Hail Brave hearts
Still exploring, still living that awesome adventure, still looking forward to the next great day. Still working those muscles, still struggling with pain. Not so! Your diet could save you.
On and on the canoe is paddled, on and on, those muscles work. Through rapids, portages, endless days on the water, trap the fur, bring it home, make a fortune for that clever, illustrious businessman. Be the vehicle to their desires. Work your body, your mind, your spirit to the bone. Leave your loved ones, travel with courage, bring home that cherished dime.
The difficult life of the courier de bois, the homesteaders that followed them and the settling of Canada. The price that was paid in life and livelihood, as the courageous Canadians make their way into the great wild. Survive you must.
The land takes it’s toil and exhausts us. The strain and stress of this life is full of great challenges. There are dreams of gold but hardship is plenty. Tell us your secrets. How did you survive?
In the great wild, there is plenty, if you know what to look for. There was game to catch, fish in the streams, fruit, berries and edible plants along the way. Some of this is medicinal and works to cure that obvious. Vitamin C for scurvy, vitamin A for your eyes. The long days of sunshine gleaming off the water, the eyesore from reflections from the water without sunglasses, the sunburn, the pain of it.
Somewhere in the wilds of Canada is medicine for all of this. Salves, ointments, tinctures, treatments for cuts, bruises, scrapes and burns. Somewhere there are treatments for pain, vision loss, inflamed joints, sore muscles, pulls and sprains. Somewhere there is treatment for disease and mental impairment. Our healing is abundant and our forefathers prove it. Somewhere in the great wild nutrition is abundant and the natural world gives us relief from aches and pain, from disease and keeps us well. Somewhere in the wild, there is food that will save us, if you know what to look for.
Lambs Quarter – Wild & Edible www.thegypsythread.org
In short, Yarrow has the following medicinal uses:
- wound treatment
- stops bleeding
- digestive herb
- anti-catarrhal (removes excess mucous from the body)
- diaphoretic (reduces fever)
- lowers blood pressure
- stimulates blood flow in the pelvic area (especially the uterus)
- used for hemorrhage
- used for treatment in pneumonia
- used for treatment in rheumatic pain
Principally used in the cure of rheumatism in the form of infusion or tincture; recommended, however, in hysteria, chorea, epilepsy, spasms, irregular menstruation, etc., internally; and used both externally and internally in many cutaneous diseases, the eruption occasioned by the poison rhus, and in the bites of venomous snakes.Are there any medicinal uses for wild asters?