vomit intestines

Clove

Gender: Masculine

Planet: Jupiter or Sun

Element: Fire

Spiritual Attributes: Protection, exorcism, love, money, good luck. Use in incense to attract money, drive away negativity, purify, gain luck or stop gossip. Wear to attract the opposite sex or for protection. Worn or carried to repel negative energies around you, also said to protect babies in their cribs if hung over them strung together and bind those who speak ill of you.

Medical Uses: It has a mild antiseptic quality for toothaches (chew), or in tea form it is an expectorant for colds, also good foe nausea or vomiting. Cloves kill intestinal parasites and act as an antimicrobial agent against fungi and bacteria.

*Use caution when applying it to the skin as it heats up the area you apply it to.*

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The amazing marshmallow root!

I recommend that everyone keep a bag of marshmallow root (Althea officinalis) around in case of illness.  Mountain Rose Herbs and Pacific Botanicals are two companies I trust for high quality herbs at reasonable prices.

What to do:
1.  Measure ¼ a cup marshmallow root into a pint jar.

2.  Fill the jar with room-temperature water.

3.  Cover and wait 2-8 hours.

4.  Carefully strain into another pint jar.

5.  Put the strained contents into the now empty first pint jar, fill with water and allow to extract again.  Compost the material when you’re done.

Marshmallow root is high in mucilage, which coats and soothes a sore throat, acts as a gentle expectorant for coughs, and helps heal the lining of the stomach and intestines after vomiting and diarrhea.  The taste is light, naturally slightly sweet, and though it’s a little goopy, it’s easy to drink.

delicious yummy cupcakes. delicious yummy pickles. I am very lucky. I am very lucky. I have so much yummy food and

the deli carries classical pickle types too now. so I get the super sour fermented ones and the vinegar ones too

I am so lucky

the vinegar ones are so funny. they’re giant pickles so big one big jar only has two!

the cupcakes are so yummy. I love love love the peanut butter one it makes me so happy I’m so happy I’m so happy I’m so happy I’m so happy I’m so happy I’m so happy

I’m so happy I want to puke and vomit out my intestines

DIY Herbal Stomach Syrup

Sorry I’ve put this off so long! Yay! Another awesome addition to an herbal medicine cupboard is this nifty stomach/general indigestion syrup. It treats tummy aches, nausea/vomiting, bowel pain, diarrhea, gas/bloating. Its basically an herbal version of pepto bismol in regards to the symptoms it treats, but it tastes much better! (Again, Image heavy post!!)

Our two main herbs for this tonic are star anise and cloves. Not only are they chock full of herbal goodness, but they taste great and give this syrup a nice “Christmas spice” taste. Chinese star anise (not to be confused with Japanese star anise which is fatal if ingested!) is a common cooking spice with a distinct black licorice flavor. Its great for fighting of bacterial and fungal infections, an imbalance of which are a primary cause of many common digestive tract ailments. Its been used for centuries for digestive tract problems including upset stomach, gas, loss of appetite, nausea and colic in babies. Cloves are another great multipurpose spice. Its a great expectorant, so its good for respiratory infections and getting rid of phlegm. It also reduces inflammation and is a natural antiseptic and pain killer. (I’m planning on making a salve with cloves for treating scrapes/bruises and arthritis/sore muscles!) But for our purposes today, cloves help relax the smooth lining of the gastrointestinal tract, so they help alleviate vomiting, diarrhea, intestinal gas and stomachaches. 

So some things you’ll need:

  • Chinese Star Anise
  • Cloves
  • Honey (I put honey in just about everything to be taken internally, not only does it pack a nutritional punch with all the medicinal benefits you get, but it makes medicines taste so much better.)
  • Sugar (or other sweetener for preservative
  • Water
  • Small sauce pan
  • Small strainer
  • Something to stir with. A whisk will help later on too.
  • A funnel
  • Containers for storage (I used recycled brandy bottles.)

Step 1:

Measure ¼ cup of star anise and cloves. Since this is a fairly large whole spice, the way I did it was to first fill it up with the anise and then sprinkle the clove buds into the spaces. You want to use less cloves than anise anyway because they are strong and can upset the stomach if you use too much. Add your spices to a quart (4 cups) of cold water in your sauce pan. Its important for the water to be cold or room temp so everything infuses as it heats up together. 

Step 2:

Heat on medium temp. and bring to a simmer. Simmer liquid on med-low or low (depending on your stove) and reduce it to about ½ or a pint (2 cups.) This will take awhile so be patient. The important thing is to not heat to too high too quickly.

Step 3:

Strain your mixture into a separate container. Pour back into the pot. You don’t have to, but I sometimes add food coloring at this step to tell my syrups apart more easily. I liked the pale yellow of this one though, reminds me of the solar plexus chakra. ;)

Step 4:

Add two cups of sweetener. I used one cup of sugar and one cup of honey. You can use whatever sweetener you have, agave, sugar, honey, brown sugar, even maple syrup. Some recipes will say just use one cup of sweetener especially if you’re just going to refrigerate it, but I used more as a preservative and to make it shelf safe. Add the sugar first and whisk to dissolve, then add your honey.

Step 5:

Warm over low heat and stir well for about 30 minutes. Again this will be tedious, but slow and steady wins the race, you don’t want your sugars to burn. It will thicken and reduce to about half again.

Step 6: 

You’re almost done! Use a funnel to pour the warm syrup into empty, glass containers. Leave them on the counter to cool. After they’ve cooled, don’t forget to label and date them. (You can see my heart health syrup cooling in the background!)

Treats stomachaches, indigestion, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, gas/bloating, bowel pain.

Directions: Take a spoonful as needed to treat symptoms. Additional dose every hour if symptoms persist.

There you have it! I make this for a friend of mine, diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, (a not very fun chronic GI tract illness) and she swears by it. Of course she takes her regularly prescribed medicine, but says this syrup is extremely helpful in fighting quick flares of symptoms, especially those onset by certain foods.

o23: Plural

notes: ooc sasuke? maybe idk

oh yah happy birthday sauce

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Sakura’s pregnant!

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Sasuke didn’t know why Sakura had been spending so much time in the bathroom recently. He figured it was best not to ask, lest he stray onto an uncomfortable topic for the both of them. Yet he was worried—all the time, when she escaped the warmth of his arms in their shared bed, she sneaked to the bathroom only to vomit her intestines as quietly as she could.

Today, though, she’d spent an awfully long time, much longer than usual.

He heard the pacing of her bare feet against the tile, sweeping back and forth, back and forth. His ear caught notice of the whispers of curses and prayers, though he couldn’t quite discern what exactly she was saying.

“Sakura,” Sasuke knocked in exasperation. “Come out.”

She gave no response, but the scuffling continued.

Sasuke knocked harder. “Sakura,” he gritted through his teeth. “I have to use the bathroom,” he lied.

“Go outside,” Sakura replied. “You have the ability to pee wherever. Make use of it.”

Sasuke was used to her coarseness, but today he wasn’t in the mood to deal with it. He was worried, wondering why she had spent nearly an hour walking the length of their small bathroom over and over again.

“If you won’t come out, I’ll break the door down,” he threatened.

“I’m coming out soon.”

“You said that half an hour ago. Sakura, what’s wrong? Are you ill?”

Silence.

“Step out of the way,” Sasuke ordered. He rolled up his sleeve and pant legs, prepared to charge. “If you won’t come out, I’m going to have to come in there and get you myself.”

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