June 2018 January 2017 It can even be used as toilet paper! As for the leaves….ah try to find the old catalogues. See the picture above. LOL. Perhaps we increase our vitamin intake or even obsessively wash our ... Read More » The Miracle Backyard … The leaves look the same, and it is already getting little purple flowers. June 2017 December 2018 Thumb through any garden design book to witness their role in the creation of many a beautiful garden. That has been my prepper skill to learn this summer, and there is a ton of info out there. Sep 30, 2016 - Explore Melanie Martin's board "Lambs Ear", followed by 271 people on Pinterest. They grow well, tolerant to drought, & are invasive. You just need to provide some protection for it, like a bit of shade in the hot afternoon. They should store well over winter. December 2014 Because it spreads so readily, you will usually have plenty of new plants with which to replace the old, rotted plants. I recommend all preppers learn to identify weeds and mushrooms that are edible and a lot of the weeds have medicinal purposes. April 2019 I chose the Lamb’s Ear because it has other uses also. . Lamb’s Ear: Or also called “Stachys byzantina“ Those fuzzy, velvety, cuddly plants that you can’t but touch when you walk by. Beauty And Fashion Tins keep out the damp and creepy crawlies. Self Sufficiency Common names associated are hedgenettle, heal-all, self-heal, betony, & of course, lamb’s ear. It is attractive to bees, butterflies and birds. It is cultivated over much of the temperate world as an ornamental plant for homes and gardens because of their thickness & color. Differences Between Lamb's Ear and Mullein. You can plant seeds or seedlings, and it does have a lovely flower stalk. Cash only. Before anybody asks, yes, I have tried it, and, yes, it does work great! January 2015 June 2016 The leaves are. I always laugh when I see Mullein because someone one told me that old cowboys used to use it for toilet paper … In addition to it’s wonderful medicinal properties, the young tender leaves can be eaten raw in a salad or lightly steamed as a delicious nutrient-rich side-dish. December 2016 Store in plastic with as little air as possible. Grin), and so are the flowers of the older taller plants. October 2014 May 2020 Ok, why have I not read this article before storing 600 rolls of TP? Lamb’s ear originated in Turkey, Armenia, & Iran. February 2018 September 2013 I would say to heat the water to warm before using it as cold water is well kinda cold…. Lamb’s ear is specifically placed inside children’s gardens or healing gardens for their sensory value. Lamb's Ear Black Mondo Grass ** Please state which plant(s), how many and when you would like to pick up. The sprayer tankers also could be used for having a way to shower with little water yet still removing body sweat, when nothing else would be available. I have been fortunate to have been given an extra King-size flannel sheet, plus I already had a few. I made the time to listen to them live and saved them as an MP3. April 2017 When the ‘600’rolls of tp runs out and the plant does not produce, you will be thankful for the material squares for the outhouse with a bucket for placing them in to be cleaned with bleach & available for the outhouse once again. Wait….How did you knw I was wondering about these? January 2019 are both plants with velvety, wooly leaves. That and they sell them as MP4 videos and my computer saved them as MP3’s. She said she liked using it more then toilet paper and being you clean yourself with water it was very sustainable when toilet paper is not. Woolly Lamb’s Ear-Stachys Byzantina (woolly hedgenettle), Zones 4-9, 6-12 inch tall Perennial. Mix and match or all of the same. Crafts Thanks, I will be getting some of this. Wooly Lamb's Ear (Stachys Byzantina) is another one of the many multi purpose herbs that the more self reliant types should consider growing if they are not already. Verbascum thapsus, the great mullein or common mullein, is a species of mullein native to Europe, northern Africa, and Asia, and introduced in the Americas and Australia.. One of my Lamb's Ear plants in my West herb garden . The softness and size of Lamb's Ear leaves make it a perfect toilet paper alternative plus when fully dried the leaves can be used as tinder for fire making. March 2015 One day I was in my garden in the back yard and I found a strange little plant with only three leaves that were thick and fuzzy. I had no idea there were so many uses and UNIQUE uses to boot, for wooly lamb's ear. February 2015 February 2017 February 2016 She was a week and I just over two. Is lambs ear a flower then? This was important when the outhouse was located outside the main dwelling. “Lamb’s Ear” So, what does this plant have to do with prepping? You can also make a pleasant tea by steeping dried leaves in boiling water. When the stockpile runs out, wooly lamb’s ear leaves can be used as toilet paper. August 2016 November 2018 “Antique Collector”…”think outside the box….—surething….old catalogues/newspaper/leaves/….as long as one is using an outhouse situation…. Thanks for this I have grown Lambs ears for 15 years and NEVER known that I could use it...herbal teas etc here I come. When it got too chilly outside, I dug my lambs ear up and potted it to bring in the house. Besides the sopping up of blood and use as a dressing, lamb’s ear has also been used as a poultice and has analgesic properties. The leaves of this plant are about 4 inches by 2 inches, and very soft and fuzzy, making for a very good tissue with excellent cleaning properties. Someone else grew it for you with who knows what added to make paper. It was free if you listened to it live each Saturday and thereafter they sold them as a package after the series was complete. It formed a pathway you could walk between to get to your destination. May 2017 If you cure the leaves in a cool dark area, they stay pliable when dry. July 2019 Hi, Jade! Salad - small young leaves can be eaten in salad or steamed and eaten hot. No need to register, buy now! Cooking And Recipes September 2017 A tea made out of the leaves can help with urinary problems. SUPPORT MSB at no extra cost to you: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Lamb’s ear (Stachys byzantina) grows as a “foliage clump” and produces pinkish-purple flowers. I noticed a bunch of these fuzzy little plants growing in the yard over the last few days and was wondering about them!! August 2017 Leaves to avoid: - Anything waxy (smears rather than absorbs)- Leaves grouped in threes (might be poisonous)- Leaves growing in alternating, as opposed to mirroring, positions on the branch (might be … As a young lad, i had to go in the woods during some type of boy scout meeting. September 2015 I think there was around 20 in the series. Make sure it doesn’t get too much water, it needs well drained soil, and don’t plant it in a low spot. All shirts and pants that get too raggedy to wear are folded clean into tubs. ​This site is the property of Tracey Boyer. It grows nicely for 9 months out of the year in our area. Stand, read your comment about the strangers ignoring your no trespassing signs. MSB Donations, Copyright © 2010-2021 ModernSurvivalBlog.com, Get notified when new comments are posted. Are there two kinds? I am living near Chicago and bought small plants at a greenhouse. The uses for Lamb's Ear (Stachys byzantina) are many. Wonder if you saw the movie “Second Hand Lions”. Saving Money by Ken Jorgustin | Oct 9, 2013 | 44 comments. Keep it dry and will last forever. Gardening & Landscaping: As an added … I live in South Florida and a lot of plants cannot survive in our hot humid climate. Thank you for some great information. Later that day my butt started itching oh my god, what a hell after that. Leaves tend to be the ones that leave unwanted blisters on the behind…rowl. Pick fresh, young leaves for best flavor when consuming. (aka wooly woundwort) I sure didn't know it was so useful. March 2014 It is sometimes sold as S. lanata. Check it out. It’s one thing to grow things and kill animals to sustain life but Forgot to mention I missed a few of them and that’s why I bought the whole series. They are smaller than a wash cloth and a softer material. July 2016 Don’t put them in a dehydrator, the sun, or a hot area to dry or they will become brittle. The antibacterial properties this plant is often credited with also add to its attractiveness as a baid-aid alternative in a survival situation. But, shooting at them, no no, will get a visit from the jack booted thugs. Yes, Mullein is another good plant to use for TP, if you use the leaves fresh and not dried. August 2015 Let’s face it, you wear underwear all day long and I am sure that more than once when you go to take them off at the end of the day at times, there was bound to be a skid mark or two, but people don’t have a problem with washing and re-wearing their underwear. Thanks for the great article and info, It was in another ‘leaked’ document from the NSA. February 2014 Big mistake, because the bees love them, too. Wooly Lamb’s Ear. Good idea. Look up “Summer of Survival” at LifeChangesBeReady dot com for her podcast and others. We have one of those big galvanized washtubs for regular clothing. as butt wipe naaaaa. I have to do this also, even though I’m in zone 8. Lamb’s Ear looks much more like Mullein, but unlike Mullein, it forms in dense masses of rosettes, and Mullein is more of a loner plant. I have noticed that plants with smooth skin (unless it be dry and leathery) are often quite frost sensitive, while woolly plants tend to be … It is another morning of being maid/butler to the cats. I also have a half dozen plastic perineal squeeze bottles (from Amazon) that will help to water-wash the private zones prior to wiping. (Flower spikes up to 18 inches). Few silver-foliaged plants are grown more widely than lamb’s-ears. A crushed or bruised leaf will release a clear juice that relieves insect bites, spider bites and bee and wasp stings. Anon April 2020 July 2015 Best Leaves to Use as a Toilet Paper Substitute These species are large and tough, but soft and fuzzy ... Wooly Lamb's Ear Found in: Most of U.S. Lamb's ear grows well throughout its hardiness range, zones 4 to 8. Wooly Lambs Ears (Stachys byzantina), packet of 50 seeds, organic $ 3.95. If you are referring to the Lamb’s ear. August 2018 My question is can I flush it down the toilet without a problem. More expensive than TP, but a lot less room recquired. It is a hairy biennial plant that can grow to 2 m tall or more. Drink a tea made from young, dried Wooly Lamb’s Ear leaves to help with fevers, diarrhea, sore mouth and throat, internal bleeding, and weaknesses of the liver and heart. Fun For Kids Recycle And Upcycle DO you work for the NSA?? 3 Comments . https://www.homemade-by-jade.com/blog/wooly-lambs-ear-natures-bandaid Animals And, besides, you don’t kill this plant to use it. Find the perfect woolly lambs ear stock photo. December 2015 May 2018 Herbalists may know this garden favorite as woundwort or woolly betony. Lamb’s ear plants have been used as an alternative to toilet paper and medicinally to treat wounds and the like, due to their antiseptic and other medicinal properties, and the leaves are also edible and can be made into a tea. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. No different than cloth baby diapers, before everyone became spoiled, think outside the box. The family wipes as they are called came in a stack of about 50 with different sets of colors so each family member can have their own set of about 6 wipes. To receive my posts by email enter your email address: All Household Tips November 2016 FYI. October 2016 You can bruise the leaves so … It was used either alone, or to help hold in other herbs like comfrey. I'll have to add some wooly lamb's ear to my garden. MT What she used was a pump-up garden sprayer with the spray rod bent up so you could wash your backside. Being soft and super absorbent, Lamb’s Ear leaves can be used as menstrual pads, or in place of cotton balls. There is sewing material that is soft for bath room tp replacement. These plants will come in a 1 gallon grow bag. 1 plant for $6 or 3 plants for $15. She doesn’t like to drink water, so we have a joke. November 2013 Invitations & Paper Wedding Decorations Wedding Gifts Wedding Accessories ... Wooly Lamb's Ear Seeds (10) Stachys White Natural Bandaid - USPS tracking SeedlyCreations. Well anyways, Good Butt Hygiene is very important, so no matter what you wipe with or if you don’t, a nice shower afterwards is the best thing your butt can ask for. ** … Turned out to be poison ivy. December 2019 I used them for a while just to see how they worked. It likes full sun and easily over winters. Trending Topics: wooly lamb’s ear. Not a fun topic, but very important for sanitation and hygiene. Halloween Flu season has arrived, and we find ourselves taking extra precautions to ensure we are not the next victim of the cold and flu viruses spreading around our communities. This plant can withstand a range of temperatures but as a ground cover, it dislikes humid conditions, which can make lamb's ear susceptible to leaf diseases. Give it some room and it will multiply like crazy. AC, maybe that’s where I got the idea to do that! In many years of use never has had an odor or need for digging out. It helps take out the streaks in the underwear. October 2017 October 2018 Lamb’s ear is related to Betony (both are Stachys), and is sometimes called woolly betony. It never came back.......I think I will have to get some for next year. Here is a grow zone map…. December 2013 I’m so excited. August 2019 Contact Us (Those on a budget could easily use washed out mustard or ketchup squeeze bottles, or baby bottles) Other facts It was used either alone, or to help hold in other herbs like comfrey. I agree, I am going to try it on bug bites and rashes, and see if it helps! While the leaves are quite similar, mullein grows much taller and lamb’s ear leaves are softer. Plants: Lamb's Ears, Black Mondo Grass - $6. You just harvest the larger leaves and it continues to grow for years…. Even the sophisticated gardener who has long since tossed out other beginner’s plants still values this … April 2014 January 2014 Yes, cleaning bathroom cloths needs to be done separately and with bleach & water to sanitize. The photo was taken at the end of November, and as you can see it is still quite happy and a good backup for my toilet paper supply. Whenever we buy, we buy extra to store. Thanksgiving, June 2020 I had this in my garden for years, then one year, I had enough and pulled it out! Fertilizer . Hanging it from the inside of our GH will give us solar-powered warm water most every day of the year that way. February 2019 Growing and killing a plant to wipe my butt just seems wrong. It is also called Mullein, nicknamed cowboy toilet paper (how appropriate). My suggestion is NO, it would slim up your septic system over time. Some reports of using the super soft and possibly absorbent leaves as a substitute for toilet paper while backwoods camping have been reported. It was used for centuries as a “women’s comfort” for hemorrhoids, menstrual flow, birthing, for nervous tension, and as a skin aid.. Not only is it useful medicinally, but it’s also edible! March 2018 functional – leaves for compost and no-dig gardening, toilet paper, absorbent pads; ecological – pollinator plant, attract bees; sensory gardens – great in children’s gardens and healing gardens – people love to feel the thick felt-like leaves low-maintenance – Lamb’s Ear is an easy plant to care for and to propagate. This is perfect timing. January 2020 Wooly Lamb’s Ear actually has many medicinal uses. But if you start growing this plant now, it will be naturalized and spreading by the time you may need it. March 2016 Transplants easily. Should you use it, have a bucket with a lid in the bathroom. I once planted them under my mailbox. This is what the ‘bears in the woods’ use. I do suggest that you do the TP test. Lambs ear is a super easy perennial to grow. I’ve made a couple dozen cloth wipes, but my only concern is that they DO need washed, using water stores. As if Wooly Lamb’s Ear isn’t awesome enough, the list of uses continues. DIY Projects That you plant I mean. May 2016 1. April 2018 It's a great ground cover. We even have a separate washer-plunger for doing that….and of course, a separate bucket. The leaves are edible (before you use it as TP. Pets ~items you thought you would never be    able to find again. April 2016 Besides the sopping up of blood and use as a dressing, lamb’s ear has also been used as a poultice and has analgesic properties. Is it something I can find at Home Depot or Lowe’s? Most important seems to be as wound dressing, but, most convenient is Toilet Paper! Also, how well do they store? It is attractive to bees, butterflies and birds. View larger image. Mullein is a different plant. You can eat it as well. Now where do I get the seeds to grow these babies? Outhouse has one tall Christmas tin with TP and another with wood ashes. It tastes like a combination of apples and pineapples, with a delightfully fruity taste. I don’t know about Florida – I do know a friend grows it in AZ in large containers. Recycle And Upcycle OH YEA, one of my favorite movies. spray tankers were 1 or 2 “gallon”, missed putting that in the sentence. The healing and effectiveness of plants including Lambs Ear herb is a subject that should be explored as an alternative for synthesized pharmaceuticals especially since bacterial and viral agents are becoming resistant … Some people enjoy Lamb’s Ear fresh in salads or gently steamed as greens. The most obvious, easiest identification is in the color of the blooms. Being curious, I looked it up on the internet and found it to be a plant called Wooly Lamb's Ear. Natural Antibacterial Gel You Can Quickly Make At Home. September 2018 November 2017 Holiday Think this is such a good idea that my preps at the farm include the little paper lunch sacks. Not only is it useful medicinally, but it’s also edible! I know there are people out there right now going “ewwwww”, I don’t understand their thinking. Well, Mullein is another TP alternative. May 2014 Cut into 8-inch squares, they do-the-trick. Seasonal No need for panic buying toilet paper at Costco whenever there is a Coronavirus pandemic. The Lamb’s Ear can be cured (think tobacco leaves), and will stay pliable and not crumble during use. Do they dry out and become brittle? Perhaps, but the leaves are fairly small and don't grow in the wild apart from in their native range so this may be a wishful exaggeration. Or add some seeds for this plant to your preps, and start them when you need to, they are very easy to grow, and come back year after year. Wooly Lamb’s Ear is similar to mullein and we have a healthy supply of it growing in the backyard. Remember that the next time you head out on a backwoods camping trip. Posts They were soft as velvet. June 2015 July 2013. Enjoy young, tender leaves fresh in a salad, or gently steamed as greens. Stachys or woundwort, is one of the largest genera in the flowering plant of labiatea (mint or deadnettle). Christmas Yes. When bag is removed for burning, a scoop of ashes goes down the hole. I am always on the lookout for useful plants. If the SHTF, I doubt if a lot of toilet paper will still be manufactured, and storing enough to last you for the rest of your life is impractical at best. Yes, toilet paper. I had no idea this plant was good for insect bites and rashes. Evergreen perennial native to Turkey, Armenia and Iran, with soft and downy leaves, flowering purple to 18 inches. I hope you will plant some lamb's ear, it is one of the most useful plants you can have! I actually prefer them as they don’t fall apart or get stuck to certain areas and rip off leaving traces behind. I had no idea they had all these uses. Another concern I have, can one grow enough to carry them through the winter season. The buyer reviews on the site are excellent and the plants are beautiful. September 2016 It almost calls to you. It’s not free, but worth buying the whole Summer of Survival series. I love their velvety softness and their tiny purple flowers. I even began using one to ‘learn’ how to pre-clean from urination. grin. It grows in a wide variety of habitats, but … August 2014 Another alternative is baby wipes. You can also … I placed it in my south facing front window and it really loves it there! Lamb’s ear has been used as a natural dye for wool. Oh, I had not thought of that aspect of rabbit raising. Mullein is that fuzzy rosette that you see along highways, and sometime in July they produce a very tall, very yellow conical flower. If not, watch it. The “out house” was a metaphor in a joking way. Woolly Lamb’s ear is so absorbent that it can be used in a pinch as toilet paper, menstrual pads or in place of cotton balls. I guarantee you will enjoy it. ;). Misc. March 2017 You can heat a few bruised leaves in a pot of simmering water, and use the cooled infusion as an eyewash to treat pinkeye and sties. One of the podcast was by a woman calling herself “Survivor Jane” and her podcast covered toilet paper post-SHTF or rather the lack of it post-SHTF. Tossed in the fire nightly or every other. August 2013 Thank you very much. Hope that helps. Well the toilet i was in had no tp, so i found some plant leaves outside the toilet. May 2019 Sewing November 2014 Then two different buckets for the specific placement of used cleansing cloths. January 2018 I have a well with a solar panel, but I don’t know for sure how much water I’ll have available. (START YOUR AMZN SHOPPING HERE). Excellent info, I had never heard of this plant before this article. On another blog a few years back they discussed having either a 1 or 2 spray tanker filled with water for cleaning. No part may be copied or reproduced for any reason without express permission. MT To extend the maintenance-free period on the outhouse at the cabin, one DFM insists that all wiping material be deposited in a sack after use. I'd been using Vicks menthol rub, which works, but it's always good to have choices. ummm, you DO know that toilet paper is plant material, right? Terms Of Use Family: Mint (Lamiaceae) Hardy to Zone 4 to 10. November 2015 Some people enjoy Lamb’s Ear fresh in salads or gently steamed as greens. Although it will break down it is from a plant base so that makes the difference when it goes into the tank. I don't know if what I have is the same as wooly lamb's ears or not. What a wonderful plant. So you get a lot of good info to act on and it’s worth buying it. Mullein and Borage both have similar leaf types and can also be used as toilet paper. July 2014 It is used for bee or wasp stings, and reduces the swelling from both. Easy-to-use Portable Bidet with Angled Nozzle Spray. June 2019 I gave a roll to my wife and one for me to see how long a roll lasts. Cast-off livestock feeders and water troughs would work, too. I have Lamb's Ear all over my yard and in pots. Its small, yellow flowers are densely grouped on a tall stem, which grows from a large rosette of leaves. Health And Remedies Privacy Policy Ad id: 1808207323322512; Views: 6; Price: $6.00. Don’t forget the ‘used’ chicken thongs for swishing in the buckets before washing. And all catalogs received in the mail. Organic band aid - wash and place over cuts, scrapes or burns. May 2015 September 2014 What doesn’t become quilt squares can be cut up for the reusable wipes. Huge collection, amazing choice, 100+ million high quality, affordable RF and RM images. What regions of the USA will this grow in? Shayne It has also been said that Lamb’s Ear was used as the first toilet tissue! Lamb’s ear is related to Betony (both are Stachys), and is sometimes called woolly betony. And it is edible. December 2017 HAHAHA. According to Tammy, it will grow in zones 4 – 9. See more ideas about lambs ear, plants, medicinal herbs. October 2019 Home Decor March 2020 Knowing that it would be impossible to stock enough toilet paper to last indefinately I instead have reusuable wipes that can be washed and reused. I have been raising little wabbits, with the soft, fuzzy coats to use as TP. They’re drought tolerant, deer resistant, and easy to grow. Advertise April 2015 One that gets a bit larger and has bigger leaves. It’s an excellent remedy for stinging nettle. Jun 7, 2016 - How To Grow & Use Wooly Lamb's Ear: Medicinal uses, ways to eat or make tea with plant, and more! If you are already growing this lovely, velvety plant, maybe you can learn something new from this article. But like I said, it’s good stuff by many industry experts in a lot of prepper fields from herbs, gardening, water harvesting and many others. Not only can you use grown or foraged lamb’s ear leaves for toilet paper, they also make great natural bandage alternatives, as well. The owner of Homemade by Jade is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com as well as other retail websites. A few years ago I bought a subscription to “The Summer of Survival” It was a weekly podcast thing. Lamb's Ear is also regarded as a "Moonlight plant" in that when the moon beams come down the grey/white foliage of the plant reflects the light and if you are having to go outside the path would often be lined with Lamb's Ear plants. So now they are packed away with our other preps. She gets my toilet paper and I get her water. I just ordered several Lambs Ear and Mullein plants from the Growers Exchange, a herb/plant nursery in Virginia that has an extensive on-line catalogue. I’m aware that it can be used as toilet paper in the woods but I’m looking for a more sustainable/cost-effective alternative to toilet paper in my home. 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