Scurvy

 

Scurvy is due to a lack of vitamin C found (in great quantity) in raw fresh citrus fruits. Discovered by British physician James Lind. http://orthomolecular.org/history/index.shtml

 

Alternative Medicine

 

Szent-Gyorgyi, Albert (Budapest, Hungary 1893-1986) from citrus fruits isolated heuronic acid (vitamin c) and later from Hungarian paprika (vitamin c renamed a-scorbic acid) since it prevented scorbutus (scurvy). Later he discovered that isolated vitamin C would NOT work without it's co-factors/ messengers [vitamin P (bioflavonoids and isoflavonoids) needed to transport the C to body's receptor sites.]  He found that his product would also help speed recovery of purple skin patches due to bleeding, an important war benefit. The Vitamin Code http://www.nutritionfreebies.com/Vitamin_Code_Book.html 

Sprouted soybeans produce riboflavin, niacin (B3) and ascorbate (vitamin C - sufficient to prevent scurvy, if eaten daily). 4th Quarter 2005 Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine www.orthomed.org per editorial James Lind, Zheng He and the Prevention of Scurvy by E T Paterson, MB.  It was the Chinese who recognized this in the 1400's!  Unfortunately many mariners did not know or failed to heed what they did know.  (Warning, soybeans eaten in excess makes excess estrogen available to body, deleterious to men, but favorable to women who are not dealing with hormonal cancers.)
Vitamin C - Pine bark extract, & grape seeds www.drugdigest.org   www.whyvitamins.com
Vitamin C (citrus fruit) - https://childrenshealthdefense.org/news/vitamin-c-therapies-ignored-by-mainstream-medicine-and-media/ 6/2020
 

Recipes

 
Lemonade - http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/perfect_lemonade/ -
"Remember the starting proportions - 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of water, 1 cup of lemon juice (which can be squeezed ahead of time and frozen in ice cube trays, etc.)  The secret to perfect lemonade is to start by making sugar syrup, also known as "simple syrup". Dissolving the sugar in hot water effectively disperses the sugar in the lemonade, instead of having sugar sink to the bottom...(Meyer lemons are sweeter than standard lemons.)" Per instructions, heat 1 cup of water and dissolve 1 cup sugar in it.  Add an ADDITIONAL "3 - 4 cups cold water (to dilute)" and then lemon juice.
Distilled or spring water is a good choice rather than tap or filtered water, which may have parasites and/or medicines, contaminates, etc.