Monday, May 21, 2012

Rhubarb



Rhubarb looks like red celery, but it is actually part of the fruit family.

Did you know that one cup of rhubarb contains 105 mg of calcium and 35.7 mcg of vitamin K?

Also, rhubarb contains 270 mcg of lutein, which helps neutralize free radicals. It also has lycopene and anthocyanins, both powerful antioxidants that can help your heart, eyes, and immune system.
 
Make time to do more research on this plant.  In an old drug store (preserved now as a museum in Elk River, Idaho) there are multitudes of old remedies that doctors used for many illnesses.  These were based on the extract of , you guessed it, Rhubarb. 

Too bad the oil companies, (Standard Oil as the first) decided that medications made from oil sludge would fill their bank accounts, little was done to help those suffering with disease.  In fact, as history is now showing us, medications are the #3 leading cause of death.  

Look up "Iatrogenics".

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