ARTICLE… over two posts.
A–G… TOP 9 Herein.
G–Z… TOP 9 Therein (click).
Shinobi of yore had no PHARMACY or DRUG-STORE.
‘Cept for NATURE and the great out-doors, that is.
they utilised were full of vitamins, minerals and
various specific isolates.
Gained galore from the mounts and oft green
rolling fields of Ancient JAPAN (click).
And in your CUPBOARD.?.
Shiro was asked…
What might there be.?.
OF THE CUPBOARD.
Current technology allows the LONG-TERM storing of HERBS,
SPICES, VITAMINS + MINERALS,.. MEDICINES too.
These are some of the CONDIMENTS of concern herein indeed.
The CONDIMENTS in Shiro’s CUPBOARD are those more specifically…
NOT VERY SPECIFIC… at all.
These are more in line, and intended indeed,.. and in fact too…
for the lil’ emergencies, accidents, actions and incidents of concern-
-that happen in and around… YOU.
HANDY too… for the many unusual times you just run out of.?.
so and so.?.
how to cope with such as these trials and tribulations then.?.
Without too much further ado… in no particular order…
‘cept for alphabetical arrangement blah blah…
The 9 on Top herein it seems,.. of those indeed, of
- APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
- BAKING SODA
- CASTOR OIL
- COD LIVER OIL
- EPSOM SALTS
THE TOP NINE.
- APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
Apple Cider Vinegar (…hereinafter aka = ACV…)…
is made from Nature’s Apples.
Not the LEGENDARY or MYTHOLOGICAL it seems,..
the ones on a FRUIT TREE… which is a TRANSPIRER
in-action actually (click).
ACV is one of those mysterious substances,that is acidic
yet produces an alkaline reaction indeed. This btw is
good for us, as such states are productive against many
negative body state producing effects
such as Cancer, Tumors and so on.
Multi-purpose ranging from foodstuff/salad dressing
through to cleanser too (click).
Shiro oft puts a splash in the water intake…
esp. in the morn. The health benefits are long-term,
as with most, if not all the TOP 9 herein…
and the other TOP 9 listing G–Z… avail soon.
Regular usage much more important than a big
dose. ACV Contains varying amounts of many
trace minerals and vitamins and other
such nutritious… nutrients (click).
APPLES in the LEGENDS are many indeed.
Shiro notes here though… The APPLE oft used to ” represent ”
a/the particular assets within the LEGEND… though tis not
the ACTUAL OBJECT it seems. Just a ” appropriate term “…
or nick-name per se.
Local terms and names for a REAL OBJECT may
have been long lost…
VINEGAR is basically… sour alcohol… in theory. A
substance with a long and varied history within many
Cultures. Technical uses include foodstuff, medicine,
preservative and corrosive actions (click).
The LEGENDARY ALCHEMISTS, for example,..
used VINEGAR to obtain a lead acetate from that metal.
Not so Legendary perhaps…
was the idea to then add this LEADen substance
to liquids as a sweetener.
A quite non-LEAD-free Sweet Poison for peeps
partaking indeed, it seems,..
was the result therein.
Alcohols used are primarily: Wine, Beer and Rice types.
Certain distilled VINEGARS can be sourced…
even from such vegetable matter as from WOOD.
The Japanese version termed MOKUSAKU (click).
Suitable types include Oak, Beech and Ash
WOOD it appears (click).
As with many OIL types, Herbs and Spices can be added
to the mix,.. usually at later stages. These can add
such as aroma, flavor, color or a particular
ingredient property to the final product.
The LEGENDS indicate too;
ominous omni presence of various PARLIAMENTS
and so forth recognising VINEGAR’s wide-spread use
as a TRADE COMMODITY,.. worthy of… recognition…
and regulation and taxes thereof…of course it seems.
Sour ACTS,.. those perhaps indeed.
- BAKING SODA
Another all-star in this parade, is the effervescent and
(… though not EVANESCENCE… (click) here
for those LEGENDS indeed it seems and in fact too.)
BAKING SODA (…hereinafter aka = SODA…).
A major positive, as above,..is the alkaline producing state…
the change of our system’s PH,..
which Cancer Cells… love…
to hate it seems indeed (click).
Knocks em round, down…
and dead indeed and in fact too (click).
Shiro tips some SODA in coffees, chocolate drinks,
and lots more when the food holding area is…
grumbling along too.
Sounds of acidic silence broken by balanced burps
of constipated contentment indeed.
SODA is one of the cheapest yet most versatile and
toxic-free substances… every household should utilise.
Countless uses appear during online searches etc,
covering many many facets of our lives…
and livelihoods too (click).
Found naturally in CRYSTALLINE FORM, to which we simply
and finely, GRIND and GRIND…
till it’s nought but powdery… powder (click).
Combined with an acidic substance and/or heat it
will bubble up carbon dioxide,.. thus inflating. So good
with rising bread tis indeed. Stable as a powder…
till moistened apparently…
then gets up to… all sorts of good stuff it seems.
Also has odor absorption capabilities and so forth.
An all round sweet smelling good guy tis SODA,..
seems almost LEGENDARY here.
An oft forgot trace MINERAL ELEMENT, that has very positive
long-term benefits for health and our immune system (click).
Cancer Cells treat this with disdain… then death
to that as well (click). Benefits to bone density,
hormone balancing, diabetes and high cholesterol
Due to an all round goodness…
THOUGH BE VERY AWARE…
HIGH DOSES ARE A NO-NO-NO ETC ETC.
NO HIGH DOSES… EVER EVER EVER and so forth
and so on…
a very lil’… is the best thing here indeed (click).
Use sparingly and regular… very small trace doses,
BORON is technically a metalloid, which is a substance with
both metallic and non-metallic properties. Situated next
door to CARBON on the Periodic Table of SCIENCE.
The oldest known EARTH rocks contain boron (click).
Boron, in our bodies,.. is also utilised to stabilise
the very important RNA Ribose (click).
When in it’s CRYSTALLINE state… second hardest
element ( behind carbon/diamond).
- CASTOR OIL
CASTOR OIL is another all-round health provider (click).
Trace minerals and vitamins galore that all dis-eases…
love to hate.
Large amounts of VIT E… a natural healer.
Anti-bacterial/infective/viral/fungal to boot.
However,.. SCIENCE has found this good oils…
underbelly indeed (click).
A toxin and nerve chemical has been isolated from
this bean whilst in a un-natural state…
which is not how we use it anyway.
low reg. doses… the go.
The naturally non-weaponised CASTOR OIL… has been found
effective with such as constipation, gastro, arthritis, skin
infections too (click) and many other lil’ issues indeed.
Castor oil’s plant name btw is derived from the name
of the substance it replaced…
which, in turn is derived from…
Beaver glands it seems (click).
Another of the TOP 9 that has a myriad of uses.
Soaps, lubes, dyes, plastics, perfumes and more (click).
Can safely be used topically also.
All of the major civilisations made use of such…
in some form (click).
Historically and naturally,.. cold-pressed oil
extracted from the seeds.
Castor encourages blood-flow circulation to affected areas,..
and then draws out and aids toxin removal too. This oil
is somewhat unique in that it has the highest
triglyceride-good-fats concentrations and combinations.
Goody Fatty maybe,..
health heavy-weight indeed it seems.
A good oil…
the natural non-weaponised version,.. yes please.
Burnt woody material… this be…
and it be all good too… lil’ doses indeed.
Another cleanser in this TOP 9 (click).
POISON ANTIDOTE, anti-flatulence and food holding
areas issues and various particular blood and diet
problems (click). Has also been noted as a mold
toxin whilst also providing support to the adrenals,
kidneys and liver (click).
Burnt well indeed it seems.
As with the earlier…ACV…
using different WOODs in the manufacturing process…
manufactures… a different product.
CHARCOAL is best derived from similar harder woods such
as Oak, Beech, Ash and so forth.
The processing drives out all the moisture, reducing
weight by some 80%+ (click).
Tars and pitch could also be extracted without too
much extra processing,..
being condensed from the smoky cloud of char.
Modern Medicine uses CHARCOAL in a variety of methods
and treatments (click). Even by the early 1900’s,..
CHARCOAL had been found to be a proper asset
to the MEDICINAL ARSENAL/CABINET (click).
For example; The Medical Journal:
KINGS AMERICAN DISPENSATORY had this much to say…
and more indeed.
Chilli,.. though the name be alike a cold spell…
NOTHING IS OFT,.. all cool about this condiment indeed.
Shiro, being of part ITALIAN descent, is no stranger
to the cool and fiery CHILLI.
A favourite combo of heat and sweet… as below.
YES… a lil’ note here perhaps it seems;..
Both Chocolate and Chilli…
besides starting with the same letter…
are ADDICTIVE… in the technical sense of the words therein.
Both stimulate pleasure endorphins… which…
give pleasure to the partaker after the creamy
chocs and not-so-chilly chilli… consumed.
sound a bit like this thing we call LOVE.
a chilli and choco combo… is also a pain-killer.
CHILLI contains many many Vitamins, Minerals, Anti-oxidants
and trace elements (click).The quantity and proportions
of such may vary quite considerably somewhat,..
this only be…
cos there be… some 400+ chilli,.. varieties.
Large range of shapes, sizes and colors and so on.
The inclusion herein however, is not solely due to it’s great
all round spicy health benefits and chilled good looks. There
are many indeed too…
of the non-culinary chilli concoctions… (click).
that can be … concocted.
A quite useful bug/insect spray can be formulated with chilli
added oomph and hottiness for example. With further
scientific tweaking and weaponisation… we have
a CHILLI SPRAY…
as effective as the renowned SPRAY OF PEPPER.
Chinese police forces also promoted the chill chilli to
great heights when realised this humble hottie helped
hinder the tired and sleepy… (click) and started
a Community Program to promote and hand out
CHILLI to drivers as encouragement.
Shiro thinks the drivers were kept awake…
just trying to figure how to put that mouth-on-fire feeling…
all out and to bed indeed.
Clever condiment cops of chongqing china.
SHINOBI SURVIVAL SECRET.
Shiro says too… ignore above pic…
and here’s an ol’ ninja survival tip revealed.
TAKE GOOD NOTE,..
of when such non-toxic substances cause interesting
topical changes. The SHINOBI of yore would…
and could use them to great effect…
FOR THE EFFECT indeed.
In this case for example,
a substance such as CHILLI would be powdered and then
rubbed into flesh under clothing
(NOT THOSE TENDER BITS…AT ALL OK !!!… but…)
in such as socks and gloves to produce LEGENDARY
HEATING in the chilliest of times.
With some ingenuity…
such reactionary things can also be used
to produce tears, sweat and so forth…
if ever needed.
Just don’t get your,.. socks and…
jocks mixed up.
ars as indeed.
Though unfortunately unable to be eaten quite like
this not so chilly heat seeker and giver,..
has 7 times as much VIT C for example.
Minerals too,… such as iron, magnesium, manganese
and potassium are all chilli contained. These are oft basic
and essential components for such as the cell and body
fluids as well as required for their inherent
anti-viral/oxidative properties towards general good health.
A noted metabolism boost occurs during regular consumption.
Has found Medical uses in such treatments of; Lung Disease,
Heart Attacks, Cancer, Anti-viral/bacterial/biotic properties,
Pain killer and detoxicant (click).
Within the LEGENDS of CHILLI… is this gem indeed (click).
THE CHILLI, CHILLED OR NOT…
CURBS AND CONQUERS… CASH CRAVINGS of COWBOYS.
The noted shootist anti-hero JESSE JAMES…
NEVER robbed a Bank in McKinney, Texas; usa…
for a chill chilling reason indeed.
no new sheriff in town… nor judge nor jail.
This town simply… and profitably,.. hosted his favourite CHILLI
eatery it seems.
Jesse,.. simply refused… to
gunrun his type of business there.
Kept… a blank… slate it appears-
and with no targets in town and around… all safe…
even the open,.. Safes… also.
CHILL LEGEND in deed,.. indeed and in fact too.
The CHILLI plant is somewhat easily grown, indoors or out (click).
The growing season can actually be extended by indoor
placement. Most areas/regions will be able to produce
fine specimens though tweaks to suit must be applied.
Pots are ok too,.. though soil replacement may need
to occur more oft.
Suits perhaps,.. sub-tropical environ though adaptable too.
Related to such as the Tomato, though naturally it seems to,
prefer a hotter clime.
CHILLI. LEGEND indeed. Hot as.
- COD LIVER OIL
A fish oil par excellence.
Very High levels of VITAMINS A + D as well as good
levels of the Omega-3 Fatty Acids with other Vitamins
such as E + K present also (click).
Many other trace Elements and Minerals found
therein too, dependent on type and so forth.
Packed nutritionally with high concentration means…
ONLY LIL’ required on a regular basis.
KEEP IN MIND… OVERDOSING ON VITAMINS + co.
TOO MUCH… NOT ALWAYS A GOOD THING.
The World’s Northern Fishing Regions and Populace
have been utilising such Oils for ages past. Eskimo,
Scandinavian and the Ancient Romans too all valued
it’s inherent health promoting properties.
The olden British even scraped the drums
of livers clean indeed.
Vitamin uptake and/or replacement therapy obvious,
other benefits have also been found in such as psoriasis
and other skin issues, heart health, rheumatism
and related types, measles, eye diseases and more.
Therapeutic uses are many due to the versatility/nature
of oil itself.
When taken with /in foodstuffs blood sugar levels easily
stabilise and also helps to avoid over-eating, by it’s
stimulation of the feeling of fullness and satiety,..
as with most of the good fats.
Important to keep in mind..!?..
The Brain MUST HAVE SUCH FATS TO OPTIMISE (click).
MUST. FULLSTOP. GOT IT.?.
The anti-inflammatory actions and properties help boost
neurological and cardio-vascular health (click).
Such actions in women for example, also aid
the reproductive processes and hormonal stabilisation
whilst aiding and promoting a lowering of pain levels
especially with joints/bone pain and related issues.
Various oil components are vital too for wound healing.
Good oil therein indeed.
Shiro found in the CONDIMENT CUPBOARD… not a pretty…
flower per se…
tis only… a root…
of a pretty flower that is,.. indeed.
A stunning Yellow lil’ flower, oft treated ill,..
such as a pest, a weed.
TIS NOT… pesty or weedy at all, at all in fact.
SO THESE LEGENDS SAY… of this sun’s flower with power,
… with the LEGENDARY CAT
What most term WEEDS…
are just unknown oft wild based Plants.
The DANDELION is a SUNFLOWER ( genus: Asteraceae ) (click).
Such as the DANDELION for example, has the difficult
and unenviable task of prepping the SOIL
for the micro-culture to follow. The root stock
it propagates is akin to a Carrot or Ginger type.
This enables deep soil placement,..
allowing for a bio-eco community to access and develop. This
community of insect, worms and so on,.. then further
transform and release the soil nutrients therein…
which the Plant can then use for future propagation…
which encourages more of such life etc etc…
A CYCLE OF NATURE.
Inherent the DANDELION are high amounts of
VITAMINS A, B, C + D.
The (dried) leaves and roots are generally used (click)
though other parts utilised at times.
Further good amounts of MINERALS present also,..
including BORON (refer earlier), calcium, iron, magnesium,
potassium, zinc and so on. Various other plant parts
also contain tannins, volatile oils, flavonoids and more.
Traditional uses include salad ingredient, various Bitters,
Beers and Alcohols, stockpots, tonics and elixirs.
Within History,.. the Chinese, Arabic and Europeans all
advocate use for quite a range of dis-eases. Blood cleanser
and purifier, diabetes, Immune System enhancement/support,
diuretics and purging, gall-bladder, liver and kidney support
and all-round detoxicant and anti-bacterial agent.
Shiro’s root of the DANDELION in the CUPBOARD
of CONDIMENTS though is mainly used for it’s flavor. Being
a Cigar smoker… my taste buds… are smoked.
The preference is for a myriad of flavors esp. in regards
to such as Herbal Teas which can be bland at times.
Whilst enjoying Coffee… there is the LIKELY PROBABILITY OF…
ADDICTION and high doses can lead to Heart issues
and others etc (click). SCIENCE has noted too that
an excess of uncontrolled Brain neuron firing…
and mis-firing oft occurs.
This leads to the classical… tired, after the event…
so to speak.
Many CONSTANT COFFEE
drugAddicts feel irritable, grumpy and
discomfort… without their caffeine fix indeed.
Shiro prefers a herbal concoct using any/all of the following,..
which i mix up as per my want… so one is not overly used.
COFFEE, CINNAMON, NUTMEG, ALL-SPICE, CHOCOLATE,
GREEN TEA, CHILLI POWDER… + THE DANDELION…
powdered ROOT thereof.
When required… a sweetener: HONEY or MOLASSES…
- small amount SODA.
Stir generously and vigorously.
DANDY… DANDELION INDEED.
Within the LEGENDS… THE DANDELION is quite profuse…
and pretty… and very punctual indeed (click).
Almost like clockwork and following the journey of OUR SUN…
the flowers of THE LEGENDARY DANDELION…
Noted in the LEGENDS as one of NATURE’s innate time-keepers
and weather fore-casters it seems indeed.
“… The Dandelion is called the rustic oracle; it’s flowers always open about 5 a.m. and shut at 8 p.m., serving the Shepherd for a clock…”
vis ‘ The Child and Childhood in Folk-Thought ‘
“…The Dandelion is an excellent Barometer, one of the commonest and most reliable. It is when the blooms have seeded and are in the fluffy, feathery condition that it’s Weather Prophet facilities come to the fore. In fine weather the ball extends to the full, but when rain approaches, it shuts like an umbrella. If the Weather is inclined to be showery, it keeps shut all the time, only opening when the danger from the wet is past…”
vis ‘ Camping for Boys ‘ by H.W.Gibson.
Herbal power-house, nutritious nutrients, soil adaptogen,
time and weather barometer.
A FLOWER… WITH NATURE’s POWER WITHIN.
LEGEND… with the LEGENDARY CAT
- EPSOM SALTS
Whilst the NATURAL HOT MINERAL SPRINGS… (click)
may not always spring up near you and your place.
A mini-me can be concocted indeed, in the luxury…
or not as the case may be…
of your Home,.. …where you be.
Known to Japanese as ONSEN.
Known to SCIENCE as… Balneotherapy (click)…
the use of MINERAL rich Water splashes back…
Many Cultures, peeps, places and times…
took a bath it seems. Oft.
Though particular effects may vary, dependent on MINERAL content…
the theory… remains the same (click).
The heat and warmth generated will relax, increase circulation
and the particular properties of the contained MINERALs
will be topically applied. Many of these type WATERS contain
very high amounts of various mount SALTS, SULFURS
and MAGNESIUMs which are basic body essentials
and requirements for general good health.
Typical too is an abundance of Calcium and/or
= the previously mentioned… SODA.
General arthritic, rheumatic, back and joint pain
can all be alleviated with a water soak of MINERALs
In turn, this may aid too,..
one’s sleeping patterns and rhythms and cycle on etc.
EPSOM SALTS is not like anodised table salt… AT ALL.
Tis a mix of,..
Magnesium, Oxygen and Sulfur.
A MINERALS MIX.
The water dissolves the mix… into ions release into the water.
Topical Absorption follows (click).
Due to such high content of these particular…
can be used as an oral laxative…
however BE WARY…
TASTES… NOT YUM… OK .!?
The trio of EPSOM SALTS Minerals…
are involved in many many body actions. Essential too
for recovery and repair after hard training and exercise. A
proclivity too,.. to reduce swelling and pain levels a bonus
here (click). Tips include adding to massage oil and suchlike
to enhance overall actions and effects. Rub generously
into joints and feet or affected areas if suitable.
Exfoliant usage noted too,..
as well as possible uses with topical sunburn treatments
which would deliver HIGH MINERAL content to the healing,..
hopefully soothed… red bits.
There are several variations in the market places
which should suit most requirements…
and taste.!?. NOT YUM… NOT YUM.
So these LEGENDS say… Shiro too… now…
…nods knowingly indeed.