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5 Ways This Plant Provides Natural Pain Relief

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It’s surprising how many preppers don’t know that the plantain plant provides natural pain relief. This is probably because many people wrongly assume it’s a weed.

Most people run these plants over with a lawn mower, or remove them from their lawns without a second thought. Little do they know this plant can make an excellent, natural pain reliever.

The plantain plant has been growing all across the United States for centuries. And people have been using its natural pain-relieving properties even before the colonization of this great nation began.

How To Identify The Most Common Species Of Plantain

There are more than 200 different species of plantain plants. However, for simplicity’s sake it’s important to focus on the two that are most common to the U.S.

These are the Broad Leaf plantain (top picture) and the Narrow Leaf plantain (bottom picture).

As you can see from the images below, the Broad Leaf plantain has wide, broad leaves with 3-5 veins. The flowering part of the plant is long and narrow.

Meanwhile, the Narrow Leaf plantain features long, narrow leaves. The flowering part of this plant is shorter than that of the Broad Leaf plantain.

Every single part of these two plants can be effective for medicinal uses. This includes the seeds, flowers, roots and leaves. They’re also safe to ingest and to use as a topical treatment.

Now that you know how to identify this plant, let’s go into its various survival uses for treating pain…

5 Ways This Plant Provides Natural Pain Relief

Soothe Bug Bites

Bites from snakes, spiders, ticks, and other creatures can not only be painful – they can also be poisonous. Luckily the plantain plant has anti-toxin and anti-venom properties that can help remove these impurities.

Treat Burns

Most people typically add some cream or aloe to a burn. However, if you don’t have either of these plantain plants can work as a substitute to soothe the burn.

Ease Pneumonia Symptoms

Plantain plants provide an herbal remedy for helping treat pneumonia. They also help treat other respiratory problems, such as allergies, asthma, and lung infections.

Acts As An Anti-Inflammatory

Plantain plants work to reduce the amount of swelling that comes from stings and bites. This can be particularly helpful to those who get allergic reactions to bee stings.

Disinfects Wounds

The miraculous plantain plant also works as a natural antibiotic. This makes it very useful for disinfecting wounds. Just make sure to disinfect the wound before wrapping it in order to prevent further infection.

2 Ways To Use Plantain Plants For Healing

Two of the most common ways to use plantain plants for healing are…

Making A Plantain Poultice

A poultice is basically a layer of wet plants that’s laid onto an affected part of the body and then covered with a cloth. This is essential for exterior wounds such as bug bites and burns.

There are various ways to prepare this plant for a poultice. For instance, if you’re home and are lucky enough to have a blender, you can blend up the plantain plant with a touch of water and then apply the wet plants to the skin.

However, when SHTF you may need to get more creative. For one, you can crush the leaves between your hands by rubbing them back and forth. You can also grind the plant between two rocks. OR in an emergency situation you can always put the plant in your mouth, chew it up, and then spit it out onto the skin. Sure, it’s a bit gross… but when a crisis hits it’s really not going to matter.

Apply the wet plants to the skin and wrap a cloth around it to secure it in place. If you don’t have a cloth, you can use a clean t-shirt.

Here’s a short video showing you how to make a plantain poultice.

Making Plantain Tea

You can also brew plantain tea, which provides many medicinal benefits. Simply fill a container with water and allow it to boil for a few minutes. Doing this will help ensure it’s safe to drink.

Then take the container off the heat and drop a bunch of plantain leaves into the water. Wait a few minutes to let the plants steep. Then strain out the leaves. Once the tea cools, it’s time to drink.

If you want to be thrifty, you can also use the spent tea leaves as a poultice after straining them.

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Is Biden’s Brain Tapioca? One Tennessee Republican Thinks So

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The White House would be required to notify Congress whenever the president takes a drug that could impact his alertness, judgment, or mood, under a new bill proposed by Tennessee Republican Rep. Andy Ogles.

“Joe Biden’s embarrassing outbursts of anger and incomprehensible speeches mirror the incalculable damage his policies have inflicted on our nation,” Rep. Ogles stated.

“Frequently slurred speech, abnormally long pauses, and the inability to string together five coherent words have put Biden’s mental and physical decline on full display,” he said. “It is unfair to the American people for the White House to be occupied by someone who is literally incapable of speaking.”

Ogles introduced his bill — the No Juicing Joe Act — because the White House “has refused” to test President Biden’s cognitive abilities “because they know he will fail miserably.” Biden is scheduled to debate former President Trump, the GOP nominee, later this month.

Rep. Andy Ogles, R-Tenn., introduced the No Juicing Joe Act, citing historical precedents where presidential health issues affected their duties. He pointed to President John F. Kennedy’s treatment by Dr. Max Jacobson, known as “Doctor Feelgood,” and Woodrow Wilson’s post-stroke incapacitation, which led to the 21st Amendment.

“The president, whose office is the most powerful on earth, must be accountable to the people, and it’s Congress’s duty to ensure accountability,” Ogles said.

In response, a White House spokesperson claimed that criticisms of Biden’s cognitive state were politically motivated. However, the growing number of incidents raises serious concerns. After losing numerous negotiations and witnessing the administration’s failures across various sectors, it’s becoming increasingly clear that these issues are not just about policy but about the president’s ability to perform his duties effectively.

The Republican National Committee’s research division posted several videos that appeared to show President Biden in a “perpetual state of confusion.” One video from his recent speech in Normandy commemorating the 80th anniversary of D-Day showed Biden bending down, seemingly uncertain whether it was time to sit down.

Questions about Biden’s mental acuity also circulated last week after a bombshell report interviewed 45 lawmakers and administration officials about Biden’s mental performance.

Biden, 81, is the oldest person to hold the presidency and has faced skepticism from voters and Republican lawmakers about his ability to do his job. Many Republicans and even some Democrats said the president showed his age in private meetings.

Most of the people interviewed by the report who were critical of Biden’s performance were Republicans, although some Democrats acknowledged the president showed his age in several exchanges. These interviewees participated in meetings with Biden or were briefed on them contemporaneously, including administration officials and other Democrats who did not express concerns about how the president handled the meetings.

White House officials, however, dismissed many of these accounts, saying such criticisms were motivated by partisan politics.

The growing concern over Biden’s mental fitness is driving legislative efforts like the No Juicing Joe Act to ensure transparency and accountability in presidential health, highlighting the critical need for a capable and alert leader in the White House. The American people deserve a president who can effectively communicate and make sound decisions, and it is Congress’s duty to uphold this standard.

 

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House Holds AG Garland in Contempt, Referred for Criminal Charges

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In a decisive move that upholds the rule of law, the House of Representatives voted to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress on Wednesday, referring the top Department of Justice (DOJ) official for criminal charges. This is a significant victory for those who believe in holding our leaders accountable and ensuring transparency in government.

The measure passed nearly along party lines in a 216 to 207 vote, with just one Republican, Rep. David Joyce of Ohio, betraying his party and his constituents. Joyce, a former prosecutor, argued against the resolution, claiming it would further politicize the judicial system. However, his lone dissent only highlights his failure to stand up for justice. It’s clear that Joyce must be voted out in November to restore true conservative leadership.

Garland’s refusal to turn over audio recordings of Special Counsel Robert Hur’s interview with President Biden is a blatant obstruction of justice. These recordings are crucial for understanding Biden’s mishandling of classified documents and his mental state during the investigation. Hur concluded that no criminal charges were warranted, but described Biden as presenting himself “as a sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory.” This characterization raises serious concerns about Biden’s fitness for office and the potential leniency he received.

Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., led the charge, ensuring the contempt resolution passed. This action demonstrates the GOP’s unwavering commitment to transparency and accountability. Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, voiced the frustration felt by many, stating, “There’s only one reason why the attorney general would do that. He doesn’t want us to hear it.”

This move is part of a broader effort by House Republicans to hold the Biden administration accountable. The pursuit of Hur’s audio tapes is just one aspect of the GOP’s wider impeachment inquiry into President Biden, investigating allegations that he used his political position to enrich himself and his family. Despite Biden’s denials of wrongdoing, the truth must come out.

The DOJ, however, is unlikely to act on this contempt referral, as indicated by past inaction on similar resolutions. This reality frustrates many Republicans, who see the DOJ as biased and unwilling to hold their own accountable. Rep. Rich McCormick, R-Ga., expressed this sentiment, saying, “I’m not optimistic, because I think the DOJ has proven themselves very partisan and not honest brokers of how they apply the law.”

 

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The Dangers of Biden’s Weakness: Russian Ships off the Coast of Florida

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When it comes to national security, President Biden’s actions are not just weak—they’re downright reckless and dangerous. This week, a fleet of Russian warships brazenly entered Cuban waters, preparing for military drills in the Caribbean. This aggressive move is a direct threat to the United States, underscoring the dangerous consequences of Biden’s soft stance on national security.

Just this week, a fleet of Russian warships brazenly entered Cuban waters, preparing for military drills in the Caribbean. This aggressive move is a direct warning to President Biden, who recently approved Ukrainian forces to strike targets within Russia using U.S. weaponry. Strategic intelligence analyst Rebekah Koffler, author of “Putin’s Playbook,” interprets this deployment as a clear message from Russian President Vladimir Putin to Washington: “We can touch you.”

“Putin wants to be close to the U.S. homeland at this time when the Russia-Ukraine crisis is on a highly escalatory trajectory — given Biden’s authorization to Ukraine. If something goes wrong and Ukraine strikes critical targets in Russia close to major cities, the Russian military can enable the Cubans to strike targets inside the U.S. or strike U.S. interests,” Koffler explains.

Three Russian warships arrived at Havana Bay on Wednesday, greeted by a 21-cannon salute. Following them is a nuclear-powered submarine, the Kazan, which Russia claims is not carrying nuclear weapons. This is a chilling reminder of the dangers we face due to Biden’s misguided policies.

President Biden’s recent actions have only emboldened our enemies. His reckless approval for Ukraine to use American missiles against Russian targets has escalated tensions to a boiling point. Ukraine, struggling in its battle of attrition against Russian forces, has failed to secure major breakthroughs despite these counterattacks.

The presence of Russian warships in Cuba and Putin’s threats to supply weapons to U.S. neighbors are stark reminders of the perilous situation we are in. Putin’s recent suggestion that Russia may authorize strikes on the U.S. via proxy countries is a direct consequence of Biden’s weak leadership.

“Most of all, the warships are a reminder to Washington that it is unpleasant when an adversary meddles in your near abroad,” said Benjamin Gedan, director of the Latin America program at the Wilson Center. This situation underscores the need for strong, decisive leadership to protect our national security, something Biden has utterly failed to provide.

Putin’s rhetoric and actions highlight the precarious position we are in under Biden’s leadership. His statement last week about supplying weapons to regions that can strike sensitive U.S. facilities should alarm every American: “If [the U.S.] considers it possible to deliver such weapons to the combat zone to launch strikes on our territory and create problems for us, why don’t we have the right to supply weapons of the same type to some regions of the world where they can be used to launch strikes on sensitive facilities of the countries that do it to Russia?”

Adding to this dangerous mix, President Biden has also approved the notorious Azov Battalion to use U.S.-provided weaponry. This battalion, infamous for its neo-Nazi roots, has been a central figure in Russian propaganda against Ukraine’s government. Biden’s support for such a group not only undermines our moral standing but also hands Putin ammunition to justify his aggressive actions.

President Biden’s approval of Ukraine to use American missiles to strike Russia and his support for the controversial Azov Battalion reflects a dangerous softness on national security. These decisions have not only emboldened our adversaries but also jeopardized global stability. It’s time for a leader who prioritizes America’s safety and stands firm against threats to our homeland. Biden’s actions are not just a lapse in judgment—they are a direct threat to our nation’s security.

 

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