The earth and nature have given humanity everything it needs to survive, and somewhere along the way, people lost sight of that. Many look to modernized medicine for the illnesses that ail them, forgetting that for thousands of years, humans survived using natural medicines.
One day, humanity may all be forced to learn how to use the earth’s gifts once again. Keep reading to get a head start.
One of the ways we can use natural resources to possibly heal sickness is by making cough syrup out of pine needles. You can use the needles from fir, spruce, and hemlock trees. However, be sure to use the coniferous hemlock and not the toxic plant. If you’re pregnant or nursing, you should also avoid using the needles from Ponderosa pines.
The ingredients used to make this natural cough syrup are as follows:
- ¼ cup of fresh pine needles
- ½ cup of clean filtered water
- ½ cup of honey
To make your cough syrup, you need to bring the pine needles and water to a slow rolling boil. Allow the ingredients to boil for about 10 minutes; the water should be a green-yellow color when it’s ready. Next, you’ll need to remove the needles from the water and put the water back into the pot.
Add in your ½ cup of honey and bring the mixture to a gentle boil; eventually it will have a syrup-like consistency. Pour the mixture into a glass jar or other resealable container and let it cool. Taking one or two teaspoons as needed may help suppress your cough and soothe your throat. Refrigerating the excess between uses.
Using nature’s generosity helps many people become self-reliant. Of course, in a survival situation, you need to use whatever you can. To complete your cough syrup you need both clean water and heat. Check out how you can purify water and make a fire using a water bottle.
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