ARTICLE… over two posts.
A–G… TOP 9 Therein (click).
G–Z… TOP 9 Herein.
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… that are
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
- HERBAL TEAs
- MINERAL COLLOIDs
- OUR SUN
- PURPLE CONEFLOWER
- YOUR MIND
THE TOP NINE.
The edible of this family of plants/herbs…(click)
should be used by you and your family… too. Oft.
Tis one of the top Immune and General Health Herbs of Goodness (click).
An all-round detoxicant,
anti-infective/bacterial/cancer/viral/fungal… and flavor enhancer.
As with the other Herbs and Spices,.. can be used in many forms.
Raw, roasted, fermented, oils, vinegars, salts and so forth (click).
A top Shiro Winter Tip is to peel and pop a mid sized CLOVE OF GARLIC into the mouth… like a lolly… just leave tucked away for some… 27mins+… then spit out into compost/bin;
or leave discreetly in a place as a germ killer for the area…
throw away/compost when all dried up.
Large number of variety types containing varying amounts of Vitamins, Minerals, Elements and other nutritious nutrients.
High amounts of such as Vit C, Potassium, Sulphur, Allicin and Selenium.
The smell… can clear the nose… and room.
Science too has searched the humble clove… and found much of interest therein (click).
Tumor cell killer, osteoarthritis supplement, antibiotic, post-surgical care and treatment and more so on and so forth.
The Garlic list of LEGENDARY uses,.. goes on indeed.
- HERBAL TEAs
Herbs have been used as teas… from day one probably.
The effects of such,.. wholly dependent on ingredient(s) used.
Any number of combinations will enable a oft large variety of Vitamins, Minerals, amino acids, fats, micro-nutrients and so forth. Limited only by allergy, imagination and garden.
A Winter tip is to add the likes of Lemon, Chilli, Garlic, All-spice and Honey. Drink warm.
A Summer tip is to ICE the tea.
Photo below CLICK links to several appropriate recipes.
Health Benefits are subtle and long-term,
though immediate relief can be obtained with the correct choices and availability.
Additional Hydration influences.
Ideal for stomach and digestive dis-eases, nerve relaxant and energy relief/boost.
Easy absorption means readily available for the needs.
The use of HERBS within MAN/WOMAN-KIND is probably best told with the LEGENDS within the Halls of SCIENCE.
The ITALIAN ALPS,.. September in 1991, was the scene for a discovery of a body within a glacier (click). Upon investigation… it was discovered this body had lain there for quite some years… some… 5,000+ years… naturally mummified and frozen preserved.
OTZI THE ICEMAN… became his nomen… his name too it seems (click).
Classified as prehistoric, wearing and carrying articles of skin and fur, multi-weaponed; bow, arrows, knife and ax. Carried too in his lunch-pack, a balance of a diet… deer meat and prunes…
his previous meal btw… was goat and grains.
Two clumps of a cork like substance and a small bag.
These turned out to be…
Both can be used as FIRE-STARTERS and HERBAL TREATMENTS.
Some 5,000 years ago… portable pills and warmers.
be like Otzi,.. perhaps indeed.
For those interested in home TEAS DIY… KOMBUCHA may be the way of interest. The growing of the MOTHER/ESSENCE/BIOFIELD of this Herbal Tea Brew can be as uplifting as in the Garden. A Living being of the Tea Plant kind it seems.
Kombucha has many of the Plant World’s effects.
High in a variety of nutrients though not a specific.
PLEASE NOTE: THE REFS + LEGENDS… ALL SUCH BREWING MUST ADHERE TO PROCEDURE AND SAFETY/HYGIENE CONSIDERATIONS TO ASSURE QUALITY (click).
Many online mixes MAY be processed too quickly or with lil’ care or concern for the proper handling of such. This will result in a product of no effect or even a negative one.
The Liver, for example can utilise components of a good brew… (click) a bad one will indeed cause dis-ease.
Honey is a substance found in many LEGENDS.
Of yore, modern, Science, Agriculture and other Societal facets.
Oft referred to as a ” nectar of the Gods ” type (click).
There is lil’ better to soothe a thirsty hunger after NATURE Walks and so on,
than ample fresh water and Honey-Comb as a treat.
Chock full of sweet goodies including many enzymes, amino acids, minerals and vitamins.
A range of VITAMINS inherent including B/C/D/E.
HONEY oft contains traces of calcium, copper, iodine, iron, magnesium, potassium, sodium, sulfur and zinc.
Amounts etc vary per batch.
This can in turn,..
be dependent on the Hives food, region, environ and weather etc (click).
A very long HISTORY of usage within ALL groups, times and peeps etc.
As with many of the other CUPBOARD CONDIMENTS,
the uses only limited by imagination and innovation.
Types too are varied,.. with some interesting Hallucinogenic MIND effects noted too (click).
These have been documented in other Cultures and times as even being used as a WEAPON FORM (click).
Tripping up… tripped out SOLDIERS it seems, in deed.
Indeed and in fact too.
The Honey-Comb outer is a Beeswax type compound which contains also,..
such as long-chain Fatty Acids, nutritious nutrients therein.
Treatments and so forth with HONEY include cholesterol balancing, skin repair, organ support and repair, allergy fighter, infections and wounds (click). A non-fattening ( …when not gorged on etc) sweetening product of NATURE… bees too.
The properties and actions of HONEY can be easily… enhanced.
Add a …herbal handful… let mature… consume/use.
Bees are a necessary part of the EARTH’s Bio/eco-systems. Our actions of chemically overdosing and other such un-natural systems of applications to many of the bee feeding plants,.. is taking it’s toll.
The Herbal enhancement ability is possessed by several of the CUPBOARD CONDIMENTS,
with just a lil prep and experimentation involved.
Discussed below is an oft controversial herb.
Though Mainstream Medicine and Mass Media both,
tend to overlook certain research,..(click)
there has been much in SCIENCE to back up Medicinal claims (click)
for Herbs such as Cannabis Sativa… Marijuana (click).
The propensity of some Authorities to manipulate Laws to suit other Agendas, as well as the total ignorance of History has earmarked this humble herb GREEN to some nether-world of propaganda and misinfo (click).
A WAR ON DRUGS usually referred to… ‘cept… (click)
…no drugs are actually examined… (click).
mainly herbs and other psychoactive nutrients.
…INTERESTING TO NOTE…
LAST LINE OF WIKI… just prior to ‘ LEGALITY ‘ para…
“… oft called a policy failure… ” … YET… it continues.
NOT ONE OF THE MANY MANY MANY HARMFUL CHEMICAL MEDICAL DRUGS DOCTORS DEAL… are mentioned at all.?.
with a lil’ extra schooling and a piece of paper… (click)
called a PRESCRIPTION… changes… (click).
CHEMICALISED DRUGS… magically into… Medicine (click).
NO WAR ON THAT,.. it seems indeed.
There are also available a number of variations on the HONEY Theme.
MANUKA HONEY, PROPOLIS, ROYAL JELLY and so forth.
Honey is a Sweetener…
here’s a sweet something to ponder… (click)…
…see you soon… for the next.
- MINERAL COLLOIDS
The benefits of Minerals obvious. There are caveats it seems. The absorption of nutrients is oft easily hindered by many factors of one’s health and immunity at time of consumption. The levels the Body requires at any one time may too fluctuate quite dramatically.
The Women KIND…
also have the extra IRON and Blood oxygenation issue associated with ?
? MENstruation to take into condsideration.
It appears,.. akin to the WATER-soluble VITAMIN issue… (click) whereby too high levels ingested at one time… do… lil’ for your health etc… cos the excess… is definitely then considered a waste product… and… pithed out etc.
However also… also…
Science is well aware of the continual need for such as an ongoing part of one’s Diet…
To maintain general good levels… eat and do… general good things.
Mineral and Vitamins are needed ALL over… but do not over-do. They acts as anti-oxidants and detoxicants aiding in such as the Blood oxygenation process. Taking the wrong type… can indeed make one feel… blue.
When subject to dis-ease where Minerals help… help yourself,..
to the Mineral most appropriate (click).
Get Medical/Health… advice, if you don’t know what that be.
PLEASE NOTE,.. when reading through these LEGENDS… a lil’ goes long etc etc… is oft a repeated caution. NEVER TAKE UNKNOWN AMOUNTS AND INGREDIENTS ETC… NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES YOU GET TOLD TO BY YOUR MATES…
GET… AND TAKE PROPER ADVICE…
ALLERGIES, CONTRAINDICATIONS AND IATROCIDE ARE ALL POSSIBLE…
SIDE EFFECTS OF SUCH.
Unsulphured blackstrap MOLASSES.
Sticky and dark, this condiment packs a solid punch.
Chock full of micro-nutrients, Minerals, Vitamins and sweet as too (click).
A by-product of Sugar Cane processing using heat to concentrate the mixture gained. This ensures the packing of nutrients in the resultant.
The name btw… is derived from the Latin and Portuguese,..
…for HONEY… (mel/melaco/mellis/mellaceum) which we met earlier herein (click).
The B Vitamins, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium and Zinc become bio-available in an easy to use form.
Can be added to such as Tonics and Teas and it’s strong yet unique flavor ensures a lil’ goes a long way (click).
A useful addition for such supplementation into one’s Dietary needs and requirements.
Can aid/support any/all such deficiencies.
Supports Nerve System, the Heart, Wound repair and many anti-oxidative processes.
Naturally low in Fats and Fiber.
A LEGENDARY classic condiment indeed.
- OUR SUN
The benefits of OUR SUN are well known within the LEGENDS of Science and Health (click).
A Vit. D POWERHOUSE it seems indeed… from NATURE’s Cupboard.
Necessary… for us to be here… as with Food, Water, Air, Shelter etc.
A building-block of LIFE.
As with many of the other mentioned Condiments… BALANCE is a necessity (click).
A 2012 Science study compilation can be found in the Vol.4 Issue 2 of DERMATO-ENDOCRINOLOGY (click), which highlights uses and benefits other than the typical VIT D exposure.
- Mood Enhancement vis Endorphin releases.
- Skin dis-eases Treatment.
- Pineal Gland Regulation.
- Tuberculosis Treatment.
- Body Odor elimination.
- Biorhythms synchronised.
- Melanoma Protection and decreasant.
- MS Protection and suppression.
- Forms NITRIC OXIDE = Skin Protectant.
- Wound Healing Support.
- Anti-Cancer properties (… when correctly used).
- Basic Soothing and Pain relief.
- Jaundice treatment and preventative.
- SAD Treatment and Support.
- Lymphoma Treatment and Support.
- Body Temp. Regulator.
As Shiro… the student of NINPO… I cannot but stress this enough.
OUR SUN IS ALL GOOD… with ONE CAVEAT.
THE SUN’s POWER IS STRONG.
STRONGER THAN YOU AND I… BOTH… ALL OF US EVEN.
RESPECT IT… OR GET BURNED.
In an effort to ensure this… Shiro recommends exposure be limited to indirect = DO NOT STARE AT IT FOR FRICK’s SAKE… YOUR SAKE TOO INDEED.
IT HAS POWER…
ENOUGH FOR ALL…
ALL FOR YOU…OK.?.
Shiro for example has a rough guide of 1/2 hr (27 mins actually)… whenever OUR SUN be out per se.
The MIN. and MAX. = 27 mins.
Exposing feet, midriff AND eyes…
NO SOCKS, NO LOTIONS, NO GLASSES…
…NO NO NO… NONE.
JUST… YOU AND OUR SUN.
For approx. half an hour each and every day… at least once per… will give benefit.
See how you respond…
…or need more etc dependent on Body condition and requirements. Add another exposure… DO NOT ADD TIME to the one… after approx. 45mins… most peeps… WILL BURN or start possibly negative reactions.
ONLY 1/2 hr per time,.. GOT IT.?.
- PURPLE CONEFLOWER
A LEGEND among Herbs… at least to Shiro anyway (click).
The name is taken from the Greek…
for it’s Spiny bits… like the Hedgehog/Sea Urchin etc.
From ECHINOS (click).
A herbaceous perennial mainly found in the east of Northern Americas.
Very tolerant of poor soil,.. dry and humid areas too (click).
The plant Roots take several years to mature, the flower seasonal.
An attractant to Birds and Butterflies as well.
…ALLERGIES SUCH AS TO OTHER FLOWERS MAY BE PRESENT HEREIN (click).
The LEGENDS indicate a long History of usage within the so called NATIVE RED AMERICAN INDIAN CULTURE where it was used as a Health Aid/Support and Cold type remedy (click).
The NAVAJO,.. for example;
…consider this Plant as one of LIFE’s SACRED MEDICINES.
This Plant as a general Remedy and Health supportant became such that it was used…
” …for more ailments than any other plant…”
…within these Indian LEGENDS and Health Systems (click).
Supporting, aiding and healing many different dis-eases.
Another POWERHOUSE of NATURE.
The Indian Warriors carried stockpiles of the ROOT…
…esp. during Night Work/Walks as a general stimulant and tonic.
Echinacea has anti-biotic/bacterial properties.
Protectant and Immune stimulant.
Contains varying degrees/amounts of Vitamins and Minerals (click).
In particular,.. Vit C, chromium, iron, manganese, niacin, riboflavin, selenium and volatile oils etc.
Useful… inside and outside the Body.
A LEGEND indeed.
The name… says it ALL per se.
This Herb though… comes with a WARNING.
Tis Herb… used INCORRECTLY AND POTENSISED…
…CAN KILL… A WARNING.
When such Bodily functions have failed to remove the Insect/parasite(s) such as the Worms (…of…ring/tube/intestinal/thread etc etc)… a time for WORMWOOD indeed.
Worm controller and eliminator extraordinaire…
in the RIGHT DOSAGE(s).
Vis; MEDICAL RECORD, VOLUME 70, Oct. 13, 1906
“France as a nation has become so roused to the danger of alcohol and the essences, especially absinthe, which are in such common use in that country, that on December 29, 1900, the French government requested the Academy of Medicine to determine the comparative toxicity of the various alcoholic beverages in use with a view to proscribing the ones most dangerous to health. After an investigation it was suggested by one of the committee that absinthe alone be put into the forbidden list.“
Absinthe… is WORMWOOD ESSENCE extracted via ALCOHOL DISTILLATION. An intense alcoholic apertif/tonic results… if the WORMWOOD ESSENCE is too strong etc… YOU WILL PROBABLY ACQUIRE ACUTE ALCOHOL POISONING… AND DEATH TOO IT SEEMS POSSIBLE.
BE WARNED… AWARE TOO.
Tis a very strong Herb per se… lil’ goes long etc.
Combined with very crushed GARLIC, BAKING SODA and COCONUT MILK (click)… a Worming Tonic is made.
No parasitic survivors it seems…
…it’s actions may also reduce sweaty feet.
For those with an interest…
…a plain HERBAL TEA INFUSION with lil’ Lemon Juice-
…taken Daily and regularly during a SHORT TREATMENT PHASE…
…can also aid in Libido Balancing for the Males of Our Species.
Science nomen is ARTEMISIA ( species usually absinthium/pontica ) (click).
Contains Thujones (volatile oils), anti-parasitic/malarial/infective actions, sedatory properties though uterine stimulant also as well as pain/nervous-relief.
Anti-inflammatory use as a Liniment type.
PROLONGED USE… IS… NO NO NO.
NO NO NO.
GET THE WORMS/Whatever OUT…
…THEN YOU GET OUT and OFF TREATMENT…
…UNLESS FURTHER MEDICAL ADVICE SAYS OTHERWISE.
This Condiment… A WARNING.
“… We have learned that the body possesses a complex machinery of checks and balances. These are remarkably effective in adjusting ourselves to virtually anything that can happen to us in life. But often this machinery does not work perfectly…” …HANS SELYE
- YOUR MIND
Whether… Inside or Outside the CUPBOARD.!.
This ONE… is a Duo in fact.
…+ THE HUMAN TOUCH.
” The distinctive human problem from time immemorial has been the need to spiritualize human life, to lift it on to a special immortal plane, beyond the cycles of life and death that characterize all of the organisms…” …ERNEST BECKER.
These are both Controller and your Assist Crew per se.
YOUR MIND + THE HUMAN TOUCH.
In… General Health and Immune Repair and Support (click).
YOU, YOUR MIND,.. AND BODY MATTER… do MATTER.
YOU… are the awesome Total of…
MIND, BRAIN, CELLS, THOUGHTS, ACTIONS, INTERACTIONS-ENVIRON, SOCIAL and so on.
Keep in MIND… The IMMUNE SYSTEM…
is an Identifier (…of anything not itself per se…) AND a Protector AND a Combatant…
… and subject also to…
Dise-ease requires for example,.. extra sleep for rest and recover… extra foods or fluids to aid/support etc.
Keep in MIND too, there could be ALSO OR PRIMARILY… ENVIRON FACTORS at work here- lungful of diesel smoke of a old truck passing by earlier or yesterday… too much computer time and electrical field exposure… partner stress situations… smoking more… a chemical cleanser used previously and so forth.
All these are further reasons to get advice of some nature.
MIND + TOUCH…TOUCH + MIND.
Basically and simply in metaphors;
MIND… = PHYSICIAN… HEAL THYSELF.
TOUCH = TWO HEADS BETTER THAN ONE.
” As it is not proper to cure the eyes without the head, nor the head without the body, so neither is it proper to cure the body without the soul…” …SOCRATES.
The MIND… like the Body… Circles and Cycles.
The WAY YOU ” REACT ” to such as Dis-ease… (click)
…can Help overcome… or not it seems.
This is in the sense and similar to HOW YOU REACT…
…TO WHATEVER ELSE WITHIN YOUR LIFE.
This REACTION of emotions/thoughts/actions is indeed the Link ‘tween MIND + BODY HEALTH STATES thereof.
Ideally and in general Terms… LET MIND AND BODY REACT…
…TO REGAIN BALANCE…
…TO EASE… DIS-EASE.
In general Terms… if you react heatedly… try the chill way.
In general Terms… if you react neutrally… pick either to suit.
In general Terms… if you be cool as ice… try a hot way.
” The imagination should not be regarded as a panacea for all that ails the human species… unless of course, we choose to believe there are no limits to consciousness and it’s inherent ability… “
Dr. JEANNE ACHTERBERG
The Caring Touch.
Yes… as with YOUR MIND… the HUMAN TOUCH… is a/the subtle connection… a subtle ENERGY if thought of in Terms of Science and Frequency. E.g. NOT SPECIFIC… JUST ALL ROUND AID/ASSIST.
The touch of a Carer that alleviates discomfort during Treatment… is a Joy… for the Patient anyway.
With two motorcycle mishaps,.. there were many…
…things bent out of place within i, Shiro.
Pain was/is a Constant.
Joy… is what i feel when this is relieved now.
Simple unabashed JOY… and thanks too…
…but mostly… JOY.
” Life without the challenges which induce the stress responses would be- no life at all. ”
…a Life… without Dreams… same perhaps… Shiro sayeth.
” …To ward off disease or recover health, man as a rule finds it easier to depend on healers than to attempt the more difficult task of living wisely…” …RENE DUBOS
WITH AND WITHIN DIS-EASE…
USE MIND + TOUCH, REST, RECOVER, HEAL AND BALANCE… DIS-EASE…
A GREEN THUMB… KNEES TOO.
…on the previously mentioned OTZI THE ICEMAN and his HERBS of choice…
WHICH TWO ONLY… IN THE MODERN…
…WOULD Shiro TAKE.?.
…GARLIC… + ECHINACEA… perhaps.?.
… and YOU.?.