Usnea: Amongst the Best Herbal Antibiotics in Our Arsenal

Usnea herb is very powerful.  While I tend to not use the prefix ‘anti’ to describe how herbs work, this is one herb that can really be summed up with this prefix. Usnea is anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal, making it a premier choice for all sorts of infections and wounds. This article will take a …

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Making Homemade Medicine

Use this guide to make your own simple, effective herbal remedies, and add medicine-making to your self-sufficiency repertoire. By Michelle Schoffro Cook, PhD, DNM    March/April 2017 Making our own herbal medicines and body-care products can save money and improve our health, and it’s much easier than you may think. If you already make herbal teas, …

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How Does Herbal Medicine Work?

Really, the question is: How does medicine work in our body? Our endocrine and nervous systems produce/send/react to chemical messages triggering responses in our body. By absorbing chemicals into our body, we can alter the chemical messages being sent and trigger a response. Both herbal medicine and pharmaceutical medicine are chemicals which trigger a response …

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All-Natural Fall Remedies That Smart Homesteaders Store For Winter

Written by: Ashley Hetrick The fall can be a busy time if you’re trying to stock a well-prepared larder. Perhaps you’ve put up or purchased enough food to get you through the winter, but have you thought about keeping your family healthy as well as fed? There are many natural medicines that are easy to …

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