Dr. Nicole Apelian is an herbalist, a mother, a survival skills instructor, an anthropologist, and a biologist.
She graduated with a degree in Biology from McGill University in Canada and has her Master’s degree in Ecology from the University of Oregon.
She earned her Doctorate through Prescott College while working as an anthropologist and ethnobotanist in Botswana.
She has spent years living in nature with the San Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert, one of the last indigenous peoples who still live as hunter-gatherers.
Developing strong relationships within the tribe helped Nicole learn many of the remedies and skills she practices and teaches today.
An unexpected diagnosis of MS in 2000 led Nicole to apply her research skills towards her own personal wellness.
She focused on a healthy living strategy, including deep nature connection and gratitude practices.
Through changes in her lifestyle, and using her own remedies, Nicole went from bedridden to being fully alive and from surviving to thriving.
Despite her illness, in 2015 she was among the first women to be selected for the History Channel’s TV show Alone.
She then went on to survive for 57 days straight in the wild with little more than the plants that she found there.
She believes that there are many more people who need to find their own remedy.
This became her life’s mission and the main reason for writing this book.
In it she poured over 28 years of plant knowledge and her first-hand experiences of making her own poultices, tinctures, decoctions, salves, syrups, infused oils, and other herbal remedies.
She has helped thousands of people find the remedies that worked for them.
First I included a table of contents with the plants, so that you can find out what remedies are growing in your area.
I also included color pictures (2-4 pictures per plant) and indications so you can use it as a field guide.
In The Lost Book of Herbal Remedies there's also an index with afflictions, so you can search by your specific needs.
This is a perfect guide for both beginners and seasoned herbalists.
For example, this is one of the plants you’ll find in The Lost Book of Herbal Remedies. If it looks familiar that's because it grows in most backyards, and most people weed it out. But what they probably don’t know is that this plant contains a milky substance called lactucarium which acts directly on the central nervous system (CNS) to lessen the feeling of pain.
Inside the book you’ll find full instructions on how to turn it into an extract that you can use whenever you are in need.
I’ll also show you the common US driveway weed that has become the most expensive and sought out plant in Venezuela after the pharmacies ran dry.
On day 42 of the Alone show I accidently hurt my knuckle while gutting a fish. The wound would most likely have gotten infected.
Luckily, I found Yarrow, which quickly stopped my bleeding. And, most importantly I found Usnea, which is a plant used for infections. You've probably seen it growing on tree trunks.
I dressed my wound for 3 days with these and now you can barely see the scar anymore.
On page 55, you’ll find out the interesting thing that happens when you pour salt into a cabbage.
The end remedy obtained by fermentation is full of probiotics that protects your digestive tract, regulating bowel movement and in many cases preventing both diarrhea and constipation.
Of course, in the book you’ll also discover the 3 herbal tinctures I’m using to manage my MS.
Because MS is an autoimmune condition, you should know that all 3 tinctures are remedies that can be used for all the other autoimmune disorders.
ONE of the tinctures that I’m taking daily is an Adaptogen. That means it decreases the biological and oxidative stress, fighting chronic inflammation and repairing damaged tissue.
The other 2 tinctures have an Immunomodulatory effect. That means they bring it back to balance. If the immune system is hyperactive, they downregulate it, but only until the inflammation subsides.
I could go on and on about the biology behind it, but in the end it doesn’t even matter. What matters is that they helped me get my life back.
Money may not grow on trees, but many of the remedies people pay money for DO.
This one, that you’ll find on page 221, was largely used by our forefathers whenever they felt tired or lacked energy.
In The Lost Book Of Herbal Remedies you’ll also discover a tree called Slippery Elm.
The inner bark of this tree contains a substance called mucilage.
When taken orally, mucilage becomes slick and coats the mucous membranes in the intestinal tract, soothing inflammation, relieving pain and giving the bowels a much-needed rest to heal themselves.
One of the most powerful native American ointments was made from what they called The Tree of Peace.
This Haudenosaunee ointment that we almost lost to history helps people with back, knee, neck, shoulder, ankle and wrist pain caused by any form of Arthritis.
The active compound in the ointment was found to be pycnogenol which inhibits the inflammatory chemical signals in our body and provides mobility to your joints.
You’ll also find out the plant that boosts your energy and relieves foot pain when you wear it inside your shoes.
Another plant you’ll find in The Lost Book of herbal Remedies is Boneset, which our forefathers used to reduce fever.
In fact, the name “boneset” was derived from the plant's use in the treatment of breakbone fever.
As we age, some men get an inflamed prostate while some women develop what’s called an overactive bladder.
The berries of the plant you'll find on page 265 can be turned into a tincture or a syrup that helps with inflamation and improves the need for frequent urination.
You will also find a plant that has a high concentration of Chromium.
Chromium is extremely rare nowadays because of the food processing methods that remove most of the naturally occurring chromium from foods. Maybe this is one of the reasons why so many affections are so common today, but 100 years ago were rarely occurring diseases.
On page 61 you’ll discover the plant commonly used as chickenfeed that help people shrink their varicose veins over time.
Allergies are not to be taken lightly. It’s a warning sign that the immune system is not acting the way it should.
On page 169 you’ll find a plant called Butterbur. This plant is so special because it contains antihistamines.
If you ever have to go out foraging, will you know which one of these plants is edible, which one people use as a remedy for high blood pressure and tension, and which one is poisonous?
The Native Americans knew all too well and probably our grandparents too. But very few people nowadays could give the correct answer. As a survivalist I can tell you that this kind of skills will set you apart from your group during dark times.
Chances are you’ve seen this plant too. It grows in most forest glades.
You’ll discover how to use it to effectively treat not only common colds but lung infections as well.
Also, breathing in the steam from leaves that have been boiled in water will immediately calm any asthma attack. This is probably why 100 years ago people with asthma didn’t die from it.
On page 200 you’ll also discover a plant called Pipsissewa, which in Cree means “to break into small pieces”.
That’s because of its ability to break up and dissolve kidney stones.
The plant also contains a substance called hydroquinone, which disinfects the urinary system and diminishes inflammation of the bladder.
If you ever walk through the edges of woodland…
and get some sticky burrs attached to your clothing, you can bet you’ve just passed by this plant.
The best way to deal with this annoying plant? Eat it.
Native Americans used it as a sweetener 200 years ago, and it tastes better than most greens I know.
What people don’t know is that this plant is also a strong diuretic you can take for poor blood circulation. If you’ve ever felt a tingling and numbness sensation in a limb in certain positions, you my try this plant people used for centuries as a blood vessel cleanser.
Another plant you’ll find inside is called Wooly Lamb’s Ear. Also known as “backyard bandage”, this plant has been used for centuries on battlefields to stop bleeding.
It’s been recently discovered it’s high in Vitamin K, the vitamin that coagulates the blood.
It is the same powdered vitamin that we gave our soldiers in WWII to pour over their wounds.
No matter where you live in the World, there’s a source of water nearby. And when there’s water, there are…cattails.
If you find cattails, you’ll have everything you need for survival: water, food, shelter, and fuel.
You probably already know cattails are edible. But few people know what is probably the most important thing about them.
The jelly-like substance that grows between its leaves.
It is very good for severe skin infections. And one of the best cures for nail and foot fungus.
On a different note, this gel is the only part of the cattail that is widely considered to be inedible.
It’s not poisonous…so why?
Well, because it has a numbing effect on moist tissues and has been used as an anesthetic by the pioneers. When they were hit with a ravaging toothache, they would just go get their jar of cattail ooze and rub it around their gums. The pain would subside in minutes.
I call it that because you can use the sap as medicine, its flowers as a sleeping aid, its leaves as food, and the inner bark as cordage.
You don’t need much more than this for survival.
On page 57 you’ll find a very special plant that can lower stress levels and in doing so, it helps people get a good night's sleep.
Deep sleep is the only time your body has to clear away damaged cells or repair them.
You’ll also discover the plants that I use in my Leaky Gut Herbal Blend that forms a protective layer around perforations in the gut through which particles may enter the bloodstream.
What you really don't want is anything that causes inflammation entering your bloodstream as this leads to an inflammatory response that kicks autoimmune disorders into gear.
Another plant you’ll find in The Lost Book of Remedies is St. John’s Wort. It got that name from its uncanny ability to bloom exactly on June 24, the birthday of St. John the Baptist.
The oil of St John’s Wort was used for centuries to help people with hemorrhoids.
In the book you'll find a lot more remedies that you can make out of it.
In The Lost Book of Herbal Remedies you’ll also find the folk remedies that our grandparents gave us to bring down fever, alleviate a sore throat, banish the flu, and many more. They used only common household items that you probably have in your cupboard right this second.
Like the spice you add to your meals that can stop bleeding.
OR the substance that our forefathers used to destroy parasites in the digestive tract.
Or the common household “stain buster” that our grandparents used to clear away most fungal and bacterial skin infections.
If you get The Lost Book of Herbal Remedies today, you’ll also take advantage of two exclusive *gifts.
First, you’ll get the 80-Square-Feet Medicinal Garden in Your Backyard.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have the plants you need growing close by? In this bonus gift you'll find out how to plant, grow and harvest them the right way.
*The two gifts are available in digital format only
The second exclusive *gift you’ll get is meant to help people in a crisis when aid is not coming from anyone but themselves.
In this bonus, you’ll find the most common health dangers people face during disasters. You'll also learn the most helpful and easy to find healing plants.
And a lot more.
*The two gifts are available in digital format only
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