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Wine is Oldest Medicine Recipe

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Contributor:  
Sally Winkler
Added: Saturday, July 15, 2006

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Wine

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Wine is the oldest and safest medicine in the world.
Its ancient medical uses, as stated in the Bible, have been confirmed by contemporary laboratory and clinical research.

For instance, the pigments of wine contain chemicals which are proven antibiotics. Modern laboratory research has shown why the wine formulae of ancient days helped prevent infectious diseases spread by polluted water, such as typhoid fever. Accordiang to Dr. Salvatore P. Lucia, wine is also a natural tranquilizer that is far more preferable than any "hastilly swallowed capsule" or artificial chemical agent. Dr. Lucia is professor emeritus of medicine at University of California School of Medicine in San Francisco and is Director of the Medical research program of the Wine Advisory Board, an agency of the California State Department of Agriculture.

Wine too, he says, is a ready-energy food which makes it an excellent addition to the meals of patients recovering from surgery or suffering from the pangs of old age in nursing homes.

Glaucoma, an eye disease which can lead to blindness, can be temporarily alleviated by a glass of wine during moments of severe stress when the prescribed medication is out of reach. Wine, says Dr. Lucia, can be used beneficially in the treatment of heart disease. It can be safely used by diabetics (if dry wine) by sufferers from gout, and for the post-operative condition known as malabsorption syndrome, and it can constitute a protection against anemia.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This facinating article was copied by Aunt Sally on what appears to be a sheet of Champion paper with which Uncle Leo kept all of us supplied. Champion was his place of employment his entire adult life. Her handwriting is of a younger woman - very firm and steady - which means it is many decades old.

This article was found with Mom's "Grape Wine" recipe which leads me to believe they worked together on a wine making project for medicinal purposes.

 

 

 

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