Have you ever wondered what the pioneers did for when they got sick or hurt on their way out west? If so check out these home remedies the pioneers took on the Oregon trail. I used to love to play the game The Oregon Trail. My kids had the game for the computer and we liked to take turns playing. You choose what you wanted to be, for example a guide, a lawman or a doctor.
Each job title paid so much money and that was what you used to equip your wagon train before heading west. You had to buy everything you might need from clothing, rifles, shoes, food supplies and the herbs and things that folks used for medicines back then. You also had to buy your wagons. Along the way you could hunt for meat and forage for fruit or berries. Folks also got sick and hurt. Some would come down with smallpox, dysentery and tuberculosis. Others might get shot hunting or bitten by a rattle snake and just like in real life you had to have the home remedies to help your people.
In this article from Bio Prepper you will see what they used and for which ailment or injury they used it. It is a list of remedies told in a humorous way that made me grin a couple of times. Some of the remedies could actually still work today, some however couldn’t have really worked back then but I guess if someone is really sick or hurt it is better for everyone if it at least seems like there is a chance.
I haven’t played that game for years and years but I really did enjoy playing it. It was fun to name the characters after people you were mad at and then when they got sick you just didn’t do anything for them and the character woul die. Lol it was like paying them back without even arguing with them. If you would like to try The Oregon Trail game or other MS Dos games there is a huge list of free games for computer play here.
Raised in rural Montana and educated in Mechanical Engineering and Sustainable Development, Paige Raymond combines a practical mindset with a passion for self-reliance and sustainability. With expertise ranging from mechanical solutions and food preservation to emergency preparedness and renewable energy, Paige is a proud author with more than 5000 published articles.
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