A successful contingency plan covers every area. We have already talked about freeze drying as the best method for storing your food. We even discussed how to freeze dry your own food. It is easier than you think. But now, with food covered, we switch our attention to medicine, a critical asset that every prepper must have.
If a real crisis happens, where will your medicine be in a post-apocalyptic world?
One of the first things that can come crashing down can be the medical establishment and resources. Horrible things could occur with hospitals unable to care for patients, pharmacies shutting down, doctors leaving their practices and patients, crime soaring, martial law overtaking the land, and people leaving in droves looking for safety. Diseases could become rampant and desperate times can set in. The demand for medicine would be certainly soar and will be out of reach for many. It would be an awful situation that nobody would want to be in.
To counter this possibility, preppers have set up contingent plans by storing pharmaceutical medical supplies beforehand. You can buy medicine now and store it with proper equipment for access later. The medicine can last for a period of time as long as you maintain your storage with required methods and power.
But what if you run out of medicine or lose access?
Yes, anything can happen. Gangs can take over your camp and force you to leave in a hurry. Or perhaps you lost the ability to store your medicine securely. Also you could lose power to maintain your supplies. If a medical crisis take over, your group could easily run out of critical medical supplies in no time.
There should be a better way to prepare for this.
It would be wise to step back and consider a smarter approach. Yes, something more sustainable. Something that can last on a permanent basis and will not run dry even in a health crisis. Something that is far better than pharmaceutical goods and with real staying power. It simply goes back to the grandfather of modern cures, herbal medicines.
Herbal Medicine, the natural medical solution.
In reality, modern medicine hasn’t been around that long. And it is true that there have been some great inventions over time. But before our modern knowledge of science, there were natural medicines that nature provided for us. The herbal medicines that have always existed still work today, just as they have throughout history. What was once our sole medicine still exists, even though the number of people who have knowledge of these natural remedies has dwindled.
Herbal medicine is often scoffed at by the pharmaceutical industry and yet it is their grandparent. Pharmaceuticals typically just try to artificially replicate what nature already provides. Their medicines have been slightly altered, chemically from nature. They do this because you can’t patent something that naturally exists and profit from it. Hence the manipulation. In a desperate effort for profit, labs started creating products that have serious side effects. Yes, modern-day medicine and herbal medicine can coexist. But herbs can easily replace most of the medicine found in pharmacies at a fraction of the cost. Plus, it is actually much healthier and safer to use herbal medicine which has fewer side effects than their man made counterparts. These herbal medicines may be the only thing available to us in the future. If modern manufacturing and distribution methods become unavailable, we will have to rely on what can be grown locally.
But it takes knowledge, time, and know how to to grow and convert those plants into usable medicines.
You need a solid reference of knowledge of herbal medicine to lean on. A guide that is tried and true, that you can check on for what ever herbal medicine you need. Fortunately, we found a book written by an incredible woman who changed her life with her own remedies. Dr. Nicole Apelian started out in the medical field by graduating with a degree in Biology from McGill University in Canada. She then proceeded to obtain her Master’s degree in Ecology from the University of Oregon. And then she earned her Doctorate through Prescott College while working as an anthropologist and ethno-botanist in Botswana. She was highly respected among her peers for her work and already well on her way to a successful career.
But then the unthinkable happened.
While on a trip in an airplane Nicole suddenly went blind in one eye. Doctors immediately conducted an MRI and gave her an unexpected diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, a crippling autoimmune disease. All of a sudden, her life came crashing down. She received medical injections every day but the disease only got worse. Soon she couldn’t go to work anymore and was slowly losing control of her own body. Bedridden and in a world of hurt, Nicole lost her ability to even walk. She bought a wheel chair accessible house with the expectations she would be in a wheelchair for the rest of her life, in a best case scenario. She was in constant agonizing pain. But the fear of having to rely on others was the worst.
Depressed and at the lowest point in her life, Nicole made up her mind to not stay down, no matter what. She began to pour all her time and resources into the biggest medical research of her life. Her focus turned to natural herbs and the amazing things she discovered not only put her on the path to recovery, it actually ended up saving many other people as well. People with very different crippling diseases that had nothing to do with multiple sclerosis were cured. Through changes in her lifestyle and making and using her own remedies, Nicole went from bedridden to being fully alive and from surviving to thriving.
Armed with her discoveries, Nicole documented all her work and research and named her book - The Lost Book Of Herbal Remedies. This book sets the standard on herbal medicine and is a must have on every prepper’s book shelf. Nicole believes that there are many more people suffering who need to find their own remedy. This became her life’s mission and the main reason for writing this book. In it she poured over 28 years of plant knowledge and her first-hand experiences of making her own poultices, tinctures, decoctions, salves, infused oils, and other countless herbal remedies. She has also helped thousands of people treat themselves naturally by following her holistic wellness protocols and herbal solutions.
In 2015 she was among the first women ever selected for the History Channel’s hit TV show “Alone.” Despite having MS, she went on to survive solo for 57 days straight in a remote area of Vancouver Island with little more than her hunting knife and the wild foods and medicines she found there.
Nicole has spent years living in nature with the San Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert, one of the last indigenous peoples who still live as hunter-gatherers. Developing strong relationships within the tribe helped Nicole learn many of the remedies and skills she practices and teaches today.
Dr. Nicole Apelian’s knowledge was key to this book. Many of the plants, lichens, and mushrooms you’ll find in it are ones that she used with great results. The remedies you’ll find in this book are not, by any means, exhaustive. But the focus was to recover the most powerful remedies that we’ve lost to history and forgotten. It is these remedies that we can grow and prepare for all our medical needs. These remedies are a part of a holistic philosophy of being self-reliant.
So what benefits would you get from this?
You'll find 800+ beneficial plants and remedies in this book. What's also special about this book is that it has between 2 to 4 high definition pictures in color for each plant, and detailed identification guidelines to make sure you've got the right plant. And you would know what herbs to use to fight and/or prevent against many health ailments.
Herbal medicine can treat all of the below:
Cancer Prevention and Treatment
Fight Osteoarthritis and Osteoporosis
Digestive and Intestinal Issues
Cataracts in the Eyes
Both Female and Male Issues
Heart and Circulatory System such as Blood Pressure and Heart Attacks
Liver, Gallbladder, and Spleen
Mouth, Oral and Dental
Muscles, Joints and Tendons
Nervous System, Brain, and Head Issues
Respiratory Issues and Lungs
And Much More....
Also, there are tons of herbs that would fight and prevent infectious diseases. We just listed a few of them below:
You can buy these powerful herbs or simply grow them yourself. The book shows you how to harvest your own.
The herbs can be applied in many different ways such as teas, salves for the skin, medicinal syrups, infusions, decoctions, tinctures/extracts, poultices, and the like. With this book, you would have the best plant identification guide at your fingertips. Many consider it as one of the best plant medicine books ever written. Knowledge is power. And nobody can take that away from you. The more you know, the more prepared you will be. You can be so prepared that even if you were dropped into the Amazon forest with just the shirt on your back, you would be able to survive and thrive.