Posts Tagged ‘lemon’

The Original lemon: the Citron

 

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Perhaps you have seen a certain large, oblong fruit that looks like a big lemon, laying about in the shelves of our produce section. And maybe you have wondered, “What is that, a mutant lemon? What do I do with it?”

The fruit in question is called a citron, and it is indeed, the granddaddy of lemons, the original lemon from which many other, more familiar cultivars have been developed through the centuries, either through mother nature’s natural selection or through the tinkering of botanists. It’s name, the citron, may be a little confusing to us as we know that in French, citron means lemon, so this fruit is also known as the cédrat, and just to keep you on your toes, we will use both names when discussing it. Continue »



Homemade NeoCitran

What a lousy time to have the flu, or even a common cold. Maybe you have noticed that some of your old stand-by medicines are no longer available. It’s true, believe it or not, there is a shortage of several cough and cold medicines such as Buckley’s and that old stand-by, NeoCitran, inextricably linked with images of Saint Bernards and letter carriers warming their feet in buckets of hot water. Truth be told, all is not lost. Many in the health profession aver that cough syrups and medications such as NeoCitran are largely panaceas, that the best cure is rest, lots of water, cleanliness and a good diet.

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