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A diversion from the norm: Ever since I got real sick a month or so back, I have really been studying up on healing stuff I can find in my backyard. I live in rural Missouri so almost anything can be found with a few feet of my porch steps. I do not want to be sick like that again and I also want to get off my dependence on prescription and over counter drugs. Not only do I have bipolar and hate the  medical system, but I also have "brittle" asthma, and chronic pain. Besides these chronic conditions I have some minor ailments. Because my allergies-asthma are my most deadly condition, I am concentrating on it first. Above are 3 Pinterest pins I pinned to my health board.

  1. The first picture,  my focus is the 2nd from bottom "weed" Usnea. it is supposed to be all over U. S. , but I have had trouble finding information on my area about it being found here. I have seen it before, but maybe it was in northwest where I have also lived. Not even the extension office knew anything concerning it. I have read how to make tinctures with this and others following and it is online to order, but I would rather do it myself since it is expensive.
  2. Stinging Nettles:  They are all over and as I am able will do them, I will. Cover plants with alcohol or vinegar for several weeks, then stain liquid through cheese cloth. Toss the plant parts and use dropper They have a lot of properties for many conditions-as does usnea. I would love to have the book.
  3. Butter bur-I am sure I have seen this plant on outings, but my husband did find this one in capsules at a health food store. It is really helping the allergies-It seems, though I am not ready to jump into not taking my asthma medicines....YET?    I hope to find this plant also since the store price was steep. 
For safety, I would recommend you check with your Dr. before trying your own medicinals. 
Check out my health board on Pinterest: 28 pins and growing. Health on Pinterest

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Love dipping my mind, hands and feet into about anything that is pure clean and crisp. 5 kids, some out of the nest and married, some at home. Live on a small rural farm with 2 dogs: one poodle and one boogle. 17 chickens so far, but eggs are setting. One guinea fowl. 2 adorable pekin ducks. 1 beautiful goose and a pond load of fish. But my name is not Old McDonald. Married for 26 years to my sweetheart.