(Natural News) Knowing how to grow or where to find plants that can be used as natural remedies is an important survival skill. This ensures that when SHTF, you can still treat minor complaints like headaches or migraines.
If you frequently suffer from headaches, use willow as a natural alternative to aspirin. (h/t to PreppersWill.com)
Foraging safety tips
Before disaster strikes, learn how to properly identify plants and trees to avoid any accidents.
Some medicinal plants have poisonous lookalikes, so one mistake can cost you your life. When foraging, stick with familiar foods and forage only for edible plants you're 100 percent sure you recognize.
Even though a lot of plants in your area are edible, there are also many poisonous ones that you may be unaware of. Sticking to what you know restricts your options for finding food, but it will also help reduce your chance of getting poisoned.