• Fatigue.
  • Alcohol poisoning (hangovers)
  • Vomiting.
  • General nausea (including pregnancy, motion, etc.)
  • Diarrhea; dysentery.
  • Infection.
  • Runny nose.
  • Liver toxicity.
  • Oxidation of cells

Amazing Alkalizing food (citric acid) – apricot family, “dried plums”, used for centuries, shiso leaves, sea salt, antimicrobial, fighting infection,

the Far Eastern equivalent to both aspirin and apple; not only is it a potent hangover remedy for mornings after; more than that, an umeboshi a day is regarded as one of the best preventive medicines available.

Almost 200 years ago, the Japanese began experimenting with ways to concentrate the healing powers of umeboshi. Finally, a dark liquid called bainiku ekisu (plum extract) was developed. To make the extract, sour green ume plums are slowly cooked down to obtain their most active ingredients in a highly concentrated form. The resulting dark, sticky, thick liquid is usually mixed with hot water and honey and is drunk as a tonic. Dried plum extract is also formed into pills, called meitan. In both plum extract and meitan, the plums’ citric acid content is concentrated tenfold, which is equivalent to about twenty-five times the content found in lemon juice.

citric acid content is concentrated tenfold, which is equivalent to about twenty-five times the content found in lemon juice.

Many natural healers around the world feel that these concentrated forms of Japanese plums are among the world’s most effective natural medicines. Moreover, they do not have the high salt content of pickled plums.

Like many of Japan’s ancient medicinal foods, the origin of the pickled plum is obscure. One theory traces it to China, where a dried smoked plum, or ubai, was discovered in a tomb built over two thousand years ago. The ubai is one of China’s oldest medicines and is still used for a variety of medical purposes such as counteracting nausea, reducing fevers, and controlling coughs.

Lactic fermentation process –

Overly acid diet causes symptoms – fatigue, digestive imbalances, emotional imbalances, and anxiety.

Shiso also very beneficial

Great with rice dishes – Japanese flag – but also to combat bacterial growth in rice – Bacillus cereus. Onigiri. With green tea. Eating one before breakfast stimulates digestion. Very high in iron (hemoglobin production, stress reduction and immune function), thiamin – for healthy nervous system, metabolism and digestion, and riboflavin (for formation of antibodies, healthy metabolism and cortisol production).


Samurai – used to keep stamina, stave off fatigue. Great after parties or travel to avoid nausea and fatigue.

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