Episode-2262- Sara Chana Silverstein on Herbal Medicine — 9 Comments

  1. Jack, just a heads up – the link to Sara’s website actually goes to her book on Amazon. Great episode and would like to hear her again.

  2. Loved this episode!  I’m new to your website, so I’m having trouble finding the first two things Sara said she would have in an emergency kit (some weird name and french clay??).  I thought they would be in the show notes, but I must not be navigating correctly.

    Keep up the great show!  I’m learning so much.

  3. The name seems to be Yunnan Baiyao  for the blood clotter. Funny thing is I’ve used this before over 20 years ago, I didn’t know the name then.

    Thanks for the reminder Jack!

  4. Man the Steve Earl song you could have a week off him! I’ve seen him in concert several times great artist.

  5. Take a look at the Yunnan Baiyao information…I’m not sure it’s completely natural. Not trying to take away from it’s effectiveness and I think it’s a potential alternative to Celox or QuickClot. But I figured we should be as informed as possible.


    From the wiki page:

    …Yunnan Baiyao was developed by a Chinese man named Qu Huanzhang…In 1902, he formulated “Qu Huanzhang Panacea” which became Yunnan Baiyao…Its exact formula is a closely guarded secret. The company website mentions that the steroid progesterone is in the formula, in addition to several saponins, alkaloids and calcium phosphate. The separate herbal ingredients are reportedly made up by thirteen separate teams, none of whom have any knowledge of the ingredients the other teams are mixing. The individual mixed components are then combined by a further team, who have no knowledge of what constitutes them but knows the proportions in which they are combined.

  6. Survival Podcast is the only thing my husband and I can agree on to listen to during long car rides. Today we listened to this episode and we both enjoyed it. My goal is to have my own herbal garden “someday” 😉 In the meantime, I will follow (stalk!) Sara on Facebook to learn as much as I can.

    So many questions though ….. can the Yunnan Baiyao be used on animals? can the green clay be used on adult heat rashes and skin infections? what about dried herbs in capsules? benefits of topical use of essential oils? what to I have to do to become a protege?

  7. I really wanted a list or the herds she mentioned. I can’t be the only one.


    Motherwort – Strengthening the heart calming the emotions. Can take 3-4 times a day effective in 20 mins


    Skullcap – Relieves nervous agitation. From the mint family for calming and digestion.


    Blue Vervain – For panic and high stress.


    Yuuna Biayao Powder – Hemostatic powder


    French Green Clay – Mosquito  Bites (apply as paste), Kitchen Burns (apply as paste), Diaper Rash (apply as powder)


    Mimosa Bark – Brings joy to the heart. Promotes Healthy Stress Response


    Rose Pedal – Uplifting mood and alleviating depression.


    Lavender Tincture – For stuck sadness. Reduce anxiety and emotional stress.