The Top 5 Ultimate Medicinal Herbs For Your Bug Out Bag
Medicinal herbs are among the most useful items for preppers. First aid and health care are among the most essential needs for human survival. But what if you couldn’t run to the store for your supplies any longer? I rely pretty heavily on my medicine cabinet to help me deal with everyday aches, pains, and everything in between. From allergies to sprained ankles, I often find myself popping the top of a pill bottle for relief. What I failed to realize until recently is that I’m failing to use of the of best resources available to me – Mother Nature’s medicine cabinet. Find out what medicinal herbs are the most useful and effective, and why you should keep them all in your bug out bag.
When it comes to surviving, one of the main necessities is pain management. From headaches to back pain, roughing it is known to cause a few bumps and bruises and is definitely not headache free. What many people don’t know is that the willow tree is known for its pain-killing abilities. Its use dates back to early Greeks and one of their top physicians Dioscorides who is recorded as prescribing willow for pain and inflammation. Since that time, the willow tree has been used for illnesses.
But its main benefit is, in fact, pain management. The bark of the Willow contains an effective painkiller called salicin glucoside. Aspirin is a synthetic copy of alcoholic salicin a natural occurring anti-inflammatory, the same substance found in the willow, but the synthetic version has some unwanted side effects, namely internal bleeding.