Each plant has between 2 and 4 high quality color pictures and detailed identification instructions, so anybody can use it as a field guide in their backyard or whenever they go out foraging.
The second index of the book makes it easy to search by your specific problems, ailments or needs. These are just some of the reasons why this book is a near perfect guide for both beginners, seasoned herbalists or even people with no plant experience at all.
Inside the book you’ll find full instructions on how to turn it into an extract that you can use whenever you are in need.
I’ll also show you the common driveway plant that has become the most expensive and sought out plant in Greece after the pharmacies ran dry.
I dressed my wound for 3 days with these and now you can barely see the scar anymore.
The end result you'll get by fermentation - called Sauerkraut - is full of probiotics that protect your digestive tract, regulating bowel movements and in many cases preventing both diarrhea and constipation.
This one, that you’ll find on page 214, was largely used by our forefathers whenever they had a sore throat.
You’ll also find out the plant that boosts your energy and relieves foot pain when you wear it inside your shoes.
I bet you didn’t know you can turn bay leaves into a sedative if you burn them. So whenever you're stressed, burn some dry bay leaves in a safe dish. Close the room to trap the smoke and let it spread. Breathe deeply to feel the calming effects instantly!
In fact, the name “boneset” was derived from the plant's use in the treatment of breakbone fever.
You can find the recipe on page 49 of the book.
Chromium is extremely rare nowadays because of the food processing methods that remove most of the naturally occurring chromium from foods. Maybe this is one of the reasons why so many afflictions are so common today, but 100 years ago they rarely affected our forefathers.
If you’re like most modern people today, you probably have no idea just how many powerful natural remedies might be hiding in your own backyard. Usnea is one such remedy. It grows in long beard-like strands which is how it earned the nickname “Old Man’s Beard”. It’s the only lichen with a white core so if you see this, then you know you’ve got the right lichen.
You’ll discover how to use it to tackle not only common colds but lung problems as well.
Also, taking in the steam from leaves that have been boiled in water will loosen up the airways and improve breathing.
It does this by loosening the mucus in the chest and sinuses.
Our ancestors used it as a sweetener 200 years ago, and it tastes better than most greens I know.
What people don’t know is that this plant is also a strong diuretic effect that you can eat if you have poor blood circulation. If you’ve ever felt a tingling and numbness sensation in a limb in certain positions, you my try this plant people used for centuries as a blood vessel cleanser.
You probably already know cattails are edible. But few people know what is probably the most important thing about them. The jelly-like substance that grows between its leaves. It is very good for severe skin infections. And one of the best ointment for nail and foot fungus.
On a different note, this gel is the only part of the cattail that is widely considered to be inedible. It’s not poisonous…so why? Well, because it has a numbing effect on moist tissues and has been used as an anesthetic by our forefathers. When they were hit with a ravaging toothache, they would just go get their jar of cattail ooze and rub it around their gums. The pain would subside in minutes.
You don’t need much more than this for survival.
Gather a handful of rosemary sprigs and cover them with water inside a pot. Let everything boil on low heat for three hours. Cool off and then strain the rosemary-infused water. Pour it into a spray bottle and spray on your scalp and hair after you wash it. Massage it gently. That’s it, no need to rinse it off. Use it twice a week until you see visible results.
Deep sleep is the only time your body has to clear away damaged cells or repair them. That’s why probably people who sleep well tend to live longer.
What you really don't want is anything that causes inflammation entering your bloodstream as this leads to an inflammatory response that puts the immnune system into an unhealthy overdrive.
Or the common household “stain buster” that our grandparents used in fighting most fungal and bacterial skin infections.
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Dr. Nicole Apelian is an herbalist, a mother, a survival skills instructor, and a biologist. She graduated with a degree in Biology from McGill University in Canada and has her Master’s degree in Ecology from the University of Oregon. She earned her Doctorate through Prescott College while working as an anthropologist and ethnobotanist in Botswana.
She 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.
An unexpected diagnosis of MS in 2000 led Nicole to apply her research skills towards her own personal wellness. She focused on a healthy living strategy, including deep nature connection and gratitude practices. Through changes in her lifestyle, and using her own remedies, Nicole went from bedridden to being fully alive and from surviving to thriving.
And in 2015 she was among the first women to be selected for the History Channel’s TV show Alone. She then went on to survive for 57 days straight alone in the wild with little more than the plants that she found there.
She believes that there are many more people 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, syrups, infused oils, and other herbal remedies.
That’s my personal guarantee.