A famous „boiled wine“ and how to use it

A favorite winter drink “boiled wine” is originally from Scandinavia, where it is known as the Hawthorn (grog). Traditionally, it is made of black wine or vodka with spices (cinnamon, cardamom, ginger and clove). This is one of the most popular drinks in Scandinavia that is most commonly consumed during Advent or pre-Christmas time or during the Saint Lucia holiday with Christmas biscuits, and other kind of biscuits.

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Try boiled wine in the Scandinavian fashion-just add chopped and peeled almonds and raisins to the wine.


Frankincense is the best aromatic resin for breaking stones in the bile and kidneys

Frankincense (olibanum, levona or al-lubān)

The English word is derived from Old French “franc encens” (i.e.,high quality incense).

Do not use Frankincense (olibanum, levona or al-lubān) if you use drinking blood thinners, or having a high blood pressure, you are pregnant and breastfeeding.

This aromatic resin is obtained from Boswellia wood, which grows throughout Africa and Asia. Frankincense or boswellia is one of the oldest known fragrances, traded from southern Arabia to the Mediterranean, while in Egypt it was used to mummy balm. We know it from church rituals (Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches), which is done by placing a piece of white aromatic resin on a live coal. Frankincense scent sticks can also be used. This ritual is done because it is believed that evil ghosts are being wiped out.

Frankincense (olibanum, levona or al-lubān) is used in aromatherapy, cosmetics, massage, healing and religious ceremonies. It is most commonly imported from India. The treatment uses inorganic resins that are collected throughout the year. Tinctures, oils, creams and nutritional supplements are made of the resin. You can buy the tincture of boswellia or make it yourself if you mix a resin with 80% of alcohol. You can buy Frankincense and miscellaneous preparations from this spice in herbal apothecaries and healthy food shops or order it online.

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Edible or eatable Frankincense is transparent without black or brown dots. It is most commonly light yellowish with greenish color, and you chew it like a chewing gum. For oral use, it is used in capsules. Believers believe that little Jesus was incense-gifted and therefore we must not reject it. The millennial tradition of using Frankincense tells us in its favor.

Frankincense is the best resin to break the stone from the bile or kidneys.

Preparation: wrap a small piece of Frankincense in the middle of the bread and swallow it with water. It is important to keep in mind that Frankincense should not touch your teeth as it damages the dental glaze / enamel (you can also wrap a piece of Frankincense in a cigarette paper which you can buy in all Tobacco shops or empty capsules which you can buy in some pharmacies or chemical labs).


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The Frankincense breaks the stones in the bile. After a couple of days or 2-3 weeks of Frankincense use, it is best to swallow Frankincense on written way (the best is to do it in the morning on an empty stomach) and after a few hours, eat the whole lemon (Lemon releases stones from bile or kidneys). Note: The process of throwing stones (by physiological needs) from the bile and kidneys can be very painful.

Two homemade recipes for breaking the stone from the bile or kidneys

Recipe number 1. Drink from lemon, beer and olive oil

On that day, use light meals for breakfast and lunch, and skip supper (if you are hungry, this drink has a better effect).

Preparation: 2 dcl of lemon juice, 2 dcl of olive oil (can also be extra virgin), 2 dcl of beer mix all together and drink. Leap on a high headboard and do not move around for the beverage to work better and to stop sickness (from the oil). After 6 hours, you’ll get diarrhea, and after 10 or 12 or 14 hours you start ejecting sand first, then small stones and then large stones. All the stones come out during your physiological needs, and they can be seen, soft as a dough and have a yellow structure. The rocks from the bile are green in color, while the rocks from the kidneys are brown-gray in color. Repeat every 5 years.

Recipe number 2. The drink from oats to break stones in the kidneys

Preparation: Boil 5 cups of oats in 1 l of water. Let it boil, and it will remain about 800 ml of the poor beverage. Sift the oats and drink this beverage for 7 days (in the morning and in the evening), then make a 7 day pause and repeat the procedure. You can buy oats on each bigger market (1 kg = 1 KM or 0.5 € at Otoka Market in Sarajevo).zob

Weekly Photo Challenge: Transformation

We could interpret this theme on many different ways, and this is my response

to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Transformation.

Since Christmas and New Year’s holidays are getting closer, we all want to make a special tree with ornaments. This is one way of a tree with different approach.

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if you are a fan of beers and flowers and you love to plant flowers, you can use wooden barrels of old-fashioned and famous Czech beer “Staropramen” as flower pots:

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