And here’s just a glimpse of what you’ll find in it:
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.
- In addition to the clear directions for the three remedies I’ve already shown you, you’ll also find out about hundreds of other powerful medicines.
- Do you know what happens when you pour salt onto a cabbage and cover it with water?
In a few days, it starts to ferment, bringing to life wonderful microbes that offer some of the best protection possible for your digestive tract while regulating your bowel movements and preventing both diarrhea and constipation.
For a mere 27 calories per cup, this probiotic offers 4 grams of fiber, 35 percent of your daily vitamin C needs, 21 percent of your daily vitamin K needs, and 12 percent of your daily iron needs. How’s that for a nutritional powerhouse?
- I’m sure you recognize this common driveway weed:
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.
I’ll show you how to make a poultice out of its leaves and use it to dress your wounds or cuts.
Or if you or one of your friends is suffering from an autoimmune disease like arthritis, you can use this as a remedy immediately.
- I’m pretty sure you would recognize a marshmallow,
but maybe you wouldn’t recognize the Marshmallow plant growing in your backyard.
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.
- Another weed you’ll find in your backyard is known as senega. The name comes from the Seneca natives. They used to make a poultice from it to cure deadly snake bites during the 18th century.
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.
- If you ever need to go out foraging, will you know which of these plants are edible, which one is a remedy for hypertension, and which ones are poisonous?