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I don’t know about you, but I’m no scientist. I can’t name any of the ingredients found in commonly used OTC drugs, and I certainly can’t make them. As a matter of fact, if and when possible, I prefer to take a more “natural” approach to treating my pain. Believe it or not, there are medicinal herbs out there that are very good at treating pain. They won’t necessarily “cure” you from a specific condition, but they might help make the symptoms more bearable. What are some of the benefits to choosing medicinal herbs over regular over-the-counter drugs?
Well, the first benefit is that you’ll save money. Over-the-counter drugs can add up to cost quite a bit over time. For example, take Tylenol as an example. This widely used medicine for treating pain can cost anywhere from $5 to $10 depending on the size of the bottle you buy.
Another thing that’s good about medicinal herbs is that you may have some of them growing on your property right now! Once you learn how to identify them, you’ll be able to pick them whenever you want, as well as pick as much as you want.
Keep in mind that some medicinal herbs could have negative side effects (diarrhea, stomach cramps, etc.), so it’s always best to experiment with a small amount beforehand. Also, contact your doctor if you’re planning on taking medicinal herbs in conjunction with any medications that you’re currently on. Please read my dislaimer and use your head!
Bonus: How to Make Pemmican, the Original Survival Food
Invented by the natives of North America pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers.
Native Americans spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time without refrigeration.
Pemmican is a portable, long-lasting, high-energy food. It's made of lean, dried meat that's crushed into powder and mixed with hot, rendered fat. This makes it one of the ultimate foods to have stockpiled for when SHTF or disaster strikes.
People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it.
These guys were the last generation to practice basic things, for a living, that we call "survival skills" now.