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Offline Modern Savage

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Caveman First Aid
« on: October 02, 2010, 08:43:55 AM »
Just wondering if anyone knows of any other natural medicines or hygeine aids that are derived from 'primitive' means.

Spaghnum Moss- Antiseptic and can absorb a lot of fluid. Used like a dressing.
Willow Bark- Contains the same active ingredient as Aspirin.
Soapwort- Get it wet and crush it, it works like soap.
Horse Chestnut leaves- Boil them in water and can be used as a soap/ antiseptic solution although Soapwort is better.
Chickweed- Same as Horse Chestnut leaves although not as good.
Birch Bark- When soaked in water and then placed aroubd a splinted limb it can be used as a rudimentary plaster.
Aloe Vera- Good for numerous skin complaints including eczema.
Bindweed- A purgative only to be used by EXPERIENCED herbalists!!!
Echinacea- Good for the immune system.
St. Johns Wort- Good fo the immune system also.

Lots of other too many to type.

Just a start please feel free to add to the list.

"We do not own the Earth. We borrow it from our Children" Masai Saying.

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Re: Caveman First Aid
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2010, 12:19:33 PM »
charcoal from hardwood
powder it , poor it in a cup of water and drink it

really good as a "cure" against diarrea
(used it myself several times)
this is the first that comes up in my (and that I can translate to english  :-[ )
its amazing how much people talk without saying something

Offline Modern Savage

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Re: Caveman First Aid
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2010, 01:52:00 PM »
What is your native language if it is french. I can understand/translate. Other than that I would have to use google ;)
"We do not own the Earth. We borrow it from our Children" Masai Saying.

"We're Paratroopers, we're supposed to be surrounded"

"Orthodoxy is the death of intelligence" Bertrand Russell

"The beaten track is for the beaten man"

"Cry havoc and let loose the dogs of war!"

Offline pandorum

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Re: Caveman First Aid
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2010, 10:08:13 PM »
What is your native language if it is french. I can understand/translate. Other than that I would have to use google ;)

no not french (altough I speak it also very good
I speak dutch (or flemish dialect LOL)

problem is just that when talking about plants and such, names are very different
like the cattail (the one with the 'sigar' on top) , isnt a cattail here

I hope I make sence now  ::)
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Re: Caveman First Aid
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2010, 10:03:31 PM »
here is another one, although it is not medicinal (as far as I know!)
birch-sap
carve a hole in the birch tree and let the tree sap drip in a canteen (or something else)
then drink the sap
it is very good and tasts sweet

note: dont take more then one litre a day (don't kill that tree!)
         when you are done take a branch and press it firmly in the hole so the tree will not bleed to death and the next day, just come back and remove that branch and have some more sap
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Re: Caveman First Aid
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2010, 09:53:29 AM »
That is a good way of getting sugar in a survival situation. Makes a good syrup and can be made into sugar cakes. Can also be made into an outstanding wine. ;)
"We do not own the Earth. We borrow it from our Children" Masai Saying.

"We're Paratroopers, we're supposed to be surrounded"

"Orthodoxy is the death of intelligence" Bertrand Russell

"The beaten track is for the beaten man"

"Cry havoc and let loose the dogs of war!"

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Re: Caveman First Aid
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2010, 10:22:38 AM »
St. Johns Wort- Good fo the immune system also.

St. Johns Wort is also good for depression. However, if you are female and on any kind of hormonal birth control (the pill, injections, implants, etc.) then you should avoid it as it can reduce the effectiveness of the birth control.

Just thought I aught to warn you all - don't want any little surprises! ;D

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Re: Caveman First Aid
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2013, 12:42:49 PM »
Poppies. And that is all I will say about that.