The purpose of the first part of this book is to make you familiar with the plants around you that can be used in place of doctor visits, emergency room trips, visits to your dentist, and even for food if you need it.
Did you ever wonder how great-great grandma and her family survived, living way out in the country where there were no hospitals or doctors and the dentist was the circuit riding preacher or peddler? These people had a working knowledge of the land and the plants that God gave us. Some of it they learned from their parents and some of it they acquired from the native peoples, like the Indians, where they lived. This knowledge saved many lives and made their aches and pains much easier.