Survival Herb Bank

The Survival Herb Bank contains 20 powerful herbs, all with proven track records as “off the grid”, even underground treatments. Just look at what’s included:

 

Arnica Montana 1) Arnica Montana (Arnica), used throughout Europe and North America since the 1500’s as a cream or ointment, effective for soothing muscles, reducing inflammation and healing wounds. When brewed as a tea, this amazing herb has been used for stress, sleeping problems, emotional trauma making it an excellent “meltdown herb.”
Actaea Racemosa 2) Actaea Racemosa (Black Cohosh), a traditional Native American discovery from the root of the cohosh plant known for relieving menstrual cramps and symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes, irritability, mood swings and sleep disturbances. The root of cohosh is an excellent remedy to provide comfort during times of hormonal changes and menstrual periods. It has sedative effects, making it useful for calming nerves, and has been used for assistance during childbirth, which is a particularly high-energy, depleting and traumatic time for the body.
Eupatorium Perfoliatum 3) Eupatorium Perfoliatum (Boneset), an herb traditionally used by Native Americans, who called it “Ague Weed,” now commonly called “boneset.” It’s a great remedy for treating the symptoms of influenza, and helpful for treating aches and pains and fever. Occasional use of boneset leaves brewed as tea helps detoxify the body, removing excess uric acid. It also acts as to expulse other toxins. In a survival instance, this herb can mean the difference between life and death in high fever or poisoning.
Calendula Officinalis 4) Calendula Officinalis (Calendula), is one of the most widely used herbs for relieving an upset stomach, ulcers, menstrual cramps and is known for having anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antibacterial effects. A boutique soap and cosmetic maker charges upwards of $40 per bottle of skin toner made from calendula extract. You can make this at home. The most helpful use of calendula is as a tincture made from leaves or flowers, used as soak for poultices to help heal wounds. It is a great, natural antibacterial agent.
Nepeta Cataria 5) Nepeta Cataria (Catnip), has a long history of being used as a digestive aid. It’s a natural sedative that also helps to ease digestion, colic and diarrhea. Dehydration caused by diarrhea, and high body temperatures caused by fevers can be life-threatening. A tea brewed from its leaves may help alleviate these symptoms. Catmint is also a mild sedative that naturally helps calm the nerves during stressful situations.
Capsicum Annuum 6) Capsicum Annuum (Red Pepper), is a powerful pain reliever when applied topically, and is used to treat osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis and shingles. Use this pepper to help with everything from seasickness to a fever. It is easy to grow, and versatile in use, which means it should be a staple of your survival medicine cabinet.
Anthemis Nobilis 7) Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile), one of the oldest and favorites in any herb garden for its soothing power and calming effect is also known to prevent nightmares. Use a tea brewed from the leaves and flowers of chamomile to help ease stress–including anxiety and panic attacks. The detoxifying and anti-anxiety benefits make this easy-to-grow herb a must-have. It promotes overall health and strength.
Cichorium Intybus 8) Cichorium Intybus (Chicory Root), was traditionally used as an additive to coffee, or as a substitute for coffee. It’s a natural sedative and anti-inflammatory that treats jaundice, helps the body resist gallstones and liver stones, and aids in reducing the levels of LDL cholesterol in the blood. This herb is particularly useful to rid the body of parasites, which are held mostly at bay by modern medicine.  The flowers, used as a poultice, help with wound healing.
Symphytum Officinale 9) Symphytum Officinale (Comfrey), a great first aid for external treatment for wounds and to reduce inflammation associated with sprains and broken bones. Keep this herb growing in the garden so it is readily available for external salves and poultices to help broken bones heal faster. (The plant can also be tilled back into the soil as a natural fertilizer, as it contains high levels of nitrogen in its tissue.)
Echinacea Purpurea 10) Echinacea Purpurea (Purple Coneflower), is one of the most popular herbal medicines today. It has been used for more than 400 years to treat infections, wounds, even malaria, blood poisoning and diphtheria. Drinking tea from Echinacea helps the body regain strength, and helps rid the body of the common cold up to three times faster than doing nothing. Growing your own is a perfect alternative to paying for expensive over-the-counter remedies.
Oenothera Biennis 11) Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose), is great for eczema, dermatitis and skin allergies.  It can also reduce inflammations, ease bloating of menstrual discomfort, and strengthens liver functions. One of the most interesting uses of evening primrose is to help alleviate symptoms of multiple sclerosis and other nerve disorders.  It is one of the few herbs that can help with nerve problems.
Foeniculum Vulgare 12) Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel), used by the Chinese for centuries to treat hernia, indigestion and abdominal pain.  Adding fennel to tea or to a recipe that could cause digestive upset can prevent the digestive upset. Tea brewed from the fennel plant alleviates chronic coughs.  It can also act as a cough syrup and an expectorant to help clear mucus from the lungs.  Oil of fennel can be used as an external pain reliever for sore muscles.
Tanacetum Parthenium 13) Tanacetum Parthenium (Feverfew),
native to southeastern Europe, feverfew is now widespread throughout Europe, North America, and Australia.  The migraine-relieving activity of feverfew is believed to be due to parthenolide, an active compound that helps relieve smooth muscle spasms. In particular, it helps prevent the constriction of blood vessels in the brain (one of the leading causes of migraine headaches). Medicinally use the feverfew leaves, but all parts of the plant that grow above ground may also be used for medicinal purposes.
Hyssopus Officinalis 14) Hyssopus Officinalis (Hyssop), mentioned in the Bible, is an excellent expectorant and stimulant. It is also frequently used for relief of muscular rheumatism, for bruises and contusions Tea made from the flowers of this herb is good to have on hand for people needing assistance with breathing problems.  It has positive affects on the lungs, and can be helpful for asthmatics.
Lavandula Officinalis 15) Lavandula Officinalis (Lavender), is popular in soaps, shampoos and fragrances, but is also a natural remedy for insomnia, anxiety, depression and is known for its soothing effect. Never use lavender on an open wound, but otherwise it is an excellent and soothing herb. It is one of the few herbs that helps combat hair loss. Essentials from the lavender plant have natural anti-depressant properties when used aromatically.
Melissa Officinalis 16) Melissa Officinalis (Lemon Balm), a member of the mint family, is used to help treat sleep disorders when brewed as a tea. Potentially, the most useful application of lemon balm in the realm of the home is that oils from the lemon plant are a natural mosquito repellant. It can be rubbed on the body as a repellent. This helps aid in comfort, but also helps to repel mosquitoes that carry infectious disease.
Althaea Officinalis 17) Althaea Officinalis (Marshmallow), the root of this plant traditionally used to treat asthma, bronchitis, sore throat, cough and even the common cold. It aids in production of milk for mothers who breast feed. In emergency situations, this plant has medicinal properties that help dissolve kidney stones and improve kidney functions, when a tea made by boiling the root is consumed. The roots, when boiled with onions, are also an emergency food source.
Valarian Officinalis 18) Valarian Officinalis (Valerian), has been used as far back as the 2nd century A.D. to treat insomnia, anxiety, nervousness, seizures and epilepsy. Valerian is a natural anti-anxiety remedy.  It is also useful for treating headaches, even migraines.  A definite must for the herbal remedy garden.
Achillia Millefolium 19) Achillea Millefolium (Yarrow), named after Achilles who had used this medicinal to stop the bleeding wounds of his soldiers.  Used today to treat minor bleeding, inflammation fever and infection. Use this herb topically to ease discomfort of hemorrhoids, stop bleeding, as an anti-inflammatory to ease swelling.  Tea brewed from the flowers and leaves will help stop diarrhea, and its potential disastrous dehydrating effects, and helps purge the body of bacterial infections.
Rosmariumus Officinalis 20) Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary), used for indigestion, to treat muscle pain and arthritis, and to improve circulation. Tea brewed from the leaves and taken internally can slow brain degeneration due to Alzheimer’s disease.  It can also counteract nerve degeneration due to Lou Gehrig’s disease.


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