Medicinal Plants

One of the more dangerous aspects of life post-collapse is the possibility of injury or illness. This is why it is important to know where and how to get effective medicines. There are common plants that can stop bleeding, speed the time required to knit a bone, treat diarrhea, stop bacterial infections, and more. These posts talk about some of them.  Note that these pages are a resource for information only and should not be used as an alternative to a doctor.  All herbal remedies should be used with care.  If you aren’t 100% sure about a plant identification, do not use it!

A Few of My Favorite Things

A post listing a few of Miranda’s favorite medicines.

Practical Skills: How to Make Essential Oil

A post explaining the process of making an oil for topical application. It is also one of the first steps involved in making an ointment.

Practical Skills: A Brief Tooth-Care Guide

A post explaining how to take care of your teeth in the wild.

Practical Skills: Insects and How You Can Keep Them Away

This post tells you about plants that repel insects. Which is very useful in mosquito season.

Practical Skills: Tinctures

This post tells you how to make tinctures, which is an excellent way to store medicinal plants for long periods of time that need to be ingested.

Practical Skills: Medicinal Plant Walk

Miranda’s notes from a Medicinal Plant class taught by Doc.


Details about that wonderful herb: Comfrey.


Everything you never wanted to know was in your cookies, and why you should have more.

Wood Sorrel

The deliciousness of a fantastic plant called Wood Sorrel.

Red Clover

One might even consider this a magic medicinal herb.


When one wishes to rid the body of toxins, one might look to this pointy plant.


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  1. February 7, 2012 at 6:27 pm


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