The Preppers Plant-Based Medicine Project. No 2: Styptic Powder.

A herbal powder to help staunch blood flow, from an injury We thought it would be an important part of a medicine kit to have a remedy to help staunch the flow of blood. This would be in the event of a nasty cut or wound and in a situation where there is no medical assistance! We have come up with a Styptic Powder made [...]

Lemongrass & Juniper Berry Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut is one of our first and probably our most favourite ferment. If you have ever tried homemade 'kraut, you will know how superior it is to anything you can buy in the shops! For those of you who don't know, sauerkraut is a lacto-fermented condiment. It's name is German, meaning sour cabbage. Traditionally, sauerkraut [...]

Preppers Plant-Based Medicine Project No. 1: Comfrey Plaster – Bones, sprains and fractures.

Dried Comfrey Root Our first preparation for our medicine chest project is comfrey plaster. Partly because we already had some dried root but also because the root is usually harvested late autumn through to winter. We want to align this projects as seasonally as we can. Comfrey (Symphytum offinale), is the number one root to [...]

Double Extraction Chaga Tincture

We received a great amount on interest in our Chaga Jun recipe so thought we should post another going into more detail of how this brilliant fungus can be used medicinally. We will share a how to make a double extraction Chaga tincture as well as how to use it, why we should be utilising [...]

The Preppers Plant-Based Medicine Kit Project

We've all had that conversation haven’t we? Mostly in jest... “what’s our plan when the apocalypse happens?” Now, our family aren’t preppers by any means, but we do have a good set of outdoor survival skills, knowledge on foraging, what plants are poisonous and what are edible. We have always said that our first step [...]