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Eldorado

1,000yr old eyesalve potion works a treat

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Eldorado

"New research from the University of Warwick has investigated natural remedies to fill the gap in the antibiotic market, taking their cue from a 1,000-year-old text known as Bald's Leechbook.

"Building on previous research from the University of Nottingham on using medieval remedies to treat MRSA, the scientists reconstructed a potion known as "Bald's Eyesalve".

"The ingredients for the eyesalve - which was used to treat eye sty infections - include onion, garlic, wine, and bile salts.

"When the team experimented with it they found it showed promising antibacterial activity.

"Full report at Sky News: Link

Bald's Leechbook at the British Library: Link

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pbarosso

doesnt that sound like the recipe for ranch dressing?

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk or regular milk
  • 3/4 - 1 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried chives
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon finely cracked pepper
  • freshly squeezed lemon juice to taste approximately 1-3 teaspoons, adjust to taste

 

maybe it could also be sprinkled on some french fries. 

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jbondo
40 minutes ago, pbarosso said:

maybe it could also be sprinkled on some french fries. 

I don't know if anyone does it anymore, but vinegar is great on french fries. Used to be common at Fair's and Carnivals.

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