The Lost Book of Herbal Remedies

The Lost Book of Herbal Remedies

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800+ Medicinal Plants and Remedies That Might Be Growing Around Your House

About Nicole Apelian, Ph.D

Dr. Nicole Apelian is an herbalist, a mother, a survival skills instructor, and a biologist. She graduated with a degree in Biology from McGill University in Canada and has her Master’s degree in Ecology from the University of Oregon. She earned her Doctorate through Prescott College while working as an anthropologist and ethnobotanist in Botswana.

She spent years living with the San Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert, one of the last indigenous peoples that still live as hunter-gatherers.


Developing strong relationships within the tribe helped Nicole learn many of the remedies and skills she practices and teaches today. 

An unexpected diagnosis of MS in 2000 led Nicole to apply her research skills toward her own personal wellness.


She focused on a healthy living strategy, including deep nature connection and gratitude practices.


Through changes in her lifestyle and using her own remedies, Nicole went from bedridden to being fully alive and from surviving to thriving

And in 2015 she was among the first women to be selected for the History Channel’s TV show Alone. She then went on to survive for 57 days straight alone in the wild with little more than the plants that she found there.  

She believes that there are many more people who need to find their own remedy.


This became her life’s mission and the main reason for writing this book.


In it, she poured out 28 years of plant knowledge and her firsthand experiences of making her own poultices, tinctures, decoctions, salves, syrups, infused oils, and other herbal remedies.

Here’s just a glimpse of what you’ll find in The Lost Book of Herbal Remedies:

There are two distinct ways to search through the book.  

First you'll be able to easily flip through the book looking for a specific plant or find out what plants are growing in your area.  

Each plant has between 2 and 4 high quality color pictures and detailed identification instructions, so anybody can use it as a field guide in their backyard or whenever they go out foraging.

The second index of the book makes it easy to search by your specific problems, ailments or needs. These are just some of the reasons why this book is a near perfect guide for beginners, seasoned herbalists or even people with no plant experience at all.

On Page 145

The "Painkilling Plant" That Grows in Most Backyards

For example, this is one of the plants you’ll find in The Lost Book of Herbal Remedies. If it looks familiar, that’s because it grows in most backyards, and most people weed it out. But what they probably don’t know is that this plant contains a milky substance called lactucarium that acts directly on the central nervous system (CNS) to lessen the feeling of pain.

Inside the book, you’ll find full instructions on how to turn it into an extract that you can use whenever you are in need.

On Page 119

The Most Sought Out Plant in a Crisis

I’ll also show you the common US driveway plant that has become the most expensive and sought out plant in Venezuela after the pharmacies ran dry.

On Page 150

Yarrow and Usnea - The Perfect Mix

On day 42 of the Alone show I accidentally hurt my knuckle while gutting a fish. The wound would most likely have gotten infected.

Luckily, I found Yarrow, which quickly stopped my bleeding. And, most importantly I found Usnea, which is a plant used for infections. You've probably seen it growing on tree trunks.

I dressed my wound for 3 days with these and now you can barely see the scar anymore. 

On Page 54

What Happens When You Pour Salt into a Cabbage

On page 54, you’ll find out the interesting thing that happens when you pour salt into a cabbage.

The end result you'll get by fermentation - called Sauerkraut - is full of probiotics that protect your digestive tract, regulating bowel movements, and, in many cases, preventing both diarrhea and constipation.  

On Page 270, 273 and 275

The Three Tinctures That I Use To Manage my Condition (MS)

Of course, in the book you’ll also discover the 3 herbal tinctures I’m using to manage my MS. 

ONE of the tinctures that I’m taking daily is an Adaptogen. That means it decreases the biological and oxidative stress, fighting inflammation and repairing damaged tissue.

The other 2 tinctures that I take have an Immunomodulatory effect. That means they bring my body back to balance. If the immune system is hyperactive, they downregulate it, but only until the inflammation subsides. 

On Page 215

The Backyard Tree Syrup Our Grandparents Used to Make Each Spring

Money may not grow on trees, but many of the things people pay money for DO.  

This one, which you’ll find on page 215, was largely used by our forefathers whenever they had a sore throat.

On Page 257

The "Stomach Band-Aid"

In The Lost Book Of Herbal Remedies, you’ll also discover a tree called Slippery Elm.  

The inner bark of this tree contains a substance called mucilage.  

When taken orally, mucilage becomes slick and coats the mucous membranes in the intestinal tract, soothing inflammation, relieving pain and giving the bowels a much-needed rest to heal themselves. 

On Page 261

The Native American Ointment From "The Tree of Peace"

The Native Americans held a deep and special connection with the earth and the plants sprouting from it. And while they respected all life, “The Tree of Peace” held a special place in their hearts.

One of the most powerful native American ointments was made from it. 

The Haudenosaunee people would use it for back, knee, neck, shoulder, ankle and wrist pain.  

The active compound in the ointment has been recently found to be pycnogenol which inhibits the inflammatory chemical signals in our body and provides mobility to your joints.

On Page 114

The Leaf People Should Place In Their Shoes

You’ll also discover the plant that boosts your energy and relieves foot pain when you wear it inside your shoes.

On Page 50

The Plant Our Forefathers Used When They Had Fever

Another plant you’ll find in The Lost Book of Herbal Remedies is boneset, which our forefathers used to reduce fever.  

In fact, the name “boneset” was derived from the plant's use in the treatment of breakbone fever.

On Page 256

The Plant That Reduces Night-Time Bathroom Trips

As we age, some men get an inflamed prostate while some women develop what’s called an overactive bladder. 

The berries of the plant you'll find on page 256 can be turned into a tincture or a syrup that helps with inflamation and decreases the need for frequent urination.

On Page 68

The Plant You Should Add To Your Salads for Erratic Blood Sugar

Chances are, you've come across this plant growing in sidewalk cracks, but probably not in a salad. It may look like arugula, but it's not. In fact, it's much more nutritious and it also contains an essential trace mineral called chromium that helps the pancreas. 

Chromium is extremely rare nowadays because of the food processing methods that remove most of the naturally occurring chromium from foods. Maybe this is one of the reasons why so many afflictions are so common today, but 100 years ago they rarely affected our forefathers.

On Page 61

The Chickenfeed That People Used to Reduce Their Intestinal Transit Time

On page 61 you’ll discover the plant commonly used as chickenfeed. 

But a simple tea made from this plant reduces the intestinal transit time. That means it helps get rid of constipation better than anything else I've tried over the years.

On Page 166

The Plant Our Grandparents Used When They Had an Allergic Discomfort 

Usually in Spring, when our grandparents would get a runny nose, itchy eyes or breathing difficulty, they used a plant called butterbur. This plant is so special because it contains natural antihistamines.

The Lost Knowledge Of Forest Plants

If you ever have to go out foraging, will you know which one of these plants is edible, which one people used for high blood pressure and tension, and which one is poisonous?  

The Native Americans knew all too well and probably our grandparents too. But very few people nowadays could give the correct answer. As a survivalist I can tell you that this kind of skills will set you apart from your group during dark times.

On Page 213

The Plant our Forefathers Used for Respiratory Upsets

Chances are, you’ve seen this plant too. It grows in most forest glades.

You’ll discover how to use it to tackle not only common colds but lung problems as well. 

Also, taking in the steam from leaves that have been boiled in water will loosen up the airways  and improve breathing. It does this by loosening the mucus in the chest and sinuses.

 On Page 195

 The “Stone Breaker Plant

On page 195 you’ll also discover a plant called Pipsissewa, which in Cree means “to break into small pieces”.  

That’s because of its ability to break up and dissolve kidney stones.  

The plant also contains a substance called hydroquinone, which disinfects the urinary system and diminishes inflammation of the bladder.  

On Page 83

How to Turn This Annoying Plant into a Vein Cleanser

If you ever walk through the edges of woodland and get some sticky burrs attached to your clothing, you can bet you’ve just passed by this plant.  

The best way to deal with this annoying plant? Eat it.  

Native Americans used it as a sweetener 200 years ago, and it tastes better than most greens I know. 

What people don’t know is that this plant also has a strong diuretic effect, and you can eat it if you have poor blood circulation. If you’ve ever felt a tingling and numbness sensation in a limb in certain positions, you may try this plant people used for centuries as a blood vessel cleanser. 

On Page 149

The Backyard Bandage That Soldiers Used In World War 2

Another plant you’ll find inside is called wooly lamb’s ear. Also known as “backyard bandage”, this plant has been used for centuries on battlefields to stop bleeding. 

It’s been recently discovered it’s high in Vitamin K, the vitamin that coagulates the blood.  

It is the same powdered vitamin that we gave our soldiers in WWII to pour over their wounds.

On Page 279

Cattails: The Supermarket of the Swamp

If you find cattails, you’ll have everything you need for survival: water, food, shelter, and fuel. This is why they call it the supermarket of the swamp.

You probably already know cattails are edible. But few people know what is probably the most important thing about them.  

The jelly-like substance that grows between its leaves.  

It is very good for severe skin infections. And one of the best ointment for nail and foot fungus.

On a different note, this gel is the only part of the cattail that is widely considered to be inedible. 

It’s not poisonous…so why?

Well, because it has a numbing effect on moist tissues and was used as an anesthetic by the pioneers. When they were hit with a ravaging toothache, they would just go get their jar of cattail ooze and rub it around their gums. The pain would subside in minutes.  

On Page 215

The "Ultimate Survival Tree"

I call it that because you can use the sap as a remedy, its flowers as a sleeping aid, its leaves as food, and the inner bark as cordage.  

You don’t need much more than this for survival.  

On Page 57

The "Good Night" Plant

You’ll also find a very special plant that can lower stress levels and in doing so, it helps people get a good night's sleep.

Deep sleep is the only time your body has to clear away damaged cells or repair them. That’s probably why people who sleep well tend to live longer.

On Page 108

The Leaky Gut Herbal Blend

You’ll also discover the plants that I use in my Leaky Gut Herbal Blend that forms a protective layer around perforations in the gut through which particles may enter the bloodstream.  

You really don't want anything that causes inflammation entering your bloodstream as this leads to an inflammatory response that puts the immune system into an unhealthy overdrive.

On Page 133

The Plant That Blooms Exactly on June 24, Each Year

Another plant you’ll find in The Lost Book of Remedies is St. John’s Wort. It got that name from its uncanny ability to bloom exactly on June 24, the birthday of St. John the Baptist.  

The oil of St John’s Wort was used for centuries to help people with hemorrhoids.

In the book you'll find a lot more remedies that you can make out of it.

The Childhood Remedies

In The Lost Book of Herbal Remedies you’ll also find the folk aids that our grandparents gave us to bring down fever, alleviate a sore throat, fight the flu, and many more. They used only common household items that you probably have in your cupboard right this second.  

Like the spice you add to your meals that helps to stop bleeding.

Or the substance that our forefathers used to destroy parasites in the digestive tract.

Or the common household “stain buster” that our grandparents used in fighting most fungal and bacterial skin infections. 

This Was Just a Glimpse of what you’ll find in The Lost Book of Herbal Remedies

But There’s MORE That You’re Going To Get: 

If you get The Lost Book of Herbal Remedies today, you’ll also take advantage of one exclusive *gift.  

You’ll get the '80-Square-Feet Medicinal Garden in Your Backyard'

Wouldn’t it be nice to have the plants you need growing close by? In this bonus you'll find out how to plant, grow and harvest them the right way.

You will also receive a second surprise gift if you order today.

*The gift is available in digital format only

Take advantage of two extra digital bonuses if you order today (for FREE)

I printed The Lost Book of Herbal Remedies in a limited edition, with color pictures, containing 800+ plants and remedies made from them. 

Now you can find all you need to know about medicinal plants in one book.  

The Lost Book of Herbal Remedies will also become your field guide. With it you can identify the beneficial plants growing around your house or when you go out foraging.

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What People Are Saying About The Lost Book of Herbal Remedies

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ What a Gem

“I almost passed on buying this book due to the cost. I am so glad I have it on my shelf!! Haven’t you always wondered about those plants around the house? Especially the ones we call weeds? Well what a suprise to receive the book and open it up to see dozens of “weeds” in clear pictures with well written explanations about them. Healing is truly in the earth and all around us. The book explains each common plant, what it’s medicinal uses can be and then how to make them into safe and effective remedies. I can’t wait to get out there and harvest some that grow around my house and used to fall prey to the weed wacker!! [...] The book and pages are copy paper size and well illustrated and very easy to read. I just love it!”  

Ladyhawk14 - Pennsylvania, Retired hospice nurse, animal lover and rescuer

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Must-have book for herbalists - with plant PHOTOS, not drawings

“This is a must-have book for anyone interested in using herbs for health and well-being! I started studying herbalism almost two years ago. It opened up a whole new world and I've embraced the beauty and power of herbs as an integral part of my daily life. I searched high and wide for a good plant identification book. Finally, I found it in this book. All of the other books I considered had drawings (which are so hard to use in a practical sense) instead of actual photos (like this one does). And the harvesting and usage notes are so helpful. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for this wonderful resource! I've already shared it with others. What a bargain, at just $37, for both a digital and print copy.”

Denise L Caiazzo - herbalist

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ... book of Remedies is by far one of my better books. The book is very well written 

"The lost book of Remedies is by far one of my better books. The book is very well written, fantastic colored illustration and easy to read. This book is amazing. I purchased 4. One for myself, 3 as gifts. this is a book you need to have. Seriously, I rarely write reviews. This book warrants rave and high reviews." 

Doc Washburn - St. Louis MO 

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ This is an important must-have book

"Really good reference source for herbal home remedies. The detailed pictures are very helpful when identifying the plants out in the wilds. The detailed instructions on mixing the herbs gives me confidence that I haven't skipped any thing important. [...] the information the reader needs is in the book. I feel the book is well worth the money and should be a staple on any self-reliant persons bookshelf."


⭐⭐⭐⭐Five Star Book if the editor had better organizational skills

“[...] The color photos are great. A smaller thicker book with one plant on a page would be better handled. Then list plant, how to identify, uses, and how to prepare, etc. Maybe just say infusion, decoction, tea, etc. and have how to make these in a separate section if no room on a smaller page. I originally received an empty envelope, but Nicole saw to it that I promptly received my book.”

A lesson learned

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ This is a GREAT book. for any survivalist, prepper or anyone tired of chemicals

“[...] If you are a prepper, survivalist, or off grider, this book is for you!!! It full of the old way (ALL NATURAL) home remedies. My wife and I have had need to try some, and although I was a little skeptical at first. I will say they work. Most of the ingredients can be found in the yard or on the roadside, and just need a little prep time. Also look at the Book, "The lost Ways" Both are worth having in you library.”

Andrew P. Arkansas

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