"Animals have these advantages over man: they never hear the clock strike, they die without any idea of death, they have no theologians to instruct them, their last moments are not disturbed by unwelcome and unpleasant ceremonies, their funerals cost them nothing, and no one starts lawsuits over their wills."
Dr. Yearout has gathered a wide variety of traditional herbal recipes. He gathers some wild plants and grows some herbs to make wildcrafted medicines, and uses them to complement his other holistic health practices.
Here are just a few of his home-made balms, lotions and other health supplements:
Antibacterial Skin Cream
This many-purpose skin balm (similar to Balm of Gilead) is a thick, creamy salve for chapped skin, or as a general purpose antibacterial. It uses a base of olive oil, with cottonwood resin extract and calendula flowers. It has a mild natural scent, like springtime in the forest, down by the river.
This eyewash is based on the herb eyebright, more technically known as Euphrasia. It is used instead of more common commercial eye drops to soothe irritated eyes.
This cream is suitable to be used on small, shallow cuts, scrapes and burns. Use this instead of store-bought triple antibiotic cream. This product is for sale.
Hair and Fur Shampoo
Need a shampoo for you or your favorite pet? Try this basic combination. Easy on the eyes, easy on the budget, and great for both hair and skin.
To learn more about wildcrafting and making your own products, you may also wish to visit Earthwalk Northwest (http://earthwalknorthwest.com/), a regional school of wildcrafting and primitive skills.