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Hope it don't get squashed by Big Pharma. Can't make a lot of money off geraniums
Should I wait 3 - 5 years for the trials to prove this discovery in-vivo, or just go ahead and spend my $14.99 for a 90-day supply?
''A wonderful delicate lemonade! There are at least 150 different varieties of scented pelargonium (commonly known as scented geraniums), including mint, rose, apple, apricot, nutmeg, lemon, orange, lime, ginger, cinnamon and coconut, to name a few. Species of Pelargonium are evergreen perennials indigenous to Southern Africa and are drought and heat tolerant, and can tolerate only minor frosts. For this lemonade I use rose scented pelargoniums leaves that I became from my friends in Crete (Greece)''.
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1 cup water
1 cup sugar
10 rose-scented geranium leaves (clean!)
1 cup fresh lemon juice (lime juice is nice too!)
chilled water, to serve
In a small pot boil water with sugar.
Remove from heat, add leaves and let infuse until cold (if possible let stand overnight).
Squeeze out leaves well (you can repeat this step for more flavor).
Add lemon or lime juice.
Pour it into bottle and refrigerate.
To serve, add 1 tablespoon of this concentrate to each cup of chilled water and mix well.
Serve over ice in a goblet garnished with a small scented geranium leaf of rose petals.
Store refrigerated for at least two weeks.
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I am very curious on how this is normally used as a health supplement. I.e. what would be effective for preventing colds and flu is probably a good estimation of maintenance dosage; and the dosage for treating bronchitis may estimate a higher dosage / shorter term that may have an effect on the hidden reservior. It'd most likely reduce the setpoint a little even if it doesn't have the power to flush it all out and kill it. It'll be another 3 years before we hear that answer from the clinical trials.
This is an exciting discovery for me, I'm on this site so just like others here I partake in some good ole' doom porn now and then. Spoils the post-apocylyptic dreams when they include commando raids on pharmacy warehouses as a survival plan. I'd much rather grow flowers as a backup contingency plan, and this will work for that, at least for one of the typical three drug combo, or in rotation with it.
Still hoping the method this works doesn't lend itself to mutations. That WOULD make this the miracle single drug.
This is a common fallacious argument people on here make. Fact is, lots of drugs are developed from plants and other natural sources. Medicine commonly isolates and extracts the key components of said natural products so that they can be manufactured with a consistent dosage and with none of the unwanted/unneeded compounds also in the plant.
Just because something is "natural" doesn't mean that it cannot be refined.