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Scurvy – Historical Background and Prevention
8 October 2013, 11:00,
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RE: Scurvy – Historical Background and Prevention
(29 September 2013, 10:19)David075 Wrote: If I recall right this was the reason lime cordial was invented , the sailors could have the benefits of lime in there diet long after the fruit had gone off.

which is why the British were always referred to as LIMEY's!!
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9 October 2013, 05:29,
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RE: Scurvy – Historical Background and Prevention
Scythe13, Thanks for mentioning Hawthorn. It will lower blood pressure, in the case of high blood pressure. Herbalists also use it in heart disease, usually in combination with other herbs. Kenneth Eames.
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6 May 2017, 19:30,
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RE: Scurvy – Historical Background and Prevention
In the winter of 1534/5 a Frenchman had his ship icebound in a tributary of the St Lawrence river and his crewmen started to died from Scurvy.A group of natives walked across the ice and showed him how to make a tea from the needles and inner bark of the White pine tree.All the rest of the crew recovered.
When he returned to Europe he told every doctor he met,French,Dutch and English all refused to believe that savages dressed in skins could know anything they didn't.
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