Thursday, February 17, 2011

...the shot felt 'round the world

I visited a dear friend in the hospital last evening after a grueling day at work. Let's hope that the senna in her all natural herbal remedies has not done permanent damage to her liver. I returned home but it was too late for a Martini. At least I had a choice as to whether or not to make one. On this day in 1933 the Blaine Act ended Prohibition in the United States, having been sponsored by Wisconsin senator John J. Blaine. Thank you JJ. "Senna has been linked to liver toxicity. There is a report of a 52 year old woman who ingested one liter of senna tea per day for over three years. She developed acute liver failure and kidney impairment requiring intensive care therapy. Long-term use of anthraquinones has been linked to the development of colorectal growths (adenomas) and cancer.
"Believe you can and you're halfway there.
Theodore Roosevelt