Every Sunday while we were kids, our parents would take us on ahike and picnic in the mountains; we learned to love our country‘s nature and its diversity; there was one thing only that I hated: the thorns that used to pepper the mountains and valleys; I had been scratched more than once and would spot the thorn bushes from a distance in order to avoid them.
Never in my wildest dreams would I have guessed that decades later I would actually buy these same thorn bushes that I used to flee from and brew them in a tea called camel’s thorn!
I spotted these in a spice store in Sidon’s souk; after a quick exchange with the shopkeeper, in which he assured me that these thorns would cure me of any major diseases I had or could have, I decided, propelled by an uncontrollable curiosity, to get a couple of ounces.
VERY BITTER infusion! Taste is as nasty as it looks; would taste better with a touch of honey.
METHOD OF PREPARATION:
Cut off the flower from the stem; boil a cup of water and drop the flower in it; infuse a few minutes, strain and drink on an empty stomach every morning until you are cured of whatever disease ails you.
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