Submitted by Ta Louise in responce to The Tactical Closet
Epsom Salts is it is a cheap source of magnesium sulfate. We are chronically short of magnesium unless you’re a raw food juicer. A half teaspoon at night with a glass of water to chase that sour stuff down is how i often use it. I take it with a regular Cal/mag pill so i can sleep. It’s a mild anti-inflammatory and relaxant. And it is the laxative/bath salt Epsom that is preferrable over the straight Bath Salt Epsom. Tastes better. Of course better quality magnesium powder can be bought in the health stores. But I’m ok with the cheap source and have been using it for years.
The other multiple use mineral is Boron. Boron is the little engine that could. For post-menopausal women this little item will put the lock back on the door to sneaky calcium withdrawals from our bones. Once estrogen levels go down that is what the body likes to do. It needs calcium for activity…. now a little known fact or a mostly unacceptable fact by people who don’t think is that Borax is 99.9% Boron. I’ve used a pinch of this powder approximating a capsule of 6 mg boron as daily as I can remember to do so for years
Now it is known that Boron is also a good anti-biotic, anti-viral and anti-fungal. Borax can be used to anti-septically clean items, including counter tops, etc. How much Borax is needed to be making an antiseptic solution I don’t know but in Flu season I up my intake of this product considerably. I do use Borax internally when I run out of the pills in fact -often in lieu of pills. Some cultures use it as a sweetener (in the mountains s.omewhere in the Far EAst). I forget who exactly…
Another item I keep in my cupboards is apple cider vinegar. If you can’t afford the fermented variety the regular pasterurized apple cider from the stores will do. It is a good source of electrolytes or minerals (which is what electrolytes are). I add some of this to my water daily. Others add one teaspoon to one cup of sweetened tea. Or some will take a shot glass a day and rinse their mouths quickly. Why? Aches and pains diminish and suppleness returns. Helps keep arthritis at bay… but do rinse it off the teeth if taken straight. Yech!
I just thought I’d add this to your mention of Epsom Salts. Now take what I say with a grain of salt…ha,ha.
By the way if you want to stop wounds from bleeding capsicum extract under the tongue or a small teaspoon of it (other name is cayenne) in a cup of water will stop bleeding…. or even directly on the wound it is supposed tol stop the bleeding accorrding to the great herbalist Dr. Christopher. That information can be checked on line. I’ve never tried it but a cup of that tea with a teaspoon of cayenne in it is also supposed to stop a heart attack fast. But perhaps that’s more than you want to mention in your blog. Ta Louise