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Old 01-12-2007, 06:05 PM   #11
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Yakuta, perhaps I should try your method the next time I have hiccups.
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Old 01-12-2007, 07:10 PM   #12
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On two separate occasions in his life, my husband had constant hiccups for 5-6 days. Both times, he was under a lot of stress, so I'm sure that was the cause, but the poor guy was pitiful!
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Old 01-23-2007, 08:06 AM   #13
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4. Olive leaves for lowering cholesterol

Do you know where i could find olive leaves and how would i would prep them?

My doctor wanted me to go on lipitor but i am not a fan of prescription drugs .
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Old 01-23-2007, 09:53 AM   #14
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I have used herbal remedies off and on for several years.. with limited success...However I have discovered one herb that serves me really, really well..with many many medicinal qualities...That is fresh mint.

I normally use it by putting a couple of fresh sprigs(just the leaves) in a tall glass..adding maybe a teaspoon or two of "simple syrup"..then using a blunt instrument mash and bruise the mint thoroughly!! Add 1 jigger of good quality bourbon whiskey....fill the glass with crushed ice...add another jigger of bourbon letting it trickle down through the ice...using a straw make a hole in the ice and place sprig of mint in the hole..(If desired the fresh mint sprig may be dipped in powdered sugar while damp) Sip slowly. Yield: 1 serving.
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Old 01-23-2007, 10:18 AM   #15
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Gee - while I know that using olive oil & eating olives is known to help in lowering bad cholesterol & increasing the good, I wasn't aware that the leaves were even edible!
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Old 01-23-2007, 11:06 AM   #16
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My Vietnamese nail girl swears by ginger for just about everything. Especially stomach issues.
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Old 01-23-2007, 11:09 AM   #17
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Gee - while I know that using olive oil & eating olives is known to help in lowering bad cholesterol & increasing the good, I wasn't aware that the leaves were even edible!
Really, you should see how goats attack them with gusto to the chagrin of olive growers while shepherds pretend they don't see them.
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Old 01-23-2007, 11:22 AM   #18
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Do you know where i could find olive leaves and how would i would prep them?

My doctor wanted me to go on lipitor but i am not a fan of prescription drugs .
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Petey, it seems that you would not have much luck in finding olive trees in or around NJ. If you want I can send you some from our groves.

To prepare them, I steep the leaves in very hot water for about 5 minutes, strain and drink the brew just like tea. I usually drink it in the morning.

A rather different preparation involves grinding one cup of olive leaves and one cup of water in a blender until you get a very fine paste or suspension. Then you take 1-2 shot glasses of this once in the morning and once before going to bed.

I have never tried the second method. I do imagine that the taste of the concoction would be bitter. The one I prefer tastes a lot milder and pleasant.
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Old 01-23-2007, 07:32 PM   #19
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When you have a cold, make an infusion from:
ginger - a good hefty lump
cinnamon
a grating of nutmeg
a dozen cloves
a cup of honey
a little brown sugar if needed

Bring to a boil and allow to boil for 5 minutes. turn off and add the juice of two or three lemons.
Drink whilst still hot.

I don't know whether it is medically sounde, but it certainly tastes very good and aliviates coughs and that congested feeling so common with colds.

Add a tot of rum and you have a wonderful Toddy for a cold winter evening!!
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When you have a cold, make an infusion from:
ginger - a good hefty lump
cinnamon
a grating of nutmeg
a dozen cloves
a cup of honey
a little brown sugar if needed

Bring to a boil and allow to boil for 5 minutes. turn off and add the juice of two or three lemons.
Drink whilst still hot.

I don't know whether it is medically sounde, but it certainly tastes very good and aliviates coughs and that congested feeling so common with colds.

Add a tot of rum and you have a wonderful Toddy for a cold winter evening!!

A cup of honey seems like alot to drink in one sitting. Are you sure that you arent supposed to cut that or mix it with water? The idea sounds good but i'm a little weary about doing a cup of honey.
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