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    US Navy - NBC Warfare, Corpsman training,...

    US Navy - NBC Warfare, Corpsman training, Civilian First responder, Advanced first aid, professional level CPR, Blood borne pathogens, almost four years studying herbal medicine
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    Here is a link to a pretty decent conversion chart. It is very easy once you get used to it. If you have a smart phone, there are also a number of good conversion applications. I use Convertpad on my...
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    Water Hemlock Cicuta virosa, and Poison Hemlock...

    Water Hemlock Cicuta virosa, and Poison Hemlock Conium maculatum, most closely resemble Queen Anne's Lace Daucus carota. Most notable is the fact that the stems of D. carota are green, and covered in...
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    If I were to hazard a guess, I would suggest the...

    If I were to hazard a guess, I would suggest the claims you mention stem from Yarrow, Achillea millefolium, being a member of the Asteraceae family. The Chrysanthemum genus of this same family is the...
  5. I see you have found my website. You are...

    I see you have found my website.

    You are correct, I did not add that verbiage to my posts. I make sure it is part of my website because I had someone accuse me of offering medical advice without a...
  6. You can take the tincture right from the bottle,...

    You can take the tincture right from the bottle, or you can mix it into a drink. I do not add anything to impart flavor, so I typically take it in a small amount of water. Once I mix the leaves and...
  7. I have used flowers only, leaves only, and...

    I have used flowers only, leaves only, and combinations thereof. I have also used plants from early spring, summer, autumn, and even some I found still green in winter. I noticed no difference in...
  8. It is a result of years of using the plant, and...

    It is a result of years of using the plant, and seeing it function as I have indicated. There are also numerous herbology books that extoll the virtues of this plant. Its benefits are also lauded in...
  9. What I have been able to gather from my reading...

    What I have been able to gather from my reading on the subject is that Portulaca oleracea came to this country as seeds in the bags of immigrants who were looking to plant an easy to grow nutritous...
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    The picture I posted was taken this week. The...

    The picture I posted was taken this week. The blooms are wonderful, probably the best I have seen in years. The patch I photographed was huge, and just about every plant had a bloom.
  11. There is absolutely nothing better for a cough or...

    There is absolutely nothing better for a cough or cold. Or for that matter a sinus infection. I have successfully treated numerous sinus infections with mullein. It beats the hell out of ANY...
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    St. John's Wort - Hypericum perforatum

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    Hypericum perforatum is a yellow-flowering perennial herb indigenous to Europe, which has been introduced to many temperate areas of the world...
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    Eastern White Pine - Pinus strobus

    I know it sounds strange, but believe me, this tree is an excellent resource for the person who finds themselves in a survival situation.

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    Dandelion - Taraxacum officinale

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    Identifying characteristics:
    A perennial herbaceous weed which is the bane of lawncare...
  15. I have no problem with the hairs topically, but...

    I have no problem with the hairs topically, but internally is a completely different story. As you said, they do make a wonderful TP. I made a tea one time, and did not strain out the hairs. I did...
  16. Mullein tea works quite well. I drink it oten...

    Mullein tea works quite well. I drink it oten during the summer months. I rather like the simplicity of using a tincture much more though.

    To make a tincture you need to assemble a few things. You...
  17. I found a pot plant while foraging in a pretty...

    I found a pot plant while foraging in a pretty remote area. It was literally miles from the nearest road, and it was one single plant, so I am pretty sure it was not someone's grow operation.
  18. Mullein - Verbascum thapsus. Tones mucus membranes

    One of my favorite medicinal plants
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    A biennial...
  19. Purselane, Portulaca oleracea - Garden scourge or tasty edible

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    An herbaceous weed cultivated for centuries as a food source. Archaeologists have unearthed seeds and pollen from settlements dating back thousands...
  20. Stop that bleed. Yarrow - Achillea millefolium

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    The Latin name Achiliea millefolium is an homage to Achilles son of the nymph Thetis and the Greek god Peleus. According to legend, when...
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    There have been numerous studies done which show...

    There have been numerous studies done which show human saliva actually provides antimicrobial action to the producer. In other words, the saliva from another may not work, but our own is just fine....
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    Plaintain - Super plant or noxious weed

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    If you never learn another plant, please make certain you are familiar with Plantain, Plantago major, and its myriad uses. This post describes...
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    I have eaten Stinging Nettles throughout the...

    I have eaten Stinging Nettles throughout the year. While the spring Nettle is by far the best, you can eat the top new growth throughout the season without ill effects. The medicinal properties of...
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    There are two very distinct characteristics that...

    There are two very distinct characteristics that make identification quite easy. First of all the oval shaped leaf has gently rounded toothed leaf margins, and comes to a point at both ends. The...
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    Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis)

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    Some of you may already be familiar with this almost miraculous plant, but for those of you who are not, there is nothing better to soothe a...
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