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The Medicine Woman’s Treasure Chest – Cranberries more than just sauce for the Turkey

Cranberries! More reasons NOW to learn to love them, or to carry on a love affair with them. Thanks, Miss, Sally, for sharing such valuable information with us all.

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Of course we are not allowed to say that any food or plant can cure anything but we can say that they may have therapeutic properties.  Since this is Christmas week it is likely that many of you will be reaching for either fresh cranberries to make a sauce to go with the turkey or will be buying a jar.  If possible do go the natural route and make your own.

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Cranberries have a documented medicinal history and were used by the Native American Indians as a nutritious addition to their diet normally sweetened with honey as of course the berries are very tart. The Indians also used the berries in poultices for wounds as they recognised the antibacterial and antibiotic effect of the fruit even if they could not scientifically prove these properties. Colonists, who…

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