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+1 Vote -1 Vote +1Shawn M
June 2, 2011 at 10:03 pm

Hi David!
One resource I use for pain, as well as other medical situations that I think is VERY good is:
Peterson Field Guides: Eastern/Central Medicinal Plants and Herbs. By Steven Foster and James A. Duke. This is a paperback available from Amazon that has Excellent color pictures, so its easy to see what the plants look like, Has a good description of what the plants look like, what parts are used for what, and how to prepare them to some extent. That could be a bit better, but when I see it says flowers and leaves used as a tea…. I can pretty much figure out how to make a tea…. it doesn’t say how much which is one draw back, but I guess I can work that out myself…..use the old advice….start low and work up.

I do have several others that are more specific on that point, but this is the best one I’ve found for identifying the plants and what parts you want to use.

Stay safe!
Shawn

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Vote -1 Vote +1Susan C.
June 2, 2011 at 11:18 pm

White willow contains Salicylic acid from which aspirin is made. The Native Americans used the inner bark to make a bitter tea for pain and fever reduction.The buds, leaves, and bark of willow, birch, poplars, black haw, and wintergreen are all rich in salicylates. Valerian herb is a sedative and helps ease tension associated with injury thus relieving some of the pain. Also, The roots of ginseng, angelica, wild yam, and black cohosh are rich in anti-inflammatory steroids. 20-30 drops of tincture made from the fresh or dry roots of any of these herbs helps ease sore, painful joints when rubbed on topically. Oil of clove will relieve the pain of a tooth ache when applied to the cavity.

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+1 Vote -1 Vote +1Sally
June 3, 2011 at 11:05 am

I had an open hole when the blood clot fell out of a wisdom tooth extraction. The oral surgeon used a strip of cloth soaked in clove oil and packed it in the hole. The clove oil is naturally numbing and healing. Worked very well. While I was typing in my reply you posted yours along a lot of the same lines!! This too is one of my passions. I think we miss the boat with so much of that is out there in the natural as opposed to the man made. Thanks for some great info!!

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+1 Vote -1 Vote +1Sandra M
June 5, 2011 at 7:34 am

@Sally I too had a tooth extraction with loss of the blood clot, however the dental tech told me to try a wet, used tea bag in the open wound……it worked!! She something about the tannins in the tea and the moisture of the bag preventing the wound from “drying out” which is Excrutiating! Maybe this is only anecdotle so…..

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+2 Vote -1 Vote +1Suzie
June 3, 2011 at 10:21 am

This is something that is becoming a passion of mine. With the high price of herbs and medicinal plants at stores along with the times we are in. I want to know and harvest as much as possible of my own. Seriously considering planting my front yard in red clover next year. A pound of the blossoms last time I purchased was $30.00… don’t know if my yard will yeild a pound but I thinks it’s worth trying. It’s good for the bees and requires very little watering..

Thanks For The Information You Share,
Suzie

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+1 Vote -1 Vote +1Sally
June 3, 2011 at 11:08 am

What do you use the red clover for??
Also, we are looking into a small bee colony for our backyard, any thoughts?
My mother said her Grandma in NC, used honey for lots of things like cuts and burns, and even a homemade lotion for her hands/feet/face and said her Grandma’s skin was gorgeous…. ever heard of any thing like that? I have looked for some recipes but none sound close to what she was describing…..
thank you !

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+1 Vote -1 Vote +1Suzanne
June 12, 2011 at 5:21 pm

The standard care for burns at our house consists of the homeopathic remedy Cantharis taken orally immediately after the burn occurs. The next step is to mix equal parts of cold aloe juuice (we keep a bottle in the frig at all times) and a fortified raw, organic honey (a good one to use is Y.S. Organic Bee Farms brand) and saturate the burned area in this mixture until the pain subsides. If the burn is on a digit we just keep it submerged. For other areas use a clean cloth staurated in the mix. Keep the cloth on the burn until the pain subsides. This treatment works amazingly well. Not only will it treat the pain but the honey is a natural antiseptic. We frequently use the honey by itself to heal and close up wounds. A little goes a long way. I’ve never found anything in a drug store that worked as well.

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+1 Vote -1 Vote +1Gene
June 3, 2011 at 10:50 am

If you are subject to random federal drug tests because of your job like I am, don’t risk taking the poppy seeds. They have been known to show up as heroine on the test. When I retire, I’ll be able to eat poppyseed cakes and rolls. But until then, I don’t eat them. Why take the chance?

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Vote -1 Vote +1David Morris
June 6, 2011 at 8:40 am

Gene,

It’s more than just taking a chance…it used to be that you should expect to test positive if you’re eating poppy seeds. *Most* labs have raised the acceptable limits over the last 10 or so years and poppy seed eaters aren’t getting tripped up like they used to. That being said, if you can’t live without poppy seeds, know the testing procedures of the lab your company uses, disclose your penchant for poppy seeds, and find out if they allow a retest in the event of a positive test.

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Vote -1 Vote +1Sally
June 3, 2011 at 11:00 am

Celery is supposed to be great for headaches.
The native Americans used a willow branch tea for pain.
The aloe plant is amazing for cutting a piece slicing it open and laying it on a closing wound or burn, wrap and leave on over night.
My grandma from NC, had an infected cut on the tip of her thumb, took a potatoe and cut it in half, cored out a place to slide it over her thumb and wrapped it, slept with it and in the morning took it off. The starchy potatoe had pulled all the infection out and it was healing.
Crazy glue is great in an emergency to close a cut– cauterizes and stitches so to speak, it is caustic and sterile.
Slim tampons work wonders for a bloody nose that won’t quit, or for a deep puncture wound, they swell and close up the bleed (I know I know…but my dad showed me that one).
The knot on a pine tree sometimes contains a cyst of sorts that a Native American dress a wound on my dad’s hand that wouldn’t heal, he opened the cyst and folded it over the wound so that the sap stuck into the wound and wrapped it, two days later, wrap came off and it was healed over.
My dad has also used dried rose hip tea every winter for years. The Native Americans showed it to the settlers to use to ward off scurvey (vitamin C deprivation).

One last point, I had my three kids in the mid eighties, the height of natural childbirth. My son weighed in at 11 lbs 4 oz. No drugs. They weren’t offered. I had gone thru the Lamaze classes and basically didn’t have a choice. I have since used that breathing for other encounters like a biopsy when the novacaine didn’t work, a broken hand that couldn’t be addressed for several hours…etc. Its basically a way to take control of the physical with the mental. You put yourself in control and do not let go for any reason. Mental toughness and an assurance that you can handle it go further than a lot of meds will ever get you.

Last, the best medicine besides your own brain, to me would be benedryl. I keep that on hand for anything/everything.
Of course, everyone should do their own research, know what they can or can’t take based on current meds and medical history. Check with your pharmacist or doctor about any med interactions. Google, Mayo clinic website, all great places to start.

Just my opinion. :)

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+1 Vote -1 Vote +1Louise
June 3, 2011 at 11:34 am

I have two books which I purchased from the Southwest Indian Foundation titled “A Handbook of Native American Herbs” by Alma R. Hutchins which describes different herbs and where and how to harvest wild plants and their best uses and “Secrets of Native American Herbal Remedies” by Anthony J. Cicchoke, D.C. Ph.D. Both books are pretty good as far as they go, but I think combined with the Petersons field guide they might even be better, because neither book has very good pictures or descriptions of the plants themselves. The second book I mentioned has good resources as to how to prepare plants for medicinal purposes.

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+1 Vote -1 Vote +1Sarah
June 3, 2011 at 11:44 am

Check out wild lettuce (lactuca virosa). Historically its been considered an alternate to opium, both the seeds and the leaves.

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Vote -1 Vote +1Kaytee
June 3, 2011 at 2:00 pm

The only “poppies” I seem to be able to grow, are “California poppies”… and only the “wild” variety (fancy cultivars don’t even sprout, as far as I can tell). I’ve tried to grow “bread seed” poppies and a couple other varieties of P. somniferum (mainly for the dried pods they produce), but had no luck. No luck with the “Flander’s Field ” poppies, either. I’m in San Diego– USDA Zone 10+/Sunset Zone 23– does anybody have any “how to grow” suggestions?

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Vote -1 Vote +1sal
June 7, 2011 at 4:17 am

Do you have a lot of birds where you plant the seeds? I had a problem with nothing coming up when I planted certain seeds. Then I got a realistic looking rubber snake (like the boys used to like to play with) and put it in the garden – then, everything came up!!

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+1 Vote -1 Vote +1Don
June 3, 2011 at 2:55 pm

I had a doctor operate on my spine several years ago. He left me in chronic pain. another doctor has tried to repair damage done 3 times to no avail. Been wondering what to do when pain meds are no longer available thanks I will check this out Don

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+1 Vote -1 Vote +1MITCH M.
June 3, 2011 at 4:42 pm

ALL THE POPPY SEEDS THAT HAVE PURCHASED FROM FOOD SERVICE WHOLESALERS OVER THE LAST 25 YEARS ARE MARKED ON THE CANS THAT THE SEEDS HAVE BEEN STERILIZED.

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+1 Vote -1 Vote +1David Morris
June 3, 2011 at 5:01 pm

The Amazon links that I provided are for poppy seeds that are intended to be planted. If I were to venture a guess, I’d guess that the seeds that you’ve been buying have been sterilized so that there is less chance of germination during storage of the seeds and storage of dishes/items made with the seeds.

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Vote -1 Vote +1John D
June 3, 2011 at 6:14 pm

Just an idea if planning on growing Papaver Somniferum. In Maine possession of the seeds is legal, however just growing this is considered possession of a narcotic drug (a felony). I checked our state website and found this out, might be worth a quick check online first.
John
Stay Safe!

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Vote -1 Vote +1David Morris
June 6, 2011 at 8:41 am

GREAT information!

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+1 Vote -1 Vote +1SpecOpsWarrior
June 3, 2011 at 6:46 pm

There are a lot of really good ideas here,,, thanks. I have chronic pain in my legs and chest from wounds received and need opiate pain meds on occasion. I have built up a couple of months worth of extra meds if I should need it, however, I am going to look into growing a batch of poppy for long term survival situations. Tylenol and Ibuprofen work suprisingly well if you know relaxation techniques and can get you through some pretty tough pain. I have heard that honeybee venom works for some people and it might be worth looking into. I think having some form of pain medication should be in every kit because the situations that are going to cause sociatial breakdown are going to also have injuries, and like the article said, being able to treat severe pain effectively could be lifesaving, be it you or your family or others.

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+1 Vote -1 Vote +1Knox
June 3, 2011 at 7:54 pm

Honey is great for hay fever, and is also a bactericide for wounds, I have read.

Another thing most people don’t hear about is hydrogen peroxide as a disinfectant. I also use it as a food preservative. I can open a can of crab meat, put it in a sealed plastic container with a tablespoon of h2o2, and use it occasionally for over a month, it’s still good. When you cook, the hydrogen peroxide decomposes into water and oxygen.

Also, colloidal silver can easily be made with flashlight batteries, and will preserve milk, I tested for 3 days, still good.

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+3 Vote -1 Vote +1HAPPYCLASPER
June 7, 2011 at 6:30 am

For Hayfeaver LOCAL Honeycomb or Cappings Chewed 1 to 3 each day if not avable 2teaspoons of honey at each meal.For burns relieves pain & prevents Blistering,Bed Wetting give 1teaspoonful at bed time,Also help s with pain from old age
I noticed that my joint pain is relieved after I sting myself (inflected @ Joint)
Just a Dumb Bee Keeper

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Vote -1 Vote +1shirley
June 3, 2011 at 9:10 pm

I have heard from reputable people that Cherries help with pain. (Look it up in any Natural Medicine Book) I know there is copper in cherries and that they can also help older people, say over 70, with oxygen getting in their blood. If your body doesn’t get oxygen through the blood circulation, you get very tired, no energy, all the time. Some older people are going through a lot of blood transfussions these days, under their Doctor’s orders, for this medical reason. Grow a Cherry tree. A dwarf one if you don’t have a great deal of room for the roots. See a professional at a Nursery. You can can cherries, or freeze them if our freezers are still working. With summer upon us, look up a community school or the Extension connected with a University, to sign up for a class to learn canning.

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+1 Vote -1 Vote +1Kara
June 5, 2011 at 8:34 pm

Don’t forget dehydration. If you don’t have a dehydrator, you can pit the cherries by cutting in half, drop halves in ascorbic acid solution (in & out quickly), and spread on a white sheet on a sunny day (direct sun, early in the morning.) Let dry. It’s best to cover lightly with cheesecloth to discourage 6-legged “moochers”. (NOT plastic, as it holds in moisture.) Check every couple of hours. If not dry by dusk, roll the sheet up (takes 2 people) and put out again the next day.

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+1 Vote -1 Vote +1shirley
June 3, 2011 at 9:34 pm

David, I heard on the TV news that before the big tornadoes rips through your building, there is a tremendous popping of the ears. I thought of putting chewing gum in my “Tornado First Aid Kit”, things in a Plastic Bin in my Safe Room, for this. I just read in my email from Dr. Mercola that Chlorophyl is good for radioactivity. I guess it “neutralizes” it. Would Chlorophyl gum work? Could you, please, find out for us. Also, how much, for how many days? Thanks.

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Vote -1 Vote +1dave b
June 4, 2011 at 7:06 am

anyone have any natural remedies for common allergies?
that would be handy in an emergency

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Vote -1 Vote +1george w
June 4, 2011 at 9:18 am

sev eral cultures use something called a “netti-pot”. you place a small amount of warm water with some sea- salt in it; it is then used to rinse your nasal cavaties.not only does this help with allergies, but helps a great deal before and after flying and during cold season to help prevent them.

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Vote -1 Vote +1David Morris
June 6, 2011 at 8:43 am

I have allergies and try to use my netti pot on a daily basis. It makes a HUGE difference for me.

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Vote -1 Vote +1Kara
June 5, 2011 at 8:43 pm

Mint. I carry Spearmint Gum, the stronger the better, for my asthma attacks. I’m allergic to the stuff in the “inhalers”. Peppermint works too, I just don’t like it. The Menthal is the active ingredient, but some people are very allergic to menthal, so use caution.

Baking Soda & water paste works for bee stings and most rashes. (Calamine is better for Poison Ivy & Poison Oak, & it’s cheap)

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+1 Vote -1 Vote +1David Morris
June 6, 2011 at 8:48 am

Dave,

I’m no doctor, and hopefully a doctor can correct or clarify what I’m about to say.

My understanding and experience is that the body’s histamine response (allergies) is additive. As an example, I’m incredibly allergic to cats. If I am around cats at the same time that something I’m allergic to is blooming, and I’ve wrestled in the yard with my sons after I’ve eaten lots of white bread and had refined sugar, my response to the cats is almost immediate puffy, teary eyes and a tight throat.

If, on the other hand, I’ve been eating good, using my neti pot, sleeping good, exercising (stress under control) then the response to the cat is mild discomfort.

All of that to say, if you get rid of as many factors that you CAN control, you won’t have as big of an allergic response to the factors that you can’t control..

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Vote -1 Vote +1shirley
June 6, 2011 at 8:18 pm

Dave,
Yes! I have found in healthbooks that honey made from bees in your area will help you get over pollen allergies for that area. Farmers who have bee hives wil somethimes sell their honey alongside the road. I found this in many books of Natural Medicine. I never tried this, but I did try something else about 4 years ago that worked so well that when I read abouth the honey, I didn’t need it. I was allergic to many pollen of trees and flowers, and grass. My mother had this and all my brothers and sister, 4 siblings, had this. I would sometimes have terrible headaches from my allergies. I brought NasalCrom. Read the instructions. Took it to my Dr. and asked what he thought about this. To my surprise, he knew about it. It is over the counter, but he said he heard good things about it. He also said that he heard it was a little expensive ( it was $15 at that time) so, if I would like, he would write a prescription for me for it. He said it was the very same ingredients, but it might work out better for me through my insurance. I tried the over the counter, since I already bought it. I followed the directions explicitly. It worked! I am now only allergic to dust, and not as bad as before. I still smell things perfectly. No more headaches. Once in a great while, I sneeze mutiple times, maybe from dust. I only had to spray my nose 3-4 times every day through the allergy season, at the same time so I wouldn’t miss any sprays. I think it took 3 and 1/2 bottles. Well Worth It! Let me know if you have any questions. Good Luck! PS: I really hope you get this–please let me know.

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Vote -1 Vote +1Donna K.
June 4, 2011 at 7:10 am

Honey is a natural antibiotic. Use it as you would any antibiotic cream … on a cut, on a scrape … it will promote healing and help to prevent infection.

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Vote -1 Vote +1Kara
June 5, 2011 at 8:50 pm

My mother was a nurse, in England, during WWII. They relied heavily on whisky, honey & lemon. I suspect, in a pinch, tea or rose hips could replace the lemon. I had “chronic Bronchaitus” as a kid and lived on WHL toddys and WHL cough syrup. I’m still here…

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Vote -1 Vote +1David Morris
June 6, 2011 at 9:14 am

Keep in mind that alcohol is incredibly inefficient as a pain medicine…both for chronic pain and for accute pain. It causes dehydration, taxes internal organs, and requires too close (in my opinion) to the lethal dose to be effective for surgery or extreme accute pain.

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Vote -1 Vote +1AutumnGal
June 4, 2011 at 7:18 am

I’m puzzled with your intent to grow poppies and “make some bread” yet you say “don’t harvest them”… I sure don’t want to go to a very bad fed prison or any other kind, for that matter :) However, I am very interested in natural health care on ALL levels since taking the man made chemicals are not an option for me. I experience life threatening side effects from them.
I’ve heard but haven’t needed to try it; Applying an onion slice on a bruise such as Susie’s gr-mother and the potato. My Mom used a potato poltice all the time I was growing up. She scraped a potato, to dreate a mushy portion and applied it as a poltice for any type infected areas Will also romove (draw) a splinter out without damaging the surrounding area.

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Vote -1 Vote +1David Morris
June 4, 2011 at 8:30 pm

Great question. Opium comes from the sap, or latex, of the plant…not from the seeds. So, you can harvest the seeds without harvesting opium.

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Vote -1 Vote +1Danny
June 4, 2011 at 4:27 pm

David….I woke up in 97 with the worst headache of my life and it has never gone away. I have already been taking Morphine and now up to three times a day for the pain, but I still hurt sometimes so bad I can’t hardly think. I have tried everything and the diagnoses is Arthritis of the Nervous System. Makes sense to me, I hurt everywhere else too. My Dr. is afraid to give me more, he is afraid it could kill me, it seems like that is happening anyhow. Before, If the pain was to really spike, I used to use Stadol, it would put me out for a while, at least I did not know I was hurting then, but thanks to the FDA, it has been removed from the market. I messed up my lower back and had to have surgery to repair the damage to relieve a pinched sciatic nerve down my left leg. The nerve is unpinched now, but I am in so much pain from both situations I can’t walk due to lower back pain now. And yes, I have put on weight like crazy, so I know that don’t help either. My Dr. tells me the next step up the pain control latter is Methadone, and that is also the most potent and last pain killer there is. What is the Natural alternative to that medication? I am 55 and have been in and out of the hospital all my life for surgeries, trauma related injuries, and broken bones. I am now disabled and house bound, I live in fear of hurting myself again everyday. I am so Thankful to know about today’s Newsletter information, but I have been given so much Morphine in my life the Doc says I am nearly immune to it. I have been very concerned what I would do if I could not find it naturally in a survival situation, it is a CDS listed substance and they don’t just pass it out? It helps probably more than I think it does, but less and less it seems as time goes by. Why would any MORON want to use it for recreational purposed. I am also an old cop, the first thing affected from Alcohol to Drugs is your Sense of Reasoning, but the stuff does not seem to bother me that much. I prefer not to drive at all, and am very careful not to hurt myself just in any way. That is as long as no body bothers my wife in front of me. I’m also a preachers kid and used to have a pretty good pop in both hands. I taught weapons retention and weapons removal, so I don’t carry one, I figure to use theirs. After a long stay in the hospital afterwards everything will be back to normal. I don’t think this old body can take another major hit, but you never know. If we could get the “Original Americans” knowledge, before we white people showed up in their country on all of this stuff, we might not need Doctors at all, they didn’t seem to need them. Thank You, for this excellent Newsletter today, and the others.

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Vote -1 Vote +1Tim
June 4, 2011 at 8:23 pm

I was a welder and on the occasions where I received flash burns to my eyes I would cut a potato in half and put the halves onto my eyes. The potato would draw the radiation out of the eyes and would be better the next day.

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Vote -1 Vote +1David Morris
June 5, 2011 at 9:04 pm

The potato might have helped with the burn, but that is different than drawing out radiation, in the nuclear accident sense.

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Vote -1 Vote +1Ron G
June 5, 2011 at 1:05 am

I enjoyed this article about pain reduction. It was very interesting. I especially enjoyed the information about honey being a natural antibiotic by Donna K. Please continue to post other pain remedies as they become available.

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Vote -1 Vote +1CHAD
June 5, 2011 at 6:26 am

Large amounts of garlic will kill bacterical infections.

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Vote -1 Vote +1Kara
June 5, 2011 at 9:26 pm

Honeysuckle flower tea is supposed to be anti-viral. I wonder if Honeysuckle Honey is, too. Any thoughts?

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+3 Vote -1 Vote +1sal
June 7, 2011 at 4:37 am

For pain – I do use white willow bark & valerian. Arnica is also good, both taken orally or used as a cream or liquid. I like the kind that dissolves i your mouth. It is taken often in small amounts & has been very effective when taken this way. (My first experience was after a tough hike aggravated a lower back injury. I took a little every time I work up at night – a few times. By morning, the pain was gone.) I also use valerian root & a product from the health food store called “Sore No More” (there are both warming & cooling formulas)

For asthma – I use lobelia tincture – just rub it on my chest. Rarely, I put a drop or two under my tongue – settles the asthma well. It can be used often. It is available in capsules, but one must be aware that it is also a purgative; it you’ve been eating junky food, it will get rid of it for you in short order – but you will feel like a million bucks for days after – lol. Yes, it did happen to me once. Orally, it is good for pain due to muscle spasms. You can also rub the tincture on the affect area for leg cramps, back spasms, even menstrual cramps. My husband won’t ski or backpack without it b/c he is prone to leg cramps. Use is as a preventative before bed for that. too.

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+1 Vote -1 Vote +1Randy Lively
June 10, 2011 at 5:25 am

Hello David, excellent article. For the past year I had been dealing with gallbladder issues to where I would be in quite a bit of pain for 3-5hrs and would deal with it by jumping or pacing or running/jogging inside the house and this escalated until I ended up in the emergency room this last Valentines day because the pain became to great to deal with. Of coarse after discussing my pain with the physicians they gave me morphine which helped. After my trip to the emergency room I really gave a lot of thought to how or what somebody would or should take in the event of a trauma or other serious pain related issue when the medical services community was either out of service or overwhelmed because of either a natural or man made disaster. You article and the readers comments have shed lots of light on this subject.

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Vote -1 Vote +1JOHN IN FLORIDA
June 17, 2011 at 8:01 pm

Crushed garlic used to be called “poor man’s penicilin” or “Russian Penicilin” because of it’s ability to discourage wound infections. Garlic is easy to grow most everywhere in the U.S. and can also be used in cooking and canning. It is also known to stimulate the immune system. Koreans have eaten it raw for centuries to discourage mosquito bites. I guess it “sours the milk”, so to speak.

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+1 Vote -1 Vote +1SpecOpsWarrior
June 18, 2011 at 12:28 pm

Something most people don’t realize is that physical exercise can actually ease pain and can ease anxiety and put you in a better mood so you can deal with the pain more effectively. When you are in pain the last thing that you want to do is go out and exercise but it does help and the more you do it the better you feel. A doctor at the VA told me this and it was really tough at first but after the first couple of days I started to feel less pain and now I went from taking pain meds every 4 hours around the clock to only needing them about 3 days a week now. You don’t have to run marathons or anything, just getting up and around, maybe a slow walk around the block to start with.

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Vote -1 Vote +1Old Farmer
August 12, 2011 at 5:39 pm

Read the book Opium for the Masses. It answers a lot of questions. Another good ref is How To Grow and Harvest Opium : http://www.a1b2c3.com/drugs/opi006.htm .Knowledge is power! Having the info is not illegal. By the way, there is a small amount of Opium in poppy seeds. Ask anyone who has ever been urine tested for drugs. Also, every variety of Poppy produces opium, some better than others. If you grew marijuana in your front yard, the law would be all over you. Millions of homes have Poppies growing in plain sight. Raw opium, that processed from plants grown in ones yard, can not easily cause on to OD. You would have to ingest or smoke massive quantities. Read the book and do the research. You will find that pain medication and pain management is not difficult with just basic training. After the crisis is not a good time to start your research.

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Vote -1 Vote +1Gulfcoast Gal
June 15, 2012 at 10:55 pm

Don’t forget salt water for sore throat gargle or as an oral rinse for gum infections.

Ammonia for bug bites & also for bringing someone out of a faint. Therefore, a “Bite-Stick” serves two purposes in First Aid kit.

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Vote -1 Vote +1curly
July 30, 2012 at 7:09 pm

Hi Everyone
I would also store jello or plain pectin for diarrhea. When I was a child my parents would have us take a teaspoon of jello (dry) a few hours apart until the diarrhea stopped. This is easy on the stomach, cheap, and works good for medicine sensitive people. With today’s knowledge I would also mix in a little salt and baking soda.

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