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Wilderness First Aid Plants

I am not so familiar with a lot of the uses for plants, So when I came across Far North Bushcraft And Survivals videos on some plants that are good to use for first aid I took notes.  You never know what you may need in an emergency situations.

 

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Published on Sep 3, 2012
Lonnie takes you to the woods and shows some of his favorite first aid plants that are good to use for open wounds, Infected wounds, fungal infections such as Athletes Foot as well as mosquito bites, bee stings and other medicinal uses. He shows how to prepare and use these plants for first aid as well. He also relates several first hand experiences on how his knowledge of plants has come in useful for him and others. He also tells stories that others have told him of how different plants have been used with dramatic results. Some of the Plants mentioned in this 2 part series are Devils club (Echinopanax horridum), Wintergreen (Pyrola spp), Willow (Salix spp), Spruce (Picea spp), Usnea Lichen (Usnea), Sphagnum moss (Sphagnum spp), Yarrow (Achillea spp), Plantain (Plantago spp), and Fireweed (Epilobium Angustifolium).

 

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