4 ‘Miracle’ Medicinal Foods You Should Stockpile


If you are a homesteader or someone who believes in preparedness, you likely already include first-aid supplies such as alcohol, Band-Aids and antibacterial ointment along with your food storage. However, have you thought about storing foods that can be used for medicinal purposes as well as in recipes?

There are plenty of foods that can be used to treat ailments because of their antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties.

Here are four foods to get you started:

1. Honey

If you’re already storing honey as a sweetener, you’ll be glad to know that you can also use it for medicinal purposes. Honey has been around for centuries. Its main use in ancient Egypt was to treat wounds. The acidic pH level of honey is what gives it a great antibacterial property.

Honey can be used topically to treat wounds, burns and infections. It can also be used internally to treat allergies, coughs, and colds.

Keep in mind here that local, natural honey will have the best effect. Most of the kind bought at the supermarket is heated to maintain its liquid form, so its healing properties are diminished.

2. Apple Cider Vinegar

This vinegar dates back to Hippocrates, who used to prescribe it to treat many illnesses. Apple cider vinegar comes from fermenting the liquid squeezed out of apples with bacteria and yeast until it turns to alcohol.....more here

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