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Monday, October 13, 2003

listening to: tori, cool on your island (live)

whoa buddy, this song is sad. the studio version.. i mean, i guess the lyrics are sad, when you think about it... but it's all like "it's the 80s! woooo! er... cool on your iiiisland..."

just like that.

so anyway, my juice has 500% of my daily recommended vitamin c, 100% of my zinc,, 8% of my iron, 12% of my vitamin a, 4% of my calcium, 26% of my potassium, aaand an unknown amount of echinacea and astragalus. (the latter i assume is a good thing, i'm not terribly sure. *google* let's see...

This perennial herb, also known as Huang Qi, is used in many of the Chinese medicinal formulas.
Astragalus can grow up to 18 inches tall. The flowers are white to yellow. The leaves are divided into 10 to 18 pairs of leaflets.
Plant Astragalus in well-drained soil, in a sunny location. Harvest the root when it is four years old.

Part used: Roots.

Don't use if you have a fever. Don't use if you suffer from skin disorder. Don't use the above-ground parts since they can be poisonous.

hmm. let's just hope i don't have a fever. or a skin disorder. (such as.. PSORIASIS!)

Astragalus membranaceus, a small, bushy plant native to northern China, has been used for centuries in Asia to enhance the immune system.

The first half of its Chinese name, huang qi (yellow leader), comes from the color at the core of its medicinal roots. The latter half stems from the plant's reputed ability to improve energy levels and treat a range of conditions, including cancer, diabetes and respiratory infections.

Uses: In the United States, astragalus is sometimes used by people infected with HIV for its purported immune-boosting and antiviral properties. Others take it in attempts to ward off colds and flu.

oh. well, sounds like a handy thing to have in my juice, then.

see look, i make learning fun! (or, you know, not.)

posted by ~renata~ at 3:25 PM
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