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The American Beech tree, Fagus grandifolia, has many documented medical benefits that prove to be advantageous for the prepping community.
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The American Beech can grow to be 80 feet tall with a 70-foot-wide span, and is widely adaptable to many growing conditions. The ideal planting would be in rich, well-drained soils that receive frequent moisture, but these conditions are not a must, as Beeches adapt and thrive in alkaline or acidic soils, clay soils, loamy soils, and drought conditions. Partial-to-full sunlight provides the fastest growth rate; growing in the shade will slow growth rate slightly. As a native tree, this deciduous shade tree is most commonly found growing on down-slopes or near water sources in USDA zones 4 through 9.


The nuts that are produced on the American Beech will also attract and feed wildlife on your property. The beechnut is eaten by deer, turkey, and squirrels. This is a perfect cost-effective wildlife food plot plant, as well as a low price renewable food source. Furthermore, you will have to have access to fresh meat if a collapse occurs by planting the wildlife-attracting Beech tree.

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How to Make Beech Tree Tea for Consumption from Beech Bark

Ingredients:
  • Bark from twigs or fallen branches—not the trunk—of the American Beech tree (fresh or dried bark can be used),
  • 1 cup of boiling water (8 ounces).
Steps for Brewing Medical Beech Tea for Consumption:
  1. Bring 8 ounces of water to boil,
  2. Add two tablespoons of diced Beech bark,
  3. Let simmer for 20 minutes,
  4. Strain the tea and serve to liking, either hot or cold (can also be stored refrigerated for up 1 week).
*Beech tea should be served at 2oz at every meal for an individual weighing 150lbs, and can be reduced in dosage for smaller persons or children.
*The Beech tea can also be made in high quantities simply by multiplying the amount of ingredients.


How to Make Beech Tree Tea as a Skin Wash from Beech Bark

Ingredients:
  • 16 tablespoons of American Beech bark
  • 4 cups of boiling water.
Steps for Brewing Medical Beech Tea for Skin Wash:
  1. Bring 4 cups of water to boil,
  2. Add 16 tablespoons of diced Beech bark,
  3. Let simmer for 30 minutes,
  4. Strain the tea and wash affected area using a clean cloth.
*If making a bath using American Beech tea, you will need to multiply the ingredients according to your needs.


How to Make Beech Tree Poultice from Beech Leaves

Ingredients:
  • Fresh American Beech leaves (can be dried, but before use boil the dried leaves to soften),
  • Clean water,
  • Powdered slippery elm bark.
Steps for Making a Poultice from American Beech Leaves:
  1. Place leaves in a blender or stone grinder,
  2. Add enough clean water to turn leaves into a mush,
  3. Add a small amount of powdered slippery elm bark, until a thick substance is achieved,
  4. Apply directly to the skin for up to an hour,
  5. Repeat daily until the skin ailment is no longer present.

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