As your watching this video by Survival Lilly, remember that there are all kinds of marigolds growing throughout the world. The different plants have different properties, some with unhealthy effects.
The botanical name of this marigold is calendula officinalis. If you buy seeds–any seeds–always know the “official” name.
There’s no doubt that herbs should be part of your survival garden. Your garden should provide both nutritious vegetables and plants for home remedies. Medicinal remedies that may no longer be available anywhere if the SHTF.
The medicinal properties of willow bark have been known since ancient times. Salicylic acid, an active ingredient of aspirin, comes from the salicin in the bark. (Enough of the chemistry.)
Like aspirin, a willow bark tea reduces fevers, eases pain, and is an anti-inflammatory. But here’s the trade-off: the tea is bitter, tastes horrible, and can upset your stomach; so it’s only used for the medicinal properties. This is not your morning Earl Grey.
In the short video below, Survival Lilly demonstrates how she harvests the willow bark and prepares this herbal remedy. Because of it’s excellent healing results, the willow bark is truly a “survival herb”.
As, always, Learn, Practice, and Share.
Source & Image: Survival Lilly