Sunday, June 8, 2008

Battling The Bug

I'm battling a bug this weekend and so far its kicking my ass. My meds for fighting this type of crap have been depleted by the last round and I have not built them back up yet.

Post SHTF there will be little avaiable in over the counter meds so it is a priority now to identify those that are needed to fight my (and yours) most common ailments.

For me it is sinus, throat and chest related illnesses, so I need to stockpile those items that will combat the bugs in those areas. I have plenty of cough drops but no benadryl and only one bottle of night time medicine. I will also need to stock up on decongestants.

Now post SHTF, this stuff will go fast and herbal replacements must be either grown or identified in the wild. Three good sources for info on herbs are: Back To Eden by Jethro Kloss, The Herb Handbook by John Lust, and The Naturopathic Handbook of Herbal Formulas by Richard Scalzo.

I'm sure there are hundreds more but I'm going to go back to bed now and hopefully I will be ready for work tomorrow. Feel free to post your favorites to share with the rest of us.


  1. My sinuses kicked in this weekend too. Hope ya feel better soon.

  2. Get well, and this is a sign for the rest of us who probably are lacking in the medicine department as well.

  3. My wife has a lot problems with the old sinuses. Me, not so much.
    Feel for you bro'. Being sick ain't a party you want to be at.

  4. I would also recommend "The Green Pharmacy" by James A. Duke Ph.D.

  5. Michael's Handmaiden here--

    here's a homemade flu preparation I found somewhere. I've used apple cider vinegar and cayenne pepper for years, and it seems to me this flu remedy would be effective, especially in helping to clear those sinuses!

    Anti-Flu Preparation 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper 1 ½ teaspoons sea salt, or common salt 1 cup water 1 cup apple cider vinegar I place the pepper, salt, water, and vinegar in a 1 quart canning jar and shake very well, and heat it in the microwave for approximately 1 minute. If we won't have electricity or a microwave, just heat it over direct heat. Most adults are able to take between a teaspoon to a tablespoon every half hour. We take a tablespoon every 20 minutes for three doses and then every couple of hours after this until we begin to feel better.

  6. I've noticed from talking with others around the country that this seems to be a nation-wide thing.

    Intensified chem-trails?

  7. I always use zinc lozenges for everything from the neck up, They are absolutely great for sore throats and I really think that they help anything in the head area.

    But there is a caveat, the naturopath that I see says that I am wrong and there is no way it should help my sinuses and such.

    I still say it helps

  8. colloidal silver works well and it boosts the system

  9. I get the same thing upon occaision. The best way I found to deal with it is to drink lot's of fluids, as in beer. The alcohol numbs the throat and you sleep more. Get up and drinks some more and after about 3 days you are over the worst of it. Hard alcohol does not work. It must be beer. You are not drinking it to get drunk, but to bathe the soreness with the alcohol. Works for me everytime.


  10. Now that's a remedy I can live with!

  11. Handmaiden, thanks for the recipe.
    i will make some up and freeze it for the next bout of this crap.

    Anti-Troll, interesting remedy, I shall have to give that a try sometime also.

    I will be taking notes on what works best. Went to the DR. today and had them tell me what I already knew, just to appease TPTB at work. It's a viral thing. Yada yada yada. Same as the last time I had it.

    In 2 day's I will be fully over this as my immune system finally triumphs in an epic battle, culminating in sweat soaked sheets and a distinct chill as I sleep with a fan on.

  12. Hey selou, you alright bro? Haven't heard from you in a few days. Got me concerned here