Survival Quiz #77
(Modern Survival.org) – What Tree Can You Look to for Easing Digestive Problems?
Answer: Oak. Here’s why…
In a survival situation, knowing how to treat health issues such as diarrhea without medicine can mean the difference between life and death. Though often treated as a laughing matter, intestinal issues can become dangerous if you face them while trying to survive TEOTWAWKI.
When SHTF, potable water could be hard to come by, raising the risk of dehydration. If a person has diarrhea in this scenario, for example, then the risk of life-threatening dehydration dramatically increases. Luckily, there are natural remedies in the wild that can help ease an upset stomach.
Oak Trees and Acorns
Oak tree bark and acorns have been used for centuries to treat a number of health issues, from bleeding wounds to fevers and upset stomachs. Tea made from the bark of oak trees is used to help with various forms of indigestion, including diarrhea. To create this, boil one to two tablespoons of oak bark for roughly twenty minutes. Strain out the bark and consume the liquid.
Acorns have many healthy components, including tannins, which aid in relieving the symptoms of indigestion. In fact, according to healthline.com, acorns contain over 60 different positive plant compounds. These include beneficial antioxidants.
Emergency services are often strained during natural disasters, and for someone lost in the woods, there aren’t available pharmacies to purchase medicine from. This is why knowing how to treat wounds and illnesses without modern medicine is important.
For information on another natural remedy, check out our article on the uses of honey.
~Here’s to Your Survival!
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