I'm glad somebody revived this thread!!!
medical herbalism + survival is what I'm all about!!
I'm slowly building up a good collection of tinctures for inclusion on my med kit, things
for cuts and pain relief and some more delicate matters that may very well pop up with a poor diet / unclean water!
hmm having read through this thread I've noticed some very good potions, as I like to call them! I've a couple I am developing at the moment to help
with anxiety (which could be a problem due to over excretion of the adrenal glands on a sustained basis) and just human nature in the event of sit
It's very simple and I find makes a brew that is very easy to take down without any extra sweetners!
(this potion formula is been tweaked based on my own experiences in dealing with health and general anxiety and not liking the SSRI's previously
its actually very similar to Pellevoisin' "NERVE TONIC"
I'll use the common names for the herbs for ease of reading
2 parts Passion flower (this also features in an Asthma / Respiratory system potion I'm formulating)
1 part Valerian root
1 part nettle
2 parts true lavender
1 part hops
but i add the nettle as its an amazing herb full of nutrients and helps with high BP (again a side effect from the presentation of anxiety with me)
I find the taste very pleasing and so far it has had a very positive effect on me, it started off with just True Lavender, Valerian root and hops but
the more I learn the more I want to try
I take this as an evening tea as it also helps drift off into a relaxing sleep! with some very vivvid dreams.
I've noticed there's not many points about contra-indications and side effects so I'd just like to state a couple for this potion
1) headaches - some people can experience headaches with Valerian root, if you try and suffer then stop taking
2) vivid dreams! I've had some very crazy dreams not nightmares just really strange but it makes my day far more interesting when I can think about
how crazy it was lol
3) as always if pregnant / breast feeding then don't take unless you've sought professional medical herbalist / medical advice, the risk just isn't
Now onto another little gem or two in my natural pharmacy!
FeverFew (Tanacetum parthenium) - this is perfect for headaches, migraines and high BP.
Ginger root - I include this for its anti-emetic uses, and thermogenic actions and its expectorant actions so covers a wide range of ailments
Cayanne pepper - for its use with heart attack victims, thermogenic and expectorant actions and its a good cardio-vascular tonic. It too can also act
as an anti-emiticand diaphuretic in the case of fevers.
Thyme - this herb is amazing, it has "thymol" which is a potent antiseptic and is very good for the chest. It's part of my Asthma potion. I'd use this
to cleaning wounds prior to being able to wash and properly dress them, as well as for upper respiratory tract infections and to treat infections of
I could go on all day about herbs and their amazing actions! but as a last note, I'd just like to indicate I'm still a student so please, anybody with
far greater knowledge in this field, feel free to correct any mistakes I make!
** please remember though, herbs are natural but still have effects on the body. If in any doubt don't take any or discuss with a qualified medical
herbalist. And unless you've a lot of experience I wouldn't try to field craft any remedies
edit on 18-2-2013 by SurvivalistApothecary because: warning