For every healing plant in my grandfather’s Lost Book of Remedies, you’ll find several pictures that will help you identify it. You’ll also discover the little things you need to look for in order to be 100% sure you’ve got the right plant and not a lookalike. This part goes extremely in depth so that people with no plant knowledge can use it to its full potential. I gathered medicinal plants for my grandpa when I was just 12. If I did it back then, I’m sure you can do it now too. With hundreds of healing plants, I knew I had to find a way for people to quickly pinpoint the one they need. So first I grouped them by type and location.
If you’re at home, just open the “Backyard Weeds” chapter to find out what “medicines“ you’re growing around your yard without even realizing it.
Even if you’re living in the city, it’s kind of hard not to bump into it. What you probably don’t know is that it’s a powerful anti-inflammatory that helps wounds heal a LOT faster.
Or if you or one of your friends is suffering from an autoimmune disease like arthritis, you can use this as a remedy immediately.
But I’ll show you how my grandfather unlocked the powerful antiviral properties hidden in its roots.
So, whenever you have an infection caused by a virus like flu, herpes, or hepatitis A, B, or C, this remedy will slow down the viruses’ ability to reproduce and allow your body to fight back.
A Scottish doctor observed that symptoms of rattlesnake bites resembled the advanced stages of pneumonia and lung disease, so he tried it out…and it was so effective that soon the plant was exported to Europe, where it continued to save many lives. My grandfather would turn it into an expectorant that cleared the lungs of his patients and expelled any mucus. If you ever have any kind of lung problems from the flu or a nagging cough that just won’t go away, don’t rush out to buy a pack of Mucinex for $35. In this huge chapter, you’ll find all the other medicinal weeds and backyard plants that are hidden around your property. You’ve got a homegrown pharmacy that you don’t even know about! Most of these plants are edible and can provide you with precious nutrients if you ever run low on food. This goes for all the plants you’ll find in The Lost Book of Remedies—not only will you learn what parts of the plants are edible, but I’ll also show you how to prepare them.
In the second part, you’ll discover how to identify the wild edibles and remedies that grow in forests.
The Native Americans knew all too well, and so did my grandfather. But very few people nowadays know, so don’t feel bad if you don’t. These kinds of skills will set you apart in any group…and will probably turn you into their guide or even savior. I’m also sure that you’ve seen this plant too. It grows in most forest glades.
You’ll discover how to use it to effectively treat not only common colds but lung infections as well. Breathing in the steam from leaves that have been boiled in water will also calm any asthma attack. This is why 100 years ago people with asthma didn’t die from it.
The best way to deal with this annoying weed? Eat it! Native Americans used it as a sweetener 200 years ago, and it tastes better than all the greens I know. What people don’t know is that this plant is a strong diuretic that you can also take for poor blood circulation. If you’ve ever felt a tingling and numbness sensation in a limb in certain positions, you probably have bad circulation. I’ve seen my grandfather’s patients go from dizzy and tired most of the time to having an excess of energy in less than three weeks.
In the third part, you’ll discover how to identify the wild edibles and remedies that grow especially in the prairie.
…which can be easily turned into one of the most powerful Antipyretics. This means that it drastically reduces the fever. If fact, the name “Boneset” was derived from the plant’s use in the treatment of Breakbone Fever.
The folk name of this plants is the Cowboy’s Toilet Paper. If you’ve ever touched its soft leaves, you… Read more…