August 7

Prepping for a Pandemic: Ebola

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Thank you everyone for the thousands of shares the original post received. Much has happened with this current Ebola outbreak, and the original article needs a massive update to reflect what has been learned.

As a result of such high interest level, I am working on a book specifically on how to prepare for pandemics. In researching for this book, there have been positive developments both the numbers of new Ebola cases declining, as well as in biomedicine’s understanding of how to treat Ebola patients.

Since there are no studies for Ebola treatment using herbs, we must use the new information from biomedicine to extrapolate what options would be available to herbalists and preppers if such a outbreak were to happen here in the US.

I have chosen to pull this particular article down and archive it, and rewrite it. There will also be an entire chapter dedicated to Ebola based on the latest and best information possible from both the biomedical world and the herbal world in my second book, Prepping for a Pandemic. There will also be and a more targeted, updated, theoretical look at what role herbal medicine might play if an outbreak came to our shores and hospitals were too overwhelmed to provide care.

The book will also take an in depth look at Influenza, Tuberculosis, Measles, HIV, and other infectious diseases, and how to cope with them if our medical system were ever to be overwhelmed or not function


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  1. Thank you for the article- very informative. What is your take on Master’s Tonic? Do you think it could possibly help someone preventatively- especially up their odds so to say if they had a suppressed immune system?

    1. So, the “Master Tonic”… I think the name implies it can do more than it can. However, something like Rosemary Gladstar’s “fire cider” (I’m actually having some right now, lol), is along the same lines and packs more benefits into the same amount of liquid. However, there is a lot to consider when making any kind of recommendation for an individual without knowing more about that individual. If that’s something you’d like to pursue, send me an email, and we’ll figure out where to go from there.

      That being said, there are many ways to support healthy immune function. An herbal vinegar with all the Vitamin C from the lemons would be a great start for a lot of people. Sleep, movement, a clean diet, and herbs that support healthy digestion/liver function (like milk thistle), help to move the lymph (like cleavers), adaptogenic herbs that interrupt the stress response (like rhodiola), and herbs that directly support immune function (like astragalus) are all potential options to support the immune system.

    2. I agree. Great article-thanks a heap! I’ve since I’m in Florida, I always have a couple weeks of supplies (and a big bottle of Rum). Now, I think I’ll add another week or so just in case-“to avoid the rush”.

      1. Having some extra supplies to isolate if this were in your area is the best way to prep for something like this. What I’ve written above in intended as supportive care for when there is no skilled help available. All the better if you can simply avoid it in the first place!

  2. Thank you for posting this up here! I have heard lots about Ebola and have been very concerned at how fast it could spread, and on hearing reports from doctors how worried they are as they seem unable to contain it. But nothing has been said about precautions that we could be and probably should be taking just in case, as it has such a huge a fatal consequences? It’s so important that people are well informed so they can protect themselves. I live in London England and I’m deeply concerned that we are not taken enough precautions as we have so many visitors from Africa and even more worrying some are illegal imagrants? I feel not enough action has been taken to protect our country from Ebola. I’m a big believer that there are natural remedies for all things which led me to your pin on Pinterest, but I of really hope they can find a cure and the world takes this seriously! Thank you again for your info it’s helpful Snd resurrasing to know the truth! 🙂

    1. Hi Angela,

      Thanks for your comment! You know, back when this outbreak started, I don’t think anyone would have guessed that it would be so out of hand. But, this outbreak hasn’t been like any other. It didn’t come out of some remote, dark, jungle village. It isn’t burning itself out, like all the others did. This article was written with the worst case scenario in mind. I can’t make any claims of knowing for sure that any of these herbs will work the way I think they will. But, it’s the process of trying to reason our a course of action when all else fails is what I hope people will take away from this: 1) understand how this strain is impacting the body, and 2) look for accessible remedies and supplies to get someone through if medical care were to be overrun and unavailable. With ebola people die from organ failure, sepsis, dehydration, and internal bleeding (the bleeding isn’t as common as one might expect). I hope our medical facilities will be able to keep this under control. If not, we each need a back up plan.

    1. Thanks for the info. I’m starting to learn a lot more about Chinese herbs, as the Chinese are far ahead of us here in the West in the way of scientific herbal research. They have managed to keep their Traditional Chinese Medicine while adopting modern orthodox medicine. However, the hemorrhage isn’t what typically kills most Ebola patients. Organ failure is, followed by sepsis, dehydration, and then internal bleeding.

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