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Re: [Slovak-World] Slovaks & Czechs in the Diaspora

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  • LongJohn Wayne
    I have also heard that local honey can assuage the asthma or allergies for a visitor.  Which would make sense. ... From: hwedhlor Subject:
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      I have also heard that local honey can assuage the asthma or allergies for a visitor.  Which would make sense.

      --- On Sat, 2/5/11, hwedhlor <Hwedhlor@...> wrote:

      From: hwedhlor <Hwedhlor@...>
      Subject: Re: [Slovak-World] Slovaks & Czechs in the Diaspora
      To: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Saturday, February 5, 2011, 2:35 AM

        Honey is a natural anti-bacterial agent, and can be used
      very effectively to treat wounds, as well as working as a
      preservative.

      John Zimmerman
      Mesa, AZ

      On 2/4/2011 9:13 PM, Julie Michutka wrote:
      >
      >
      > On Feb 4, 2011, at 11:05 PM, Lubos Brieda wrote:
      >
      > > It actually used to be quite common. Honey was another
      > material used
      > > for
      > > preserving. Any of you here who speak Slovak and are
      > interested in
      > > this kind of
      > > stuff, you should definitely checkout this
      > > book
      > http://www.panorama.sk/go/clanky/1527.asp?lang=en&sv=2.
      > <http://www.panorama.sk/go/clanky/1527.asp?lang=en&sv=2.>
      > I have
      > > a copy if
      > > anyone in D.C. is interested in borrowing it.
      > > -- Lubos Brieda --
      >
      > I don't doubt that it was common.... I just have never
      > come across it
      > except for that one reference. A reflection of my
      > ignorance, not the
      > practice of preservation!
      >
      > What made it work? was it just that it kept bacteria from
      > getting at
      > the meat? I can see honey used that way, as sugar is a
      > preservative.
      > That's why we add sugar to fruit preserves, not because we
      > need to
      > make them sweeter!
      >
      > Julie Michutka
      > jmm@... <mailto:jmm%40pathbridge.net>
      >
      >


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