Because the professional capitalist healthcare systems is oriented towards maximization of profit, rather than providing viable care for everyone's needs, many of us lack access to care anywhere but the emergency room. While institutional medicine can be good for treating some diseases and injuries, we can deal with much of what we encounter ourselves without a visit to the emergency room (and a huge bill.)
The information presented here is a mix of ethnobotany, Western herbalism, American folk, & allopathic or "mainstream" medicine. We aim to validate everyone's experiences, while at the same time encouraging a cautious approach towards mutual aid & information sharing. Many resources and suggested readings are included towards the end of the zine.
Home Remedies for Common Maladies by Rosehip Medical Collective