Category: Health

Home Health
The Life of a Mosquito
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The Life of a Mosquito

Mosquitoes are more than just a summertime nuisance; they are complex insects with significant impacts on human health and ecosystems. For rural and self-sufficient communities, understanding mosquitoes is important not only for comfort but also for health and effective homestead management. This comprehensive guide aims to provide you with everything you need to know about...

How Dandelion can Help Cure Liver Problems
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How Dandelion can Help Cure Liver Problems

Dandelions (Taraxacum officinale) are more than just a common lawn weed often the scourge of urban lawns – they are a potent medicinal plant, particularly known for their liver-supporting properties.  The first documented use of dandelions to treat liver and spleen conditions dates back to the Tang Dynasty in China more than 1500 years ago...

The Actual Shelf Life of Packaged Goods
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The Actual Shelf Life of Packaged Goods

As homesteaders and preppers, you understand the importance of maintaining a well-stocked pantry and ensuring long-term food security. Knowing how to properly assess the longevity of your food supplies is crucial. But how do you determine what to keep and what to discard? And how can you ensure that your stock of fresh ingredients remains...

The Medical Wonders of the Wild Plantain Plant
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The Medical Wonders of the Wild Plantain Plant

Often mistaken for a problematic weed, the plantain plant (Plantago major) has a fascinating history of  medicinal properties ranging from a powerful antiseptic to treating high blood pressure and as a gentle digestive aid for those suffering from everything from IBS to heartburn.  Where most people know the healing aspects of the Aloe Vera plant,...

20 Essential Medicinal Plants for Your Healing Garden
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20 Essential Medicinal Plants for Your Healing Garden

Creating a healing garden – or medicinal garden in more practical terms,  offers significant health benefits, a fact well understood by homesteaders and natural health advocates. Growing a garden of medicinal plants is not merely a hobby but a practical approach to accessing natural remedies and embracing self-reliance in health care right in your own...