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    otis302
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    I think a good subject would be identifying plants around the area in which you live and would bug out to.They have so manyu uses they clean the air give us food and shelter provide cures for ailments, after all before walgreens there was the woods example Rosemary used to treat stings bites ,oregano used for colds Basil will settle an upset stomach just to name a few, and of course you can eat many depending what region you are in.

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    TeknaBuzz
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    Very good point, and I don’t know if its just because I’ve been less of a outdoors nature person since living here in southeast Texas but it seems to me like we lack a lot of the wild vegetation that we had in central/north central Texas. Up there we had wild plums and berries of all sorts that grew wildly alongside smaller farm roads. As a kid I used to have to go pick the berries so my aunt could make wine out of them and I’d always eat them as I picked. But my favorite thing to eat was the wild plums which is strange cause I don’t even desire nor eat plums from the grocery store.

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    azurevirus
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    I think pine needle soup is a cure for something..theres alot of pine trees here in TN….I typically try to stay out of the woods here in the warm/hot weather as they are crazy with ticks..factor in the 100+ temps and the 100% humidity and the woods arent my favorite place to be..pretty much opposite of the way I felt about the woods in NY state..dandelion greens are supposedly good to eat..lots of those here also..sides that I dont know..I figure me eating grubs and worms just aint gonna happen..Thats why I make sure I have alot of food on hand now and keep adding more and more..every cubbard,cabinet and my pantry is full..even have cans of food on my kitchen counter as I have no place to put it.

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    vbreferee
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    On Doomsday Preppers a guy was using the scraped bark from a willow tree as a type of aspirin. The willow bark has salysilic acid which is the main ingredient in aspirin. Are there any homeopathic recipes for diabetes? That is the one that would have to keep me close to a hospital.

    #5334

    Jhrdwyn
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    Great topic, myself I’m collecting information from books on the subject as well as different sites on the net. Of course I’m not suggesting anyone run right out and start grazing LOL Just a bit of research for those who are interested.

    http://www.wildflower.org/collections/

    I like this particular site because of it’s easy navigation, the fact that photos are avail of the plant species, plus their use.

    This one is “okay”

    http://plants.usda.gov/checklist.html

    Good sites for checking info

    http://www.raems.com/edibles/wildmededibles.htm
    http://www.blackfootnativeplants.com/ediblemedicinal/blackfoot-native-plants/
    http://www.wildernesscollege.com/plants-used-for-medicine.html

    I’ve used willow-bark myself, tastes nasty but does work – again not recommending for others, I’m not a medical personnel but prefer natural meds to something I may lose WTSHTF

    For type II Diabetes you might want to websearch, I found several sites:

    http://medplant.nmsu.edu/Diseases/diabetes/diabetes.html
    http://www.livestrong.com/article/376551-herbal-plants-for-diabetes/

    There were loads more using search term “plants for diabetes”

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    vbreferee
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    Thanks for the links on diabetes. They were very helpful. Dandelions are a good source of food. You can eat the entire plant, and every year I seem to have a bumper crop in my yard.

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    James 007
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    Yeah this is good information i like this actually i was in searching for Gardening and Planting and thinking to make a thread for this but i have no need to make any thread after read out this information anyways thanks for this and have a nice day

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    James 007
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    @James 007 17738 wrote:

    Yeah this is good information i like this actually i was in searching for Gardening and Planting and thinking to make a thread for this but i have no need to make any thread after read out this information anyways thanks for this and have a nice day

    Well Sorry actually i forgot to said that anybody have some more information about Park on Grass please share here for the other users …

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