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The Frugal Medicine Cabinet
Below are some of the ways we keep health care costs to a minimum.
How we spend $280 per month for both of us:
Saving on Health Insurance
Medicinal Plants to Forage
- parasites, eczema, digestive issues.
Elderberry Flowers- fevers, cold & flu.
Elderberry Fruits- cold & flu.
Jewelweed- poison ivy, bee stings, skin irritations.
Motherwort- menstrual difficulties.
Mullein- cough & respiratory problems.
Plantain- skin irritations.
Prickly Ash- canker sores.
St. Johns Wort- mild depression, skin irritations.
Sumac- source of vitamin C.
Wild Cherry Bark- cough.
colds & flu, hives, pinkeye and sties.
Analysis of popular natural remedies:
Using a Hot Water Bottle
Essential Oils: Frugal or Not?
Economics of Using Herbs
Medicinal Plants to Grow
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