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of eczema and dermatitis.
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The Cordial medicinal fruits for eczema and dermatitis
About the EdaciousImber Cordial fruits
for eczema and dermatitis web site
The EdaciousImber Cordial fruits for
eczema and dermatitis Text, graphics and
digitized photographs by Peter Burrill
Copyright 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009 with some of the copyrights
then discontinued by shareware
The name EdaciousImber is from two words.
The English "Edacious"; to eat, and the Latin "Imber"; drizzle.
EdaciousImber is 'to eat drizzle'.
The EdaciousImber Cordial fruits for eczema and
dermatitis web site foreword from Peter Burrill
Botany, the study of plants, has traditionally
been a mystery of medicine.
Until 150 years ago most botanists were specialists doctors.
Plants can be eaten to recover health. Over the millenniums people
have been eating bulbs, seeds, leaves, flowers and fruits, from plants
for medicine, as well as for food. In nature there are many, many,
wondrous, delicious fruits that are medicinal. The EdaciousImber
Cordial fruits (lemon /apricot /banana /plum /tomato)
are tasty fruits that are medicinal for eczema.
There are about 235,000 different fruit earing
plant species on earth.
Mankind has only ever taken about 3000 of these species from the wild for
cropping, under cultivation, mainly in local agricultural fields. Only about
150 fruit earing species have ever been widely cultivated. We, in the
supermarket countries, consume 80% of our food from just 6 species of fruit
earing plants. While my preference is for delicious fruit medicinals, there
are potentially tens of thousands of bulbs, leaves, seeds, roots, flowers, as
well as fruits, that which, if eaten, could ease the symptoms of eczema.
For 18 months, I tried and tested several dozen
everyday foods for any
healing affect that they may have upon eczema and dermatitis. Out of these, I
found a scant few medicinal foods for eczema and dermatitis. In fact, just five
fruits, one fungi and oceanwater. Considering the possible treatments from
fruit earing plants, my seven foods, derived from only a few dozen, are just a
drop in a vast potentially curative food fruits ocean. Still I'm grateful that I've
deduced even seven effective foods of which to write about and it's this little
amount that I'm pleased to be able to serve up as the EdaciousImber Cordial
fruits for eczema web site.
These are simply: Lemon, mushroom, apricot, banana,
plum, tomato and
People eat a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables
to maintain basic nutrition
and general health. The EdaciousImber Cordial fruits for eczema are
nutritious as well as medicine for a particular condition ( here eczema). They
are nutritious fruits and medicine. They're first eaten for the medicinal
compounds they contain, not just for their nutritious carbohydrates, vitamins
and minerals. For example, you can't drink lime, orange and grapefruit juice
as a substitute for lemon juice, expecting the lime, orange and grapefruit juice
to reduce eczema inflammation while strengthening skin. It can't. Of these
citrus only the lemon will, because it's medicinal (for eczema) and not just
because it has a high vitamin C content. Likewise plums can help ease the
symptoms of eczema, but cherries can't. For people with eczema
cherries are just nutritious, while plums are nutritious medicine.
The Cordial fruits can be taken up from the ground,
tree and sea; fresh.
They're safe, well-known, popular, available and inexpensive. They're not
refined and processed to concentrates. They're simple. The fruits are dietary
and shouldn't interfere with any other treatments you may choose to take up.
The Cordial fruits should improve your eczema condition by 30% to 70%,
with in 3 weeks, however not all treatments are effective remedies for
everybody. So it's important to continue to seek other treatments whilst
eating the fruits and be sure to visit a qualified naturopath, natural therapist
or physician (doctor) should your skin condition be serious. Don't neglect
opportunities to take up other treatments should you wait for the fruits to take
medicinal effect. Eczema can be caused by allergens  these must be first
avoided for the Cordial fruits to be fully effective.
To reduce the symptoms of eczema and dermatitis most of the fruits need to
be eaten. Not just one or two of them. The various fruits have distinct healing
effects. Lemons, oceanwater and (to a lesser extent) plums can prevent
unaffected skin from deteriorating into dermatitis or eczema. Lemons, ocean
water, plums, tomatoes and mushrooms can slow down the deterioration of
eczema affected skin. Plums, tomatoes, mushrooms, apricots and bananas can
help to heal (repair/'rebuilt') skin affected by eczema or dermatitis.
These fruits I devised out of necessity. A year
and a half ago I was too
eczema ill to leave my bed. I sure wanted to ! The Cordial fruits I developed
enabled me to manage my eczema condition quite well, well enough to get
outside and write this web site. Well enough, to no longer have eczema
singeing at my work day and to get on with my life. I'm sure glad that I
wanted to leave my bed, when you're seriously ill your will to live can save
your life - don't lose it.
Giving this distressfully originated fruit knowledge
to you today brings me
great joy. I hope that with it you'll avoid the pain that was once my
experience and that your own recovery will be made much swifter.
I wish you every health. Bon app'etit !
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The EdaciousImber cordial fruits for eczema and
dermatitis web site bibliography
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for eczema and dermatitis web site
Please read these disclaimers and well-advised guides carefully before
using for your safety. The content of this web site should be regarded
as a guide only. You are advised to consult a qualified naturopath,
natural therapist or your doctor for treating serious illnesses.
The content of the EdaciousImber Cordial fruits for eczema web site is
with out warranty/guarantee express, implied or otherwise.
No liability for special, incidental, consequential or other damages,
either stated in a warning/attention/hazard/etc. or not. Use fruit,
oceanwater or salt at your own risk. Danger: Many plant species
produce highly toxic fruit etc. Bird/Animal activity, colour and aroma
are not conclusive, definite or reliable indicators of plant edibility or
medicinal effect in people. Only those species carefully identified
should be used. Not all treatments work for everyone. Keep seeking
other treatments for your eczema or dermatitis while eating the
EdaciousImber cordial fruits for eczema and dermatitis. Eczema can
be caused by allergens  these must be first avoided for the Cordial
fruits to be an effect remedy. Allergens can include agricultural and
environmental food pollution . All the individual fruits tested as remedies
were less likely to contain trace levels of pollution and were wholefoods
grown in good soils. That is they were all either home garden grown or
certified fully organic/biodynamic. The oceanwater was from a clean
wilderness beach along an open strait. Fruits for medicinal use need to be
grown in unpolluted, well mulched, nutrient high (composted) soils so that
they can form/develop all their nutrients [3 ]and medicinal compounds. If
they're grown in over tilled (bad) soil they can't draw the necessary nutrients
when forming and they probably won't be medicinal. All the fruits and ocean
water tested were not cooked or dried. All the fruits and oceanwater tested
were fresh. Fresh fruit is 80% to 90% water, drying reduces this to 25% and
increases sugar and carbohydrate concentrations. In times of famine,
drought or seasonal scarcity dried fruits (a prune is a dried plum) can still be
effective in treating eczema. However, I can not recommend dried fruits for a
number of reasons, one being that many dried fruits are very high in sugar and
thus a dental hazard. Fresh is best. If you must eat dried fruits be certain that
they're certified fully organic and have been naturally sun dried or quick
frozen. Some unscrupulous food processors use hazardous chemicals to
preserve dried fruit such as, the vitamin B1 decomposing, sulphur dioxide or
the toxic methy bromides. Avoid these. Some people with serious eczema,
who are far distant from any clean ocean, eat coarse dried ocean salts. If you
must then be certain that they're sun dried, hand harvested and certified fully
organic. France, California and the UK produce some good coarse dried
ocean salts. Alternatively you could make your own by sun or fire
evaporating oceanwater in an iron source pan. (Sun evaporated being much
preferable). A few grains eaten may well be an ample daily dose.
(It's unlikely that any microscopic plankton can survive the drying process).
Beware that all dried ocean salts (while still somewhat medicinal)
will not be as effective as fresh oceanwater in reducing the symptoms
of eczema or maintaining health. Once again fresh is best. Duration
of oceanwater treatment is very important and where duration of
oceanwater treatment is indicated following such a duration is strongly
recommended. Where some form of preparation is required, it's
recommended that the noted procedure should be followed in detail. For
babies fruit juice may cause diarrhoea or reduce food appetite. Banana can
cause constipation for babies. Do not chew on the pulp of a lemon (the
yellow inner fruit that contains the juice) as the citric acid will quickly
corrode your teeth. Do not spill lemon juice onto your hands (skin) whilst
preparing a lemon to drink. The citric acid could inflame your skin condition.
Use a tea cloth or cloth towel to hold a cut lemon with. You could perhaps
ask someone else who does not have eczema or dermatitis to extract lemon
juice for you. Choose lemons from a healthy tree. Don't use lemons from a
tree that looks sick. Don't use lemons from a tree that is planted in a polluted
area. For example, a freeway, factory or petrol station etc. Nor use lemons
from a tree that has recently been sprayed with pesticides, herbicides or
artificial fertilizers. Avoid using polluted or diseased lemons. Lemon trees
have thorns. Wear gloves when handling lemon bushes to prevent possible
thorn injuries and keep lemon trees away from small children. Too little
sodium in the diet can cause a lack of stamina. If you decide to reduce your
daily sodium intake do so slowly and gradually. Considerable care should be
taken not to overdose on oceanwater. An overdose of oceanwater can cause
organ damage. Keep it out of reach of children. Excessive salt intake can
damage kidneys. The kidneys of babies, infants and pre-school children
are unable to filter out and excrete adult quantities of sodium (salt).[5,6]
Babies under 6 months are particularly susceptible. Do not use
oceanwater or salt in recipes when preparing food for babies or toddlers.
I can not recommend feeding a baby, infant or pre-school child with
any saltwater (seawater / oceanwater) or ocean salts. Beware that,
when swimming, oceanwater is absorbed through the skin into the
body and must still be excreted through the kidneys. People with
other medical conditions should consult a physician before changing
their salt intakes. For example, other medical conditions include:
pre-menstrual swelling (bloated feelings, swelling of the abdomen, ankles,
fingers) heart failure (narrowed arteries/heart muscle injury) liver disease
(liver damage can cause the kidney to retain sodium) or kidney disease etc.
Apricots, plumcots and plums have a hard stone (pit) in their centre.
Numerous basidiomycetous fungi species (sporophores), known as toadstools,
are poisonous and should not be eaten. If you gather mushrooms from the
wild be certain of their edibility. Choose a pristine clean beach to walk along
or swim at. Blue-green/red algae plumes contain some of the most
deadly biohazards man can be exposed to in the environment, so if
your not sure what plant life you're about to swim amongst stay out of the
water. Don't be indifferent to patches of toxic algae or sewage. Keep away
from polluted beaches. These include beaches near drain outlets, food
processing factories, large shipping ports, wharfs, heavily populated areas,
polluted rivers/creeks, power plants, sewage treatment plants, heavy
infrastructure e.g. airports/freeways/freight rail yards, industrial complexes,
major marinas, land used for hyperintensive agriculture, industrial zones and
mining zones. For the most part ocean beaches like bights, straits and seas are
usually cleaner than bays, inlets and harbours. In Australia for example
Victoria's Bass Strait beaches are cleaner than those along Port Philip Bay or
Western Port Bay. Sydney's Botany Bay beaches are not as clean as most
along the Tasman Sea (Pacific Ocean). Do be aware that some beaches are
hazardously polluted  while others are clean. Go to a clean beach.
Occasionally, particularly after storms, medical/industrial waste (including
sharps) and sewage can wash up onto some beaches, seek local knowledge
and check with local peoples about potential beach rubbish hazards. Don't
eat polluted muscles or other sea life that live near over populated, busy
tourist beaches, waste drain outlets/storm water drains outlets, food
processing factories, shipping ports, wharfs, etc., etc. Some medical and
industrial waste pollutants, usually not immediately harmful to humans as
background environmental pollution, are concentrated many times in
magnitude by sea muscles. They, unlike more complex organisms, can't
expel some pollutants they encounter in the environment. Once again seek
a clean beach even if it means that you may have to travel further. Do not
eat seaweed that has washed up onto the beach as it may have drifted
many hundreds of kilometres in the ocean from where it could have
originated in an industrial shipping waste dump area or an algae plume
swamp. Seaweeds that wash up upon pristine clean beaches are not
necessarily eatably clean, beware ! Many sea lettuces and seaweeds are
delicious, high in iron, and vitamin A. If you eat seaweed as a spice then
cut harvest your own eatable seaweed from near-shore underwater
seaweed beds/patches in a clean beach area.
No birds were fed or inconvenienced during their
photographing for this web
In the oceanic waters out to sea of some beaches
are strong (out tow) tidal
currents (rips). If swimming beware of these strong oceanic underwater
outflow currents. These should be avoided by swim in shallow waters close
to the shore.
Ultra violet radiation from the sun can burn your
skin and eyes. Don't be
burnt by the sun's rays. Do not allow children to get sun burnt. The
simplest way to avoid Summer sun burn is to avoid beach going during
midday hours. Instead go to the beach in the early morning or late
afternoon. It is still possible to get sun burnt in cloudy (over cast) weather.
Be aware of this. Skin can be burn by the sun's rays after 20 minutes of
exposure. Just wearing a hat is not covering enough. Eyes and skin can be
burnt by the sun's rays. Protect yourself. If you must go to a beach during the
noon hours wear sun glasses (100% UV shielding glasses) shirts, hats and
naturally occurring sunblocker (sunscreen). Don't depend upon sunblock
(sunscreen) ointments entirely either. Some can cause allergies and make
eczema worsen. Others aren't all that effective. You won't need a hat, shirt
and sunscreen if you're on the beach at an hour in which the sun is not. For
example in the hottest Summer weeks in Victoria, I go to the beach at
7:45pm in the evening. About 2hrs day light remain and the burning sun is not
a problem or concern at that hour. Sun burn can cause ill health. If you've
the symptoms of dermatitis or eczema don't be burnt by the sun light.
Simply be on the beach in the early morning or very late afternoon.
Beware of lightening storms whilst you're on a
beach. If you can see a
lightening storm front blowing towards you , along the horizon, leave the
beach before it strikes. I was on a beach in Victoria in the midst of a
lightening storm that struck and killed a near by beach goer. I was lucky
it wasn't me. I shouldn't have been ignorant enough to have been walking
such a tightrope to begin with. It knocked me out of my complacency of
lightening eye storms. Don't be on the beach when such a weather front hits.
Lightening can kill. Don't sail too near the wind, if you see lightening rise
and closing in; leave the beach. Persisting on a beach in the midst of a
lightening storm is not hard-hat, it is breakneck. Be warned !
Some sea creatures of the deep can be very dangerous.
Please do check
with local people and do seek local knowledge of potentially deadly
wildlife and sea-creatures before you walk along some beaches, rivers or
Octopuses have the most crafty, sly and 'smoking
screening' dispositions of all
invertebrate animals. Be warned. They can lurk camouflaged in shallow
rock pools and some ooze paralysing venom like the lethally poisonous blue
ringed octopus which should never be touched. Stay away from venomous
octopuses. Seek local knowledge and check with local people before
swimming in some beaches and rivers. Be aware some jelly fishes can sting.
Seek local knowledge and check with local people before swimming in some
beaches and rivers. Keep away from walruses (Odobenus rosmarus) and
polar bears (Ursus maritimus). They can be deadly, lethally fierce and both
are very able swimmers (polar bears can swim 80 km in a day) ! So it's not as
simple as swimming away from them either. Be warned ! Seek local
knowledge and check with local people. Be aware of (order: crocodilia)
crocodiles and alligators. These deadly ferocious reptiles kill with their
razor-sharp teeth. Check with local people and seek local knowledge before
walking along or swimming in some beaches, rivers and water holes. Be
aware of deadly sharks (with in the class: chondrichtyes). Particularly great
white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias). Some sharks hunt in shallow as well
as deep waters. A 2000 kg (4500 lb) great white shark can swallow an
unwary swimmer whole. Be warned. Seek local knowledge and check with
Finally; Biodanger: Keep away from sewage drain outlets, algal blooms
and creeks contaminated with either sewage or patches of toxic
(blue-green/red) algae. Failure to adhere to this biodanger
algae/sewage alert could cause your DEATH.
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A lemon (Citrus limon) is an oval shaped
citrus fruit with a tough yellow
skin and a white, tasteless rind (inner skin/zest). It's pulp (inner fruit)
contains yellow juice which is high in citric acid and vitamin C. Lemon juice
contains health giving anti-inflammatory phytochemical compounds that can
reduce the symptoms of dermatitis and eczema. Drinking the water-diluted
juice of at least 5 lemons per day can give relief from eczema by slowing
the deterioration of eczema affected skin and preventing normal skin areas
becoming affect by eczema. Lemon juice is also a mild sedative.
Lemons must first be properly prepared to make them safe for consumption.
Danger: Do not chew on the pulp of a lemon (the yellow inner fruit that
contains the juice) as the citric acid will quickly corrode your teeth !
Hazard: Do not spill lemon juice onto your hands (skin) whilst you're
preparing the lemon to drink. The citric acid could inflame your skin
condition. Use a tea cloth or cloth towel to hold the cut lemon with.
You could perhaps ask someone else who does not have eczema or
dermatitis to extract the lemon juice for you.
Lemon pulp (the yellow inner fruit that contains the juice) by it's own is too
acidic on the teeth to eat. It must first be juiced and diluted
(watered-down) into other ingredients before consumption. For example
lemon cordial is lemon juice mixed with water. 2 lemons per 1 litre of water
should dilute the citric acid enough to drink without immediately corroding
your teeth. Lemon juice can be mixed with food to reduced its concentration
of acidity. For example, a little lemon juice well mixed into a jug of fruit
salad puree/whip(blended) apricots, puree/whip(blended) bananas and
puree/whip(blended) plums is quite eatable.
Attention: For babies fruit juice may cause diarrhoea or reduce
food appetite. Banana can cause constipation for babies.
Your lemon intake will be limited by the strength
of your teeth. For example
consuming 8 lemons a day would be medicinal for your skin, but quite
hazardous for your teeth. I can't recommend lemon cordial in concentrations
higher than the juice of 2 lemons for 1 litre of water. The difficulty is that to
gain any medicinal effect from lemons at least 5 a day might need to be
consumed. If you can mix lemons into food or drink well enough to avoid
tooth decay then do consume as many as you feel is better. I don't mind
people consuming well over 10 lemons a day if their eczema condition is
serious, my concern here is that the acid in the lemons can cause very rapid
tooth decay. I can not recommend that a well person consume more than two
lemons in 24 hours, simply because of the dental hazard. So, when your
eczema condition clears up you may like to reduce your lemon intake. I made
the following lemon cordial recipe to a medicinal T and not as a convenient
refreshment for people with out a skin disease. It's acidacidy only allows it to
be taken for a few weeks at the very most.
Leave the lemon fruits on the tree until you need
them as fresh is best and
wash lemons in clean water before use .
Basic lemon cordial can be prepared as such.
* Cut 2 lemons in half and squeeze the juice into
* Pour a litre of fresh water or more into the jug.
* Then mix it using a spoon.
* Drink it whilst eating your main meal for that day as the food you're eating
will help further dilute the lemon juice and protect your teeth.
If you know of, or can find, a more effective
way of diluting lemon juice then
of course do so. For example, some people use soy milk to dilute lemon
juice. The lemon cordial recipe is just a serving suggestion of mine and can be
improved upon. Perhaps the white, spongy, tasteless (comparatively) acidless
rind (mesocarp/albedo/inner skin/zest) can be pealed off and eaten instead of
the yellow, pulp, lemon juice, but I don't know if it will still have the same
medicinal effect as the juice. This question is noring food for some thought.
(See) digitized photo "lemon_picture_four.jpg": a yellow, round, out of fashion
lemon variety. Although only 45 millimeters in length and 44 millimeters
in diameter this old-fashioned miniature lemon contains higher
concentrations of anti-inflammatory phytochemicals than much larger
common lemon varieties. Older and heirloom lemon varieties are preferable
(to modern lemons) for treating eczema and dermatitis as lesser amounts of their
diluted lemon juice - a very acidic drink - can be consumed for similar
A true 'Meyer' lemon (Citrus limon X sinensis)
is a hybrid (cross between) a
lemon (Citrus limon) and a sweet orange (Citrus sinensis). It bears round,
yellow-orange, thin peel fruits which are smaller than common lemon varieties
and lower in teeth wearing citric acid. Fortunately the 'Meyer' is just as medicinal
for eczema as a lemon. If you've a choice, the lower citric acid Meyer is always
preferable to other lemon varieties.
Whilst, lemons are the most effective of the Cordial
fruits at preventing
normal skin areas becoming affect by eczema. Should you have a history of
dental decay (cavities) then consider not using lemon juice. In this case I
would suggest that consuming quite a few mushrooms might be a satisfactory
alternative to lemons.
Some common varieties of lemons in Australia are
the Eureka, Lisbon, Villa
Franca and the Meyer. [10,11] Lemon trees bloom and bear fruit continuously
through out the year.  All have thorns. The thorny Lisbon lemon tree fruits
well during the Winter and Spring. [10,11]Over the Summer, the Lisbon will
bear more fruit than the Eureka in a hot dry climate, but can not in a humid
coastal climate. [10,11]The Villa Franca is mostly grown in dry inland
Queensland, it is less thorny than the Lisbon and bears fruits that are the same
as the Eureka's. [10,11] The Meyer is frost hardy and will fruit in climates that
are too cold or too hot for the Eureka and Lisbon. [10,11]
Don't plant a lemon tree in the same place as
one that has died for the soil
could be plant diseased. Don't water a lemon tree's trunk in the cooler seasons
as it could contract a plant fungi.
Attention: Choose lemons from a healthy tree.
Don't use lemons from a
tree that looks sick. Don't use lemons from a tree that is planted in a
polluted area. For example, a freeway, factory or petrol station etc. Nor
use lemons from a tree that has recently been sprayed with pesticides,
herbicides or artificial fertilizers. Avoid using polluted or diseased lemons.
Warning: Lemon trees have thorns. Wear gloves when handling lemon
bushes to prevent possible thorn injuries and keep lemon trees away
from small children.
Botanical classification of lemons
Species: Citrus limon. (L.) Burm. f. and citrus limon X sinensis
2.5 meters to 10 meters
Tree leaf length: 5 cm to 10 cm
Flower size: 1 cm to 2 cm
Fruit size: 8 cm to 13 cm
Root depth Can be grown in a pot =<30cm deep[10,13]
Lemon tolerances limits
Temperature of tree death -2o or 50o+
Temperature of slowed growth >10o [10,13]
Lemon juice is a mild natural sedative (mood calming medicine).[9,14]
Lemons contain the aldehyde isomers geranial and neral, both known as citral
and citronellal. The citral in the lemon is part of what makes up the mild
natural sedative (mood calming medicine from a plant). Although
aldehydes in high concentrations are very toxic, it's unlikely, in my opinion,
that a person could ever consume enough lemons in a day to constitute an
excessive aldehyde amount. I don't know which lemon juice phytochemicals
(plant substances) reduce the inflammation of eczema nor do I understand
how they do this (pharmacodynamics). Perhaps they're flavonoids, there are
many thousands of structurally unique flavonoids in plants. However there
are countless medicinal compounds in plants that can't be categorized as
flavonoids. I once assumed that it could be the flavonoid quercetin
(flavon-3-ols)[14,15] but I don't believe it is. As apples, onions, kale, red wine,
common green/black teas contain ample quercetin. All of which, for the
most part, are ineffective medicinal treatments for reducing eczema
inflammation. So, I don't yet know what is in the lemon that makes it
medicinal for eczema.
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There are about 80 different salts, minerals and
trace elements in
oceanwater. Many are very health giving. They can restore
moisture to eczema and dermatitis affected skin. For oceanwater to
be effective it should be taken everyday and there are at least three ways,
by which, it can be absorbed. These are: sipping a drop of oceanwater,
walking along the beach to breath the fresh, damp oceanic air (sea-fog) or
swimming at the beach. If you choose to go swimming at the beach,
I'd recommend that you bath in clean fresh water with in an hour of
leaving the ocean. This is for immunological reasons (eczema is of the
immune system). For example, at a wilderness beach on the mouth of a
fresh water river, like those beaches along Victoria's tidal river in
Wilsons Promontory national park, you simply walk up stream and bath
in the fresh water river after you've finished swimming in the Ocean
(Bass Strait). It may well be three weeks before oceanwater's medicinal effects
can be felt. To maintain health, continue to include a very small drop of
oceanwater in the daily diet or breath sea-fog by simply walking along the
beach each day. A salt called pure sodium chloride, although not directly
medicinal, is one of the 80 different salts and minerals that constitute
oceanwater. It should less be eaten in very minute amounts and this is the main
reason why only a tiny drop of oceanwater can be taken.
Clean oceanic beaches are where some of the freshest
seawater can be found.
Go to a beach that is unpolluted. Oceanwater can be stored, for consumption,
in stone jars. It contains small plankton sea life , so like other
eatable sea creatures (e.g. clams and muscles) it will only remain fresh for
about two days. If oceanwater, intended for medicinal sipping, has been
out of the ocean for more that 2 days then it has passed it's 'use-by' and should
be discarded. Oceanwater is alkaline  (the opposite of acidic) and a few
millilitres can just slightly reduce the acidity of lemon juice.
Attention: read the section about Lemons before
using lemon juice.
Warning: Considerable care should be taken not to overdose on
Warning: an overdose of oceanwater can cause organ damage.
Keep it out of reach of children.
Amongst the 80 or so medicinal salts and minerals contained in oceanwater is
a salt, that is not directly medicinal, called pure sodium chloride. There are
34 grams of pure sodium chloride in a 1 litre of oceanwater.[16,17] The
amount of oceanwater you can safely intake is limited by this high sodium
chloride content.[5,6] Sodium chloride should only be taken in very small
amounts. 40% of sodium chloride is sodium while the remaining 60% is
chloride.  Humans need sodium in their diet, but no more than 250
milligrams per day. There are about 250 milligrams of sodium in 3
millilitres of oceanwater. Another source of sodium chloride is table salt, also
known as rock salt, which is mined from underground deposits. Rock salt
(table salt) (sodium chloride) like the pure sodium chloride that occurs in
oceanwater is not medicinal for eczema. Western man already consumes far
too much sodium. Despite oceanwater's many medicinal salts, it still has a
high sodium content.[5,16,17]Beware of this. Studies of present day jungle
tribesmen and estimates of our ancestors over the past million years suggest
that natural human sodium intake, per day, is about 10 milligrams to 250
milligrams (0.5 mmol to 10 mmol). An amount uptaken by the eating of
fresh fruit, vegetables and occasionally animals. Food in nature is low in
sodium and high in potassium.  People in the supermarket countries
consume 2.75 grams to 5.75 grams (120 mmol to 250 mmol) of sodium per
day. Which is a per day uptake 11 to 575 times higher than the per day up
take man has had over the last million years of human evolution. There are
1.36 grams of sodium per 100 millilitres of oceanwater, so only a small
amount of oceanwater can be consumed. Your daily intake of oceanwater
may not be able to exceed a drop. Perhaps only as much as .20 millilitres to 2
millilitres (2.72 sodium milligrams to 27.2 sodium milligrams) of oceanwater
a day and then only intake as much as to be medicinal. The less the better. A
glass graduated medicine dropper (eye dropper) can be used to measure a
small accurate dosage. Fortunately, that ocean drop amount can still be
effective for treating eczema.
Tables of weights and liquid measure standards
Metric Troy units Avoirdupois units
0.000322 ounces troy 0.000353 ounce avoirdupois
250 milligrams 0.00805 ounces troy 0.00825 ounces avoirdupois
1.36 grams 0.043792 ounces troy 0.048008 ounces avoirdupois
2.75 grams 0.08855 ounces troy 0.097075 ounces avoirdupois
5.75 grams 0.18515 ounces troy 0.202975 ounces avoirdupois
34 grams 1.0948 ounces troy 1.2002 ounces avoirdupois
Metric British U.S.A.
0.20 millilitres 0.00703922 U.K. fluid
ounces 0.006763 U.S. fluid ounces
2.0 millilitres 0.0703922 U.K. fluid ounces 0.06763 U.S. fluid ounces
3.0 millilitres 0.1055883 U.K. fluid ounces 0.101445 U.S. fluid ounces
100 millilitres 3.51961 U.K. fluid ounces 3.3815 U.S. fluid ounces
1 littre 0.8799 U.K. liquid & dry quarts 1.0567 U.S. liquid quarts
Care must be taken when treating youngsters with
The kidneys of babies, infants and pre-school children are unable to filter out
and excrete adult quantities of sodium (salt).[5,6] Babies under 6 months are
Danger: Excessive salt intake can damage kidneys.
Do not use
oceanwater or salt in recipes when preparing food for babies
Danger: I can not recommend feeding a baby, infant or pre-school child
with any saltwater (seawater/oceanwater) or salts/ocean salts.
A safer way for a baby, an infant or a child to intake oceanwater is by
breathing clean, fresh, breezy ocean air at the beach. In the air at the beach,
there's naturally occurring oceanwater humidity (moisture in the air) or
sea-fog which varies in volume/amount/concentration depending upon the
time of day and season. It can be taken up through lung and skin respiration.
That is simply carry your baby for an early morning stroll along the beach.
Breathing the air, just being on the beach. This to me seems like a natural and
safe way of dosing an infant with very minute amounts of oceanwater.
Beware that, when swimming, oceanwater is absorbed through the skin into the
body and must still be excreted through the kidneys.
Warning: People with other medical conditions
should consult a physician
before changing their salt intakes. For example, other medical conditions
include: pre-menstrual swelling (bloated feelings, swelling of the abdomen,
ankles, fingers) heart failure (narrowed arteries/heart muscle injury) liver
disease (liver damage can cause the kidney to retain sodium) or kidney
Choose a clean, unpolluted beach. Some beaches are polluted by
organochlorides. Organochlorides are in insulating foam, electric
insulating fluids, polyvinyl chloride containers of all kinds and some
fast food packaging. Organochlorides disrupt mitogens (hormones)
and development. They cause liver, nervous system, kidney and
immunological disorders (weaken the body's ability to fight disease).
They affect gene function and cause some cancers.
The human body can't expel them so non-decreasing levels accumulate
in human body fat. 600 tonnes of organochlorides a year leach from
land fills in Britain alone. Through seepage into soil and creeks
a lot of it ends up flowing into the ocean. Keep away from
contaminated beach areas near drain outlets, polluted rivers and creeks.
Globally the untreated sewage of more than two
billion people flows into the
ocean. Keep away from polluted beaches. Keep away from sewage drain
outflows and patches of toxic red/blue-green algae. Toxin producing algae
bloom by feeding off sewage and pollution such as synthetic
nitrogen/phosphorus based fertilizers. Among these blooming patches of
algae numerous dangerous, exotic microbials proliferate. The warmer the
weather the higher the number of algae and multiplying viruses. In the vial
incubator that algal booms are, deadly new viruses mutate and multiply,
feeding off human sewage.There, also, are busy bacteria that get to
swapping (by transfers of plasmids and transposons) DNA inscribed lessons
about effective multidrug resistance.[7,8] Algal bloom patches are deadly
colonies of bacteria and human viruses including multidrug resistant human
pathogens. One alga cell can harbour up to one million bacteria. One
millilitre of water, amid a bloom, can contain ten thousand to one billion
human viruses !
Biodanger: Keep away from sewage drain outlets,
algal blooms and creeks
contaminated with either sewage or patches of toxic (blue-green/red) algae.
Failure to adhere to this algae/sewage biodanger alert could cause your DEATH.
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An eatable mushroom (Agaricus bisporus)
is a commonly cultivated fungi of
which there are about 20 tasty varieties. Eaten fresh mushrooms can help to
slow the deterioration of eczema and dermatitis affected skin. Also eaten
fresh they can help to repair, 'rebuild' and heal skin affected by eczema or
Warning: Numerous basidiomycetous fungi species (sporophores), known as
toadstools, are poisonous and should not be eaten. If you gather mushrooms
from the wild be certain of their edibility.
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An apricot (Prunus armeniaca) is a yellow
to deep yellow
fruit. Eating apricots can help to repair, 'rebuilt' and heal skin
affected by eczema or dermatitis. There are over 40 varieties
of apricot tree. Most apricot trees are grown in warm
climates and fruit during the Summer months.[4,18]
Attention: Apricots have a hard stone (pit) in
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A Banana (family Musaceae genus Musa spp)
is long curved fruit with
a yellow skin. The soft inner fruit may be mashed or pureed before eating.
Eating bananas can help repair, 'rebuild', restore and heal skin affected by
eczema and dermatitis. Bananas grow in sub-tropical and tropical climates.
In Australia most of the finest wholefood bananas are grown in far north
Queensland during December and January. The three species of extensively
cultivated banana are Musa sapienta, Musa paradisiaca and Musa nana.
There are hundreds of banana varieties. Some of the more common
include: apple/dwarf bananas, green bananas, red bananas and plantains. 
Attention: bananas can cause constipation in babies 
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A plum (family Rosacae) is a round, red, dark-blue
fruit of the Prunus genus. Plums eaten are effective in repairing,
'rebuilding' and healing eczema affected skin. Also eaten they
can, somewhat, help to prevent unaffected skin from deteriorating
into eczema and slightly slow the eczema deterioration
of affected skin. Plums grow in warm and temperate climates.[4,18]
Some common species include Prunus domestica, Prunus insititia and
Prunus salicina.[4,18] There are over 2000 varieties of plums.
A plumcot is a hybrid between a Japanese plum (Prunus salicina)
and an apricot (Prunus armeniaca). A thin white powdery dust occurs
naturally upon the skin of plums.
Attention: Plums and plumcots have a hard stone
(pit) in their centre.
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A Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) is a
red, juicy fruit whether round
globular or oval of the family Solanaceae. There are thousands of tomato
varieties. Many have different colours such as yellow, brown, black,
purple, green and pink. Eating tomatoes can help slow the deterioration
of eczema or dermatitis affected skin. Also eaten, they can help to heal,
'rebuild' and repair skin affected by eczema or dermatitis.
Warning: In the leaves and stems of tomato plants
is a toxic alkaloid called
solanine, it also occurs in unripe tomatoes. Do not eat an unripe tomato or
the leaves and stems of a tomato plant.[4,16,19]
Attention: Many hydroponic tomatoes are soaked in synthetic chemicals,
apparently to ripen them hastily. I can not recommend the eating of
of non-organically grown hydroponic fruits. Some tomatoes are
bio-engineered (genetically manipulated) apparently to extend shelf life.
Avoid genetically manipulated fruits as their long-term affects in nature are
Tomato plants prefer temperatures of 25oC (oF
77) to 35o (oF 95) during the
day and > 16oC (oF 61) during the evening. In temperatures higher than
37oC (oF99) which burn the flower, tomatoes need shade. They prefer 5
to 6 hours a day of full sunlight for about 2 to 3months. Tomatoes take 7
to 11 weeks to ripen. In hot arid and tropical climates tomato plants fruit
all year round. In cooler climates tomato plants only fruit from Spring to
Autumn. Tomato plants will grow in any kind of soil so far as their roots
can easily grow into the soil.
About the EdaciousImber health series logo
The EdaciousImber heath series logo is a tapestry
of four classical symbols
associated with healing in western culture. These being: the Rod of Aesculapius,
the Caduceus of Mercury, the Rod of Moses and the Cross of St John.
In ancient Greek society Apollo was the god of healing. The ancient Greek
literature of Homer tells how Apollo taught humans to cure. Asklepios was
tutored by Chiron, the Centaurs, renowned in Greek mythology for
his medical wisdom. Later Asklepios [Asclepius] became the Greek god of
healing. Both Asklepios and Aesculapius (the ancient Roman god of medicine)
carried a staff around which a snake was coiled.
Hermes was the messenger of the gods in ancient Greek religion. He carried a
streamered rod of peace. In later art works his rod of peace was depicted as
having two wings (a symbol of his speed) and the streamers had been interpreted
as two snakes. The mother of Hermes was Maia (the daughter of Atlas and Pleione).
The ancient Romans worshipped Maia and (the Roman god of
merchants) Mercury in the same temple. They developed the myth that
Mercury was Maia's son and thus Mercury and Hermes were brothers. Hence
Mercury is depicted holding Hermes' caduceus in many ancient Roman art
works. The ancient Roman poet Virgil (in his fourth book of Aeneid) begins
a story of the Greek god Apollo handing the Caduceus to Hermes in trade
for a musical lyre. It's also possible that Mercury's Caduceus became a
medical symbol simply because it appears similar to the Rod of Asklepios or
Aesculapius and not because it was carried by either Mercury, Apollo or
The Torah (the first five books of the Old Testament) is held sacred by
Jewish, Islamic and Christian cultures. In the fourth book of
this Ancient text, Moses, a man appointed by God to lead the people, was asked
by his people to take away poisonous snakes that had already bitten and killed many
of them. In the text Moses prayed for the people and hearing his prayer God told
Moses to make a metal snake on a pole, so that anyone who was bitten could look
upon it and be cured. Moses made a bronze snake and put it on a pole for those who had
been bitten to look at and be healed.
St John's cross was originally a symbol of Christ's power to resurrect the dead.
In Christ's words "As Moses lifted up the bronze snake on a pole in the desert,
in the same way the Son of Man must be lifted up". In the European Middle Ages,
during the time of the First Crusade, there was an order of mediaeval monks known
as The Hospitallers Order of St John of Jerusalem. On the path to the Holy Land,
the monks built several hospitals in which they cared for unwell pilgrims. The order
was knighted and there after forwarded the banner and shield of St John's cross.
The emblem of St John's cross has prevailed as a symbol of medical aid to the present day.