Day 8: Flavour, Elegy, Enumeratio

There was a toddler with rickets in a 1928 dietary study
Who freely gulped cod liver oil.

Three months later, x-rays revealed his bones had healed.
He never chose to drink the stuff again.

Could it be I need Schizandra?
I’ve been taking a teaspoon a day

It’s a flavour that you could not possibly know you crave
Until you first try the super charged Schizandra berry.

Bright red freeze dried berry powder
Combined with unpasteurized honey

The ephemeral burst of five flavours
Sour, pungent, bitter, salty, sweet

A super tonic for the whole system
Says Traditional Chinese Medicine

Good for the brain, the liver, the kidney and every other organ
It’s painless to take, like a guiltless candy

My acupuncturist said, “Build kidney energy and circulate liver chi,”
My herbalist said, “Schizandra is key.”

Schizandra, it wakes  up your mouth and fuels the whole body.
Schizandra, it’s fun to say.

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Schisandra chinensis
Photo by: Vladimir Kosolapov Русский: Владимир Косолапов (Own work) [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Perhaps, this fails as an elegy and reads more like an ad. I have been taking Schizandra these last two weeks. Has it helped? Maybe, I don’t think it hurts. I bought some from Rose at Lotus Herbal at the Market on Macleod.

Here is the study by pediatrician, Dr. Clara Davis mentioned in the first few lines.

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