongst our top priorities when preparing for a disaster or a survival situation. Here are 5 medicinal herbs to include in your bug out bag:
Willow, particularly its leaves and bark, has special properties that can provide temporary relief for pain. It is often known as the natural aspirin and its active component is almost chemically identical to aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid). It’s also a remedy for inflammation, fever, and headache.
How to use:
a. Make a tea. Simmer 2 tsps of its inner bark in a cup of water for about 10 minutes. You may want to add sugar.
b. For small wounds, you can do a compress by crushing the bark and apply it on the wound.
c. You can also chew the small green twigs and drink the juice.
Garlic is well known for its medical uses because of its antibiotic properties. It is referred to as a natural penicillin.
Here are some of the uses of garlic in survival situations:
a. Fights cough, stomach bugs, and other infections.
b. For cold sores and ear infection
c. Repel mosquitoes, parasites and other invasive bugs
3. Cayenne Pepper
Cayenne pepper has miracle-working properties that have been reported to stop injuries from bleeding. Just put dry red pepper powder on the affected area. You can also ingest it with food. Cayenne pepper has anti-fungal properties and helps digestion, cures headache, and treats ulcer. It is also claimed to prevent heart attacks.
As its name suggests, its main use is to treat fever. But this herb is not just for fever, it can can also cure sinus pressure, arthritis, migraine, headaches, and inflammation.
How to use: Chew its flower.
5. Lemon Balm
Lemon balm is considered a calming herb and provides relaxation from stress and anxiety. It can also be used to heal wounds and treat insect bites and stings.
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