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7 Medicinal Plants You Need to Know!

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Bugging out in the wilderness or in any other place cannot be done successfully without careful planning and preparations. But even with great planning and preparations, sometimes we tend to forget some of the things that should always be included in our bug out bags.

We often think that food and water are the most essential when going out on a survival adventure trip. Yes, food and water may be numbers 1 and 2 on our survival lists, but one of the most essential items that should never be forgotten or left behind is our first aid medicinal kit. But what if after you have packed everything that you need in your bug our bag, you somewhat accidentally forgot your first aid medicinal kit? What will you do if at the middle of your survival adventure, a medical adversity arises? Well, do not worry too much. All you need to do is to trust mother nature and look for the things you need in your surroundings.

Even without first aid medicinal kits, there are still ways to administer medical first aid treatments. These are by using medicinal plants that can be found all around us. Plants that has medicinal functions just like those over the counter pills and medicines that we are accustomed to. Bellow are just 7 of the best survival medicinal plants that can help you survive when faced with a medical situation and no hospital or pharmacy is near the area.

7 Of The Best Medicinal Plants that You Need to Know

1. Dandelions

These hated garden weeds are actually medicinal in nature. Dandelions are rich in potassium and it is a great cure for eczema, arthritis, and internal disorders when taken internally. So, before you cut all those dandelions away, remember to leave a few behind for emergency purposes.

2. Rosemary

Rosemary is sometimes referred to as “remembrance” because the oil that comes from the rosemary can improve brain circulation. Rosemary oil is also antibacterial and anti fungal. Laboratory experiments are also underway to find out whether rosemary can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

3. Lavender

One of the oldest and most effective medicinal plants in the world, lavender can cure migraine, insomnia, and anxiety. Recent studies also suggest that it has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties.

4. Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera can also be called a miracle plant. With its vast usefulness, aloe Vera is also a very effective medicinal plant. Kings and Queens in the medieval period used aloe Vera plant to treat burns as well as cuts and skin infections. Aloe Vera can also relieve constipation, treats heartburn and irregular bowel syndrome.

5. Lemon Thyme

The main ingredient of our mouthwash, lemon thyme is the best cure for kids with upset stomachs. Lemon thyme also has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties that are great in treating wounds.

6. Celery Seed

Celery seed are best in the treatment of psoriasis. Just be careful in taking celery seeds. Consuming large amount can cause photo dermatitis. So before using celery seeds as medicine, consult first your herbalist or your doctor.

7. Peppermint

Peppermints are the kings and queens of the medicinal plant kingdom. It can cure almost anything. Name it and this plant can cure it. Headaches, skin irritations, pain, nausea, diarrhea, and flatulence are just some of the examples that the peppermint plant can cure. The high concentration of antibacterial and antiviral properties of peppermints is also the main reason why this plant is so great.

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