During the Civil War from 1861 to 1865 food was scarce in the South. In the time of war rations had to be transported long distances, so the Commissary Departments relied on foods that could be preserved easily. Wheat flour was not one of these easily preserved food and therefore was quite scarce in the South. Due to the lack of wheat flour many soldiers baked bread from any available ingredients. One of these ingredients was white cornmeal, which the soldiers used to make shortbread. Cornmeal was also favored because it could be easily carried on marches. Thus, came the common use of cornmeal to make shortbread. When times got extremely bad soldiers sometimes resorted to eating their horses and mules. In extreme desperation, there were times
intestines. Like the cayenne pepper, chilies also contain capsaicin. However, the indigenous use of chili was slightly different from that of the cayenne use. Chili peppers were used in anything and everything edible in Aztec and Mayan society. The indigenous medical uses were a gruel made of corn and chili pepper. The gruel was believed to relieve depression, strengthen the body, and cure colds. In modern times, the pepper is used in a better medicinal way. They have an abundance of the vitamins A and C, which provide carotene to the body and overall reduce levels of cholesterol and triglycerides within a person’s body. Also much like the cayenne, the capsaicin aids in getting rid of harmful bacteria and many other services, like driving prostate
When I think about comfort food I automatically think of cornbread. Cornbread is a type of bread made from cornmeal and leavened without the use of yeast. Cornbread is the cornerstone of American cuisine. Many historians have found that cornbread can be traced back to before the United States was even a country (The American Indian Heritage Foundation, 2016).
Whether in real life or in mythology there is going to be conflicts. Odysseus’ return and a veterans return would be unquestionably similar. They may not face the same conflicts such as fighting a cyclops, but there are still similarities that relate. Some of the hardships that happen when soldiers come home is worse than being at war. Many of the hardships Odysseus faced in the Odyssey can be likened to some of the hardships that soldiers may face when returning home from war.
Everyone has new things to listen and learn from on a daily basis. Silence is important in both, but to ask questions is more important. To be thankful for the life we live is greater. In Richard Wagamese’s novel, Keeper ‘N Me, it teaches about the importance of learning, listening, silence, and every life within the land of the Ojibwe people.
While there are several dessert and beverage recipes that incorporate basil, the herb is used mostly in savory dishes. It is best known for its role in flavoring pasta sauces where both the fresh and dried herb may be used, and for its use in pestos. Fresh basil may also be used in salads and is a great topping for pizza.
Clark Bartram is a nutrition expert famous for his recipe on belly fat. This recipe is associated with the improvement of the testosterone level in men. It is also known as the Super Bowl Chili recipe.
My perspective on Thanksgiving had completely changed after reading this article. I truly believed that Thanksgiving was a happy time, a time of thanks and a celebration of the first harvest. People today celebrate Thanksgiving as a time to get together with loved ones, have a big dinner, to give thanks and go shopping.
The topic of this controversial essay will be about is the legalization of marijuana. I will be advocating for the legalization of marijuana. The legalization of marijuana is so controversial because it was outlawed in the past, but now people are discovering new things it could do and wish to have it legalized once again. The legalization of marijuana can offer medical benefits, generate a lot of tax money, and decreases prisoner space.
The Cherokee people used plants for medicinal use. In fact, some plants had more than one use. Take the Qua lo ga, or common Sumac, for example. This plant can be made into a tea that helps to reduce fevers, or can be a decoction, which is the liquor resulting from concentrating the essence of a substance by heating or boiling. Common Sumac decoction can be gargled for sore throats and diarrhea. Qua lo ga also has other uses; such as the fresh bruised leaves and ripe berries poultice can soothe poison ivy and you can also drink qua lo ga for vitamin C. Another plant is the tobacco- like one, mullein. Mullein tea can be used as a mild sedative and its decoction can be used to soak swollen feet and relieve swelling in joints. Other uses include inhaling the smoke from root to soothe asthma attacks and chest congestion.
As the most powerful part of the plant, essential oils and plant extracts have been mankind 's first medicine. History has shown and science supports that these can be used medicinally to kill bacteria and viruses. They can balance hormones and brain chemistry. They can stimulate the regeneration of tissue and stimulate nerves. They can even carry nutrients to and oxygenate the cells.
The stories about St. John 's Wort date back to the first century when a naturalist named Pliny the Elder recommended its use for snake bites. Since the plant releases a red oil that resembles blood when it is squeezed too hard, it was thought to be a plant blessed by God. Early folks thought that the oil only poured out of it on the anniversary of the day that St. John the Baptist from the Bible was beheaded, which is the 29th of August. But the timing was actually just close to the date that the plant happens to reach full maturity each year. Christians also held onto the plant while saying a rhyme to keep pagans and witches away. Strangely enough, pagans of the time also used the plant for protection too. The legends have nothing to do with the continued use of St. John 's Wort though. It has remarkable health properties that have been studied by doctors in countries all over the world. And
Struggling to remember if where you left your cell phone? Forgot to pick up an important note from the office? Has the meeting with your therapist that you booked a week ago completely forgotten? A frail memory can be totally disappointing in our daily life!
The willow tree has been used since ancient civilizations for its ornament, erosion control, timber, and especially its bark. The story of the willow tree dates to Hippocrates, 4000 BC, when people were advised to chew on the bark of a willow tree to lessen inflammation and reduce fever. The bark of the tree contains a compound called salicylic acid, which is a common ingredient in aspirin and is known for a multitude of medicinal effects ranging from something as simple as a pain-reliever to disease prevention. This paper focuses on the history of the willow tree, its anatomy, and its medicinal properties in relation to disease prevention.
Spices play a major role in all kind food, whether it’s vegetarian or non-vegetarian food. A spice is a seed, root, berry, bark, fruit,