Homeopathic Pain Relief
Backdoor Survival reviews natural pain remedies. If the SHTF it is likely that you will, at best, only have access to aspiring and if your aspirin runs out you’ll need to have other alternatives for pain relief. Please note: These remedies are not a substitute for severe pain. If you are suffering from severe pain you should, of course, seek immediate medical attention.
Below are a few recommended plants for natural pain relief that are showcased in Backdoor Survival’s article.
This is well known for relieving tooth pain. It is inexpensive, and a little goes a long way. It has been found to be a very effective numbing agent for topical use on all but the most sensitive areas of the body. Natural Anesthetics For SHTF: Natural Pain Relief For Every Day and Extreme Circumstances | Backdoor Survival
A common remedy for skin pain such as insect bites and stings is to wet a tobacco leaf or some dried tobacco and apply like a poultice. This takes the sting out. Just be aware that tobacco can be toxic so don’t do anything that might encourage dogs to eat some of it or apply on kids that might eat it out of curiosity. Natural Anesthetics For SHTF: Natural Pain Relief For Every Day and Extreme Circumstances | Backdoor Survival
Snakeroot or Black Sanicle
This plant grows throughout the Midwest and the east coast. It is 1-4 feet tall and found in thickets or shores near water. Traditionally Native Americans used the root as a tea for pain and menstrual irregularities. The name snakeroot is often used, but it is also known as Black Sanicle. The root can be made into a poultice for applying to snakebites, so it got a popular and easier to remember second name! Natural Anesthetics For SHTF: Natural Pain Relief For Every Day and Extreme Circumstances | Backdoor Survival
Narrow Leaved Plantain
This is an amazing plant that is common in the Eastern and Central US. Not only does it reduce inflammation and the heat like pain associated with it, but you also get some mild antibiotic effects which could be quite valuable when treating blisters and burns or mild cuts and abrasions that are at risk of becoming infected. This is a good one for treating insect bites like bee stings because it reduces the inflammation. Natural Anesthetics For SHTF: Natural Pain Relief For Every Day and Extreme Circumstances | Backdoor Survival
The other natural anesthetics are horehound, wild parsnips, queen of the prairie, purple poppy-mallow, European vervain, wintergreen, and more. Read more at backdoorsurvival.com to get the full list.
I’m not opposed to modern medicine, and when needed I’ll use ibuprofen or aspirin without hesitation. However, I am also aware that too much of the above is not healthy. Also, if the SHTF OTC drugs will likely be minimal. Therefore, I am glad to know that there are natural, viable alternatives to pain management, which are reviewed by Backdoor Survival.