I see Fish antibiotics on so many survival prepper sites , many books, speak of getting fish antibiotics. It is not fish mox that is the problem it is antibiotics.
(Skullcap, Baical) (Huang-qin)
Herbaceous perennial. Native to the shores of Lake Baikal, Mongolia, Siberia, and the Chihli and Shantung provinces of China. The purple flowers are like schools of dolphin breaking through green waves in a summer sea. The part used in traditional Chinese medicine is the dried root, which has a bitter and cold energetic. Contains distinctive flavones, specifically baicalin and wogonin, which have antiallergic, diuretic, hypotensive, antibacterial, antiviral, tranquilizing and fever-reducing effects.
In practical terms, it is one of the best agents for cooling an infection, and I recommend it especially for people who are travelling and may contract dysentery--it cures the diarrhea.
This is one of the best Chinese plants to grow organically in America. Not only is it a very striking bedding plant, bearing one of the nicest flowers available from this catalog, but there is on-going demand for the root, which attains harvestable size after only 2 years. Cultivation: Easy. Sow seed in early spring. Germ. in ~24 days. Prefers well-drained soil in the full sun. Cold hardy. Space plants 12 inches apart. To 12 inches tall. As the plants age they become wider, much like humans in middle age, but unlike humans, the seed they produce becomes increasingly viable the older they get.
Organically grown 50 seeds/pkt.
baicalensis) has a history of medicinal usage dating back over 2,000 years.
The bright yellow roots of this pretty perennial herb are used traditionally
to abate diarrhea and dysentery and to enhance liver function in the
treatment of hepatitis. They are also an active antibacterial treatment for
Staph (Staphylococcus aureus) infection, which is a major cause of secondary
infections in hospitals in the US. In Traditional Chinese Medicine,
practitioners use Huang-qin as frequently as Westerners use Goldenseal. Many
Westerners have yet to appreciate Huang-qin to the extent that it deserves.
An added bonus is that the herb is well suited to cultivation in the western
states, thriving in gardens all the way from Washington down to Southern
California. Relatively easy to start from seed in the spring, the plants
prefer a full sun position and deep, dry, well-drained soils. The flowers
appear for the first time in the fall of the first year, and after that the
plant flowers copiously every summer, producing heady blue or purple blooms
for as long as three months before the blossoms give way to the
characteristically hooded seed capsules. Baical skullcap is a low-lying
bedding plant, excellent for high-use areas such as next to pathways. After
the third year of growth, the roots may be dug and dried for medicinal use.
No fancy processing is necessary. The roots can be sliced into sections
while fresh and dried in the shade, then made into tincture or tea. Good
quality roots are bright yellow, not green or black. Any herb that looks
that good in the garden and treats the formidable adversaries hepatitis and
staph deserves plenty of attention!