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That's what she said.

http://theprepperproject.com/grow-antibacterial-bandages/


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How To Grow Your Own Antibacterial Bandages

October 1, 2013 -- by Kendra Lynne

... One day as I was doctoring up one of my kiddos, the thought crossed my mind, “What if I couldn’t get any more of these band-aids? What could I use?” This question prompted me to delve into my herbal books and scour the internet for an answer. And I found a good one.

Wooly Lamb’s Ear.

It’s one of my favorites because it’s medicinal AND edible.



A Natural Antibacterial Bandage

Wooly Lamb’s Ear, botanical name Stachys byzantina, has been used for centuries as a wound dressing on battlefields. Not only do the soft, fuzzy leaves absorb blood and help it to clot more quickly, they also contain antibacterial, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties. All of these factors make this plant a really great alternative to store-bought bandages (especially since many of them are made in China!)....




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Re: Ever heard of a plant called Wooly Lamb's Ear? Used as bandages?
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2014, 05:39:54 PM »
My neighbor has a whole hillside of it

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Re: Ever heard of a plant called Wooly Lamb's Ear? Used as bandages?
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2014, 09:27:57 PM »
Have grown it for years. 

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Re: Ever heard of a plant called Wooly Lamb's Ear? Used as bandages?
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2014, 11:28:12 AM »
Yes! We have some growing...funny enough it is one of the few plants that was never watered and made it through the North Texas summer. And it's nice to touch.

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Re: Ever heard of a plant called Wooly Lamb's Ear? Used as bandages?
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2014, 03:08:43 PM »
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Stachys byzantina is also known as Scouting Toilet Paper; Boy Scouts are known to use the leaves as toilet paper as it is very soft and the "fur" helps with the cleaning process.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stachys_byzantina