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Kitchen Cupboard Medicine

•, by Barefoot Yankee Gal
 Open your kitchen cupboard and what do you see? Salt, pepper, ginger, dill, alum, meat tenderizer, honey, molasses, baking soda; and the list can go on. Viewed as flavor enhancers and condiments these are tasty additions to any meal. But there is a hidden world of medicinal benefit in many of those little tins and shaker-topped jars.

When you reach for the alum to eliminate a canker sore, or swallow a teaspoonful of honey to soothe a sore throat, or make a moist plaster of meat tenderizer to take the sting out of a bee-bite, you are practicing “Kitchen Cupboard Medicine”. Kitchen Cupboard Medicine has been practiced for hundreds of years. In his ancient, surviving text, De Medicina, Aulus Cornelius Celsus’s (ca 25 BC—ca 50) references a pain relieving pill containing pepper.

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Comment by Ed Price
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If you can't get to this site/link in your favorite browser, try it in the Opera browser. It is a pretty site when viewed in a browser that shows it all.

Comment by Ed Price
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The link to the Kitchen Cupboard Medicine in this article is:

Twice, now, I have been unable to get to this website using the basic URL. The site has been hijacked by who knows who - Government or big medicine.

If you are having the same trouble as I did, try this:


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