Animal’s Salavic an Antiseptic

It is universal knowledge that an animal’s first reaction to a wound is to lick it, and that this licking helps considerably towards the healing.
Dr. Herman Dold, professor of hygiene at the University of Tubingen, has found that this licking instinct has good bacteriological justification. Experiments were conducted whereby cultures of bacteria were made on a medium to which animal saliva was added and again on a medium to which no saliva was added. In the “non-saliva” culture the bacteria grew and flourished, but failed to thrive on the “saliva” cultures.
It appears, therefore, that in addition to keeping out dirt and hair from a wound by constant licking, the animal is also applying a very effective antiseptic.
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Vitamin C in Apples
Vitamin C is not equally distributed in the flesh of the apple. The concentration increases with the distance from the core, in fact, it is at least six times as concentrated in the peel as it is in the center of the fruit.
Investigations carried out at the Lister Institute, London, have shown that the red peel of the Bramley’s Seedling is much more potent than the green peel of the same fruit, and that this higher potency is localized near the skin.
Green Bramley’s Seedling apples, with a definite flush, were cut into segments corresponding to the red and green parts of the apple. Each segment was peeled and tested prophylactically on guinea pigs for its Vitamin C content. The red and green peel from the apples was also tested.
The results showed that the activity of the puls from the red and green portions of the apple were of the same activity. The red peel, however, was more than twice as active as the green.
There is some indication that the anti-scorbutic potency of apples differs under various physiological conditions.
Newton Wonder and Lane’s Prince Albert have been tested for their vitamin content. The activity of the former was found to be of the same order as that of most varieties other than Bramley’s Seedling. The latter, that is Lane’s Prince Albert, although not so potent as Bramley’s Seedling, was definitely more active than most of the varieties investigated.
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Water
Spring water. Distilled water is deficient in the mineral salts necessary to maintain the correct balance of the bodily tissues.
A certain amount of water is necessary to life and it would be impossible for the digestive organs to absorb the necessary quantity from fruit and vegetables without overloading with the solid constituents of these foods.
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Milk
Buttermilk cannot replace sweet milk entirely. From a health point of view there would be no perceptible difference between the two varieties of buttermilk