extracts and essential oils for preppers

Extracts & Essential Oils
Essential Oils and Extracts for Preppers

Prepping with extract and essential oils.
Consider homeopathic products for preppers! Your body is your
temple and you can heal naturally in a variety of ways, including
tinctures of essential oils and extracts. With this happy thought,
we've compiled a list of oils and extracts* for preppers to hoard.

Aromatherapy, Essential Oils and Extracts:
For the most part, essential oils are applied topically or are
dabbed at sensitive points of the body for the aroma. We do NOT
recommend the ingestion of essential oils, even though they may
be specified as "food grade." If ingested improperly, one could
sustain significant damage to the body.

Extracts for preppers
These ancient elixirs (tincture extracts, essential oils and
homeopathic remedies) have merit in a modern world. Just read
the Amazon reviews and you'll understand their importance to

#1: Sambucus (Black Elderberry Syrup).
Sambucus original Black Elderberry Syrup, by Nature's Way, is a
formula that combines standardized, Bio-Certified black elderberry
extract and natural raspberry flavor in a base of fructose, purified
water, vegetable-source glycerin and citric acid.  It's virologist
tested as a natural and effective way to fight viral infections.
Each serving provides 6,400 mg of premium cultivar berries.

  • Elderberry extract: Elderberry extract is an immune
    enhancing substance with anti-viral qualities, making it a
    natural choice for pandemic preparedness. This homeopathic
    solution for colds, all types of viral infection, and even
    chronic lung conditions. The berries, which are highly
    nutritious, help patients with anemia as well. They are
    slightly laxative.

#2: Peppermint Oil (capsules or topical oil).
Revitalizing, invigorating and cooling when applied topically as
aromatherapy, peppermint oil also has medicinal purposes, such
as combating stomach ailments, helping bruises heal more rapidly
and soothing sore joints Try also peppermint oil capsules to help
with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Avoid use during pregnancy!

#3: Thieves Oil.
Thieves oil is an essential oil, not an extract. For dietary,
aromatic, or topical use, Thieves Oil by Young Living Essential
Oils was tested at Weber State University, Ogden, Utah, and
found to be effective against airborne bacteria! During the 15th-
century plague, thieves used an oil of cloves, rosemary, and other
aromatics to protect themselves while robbing plague victims. In
the Survival Medicine Handbook: A Guide for When Help is Not on
the Way by Joseph Alton M.D. and Amy Alton ARNP, they
recommend stocking Thieves Oil! (Page 78.) for upper respiratory

  • Compare Thieves Oil with Germ Fighter, pictured at the
    bottom of the page.

#4: Fresh Green Black Walnut Wormwood Complex.  
Fresh green black walnut wormwood complex comes highly
recommended by
The Patriot Nurse because it treats parasites.
This powerful extract, derived from the hulls of green black
walnuts, is  a centuries old herbal tonic to promote healthy
microbial activity.

#5: Olive Leaf Extract.
Olive leaf extract long has been a method to fight colds and flu,
and why not? Olive Leaf extract includes oleuropein, a bitter
glycoside and key constituent identified for therapeutic benefit of
cleansing, as a fungal fighting herbal. Oleuropein has been
credited with strengthening the immune system. Perhaps it can
slow aging or lower blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol

#6: Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia).
Culled from the leaves of a tree (Melaleuca alternifolia), native to
Tea Tree Oil is a powerful immune stimulant, that can
help fight bacteria, and viruses. The indigenous people of
Australia have used tea tree oil as a treatment of fever, and
wounds. Applied topically, it's a natural antiseptic that can help
fight nail fungi and acne. The indigenous people did make a tea
from the leaves; however do NOT ingest the oil as
Tea Tree Oil
can cause extreme and severe vomiting. While powerful, tea tree
oil comes with much caution.

#7: St. John's Wort Herbal Supplement (Hypericum
Also called Hypericum, St. John's Wort, is a remedy for injuries to
the nerves and has been used for both mental and menstrual
disorders, as well as a treatment for stomach ulcers, and to heal
burns. Made from fresh (undried) flowering and budding tops of
hypericum perforatum plants, St. John's Wort combats depression
quite well. At the bottom of the page, you'll find St. John's Wort
in an organic compound.

#8 Helichrysum Gymnocephalum Essential Oil
In aromatherapy, Helichrysum Gymnocephalum Essential Oil,
pictured at the bottom of the page by Nature's Kiss, may provide
benefits for rheumatism arthritis, herpes virus, hematoma,
varicose ulcers, dermatitis, gingivitis, gout, bronchitis and goiter.
* Applied topically, it may provide quick healing of scar tissue.

#9: Oil of Oregano.
Spicy and invigorating, Oil of Oregano has been used to support
digestive, respiratory and joint health. Oil of Oregano has anti-
viral properties known to enter the bloodstream to attack viruses.
It's amazing and natural! An active ingredient in Oil of Oregano is
carvacrol, which may provide
support to the immune system and
also inhibits the growth of bacteria.

#10: Clove Essential Oil.
A wonderful addition to your dental medic kit. The warm, pungent
oils of clove have served historically for digestive, dental and skin
health. Applied topically, cloves help numb to ease dental pain.
Read more about
Clove Essential Oil as an antibiotic.

#11. Witch Hazel.
Witch Hazel has so many uses for preppers. Witch Hazel
promotes healthy veins, helps with hemorrhoids, and is an
astringent to help soothe skin, vanquish blemishes, and relieve
bug bites.

A tincture is a medicine made by dissolving an extract or drug in
alcohol. This is a way of concentrating herbal extracts. The idea is
to draw out the essential compounds of plants.
Learn how to
make an herbal tincture at WikiHow.

  • Cosco Green Soap Tincture. Enriched with lavender oil,
    Green Soap Tincture, pictured at the bottom right of the
    page, is effective  for the removal of dried blood and protein
    soils from the skin and scalp. Hospital grade, this first aid
    product also cleans surgical instruments before sterilization.
    This natural soap made from pure vegetable oils and
    glycerin, is completely biodegradable and environmentally

  • Want more information on Tinctures? The Great Northern
    Prepper has an entire page with preppers in mind that's
    devoted to how to make herbal tinctures.

Parasite healing herbs:
The following herbs are known to help rid your body of intestinal

  • Anise (Pimpinella anisum)
  • Barberry (Berberis vulgaris)
  • Black walnuts (Juglans nigra)
  • Curled mint (Mentha crispa)
  • Garlic (Allium sativum)
  • Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis)
  • Oregon grape (Berberis aquifolium)
  • Wormwood (Artemisia annua); see also Fresh Green Walnut
    Wormwood Complex, pictured at the top of the page.

Supporting source: University of Maryland Medical Center on
Intestinal Parasites.

* These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. For any health
or dietary matter, always consult your physician. This information is intended for your general
knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific
medical conditions. Never disregard or delay in seeking medical advice when available. As a
reminder, these statements about extracts have not been evaluated by the United States Food
and Drug Administration.

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