That prepper in your life will probably love a medicinal herb seeds kit.
This will allow him or her to grow natural remedies.
Medicinal herbs have been used since the beginning of time. Then, beginning in the early 1900’s, these plants were put aside. Pharmaceuticals become much more popular.
Lately, though, there’s renewed interest in natural healing. We’re beginning to realize that drugs have limitations. Every do, or so it seems, we hear another news report of drug-resistant bacteria.
Chemical medicines also have side effects. Oftentimes, these seem to be downplayed. Even over-the-counter medications are capable of causing serious and even fatal reactions.
Also, many people are beginning to realize that plant-based remedies have been used for thousands of years. They have a long track record of safety and effectiveness.
Natural Remedies Instead of OTC Drugs
In our house, you won’t find any ibuprofen, acetaminophen or drugstore flu formulas. We don’t need them. We treat all of our minor ailments with herbs, homeopathy and essential oils.
I like to think of this as using God’s pharmacy. Although prescriptions have their place, I’d much rather use something made perfectly, by God, instead of by man.
The Differences Between Modern Medicine and Herbs
If you use herbal remedies, you want them on hand when you need them. Buying bulk herbs and tea is one option. (I do this myself.) I’m so grateful we’re able to order medical plants from all over the world.
However, dried herbs are expensive. Also, they’re not fresh. If you plan to make your own tinctures, you’ll probably want to use recently picked plants.
Also, as we rely more upon herbs, we worry about what would happen if we couldn’t obtain them. Many people, myself included, believe we’re living in very uncertain times.
There could come a day when access to conventional medicine is limited. So we’ll need to use the raw materials God has given us. In that case, we’d want to make sure we have enough seeds, in order to grow these healing plants ourselves.
Medicinal Herb Seeds Kit
Prepackaged medicinal herb kits are available, complete with all the seeds you’ll need to start your own natural pharmacy. These seeds come individually packaged, and are designed to last a long time. Because they’ve been dried and sealed, if you store them in a freezer, their estimated shelf life is 15 to 20 years. Also, since a lot of seeds are included, you can use just what you need one year, and save the rest for later.
The economical herb garden starter kit shown below contains 10 different herbs, many of which have been used by Native Americans for centuries. These include more than 130 seeds of echinacea, a general immune system booster.
Also in the kit is 400 seeds of lemon balm. This has gained a reputation as a powerful antiviral agent. For centuries, it’s also been used to help calm an anxious and worried mind.
Other herbs include skullcap, nettle, hyssop, borage, Culver’s root, pleurisy root and more.
Herb Kit With Planters
The medicinal herb set shown below is a more complete kit, with self-water planters that stack if you’re short on space, or if you live in an apartment. This herb package includes seeds, peat pellets and a greenhouse dome so you can get a jump start on the growing season. Peppermint, echinacea, milk thistle, yarrow, Valerian, lemon balm, fever few, St. John’s wort, German chamomile, astragalus and yarrow seeds are included. More seeds than you need to fill these planters are included.
Books on Medicinal Herbs
Rosemary Gladstar’s Medicine Herbs is written just for beginners. (However, I’m sure experienced gardeners and herbalists will also find a wealth of knowledge.) This comprehensive guide explains the characteristics of various popular herbal remedies, along with information on how to grow them. Most importantly, the author also tells her readers how to use herbs, to make teas, tinctures and oils. If you’re looking for a present for someone who’s trying to become more self-reliant, this book would make a perfect companion to one of the seed kits shown above.
These statements have not been approved by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. People with health concerns should discuss them with a doctor. Women who are pregnant or nursing should not use herbal remedies, unless directed to do so by a healthcare professional.