Like every prepper, you might have some drugs and a First Aid Kit at home, in your car or your Bug-Out-Bag. Healing a wound or treating your children when they are sick are important skills you should learn in order to be self-sufficient. When there is no doctor or drugstore to rely on, you are alone with your knowledge and the drugs you stored.
In the case of long disasters or a collapse, the best way to get medicines is to become your own drug factory. Growing Medicinal plants in your survival garden is the cheapest and best solution for creating the drugs you need in a natural manner. I have started using plants a few years ago and I noticed that they are better than the pills you find at your local drugstore. Furthermore, this way you avoid the side effects of chemical medicines. They also provide you minerals and vitamins to be stronger and healthier. I personally drink herbal teas almost every day. But you must be careful if you do have allergies.
Here is a list of the best and easiest plants to grow:
1 – Garlic
Yes, garlic is a medicinal plant. You can use it as an antibiotic. It’s perfect for stomach, flu or if you have a cold. Garlic can be eaten to reduce high blood pressure and it’s very helpful for people who suffer from diabetes. If you want to grow garlic, you only need to plant a clove in October. Garlic is harvested in July.
2 – Thym
A very powerful aromatic and medicinal plant. I use it to eliminate phlegm and alleviate problems like colic or bad breath. If you suffer from asthma, it’s a very good plant to put in your dishes or herbal teas. Use thyme to relieve cough and fever. Like garlic, it’s an antiseptic. Thyme is a perennial plant so you just have to plant it one time and harvest from it several years. I recommend you to wait until the second year before you start harvesting. Your thyme will be stronger and produce more.
3 – Chamomile
One of the best plants. You can use it to relieve stomach and gut disorders. It also has the power to assist in healing of indigestion, while also being a great sleeping agent. Very useful for children. Chamomile will help you with muscle spasms and cramps. Seed chamomile and it will reseed itself every year.
4 – Peppermint
A perennial and invasive plant. Be careful! I grow peppermint for its stimulating and refreshing properties that dispel headaches. I use it also as a digestive aid. Peppermint is well known for its antispasmodic actions that help you relieve nervous irritability and reduce or prevent muscle spasms. This herb is used for treating indigestion, alleviating the symptoms of flatulence and intestinal colic. You can seed or plant peppermint you purchased at your garden store. It’s a rustic, strong and invasive plant. So grow it in a place where it won’t bother you.
5 – Sage
In Latin, it means ”save”. Sage saved many people’s lives since people began using it. As an herbal tea, it relieves fever and stomach flu. It’s also an antiseptic to treat wounds. Just wrap a leaf around a wound to help heal the wound faster. Sage has also been known to assist with hot flashes associated with menopause. It also relieves painful menstrual pains. Sage is a perennial plant. Just plant it and you will harvest its leaves for several years.
If you grow and use these medicinal plants, you will be able to cure many diseases and keep your family healthy. It’s very cheap and easy to do it and you’ll have your own drugstore in the backyard.
Rob from Survive The Crisis