Post by vintage on Sept 29, 2018 11:03:26 GMT -8
Pecan shells against listeria bacteria
(Listeria bacteria causes terrible abdominal pain and cramping.)
Texas has wonderful pecans and pecan trees. Most Texans are addicted to pecan pie. And I have a lovely old pecan tree in my backyard. It scares me that, if it ever gets blown over, it will destroy my back bedroom. But for now, I want to get the most out of it. I will ask my aide to go pick up fallen pecans next month. But besides the nut meats, I am curious to see if there might be medicinal properties in the pecan hulls, shells, leaves, and bark.
I used to drive 30 miles away to a Texas Walnut park, gather the green hulls (with walnuts inside) and make Green Walnut Hull Tincture. It was wonderful, and lasted for years. I made the tincture using 50% Everclear Alcohol with 50% filtered water. Drinking a few sips kills internal parasites, larvae stage. Plus, it tastes delicious. But I can no longer drive to the places where those walnuts, in their green hulls, fall to the ground.
So, LOOK what I found! Pecan shells have an antibacterial effect. Here’s the research article.
AND...pecan tree bark and leaves were used by Native Americans as medicine!
“...In addition to using the pecan nuts as a food source, the Kiowa tribe of the Great Plains area of the United States used decoctions of the tree bark to treat tuberculosis.21 The Comanche Nation used a poultice of pulverized pecan tree leaves as a topical treatment for ringworm-infected skin.”
I have a large, unopened, bottle of Everclear alcohol, and I hope I can get my aide to cooperate in gathering enough pecan tree parts for me to make some “Granny Clampett”-style pecan tincture medicine.
LOL. I continued reading,...looking up “Granny Clampett’s” recipes,...and found this slightly unrelated, but highly amusing, article about her remedies.
“...Here's where Granny comes in. Granny was a backwoods mountain doctor, keeping her medical bag supplied with ingredients like frog warts, lizard gizzards and eye-of-newt. While it's unclear what role the amphibian body parts played in her concoctions, perhaps she was closer to science than wizardry than we thought. Recent breakthroughs in the field of regenerative medicine cite newts and other salamanders as sources of secrets that might be used to treat human ailments from brain and heart diseases to helping war veterans regenerate limbs and repair spinal cords.
In a Science Daily article from April 2007, project leader Dennis A. Steindler of the University of Florida's McKnight Brain Institute, said a $12 million project called the Regeneration Project would "focus on unlocking the mysteries in living, simple organisms that sustain successful tissue and organ regeneration following injury and disease, and then applying this knowledge toward encouraging repair in the more complex human, where regeneration is not so simple."
Even more recently, a group blog from the Consortium for Evolutionary Studies at California State University at Fresno, called "Darwin's Bulldogs" suggests that regenerative medicine may be more beneficial than organ transplants or even stem cell therapy "because the cells involved in dedifferentiation come from the patient going through treatment. By using one's own cells there is no risk of initiating an immune response and no chance of rejection. In addition, ethicists might be more favorable to this type of regenerative medicine as opposed to embryonic stem cells."
So, if anyone else here on the forum has a pecan tree or a walnut tree, etc., and has a hankering to make some home remedies,...especially remedies that stop PAIN,... please post about it on this thread.