(SurvivalDaily.com) – A necessary component of any first-aid kit is bandaging. While bandages are very important, in an emergency the supply of these tools can quickly be depleted. Injuries will still occur despite the lack of bandaids and gauze pads, forcing a person to improvise with torn clothing or whatever happens to be on hand. Unfortunately, these aren’t exactly antibacterial – especially in the aftermath of a disaster.
There are other options to use for bandages though; they can be grown:
That’s right! You can grow bandages in your backyard and skip the trip to the pharmacy or store. Lamb’s ear is a perennial, meaning it will come back year after year. The leaves of the plants are good for absorbing both blood and puss. However, when faced with a serious injury, lamb’s ear may not be an option.
Growing lamb’s ear isn’t difficult, but the plant does require a lot of sunlight. You also need to keep a close eye on the center of the plant; it can sometimes die, affecting the entire plant and rendering it useless.
If you want to be more self-sufficient, there are plenty of ways you can do so. Check out these plants that you can grow in your back yard that can also be used for medicinal purposes.
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