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Old 10-07-2013, 04:00 PM   #11
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I've heard folks get arthritis relief from gin soaked raisins. Never tried it myself. My "arthritis" is still in the acute phase. Only notice it from overuse. It's not a daily pain yet.
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Old 10-07-2013, 04:15 PM   #12
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"concoction of apples, carrots, beets, lemon, and a knob of ginger"

I'll stick to a pill, lol.
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Old 10-07-2013, 05:01 PM   #13
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My BIL says the same thing. In fact, a few years back I made a batch of Cherry wine, some of which I sent to him labeled as "Uncle Dougie's Gout Medicine".

Cherries worked for my neighbor as well.
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:13 PM   #14
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Peppermint tea for stomach upset, add in thyme for a head cold.
Thyme tea is also great for coughs and brochial problems.

I take a lot of herbal medicines for high blood pressure (Valerian and Hawthorne berry capsules , as well as red hibiscus flower tea, which is a beautiful dark red and tastes like citrus).
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:25 PM   #15
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I'm about to go steep some chamomile tea bags for my night time brew before bed. My left ear is feeling stuffy so I will let the tea bags chill a bit and put over my ear to help it drain. Have not had an ear infection since I started doing this, I was used to having them at least two or three times a year.
Chamomile is good for sore eyes and eye infections too. First the cold teabag, and then cotton balls dipped in the cooled tea.
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:48 PM   #16
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Bay leaves fresh or dried on you or in you are supposed to be good for all sorts of things from relieving joint pain to relieving congestion when you have a cold.

I also believe that many of the spices we use in winter baking are good for us.

Ground ginger is supposed the relieve nausea and also help with colds.

Cloves to relieve a toothache.

Nutmeg for pain relief, sleeping, digestion.

I think we have lost touch with many of these things as we have moved away from being a rural/agricultural society. Many of these things were common knowledge to grade school kids years ago.
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Old 10-07-2013, 09:13 PM   #17
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"concoction of apples, carrots, beets, lemon, and a knob of ginger"

I'll stick to a pill, lol.
It's actually a lot tastier than it sounds. Even my wife, a card-carrying beet hater loves that drink. I just got a little burnt out on it after drinking it for 6 months straight.
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Wow, Aunt Bea!

It sounds like a nightly tea of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger in a Peppermint tea wound be a great daily nightcap would be perfect for me. I'll try that tonight, I've got all the ingredients on hand. Thanks for the idea! XOX
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It's actually a lot tastier than it sounds. Even my wife, a card-carrying beet hater loves that drink. I just got a little burnt out on it after drinking it for 6 months straight.
Do you have a recipe with amounts, Steve? Sounds like something I could switch out with my morning V-8.
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Do you have a recipe with amounts, Steve? Sounds like something I could switch out with my morning V-8.
Yes, the amounts can vary but the basic recipe goes something like this:
  • 3 good sized carrots
  • 2 apples
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/2 red beet, peeled
  • 1-inch knob of ginger, peeled

It so happens that I like a lot of ginger, so sometimes I'll double up the amount.
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