When it comes to herbal cures, one of the most difficult things is to know is what is safe and what isn’t.
For centuries natural remedies were the only things available. Unfortunately, in many cultures the person who held that knowledge was also the local witch, sorcerer, or other term. In today’s culture those terms don’t make you feel confident when it comes to getting “cures” from them.
Centuries later, pharmaceutical companies went on a rampage to stomp out any confidence people had in natural remedies. This caused the western world to forget what was known for centuries, only leaving traces of it in Asian countries. Once that was accomplished they went about their business of making more and more pills with higher and higher prices until life saving medicines are the most expensive.
If you don’t really “need” it the product is cheap and over the counter. If you can’t live without it, more than likely, it is expensive.
What happens if SHTF? If you aren’t stocked up on prescription medicines, that could be a problem if you have someone in your group who needs them. Unfortunately, the medicines are so expensive that the average person can’t afford to stock up on asthma or heart medicines. I went to fill a prescription for my grand-daughter when she had RSV. The medicine was over $400 for a ten day course of medication. She had to have it or she was going to die. It was that simple.
Some people think if SHTF they will be living in closed communities of like-minded people. What if that isn’t the case? What if someone comes to your group and brings an infection with them?
Could you turn away your favorite cousin, and her family, from the next state over after they traveled at great risk to get there?
They looked healthy when they came. As a matter of fact they were healthy. They brought their own brand of bugs with them. Now what are you going to do? You will do what every one else will do. You will turn to herbal medicines and clean washing practices to limit the infections and help people to recover quickly.
Alexa is going to be posting in the forums about herbal medicines and information available about various herbs and their uses, safety and effectiveness. Please welcome Alexa.