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How To Grow Your Own Antibacterial Bandages

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The title of this article might sound like a serious claim. You might even wonder if its clickbait. The truth is you can grow one powerful little plant that will double as an absorbent and antibacterial bandage. 

There is a lot of thought about what goes in your garden. Most of us are limited in space and budget so that has a lot to do with what we plant each year. We miss out on lots of opportunities because of traditional planting. 

The plant that you want to grow is called lamb’s ear. You have seen it before. It’s the plant with the long soft leaves.

Lamb’s ear is a perennial. That means that you are going to get this perennial back year over year. 

Growing Bandages 

There are many practical uses for this plant but the very best is to use it as a bandage that can be wrapped and used to absorb the blood and puss. You are not going to stop a serious wound with these bandages. It’s not quick clot but it will certainly help when all of your bandages have run out. 

The idea that we can grow plants for personal hygiene and first aid is nothing new. Its something we have been doing for thousands of years.

Native Americans didn’t have access to bandaids. They had to use the plants that were around them. 

If you are looking to be more self-sufficient you can learn a lot from past civilizations and how they grew first aid and personal hygiene resources. You can do the same in your garden

Lamb’s ear is going to require lots of sunlight and it will require that you pay attention to the center of the plant as it can start to die at the center and that will affect the entire plant. 

How To Grow Your Own Antibacterial Bandages — The whole plant is medicinal as an alternative, antibacterial, antipyretic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, diuretic, febrifuge, hypotensive, stomachic, styptic, tonic, vermifuge and vulnerary. A cold water infusion of the freshly chopped or dried and powdered leaves makes a refreshing beverage, while a weak infusion of the plant can be used as a medicinal eye wash for sties and pinkeye


Bonus: How to Make Pemmican, the Original Survival Food

Invented by the natives of North America pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers.

Native Americans spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time without refrigeration.

Pemmican is a portable, long-lasting, high-energy food. It’s made of lean, dried meat that’s crushed into powder and mixed with hot, rendered fat. This makes it one of the ultimate foods to have stockpiled for when SHTF or disaster strikes.

Learn How to Make Pemmican

How To Make Pemmican: The Original Survival Food - If you're living through a disaster where you're on your feet a lot and don't have time to cook, one of the best foods you can eat is pemmican. It's packed full of fat and protein and can give you lots of steady energy throughout the day.

People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it.

These guys were the last generation to practice basic things, for a living, that we call “survival skills” now.

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