Tis early morn in sth.aust. as I; DREAMNINJA SHIRO face the Creek opposite our house. The sky is clear, light and bright blue-the Sun just topping the houses in the foot hills eastward. Everything is warm cept me. FEELING slightly “off” SHIRO loaded up on herbs…
My morn cuppa: GREEN TEA has CAYENNE , LEMON and HONEY. My Ears and back of Throat are coated with ONION JUICE.
RAW THIN SLICES OF ONION=ONION RINGS…several are tucked in my socks beneath my soles, in skin contact. K-HERBS DONE.
Contemplating HERBS, the NINJA’s KNOWLEDGE may be of interest. As with several other MARTIAL ARTS there are “the CHINESE CONNECTIONs” in our CLAN’s LINEAGE.Chinese Medicinal scrolls detail a long and varied approach to HERBAL MEDICINE.
Typical of their recipes are the examples below:
MILD SEDATIVE: borax/amber/cinnabar/pearl/costus root/tuckahoe fungus = AN SHEN JING NAO FANG=Soothe,calm;body,mind & spirit. Used mainly in Ceremonies and Meditation.Taken with mix of Water & sweet Rice Wine.
IMMUNE SYS.BOOSTER : ginseng root/fresh deer antler = LU RONG REN SHEN JIU = strengthen bones & sinew, liver, kidneys & blood sys. Usually taken in a Medicinal Wine mix.
BLOOD TONIC : lovage root/tang-kuei root/wine cooked foxglove root/white peony root = SI WU TANG = 4 SUBSTANCE DECOCTION = Blood sys. tonic and pain relief. Taken in a wine decoction-quik to boil, very lo simmer,cool in pot and strained. taken at room temp.
Two more hints needed before i go and refill my tea. I’ve omitted the proportions -IF U WANT TO TRY=CONSULT AN EXPERT.
Secondly & MOST IMPORTANTLY…TRY NOT TO WALK MUCH WHEN U HAVE ONION RINGS in your socks…Things tend TO GET A BIT JUICY!!! SIT.GET WELL.NJOY THE NEW YEAR.Simple.