Herbal medicine takes its rightful place alongside what most of us refer to as traditional medicine.
Traditional medicine also known as modern medicine will always be called upon to treat the very acute and chronic illnesses that threaten the daily lives of mankind.
There is a television program that features the wild country of Alaska where man has sought refuge for years out in the open spaces where man is pitted against nature.
Sustenance is either grown by the families featured on these programs or shot out in the wild and carried back to the homestead as provisions for the harsh, blizzard conditions of winter.
Gathering meat, fruit, vegetables, fish, firewood and caring for livestock appears a never ending job.
The skill sets of the modern day adventurers make a body wonder how the rest of us would fare out in the wild under similar situations?
You witness on the program natural childbirth that has been going on since the beginning of time.
Many of our forefathers came into the world in like fashion outside the sterile walls of hospitals.
If a survival mode became a necessity, forcing us to venture into the wild for a period of time, one of my resources would be a book of herbal preparations from A to Z.
Cultures that live off the land have been known to be some of the oldest people on the planet.
Knowing what grows in the vicinity where you reside would be an important observation to make.
You may become known for your ability to heal others with the sprigs, twigs, roots and flowers all around us of medicinal value.
During childhood the canning process was well observed, watching my mother and grandmother preserving fruit and vegetable combinations for the coming winter months.
Having a root cellar and cupboard full of canned goods is a very secure feeling.
A milking cow or two would not be a bad idea as well for making cream, butter, milk and ice cream.
Chickens for eggs and fresh meat would not be a bad idea while on the subject.
Well thought out plans of this nature empower you to become an ultimate survivalist.
Somewhere in my all terrain vehicle, a sterile bag would be prepped similar to packs used performing emergency dental care in KCMO.
Alongside my herbal preparations book would also be an encyclopedia of treatment modalities in holistic health.
The strength of the family unit as witnessed in the program on families in Alaska, would benefit from the practice of herbal medicine.
From the Diary of my enlightenment,
A.L. Clark, D.D.S. http://dentist4you.biz