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Mauby Bark: Three Things You May Not Know
Posted By Sarina On November 10, 2011 @ 10:58 am In beverages,wellness | Comments Disabled
In the years since i first posted my mauby drink recipe, several readers have commented or written me regarding the purported health benefits of mauby bark.
As a result I have looked up some additional information on that drink that so many of us love.
1. (From WiseGeek.com )The drink or syrup for the drink is made by boiling a specific buckthorn bark, Colubrina elliptica, with sugar and a variety of spices.
2. (From BBCCaribbean.com ) A new study appears to give support to an earlier one that mauby might be useful in lowering blood pressure. It was conducted by Trinidad-born Kwame Amin, a student at The City University of New York’s Borough of Manhattan Community College. Mr Amin’s work won him the first prize at the 2009 Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students in the United States.
N.B. Several online articles erroneously claim that coconut milk and mauby work to lower blood pressure. The actual study  clearly states that coconut water (NOT milk) was the effective addition.
3. If you are taking blood-thinning medication mauby may not be something you should have on a regular basis. (From the Barbados Advocate ) “If you use a combination of Warfarin and mauby or garlic or any other synergising agent were you to be wounded you could bleed incessantly.”
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 As I’ve previously written: http://www.trinigourmet.com/index.php/mauby/
 check out my mauby drink recipe: http://www.trinigourmet.com/index.php/trinidad-mauby-recipe/
 WiseGeek.com: http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-mauby.htm
 BBCCaribbean.com: http://www.bbc.co.uk/caribbean/news/story/2009/12/091224_mauby.shtml
 The actual study: http://caribbean.scielo.org/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0043-31442005000100002&lng=en&nrm
 the Barbados Advocate: http://www.barbadosadvocate.com/newsitem.asp?more=lifestyle&NewsID=12007
 Simply Trini Cooking’s own: http://www.simplytrinicooking.com/2008/09/mauby.html#axzz1aDeYhcpA
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