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With everything from the dwindling honeybee population to the continued use of chemicals throughout our food supply, it’s obvious that a SHTF scenario is looming when it comes to our access to healthy foods. Thanks to GMOs, toxic water, pesticides, herbicides and other food and environment-destroying problems, the planet is in need of a Food Revolution so people can have access to the healthy foods they deserve.

After all, food is indeed medicine; it’s been shown to help with a range of health conditions from diabetes to cancer.

Health through food
For example, when Janette Murray-Wakelin was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer in the early 2000s, she decided against radiation and chemo treatments and instead turned to a diet comprised mainly of green apples, carrots and Brussels sprouts. As a result, she’s a breast cancer survivor who now participates in numerous marathons.

Another believer in the “food is medicine” concept is Dr. Ronald Weiss, who sold his medical practice to open up a “farmacy” in Long Valley, New Jersey. “Human health is directly related to the health of the environment, the production of food and how it is grown,” he says.

Still, such a beneficial food supply remains threatened with every chemical that’s sprayed and every GMO food that’s created.

So, how can you ensure that you have access to healthy, healing plants and herbs? Consider creating a survival garden that’s filled with the following items.

Essential healing plants and herbs for your survival garden

1. Aloe vera
Aloe vera, which can be grown in the ground or in pots, is an ideal way to remedy a range of skin conditions. Simply apply the clear pulp that’s inside the leaves to burns, eczema or minor cuts to treat such problems. The pulp can also be eaten to remedy constipation and other digestive disorders. A poultice of mature leaves can be applied to minor cuts and burns and to dry, inflamed or damaged skin due to eczema or other skin conditions.

2. Peppermint
A natural breath freshener, peppermint also helps relive gas, improves stomach discomfort and prevent symptoms associated with motion sickness.

3. Thyme
Thyme has over 50 percent thymol content, an antiseptic phenolic compound with powerful healing properties. A thyme infusion can help heal mouth sores and improve bad breath while also providing laryngitis and tonsillitis relief.

4. Rosemary
This herb has been said to improve cognitive function, reduce brain damage and brain aging, and has been shown to act cancer fighter.

5. Chamomile
Feeling restless, anxious or experiencing difficulty falling asleep? Simply pour hot water over chamomile’s fresh flower heads, let steep for about 15 minutes, drain and sip. Chamomile is known for its ability to help people relax.

6. Pot marigolds
Crush the yellow and orange leaves of marigolds to remedy a host of skin problems. From bruises and sunburns to skin nicks and acne blemishes, the leaves offer relief.

7. Sage
Say goodbye to embarrassing flatulence; sage has the ability to keep gas at bay! Additionally, it improves appetite, reduces excessive sweating and can even help those with respiratory issues breathe easier. For women, it’s a good choice for fighting PMS symptoms.

8. Lavender
Lavender’s fragrance has been used to combat depression and offer headache relief. It also contains antiseptic properties that help speed up the rate at which wounds heal.

9. Echinacea
A purple coneflower, echinacea is a great option if you want to give your immune system a boost. Echinacea helps fight both viral and bacterial infections.

10. Comfrey
Topical use – the application for which comfrey is recommended – helps soothe and repair skin, much like we’ve seen with the other plants and herbs in this article. Gargling with a comfrey infusion has also been found to ease gum disease and improve a sore throat.

11. Broadleaf plantain
Although considered a weed, it has several healing properties worth exploring. Pain relief from skin sores, wounds and insect bites can be soothed by crushing its fresh leaves and applying to the skin as a poultice. Additionally, a tea brewed with its leaves controls diarrhea, and it’s been found that people who eat the leaves may also experience relief from gout.

12. Great mullein
Not only does this plant help heal warts and athlete’s foot, but it is a great expectorant. For those suffering from excessive coughing likely brought about by bronchitis, rolling up and smoking the leaves has been found to be helpful. Its leaves contain properties that loosen phlegm and reduce chest congestion.

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Yes, I know of a few physicians (retired one myself) are leaving the formal practice of medicine and are entering the alternative medicine theater which also greatly enables the patient brain to get into the act of healing and amelioration ones illnesses. Nothing wrong with that since medicine is developing into an endless cycle of popping pills and then popping more pills to counteract the side effects of the first tier meds. I know Long Valley which is at the base of Schooleys Mountain in New Jersey, USA a beautiful area with fine trout fishing:)

23 Apr, 2016


I love holistic medicine. I love the idea of growing plants (medicine) in your yard, picking it, & then curing someone with it even more! My garden is either food or medicinal, & it's constantly growing. The conventional drs are only "curing" the pharmaceutical industry by lining their pockets by keeping the patients sick & in need of drugs. Big Pharma doesn't make cures, they make customers. And that is the truth. Btw, nothing wrong with a lil fishing :).

24 Apr, 2016


At Loose.

24 Apr, 2016


my lovely neighbour did the same as Janette but she died of her cancer. the family are devastated as they thought she should have done some of the more 'conventional' treatments. many medicines have plant origins so I can see why herbals are increasing.
but caution needs to be used in case of allergies.

24 Apr, 2016


not against holistic medicine, in many ways have sympathy with it, but when like me you are at the sharp end it is difficult to make that sort of a decision.

i was diagnosed with stage 3, dlbc lymphoma and after consideration decided to be treated in stage two of a clinical trial.

24 Apr, 2016


At Seaburn Girl, I have allergies. Since I was 2 yrs old. A lot of toxins in the environment often are what cause it. I find detoxing (which I also do with my 2 fur babies, who also have allergies), helps a lot. Also, have you noticed Allergies is on a significant rise here recently?? It's no accident. Allergies are the body's immune system overreacting to a New (oftentimes) protein in the environment. So it goes into overkill trying to get rid of it. The only openings to do so are the nose & mouth. Thus sneezing & coughing & runny nose.

24 Apr, 2016


Maisiesdad, I, too, did clinical trials before. However it was for depression, major. (Which I still have, btw. (Not saying the medicine I took was to blame). If you don't mind me mentioning, I just came across an article earlier explaining how ginger can cause tumors to, more or less, commit suicide. It kills the cells. With no side effects. Not trying to sway you either way, just letting you know what I found earlier.

24 Apr, 2016


Seaburn Girl, I just reread what you wrote, their is vast more cures & treatments than just flower therapy. It is not the only treatment available. Like I just mentioned, Ginger is a great option, as well. Food, which can either keep you sick or heal you, chiropractic, massage, various supplements, etc, are all different ways to go about something like cancer.

24 Apr, 2016


yes I am aware of the various therapies out there. one of the suggestions for an increase in allergies is the increase in 'lets kill all the bacteria in case we pick up a harmful one' attitude. The have even introduced one for removing 99.9% [cant legally say it kills 100%] of bacteria in your washing machine. So less for your immune system to attack so it turns on itself.
There was an excellent trial done in Sweden back in the late 80's early 90's that looked at child hood asthma and the link to use of bleach in the home. it was a double blind trial. Half the trial population was left to do what they normally do. the other half were given a small sample of bacteria found in normal soil. Result, those with the soil saw a statistically significant drop in asthma symptoms whilst the others had no change.
I have a serious reaction to wasp stings, asprin [don't know why as I was never given it as a child. luckily I was in hospital when they gave me it so resus was immediate] and penicillin but nothing else. both my girls are allergy free and never had a day off sick with anything but the flu back in 2008. Mind you God knows how much soil bacteria they have injested over the years. :o)

25 Apr, 2016


That's the thing!! Growing up & being exposed to the right bacteria will help you in the long run! :) It's just like growing up in the dirt (not literally, of course), on a farm, same thing with allergies, if you grow up around potential allergen proteins you will be less likely react to it later in life.

27 Apr, 2016

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