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The Amazing Lantana Plant

The Amazing Lantana Plant

The Amazing Lantana Plant By Sam Coffman on July 22, 2011 **NOTE – ALL OF THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS ONLY TO SHARE THE MEDICINAL RESULTS I HAVE PERSONALLY EXPERIENCED WITH THIS AND OTHER PLANTS. NO INFORMATION IN THIS BLOG IS ANY SUBSTITUTE FOR A PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE,…

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  • Contaminated water from a water heater

    Contaminated water from a water heater

  • Severe iron deposits in toilet tank.

    Severe iron deposits in toilet tank.

  • Robinson Run Coarse Refuse Disposal Area

    Robinson Run Coarse Refuse Disposal Area

  • Black water from a hot water heater.

    Black water from a hot water heater.

  • Toxic tap water in Rawls

    Toxic tap water in Rawls

  • Manganese leaking into a tub

    Manganese leaking into a tub

  • Attempting to hold back the flooding from damaging the home

    Attempting to hold back the flooding from damaging the home

  • Acid leaking from an abandoned coal mine.

    Acid leaking from an abandoned coal mine.

  • Diesel spill contamination into Laurel Creek

    Diesel spill contamination into Laurel Creek

  • Emergency water for residents

    Emergency water for residents

Coal River Valley, W. VA 2016

The health of the Coal River Valley region of West Virginia has been severely affected by mountaintop removal coal mining, coal slurry contamination, flooding, and the contamination of the Elk River due to a massive spill of 4-MCHM in January of 2014. This September 2016, the…

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  • Building a water filtration system.

    Building a water filtration system.

  • Sam working with a Rama Indian girl.

    Sam working with a Rama Indian girl.

  • Herbalist measuring out herbal formulas

    Herbalist measuring out herbal formulas

  • Sam tasting a local native plant

    Sam tasting a local native plant

  • Teaching primitive blacksmithing to a native man

    Teaching primitive blacksmithing to a native man

  • The future herbal mobile clinic

    The future herbal mobile clinic

  • Beekeeper working with the bees

    Beekeeper working with the bees

Herbal Medics in 2014

We have grown our number of skilled volunteers and continue to work toward a creating teams that work efficiently and self-sustainably in any kind of austere or post-disaster environment to fulfill the vision of Herbal Medics. The largest projects for 2014 include: Travel to the…

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December 2013 Updates

December 2013 Updates

In December, 2013, Herbal Medics sent its resident herbalist (Sam Coffman) to the Rio Indio region a few hours upriver from San Juan de Nicaragua. His mission was three-fold: To briefly live with and begin documentation of the work of Narciso, an 83 year old…

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November 2013 Updates

November 2013 Updates

In November, 2013, Herbal Medics sent a core team of four volunteers to the clinic in San Juan de Nicaragua, located in the southeast corner of the country. Herbal Medics had coordinated with the director of this clinic (Dr. Sandoval) several months prior to this…

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San Juan del Rio

San Juan del Rio

In November, 2013, Herbal Medics sent a core team of four volunteers to the clinic in San Juan de Nicaragua, located in the southeast corner of the country. Herbal Medics had coordinated with the director of this clinic (Dr. Sandoval) several months prior to this…

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La Uva, Nicaragua

La Uva, Nicaragua

In November, 2012, The Human Path and a local area charitable organization sent a team of 13 herbology and primitive engineering students, a few translators, organizers and logistics folks to two remote towns in the hills east of the Pacific Coast of Nicaragua: La Uva…

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