During times of emergency and the aftermath of a natural disaster or a terrorist attack, most people will start to panic. They’ll rush to the malls and stores and buy up whatever essential items that they think they’ll need.
If you’re a savvy prepper, you’ll have prepared all your stores and supplies beforehand. However, one item that’s usually used up quickly is medication. It’ll be extremely difficult to procure medication during a crisis.
Even aspirin will be sold out. In survival situations and times of stress, illnesses will rise. More people will find themselves having headaches, upset stomachs, diarrhea, etc. This is very common and even if you have medicine supplies stored, you’d be amazed at how fast they’re used up.
Four adults taking four aspirin tablets a day over three days is forty-eight tablets… and that’s only three days! So you can imagine just how fast your medicine stocks can be depleted if the entire family is unwell, and that oftentimes happens during a crisis.
There will be more headaches, flu, body aches, insect bites, indigestion, etc. Which brings us to an important question…
What do you do if you run out of medication? Will you panic and rush to the pharmacist? What if it’s closed or there are no more supplies?
Do not panic. There are several natural remedies that are highly effective and have worked for ages. Most people are unaware of these remedies because we live in a society where there’s a pill for everything.
Well, during a crisis, society tends to break down. So it’s time to forget the pills and go natural. Below you’ll find a list of items that all preppers would do well to store.
These natural remedies are easy to obtain and not some fancy supplements like Ashwagandha that you need to pick up at a health store… No. You can get the items below from most stores, and they last for a long time. Let’s look at what they are.
Rub alcohol on insect bites and add a diluted mixture of alcohol and water to fungal infections to speed up healing. It’s an intermediate level disinfectant.
To treat stomach acidity and heartburn, mix some baking soda in water and drink. You can also use it to freshen your breath, relieve diaper rash, remove oil and grease, clean your kitchen countertops, and much more.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Use a mixture of water and apple cider vinegar to treat sinuses, diarrhea, and indigestion.
This is a miracle product with tons of uses. Acne and skin issues can be treated by rubbing coconut oil on the affected areas. Have a sore throat? Coconut oil works as a natural lozenge. Feeling lethargic? A tablespoon of coconut oil will give you an energy boost.
Besides that you can use it as a sunburn remedy, antifungal cream, massage oil, insect repellant, or skin moisturizer.
Hydrogen peroxide can be used to treat cuts, burns, and small wounds. If you have a toothache, dilute some in water and swirl it around in your mouth for a minute or two and spit it out.
Take 2 tablespoons to relieve nausea, or apply to wounds to accelerate healing. Raw honey is also extremely long-lasting and never spoils.
This is one of the best products to have. It’s excellent for treating headaches, nausea, muscle pain, joint pain, and much more.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is deal for treating skin problems, ear aches, cold sores, insect bites, head lice, etc.
Aloe Vera Gel
This remedy soothes sunburn, speeds up wound healing, prevents dandruff, and much more.
Use this to treat toenail fungus and relieve pain and muscle cramps.
These points are just the tip of the iceberg. Each item on this list has an almost infinite number of uses; you’ll be amazed at their efficacy and versatility. Make absolutely sure to store enough of them for your needs. You’ll thank yourself for it later.