How to Build a Materia Medica (Herbal Notebook) and Become a Herbalist

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Understanding herbal sciences is a key to being as adept a survivalist as possible.

Herbalism has been a practice that has been with humans for virtually as long as we have stood upright.

Evidence has indicated that using plants for medicinal purposes dates back approximately 60 thousand years and lists of plants have been found as far back as 5 thousand years.

Native Americans used plants to make poultices for injuries, as medicine, incense and for their nutritional value.

Keeping observations and lists of plants and what they can be used for is good for everyday use, but in a survival situation where traditional medicine may be in short supply or not available, understanding how to use herbs to heal could be a life saver.

Check out the next page to see how to identify and document plants you can find just about anywhere and use for hundreds of purposes.

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