posted on Mar, 19 2009 @ 10:57 AM
For burns or hunger, look for mint. Not too sure the range of it, but look for rocky shores that are sheltered, or marshy areas. Easily identified by
the purple flowers, minty smell, and square stem and alternating spear-shaped leaves (some kinds don't have spear-shaped leaves.... so watch out).
The stuff I find in the wild around here is water mint, which smells... not minty but sweet. Sorta like a meadow. Anyhow, just mash some up (after
washing it) and apply it as a poultice on wounds....
Ummm for insect bites, summer savory or sage.
For discouraging mosquitos and bugs, catnip, pennyroyal (don't eat it), spear/pepper mint, tea tree, and oregano works good. just rub it on your
Ummm if you have specific questions u2u me, I know a bit (ok, more than the average person). But I have to say, bullet-type wounds are NOT good and
unless you have a doctor or someone who knows a surgery-type thing, I don't know what you should do. But antiseptic herbs might be good for infection
(peppermint, oregano, etc... there's LOTS more)
Sage is really good for skin irritations of all manner of things.
Watch out with lavender: putting it on your skin can kill the cells or cause allergic reactions. Same with all essential oils- know what you are doing
before hand; tea tree and oregano oils are OK to put direct on your skin, but still I would be careful because not all are OK depending on the
concentration and species and quality.
The root of elecampane has VERY strong anti-septic properties...
for upset stomachs, eat peppermint...