THE PEANUT AS A SEDATIVE
Many a nervous and sleepless woman would scorn the plebeian peanut as a remedy for sleeplessness, and would rather take the expensive sleeping potion that has no food value and often contains drugs that induce harmful reactions and habit#. As a matter of fact, what the poor nerves need more than anything else is to be fed. and that is'what they are culling for in their poor dumb way. If one can only find the food one needs they will attend to the rest. This shows that nervous troubles, as well as all other diseases, mean interrupted nutrition. The oil of the peanut has a quieting effect on" the pneumogastvic nerve, the largest nerve supplying the stomach. Many nervous persons who like peanuts and do not know why like them for this reason. They quiet the nerves of the stomach. These persons should eat a few fresh-roasted peanuts after each hearty meal, as many nervous con-, ditions arc duo to an irritation of the pnemnogastric nerve, end tin- jymnnt oil acts as a sedative to this nerve. (If course, the nuts must he. crisp and well chewed, and not 100 many taken. To get the h.ret sedative effect a handful of the hot peanuts should be eaten just before reining. This presupposes that the powers ot elimination are in good repair. Ihe -peanut as a member of the pulse iamily is nutritious, and would clog the system it not eaten correctly, as it is almost equal to meat. —•Exchange.
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THE PEANUT AS A SEDATIVE, Evening Star, Issue 15629, 21 October 1914
THE PEANUT AS A SEDATIVE Evening Star, Issue 15629, 21 October 1914
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