Saturday, March 27, 2010
Bleh! I Need A Spring Tonic
by Callie on Saturday, March 27, 2010
I have a case of the blahs. Very strange considering I would have expected this to happen during the Winter when we had snow and bad weather.
Morgan has the blahs too!
Spring is supposed to bring along lots of energy and springy type thinking. Well, maybe I'm suffering from a lack of vitamins but I really don't want to do anything.
I remember reading about Spring tonics. I did some searches and found that the tonics were given to affect changes in the blood during the year. The effect of the tonic was to purify or cut the blood and make the person feel better after winter inactivity.
I was surprised to find that some of the tonics had toxic elements to them.
This is an interesting post about Appalachian tonics. Liver cancer could be the result of indiscriminate use of sassafras tea that the Cherokee used as a tonic. The Cherokee knew what they were doing and had a time limit.
The Cherokee Kanuchi sounds like a great Spring soup.
This eHow Spring Tonic article has some pointers. That's what I need... something to invigorate my flagging energy.
I think I will try using molasses to sweeten my coffee for a week or two and see if that will boost my energy level. Wiki has many reference pages at the bottom of this page.
Yawn... I'm going to go search for the molasses bottle. I know there is one in the fridge.
Kristine says I should stop worrying about the chicken. But the wounds are still open.
(March 27, 2009)
[6 eggs today]