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Between the piranhas, the catfish, and the little fish that swims up into genitalia, I believe on my next trip to South America I will stick to the pool at the hotel.
Whenever having a jumbo leach hanging on your back is the end of the party, and to avoid this the Indians smear themselves with the berries to repel the nasty varmint, it seems the fish preys on people out for a bath. Rind is also used in body tattooing, though its primary use, and one that is collectively agreed upon, is in staying well, and getting rid of anything you might pick up. I’m sure you heard about this. It seems the Cuna Indians, from South America way, have a fretful time with a catfish that swims up and attaches itself to the body for the purpose of sucking blood.
In India and Pakistan, the people are quite familiar with the plant, the British didn’t have to haul the berries all the way from England, there was already a local source.
Here’s a record of use from India.
Accordingly the Indians believe the berries to be tonic, stimulating, and kidney activating. However, juniper had been used for asthma, in the south and last but not least, a product to make ironing a little easier. It’s a well its seems that a hot iron brushed over some juniper twigs makes that affair go a little easier. Getting the kidneys to cleanse the body of toxins, and get them to work overtime is a nice thing in the xic world we live in. Certainly, juniper is a fairly powerful diuretic, the berries and the liquors flavored with them, get the kidneys flushing out, the manifestation being that you run to the bathroom and pee more than usual. Consequently, though a little annoying if in the car, generally it is a very important thing to have happen. You should take it into account. Since none of us do that, I know bathroom talk is a ‘no’ in western society. Known in the interest of science, I raise the topic. Did you ever notice that a decent gin and nic sends you to the restroom more than usual, not to get personal or anything.
In this edible class are the fruits of the California Juniper, the Utah Juniper, and the Checkbarked or Alligator Juniper.
The berries of all these species been approved by Indian palates, and are eaten either raw or dried and ground into a meal and prepared as mush or cakes.
First two are stunted trees or shrubs of arid regions of pure desert. Oftentimes the last is a tree attaining sometimes a height of fifty feet or more, abundant at rather high elevations in Arizona, New Mexico and Southwestern Texas, and remarkable for its thick, hard bark, deeply furrowed and checked in squares. Cakes created from we’re looking at said on good authority to be palatable even to whites, and to have the merit of easy digestibility. Under necessity they might serve to keep body and soul together, those of the Alligator Juniper being considered top-notch. Although, the South Americans, gether with some of the world use ground juniper berries and similar parts of the trees to treat wounds and sores, essentially as a local antibiotic.
Most of us are aware that there is some scientific basis to this, the phenol contained in the plant is, virtually, a bacteria killer, that would keep a wound safe from infection.
And in medicinal power, take some commercial gin and put a cup of juniper berries in and allow them to float for six months or so, I’d say in case you look for to make a beverage a little higher in content.
By the way, the modern gin is relatively low in juniper content, the extract is usually somewhere around dot 01 percent and the juniper oil content somewhere around dot 006 percent. Actually the story of juniper is filled with history. In Europe 200 years ago, juniper was thought to be extremely strengthening to the body. You should take this seriously. In South America an entirely different juniper, genipa americana, is used a nic and for other conditions. Therefore this notion of making booze with juniper berries is a popular one not exclusive to the Europeans, the South Americans brew up a cocktail called ade, that is taken for staying well.
Just imagine a blob of sweetened pine cones smeared on your breakfast toast.
The juniper berries are collected and mixed with sugar and in any his own. Whereas the European gin is merely flavored with juniper berries, the South American version was fermented from juniper berries. Actually the berries are also made into jams and marmalades, a rather objectionable notion if you ask me. Oftentimes the flavor is quite similar to pine cones, and just about as palatable. Then the berries were collected from the trees and floated in alcohol, the health agent in the berries thus transferred to the alcohol which is a little more readily consumed than the pine cone like berries. Part of the juniper bush that was used to make this liquor was the berry. Now pay attention please. Now look, the term juniper berries is a loose one as the juniper is a relation of pine tree, and the fruit of the juniper is more like a pine cone than the berries we associate with straw and rasp.
One does not pick them off the tree and have a perfect chew.
We already know if the stomachache was due to some organism setting up shop in the stomach, the remedy should have been quite effective.
I’m sure that the Zunis asted the branches and made a tea to relax the muscles before childbirth began and to speed recovery from the delivery. Now look, the Spanish Americans learned of the use of this native plant from the various tribes and drank a cup or so of the tea a month before the baby was due to assure a safe delivery. Notice, the Native Americans used juniper in gynecological health, apart from food and tonic. Tewa Indians burnt the branches in the chambers of the home of a woman that had just given birth. Considering the above said. Similar Southwesterners used the tea to treat an inflamed stomach and relieve the symptoms of griping. Therefore, the gin and nic dates to this period in world history.
They got hit with malaria, as the British ok over India.
Juniper and nic water was taken on a daily basis to avoid coming down with malaria.
I know that the various Bombay gins still sold today, track their history back to India and malaria. Needless to say, though the beverage has become a country club beverage, its roots are purely medicinal.
Juniper berries are probably most commonly used day in gin, a word that itself derives from the word juniper. Did you know that the story of juniper is quite interesting, filled with history. In Europe two hundred years ago, juniper berries were thought to be terribly strengthening to the body, they’ve been administered to the sick, and to the healthy to maintain health. Now look, the most common usage was in a liqueur called junivere, top-notch said to be made by the Dutch. Whereas the Cuna Indians feel that parasitic catfish are repulsed by juniper, the Gypsies feel that juniper is an attractant to trout and eels, and use the plant to bring those little fishies onto the hook.
You actually never know.
The oil can also be used on other baits, just put a drop or two on the bait.
Worms could be kept in the moss for a couple of hours, consequently used to fish. Also, the recipe calls for oil of rodium, oil of juniper, and oil of cedar. Just think for a moment. I know that the trick is being to put your worms in moss sprinkled with this magic oil mixture. Considering the above said. That said, this gets the bonus yuck rating. On p of that, perhaps even a double yuck rating. Therefore, despite the fact juniper berries are rather like eating a pine flavored chewing gum, they are used for food. Just keep reading. The Native Americans preferred California juniper, Utah juniper, and the alligator juniper as sources of food. For example, the Native Americans found that these juniper fritters stimulated the flow of urine in a big way.
I say food, as they’ve been not actually eaten like we eat strawberries. Berries were dried and ground to make a pine scented meal, hereafter shaped into patties and fried. Though the juniper berries we find as a flavoring agent in gin are the seeds of the European juniper bush, the juniper family has a lot of relations living all over the world, and the uses are quite similar. In the United States, the micmac and malecite indians, native to the maritime provinces of Canada used juniper for sprains, wounds, tuberculosis, ulcers, internal and external, consumption, and rheumatism. Of course their general belief was the juniper hardened up the body and made it better at fighting off illness. Witches being rather cagey people, it’s difficult to track down the exact purpose of the ointments, all ingredients are aromatic, save the fish berries, and it I know that the ancient Israelites are said to have known the juniper, as it grows in the mountains all over the Near East. Who should have ever thought there should be very much to this type of a stupid little tree and its berries. Juniper berries are easy to come by, pick some up at the grocery or plant a juniper tree for a ready source. Run to the garden center and ask for juniperus communis tree, plant as indicated by instructions, and within a year or two, go out with your bowel and pick away.