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May 4, 2005

rugby-related herbal cures for congestion

Last night before rugby practice I picked up a prescription to help get my stuffed head cleared up, but the real cure came from 30 or so ruggers trampling fresh camomile blossoms on the pitch. It must have created some kind of curative poultice-mist because I could just feel my sinuses clearing up whenever I smelled the tangy scent. Either that or it was the smell of fresh man-sweat that did it.

According to the herbal link above, sure enough, it is purported to have anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic properties. It also contains phenolic derivatives, which have an antiseptic and healing quality, which relieves congestion and softens the skin. FABULOUS! Next time I get stuffed up I'm getting some camomile tea, and/or I will ask the rugby team to trample the field again while I roll around in the scented turf.

More crazy news from Florida involving the erosion of personal freedoms. When the State fights against a 13 year-old girl's choice to abort an unwanted pregnancy, residents should get a clue. Add that to the Schaivo mess and America should start waking up, right? Wake up America...please? I don't know if a girl that age would get complications from pregnacy at an early age, but she certainly would have difficulty raising the child if it came to term.

Posted by jimbo at May 4, 2005 8:16 AM



From what I understand, health wise, being that the girl is so young, she should be able to recover faster due to her age.(remember that in Medieval Europe women were poppin out Babies as soon as they were fertile) But Emotionally thats another story all together.

What I dont understand is that the STATE was worried that the abortion would mess with her emotional condition. Yet dont realize what her mental state would be if she was forced to carry out the pregnancy.
Clearly if she was capable of making the adult choice of having sex,(hopefully it was consensual) she can handle the choice of going through the pregnancy or not. She also has the right under Florida law.

And what if she (God forbid) was raped? Would the state force her to go through the pregnancy?

Next thing you know the State will dictate what kind of name to give your Children or Pets.

Posted by: Dax at May 4, 2005 11:51 AM

Not to be contrary, but I think I read in some biology text recently (yes, I read science books for pleasure - yes, I'm a geek), young women in their early teens and older women approaching menopause have the highest rates of complications with pregnancy. I think the optimal age range for a complication-free birth is very late teens through early 30s.

In any case, if the country didn't figure out that Florida was a bad idea and should be jettisoned by the Elian Gonzales thing, the 2000 election, and Schiavo hullaballoo, this probably won't make any difference. Apologies to any Floridians about gross generalizations in that comment (except those that I've dated, you know who you are, and why you were also a bad idea).

Posted by: Ryan at May 4, 2005 6:28 PM