Every morning the first thing I do is swallow a handful of pills. Every night at bedtime I swallow a couple more.
How am I going to deal with the medical issues these pills address when I can no longer just go to the drugstore and buy them.
Lately I have been spending some time online researching alternative herbal remedies. I am finding that many require exotic herbs or plants that do not grow in our climate. No problem...I can just order ...... no, wait. If there are no prescription medicines available, if the lights are out, if the Internet has gone away.....what then?
I live in a small, downtown apartment. There is no space for a garden to grow my own herbs . So my focus has changed to learning all I can about herbal remedies that can be made from either herbs that can be grown in pots on a window sill or foods that are readily available now that can be dehydrated and stored for future use.
Blueberries are good for many ailments. If I can lots of blueberries or dehydrate them to be ground into a powder, will they retain their usefulness? Strawberries and their leaves have properties beneficial to good health. If dried, do they retain their benefits? What vegetables can be dried and powdered for use in medicinal teas or salves or in other ways to treat medical issues.
The answer is...I don't know. But I am on a mission to find out. My prepping focus has been on food and water. Still is. But having shelves full of stored food will do me no good at all if I die from a condition I can no longer treat with prescription meds.
And I have way more living to do to allow that to happen if I can prevent it.
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