Oysters – for health and libido
Almost everyone knows oysters and either you love them or you hate them. However, many of the oyster lovers do not know how healthy these shellfish are and what is in them. In any case, there are numerous legends and myths surrounding the oysters. Among other things, it is said that a Venetian misogynist and writer is said to have eaten 50 oysters for breakfast every morning in order to strengthen his manpower. There are many such stories, but no one knows whether there is anything true about it or not. What is certain, however, is that the oyster is healthy and, unlike other mussels, can be beneficial for libido.
History of oysters
The Romans already knew that oysters are special and bred them more than 2000 years ago. The Italians and Chinese are also said to have discovered these noble mussels very early on and described them as a very special delicacy. The French, on the other hand, did not come to the oysters until around 1858 and bred them in protected bays.
In the meantime, there are well over 100 different oyster species that differ not only in shape, but also in size and taste. However, they have one feature in common – the irregular scaling. They are located in tidal waters all over the world and can hold on to the seabed with their left shell flap. Oysters feed on plankton, which they filter out of seawater using gills. They have female and male sex cells and up to three million larvae can hatch from the fertilized eggs. However, it is only one percent of the larvae that survives the first weeks. They swim in the sea for about three weeks and form an extremely thin shell during this time, which becomes thicker and firmer with age.
A distinction is also made between real and fake oysters. The fake oysters include, for example, the bird mussel, the hammer mussel, the perlauster and the hammer oyster. Only the real oyster is referred to by the Latin term “Ostreidae”.
Why is oyster beneficial for health?
Oysters have always been one of the most healthy foods, as they are intended to support metabolism on the one hand and to strengthen the immune system on the other. The high proportion of zinc increases testosterone production, which thus affects libido. For this reason, oysters are also referred to as aphrodisiacs.
In addition, oysters are said to have an appetizing effect and have a positive effect on sleep. They are very low in calories (100 oyster meat has 65 kcal), which means that they are optimally suited for a conscious diet. Oysters can also have minerals and trace elements as well as vitamins. Because about two percent of the oyster’s muscle meat consists of these healthy ingredients.
Another advantage is the oyster’s shell. She is said to have an anti-inflammatory effect as it has an organic sulfur compound. Especially in alternative medicine, the ground oyster shell is used for pain relief and rheumatic diseases and is said to have achieved excellent results so far.
Ingredients of oysters
In itself, the oyster has relatively few ingredients, which can have a particularly positive effect on the body and the organism. The water content of the oysters is given as about 85 percent. 10 percent of these gourmet mussels are proteins that are essential to the body and just under 4 percent are carbohydrates. Otherwise, vitamins and minerals are mainly contained in the oyster. Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B12, D and E may have this shell. In addition, iron, iodine, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc are contained in the oyster.
Since not everyone likes oysters, we have discussed the studies of Calcium Carbonicum here. This homeopathic remedy is mainly administered for inflammation of the joints and has achieved excellent results so far. In addition, oysters are not exactly cheap and if you want to achieve a positive effect on the body and organism with oysters, you would have to consume them regularly.
Various studies have been carried out on calcium carbonicum so far, which have shown the different effects on discomfort. However, it has been shown that calcium carbonicum cannot act against the cancer cells, as was suspected. However, the preparation can strengthen the immune system, which in turn leads to the immune system being stimulated to fight the cancer cells themselves. The exact study can be read here: http://www.homoeopathie-tv.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Klarstellung-Homopathie-wirkt.pdf
Another study on calcium carbonicum deals with the treatment of children suffering from ADHD. Here it was proved, on the one hand, that homeopathy can help with ADHD and on the other hand that calcium carbonicum, which is obtained from oysters, is a helper in children with ADHD. The study was conducted from 2001 to 2005 at Bern University and showed that the intensity of ADHD symptoms could be significantly reduced. The parents also confirmed that attention was improved and impulsivity was reduced. Shyness and anxiousness were also much better. Even hyperactivity decreased and psychomotor skills were significantly increased. You can read this study here: http://www.erziehungskunst.de/fileadmin/archiv_alt/2006/0206p003Frei.pdf
Allergies and intolerances in oysters
Oysters are not tolerated by everyone and it is therefore quite common that symptoms of intolerance may occur. As a rule, these are diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain and an itchy and reddish rash on the skin.
In addition, stomach pain and digestive problems can occur if the oysters are not chewed properly. As they are difficult to digest, digestive problems can also occur.
Another problem is the freshness of the oysters. In this case, special attention must be paid to the fact that no mussel poisoning is the result of consumption. Basically, oysters or mussels should only be bought or eaten where you are sure that it is a trusting trader or a trusting restaurant. Those who are not sure should refrain from eating oysters, as there may be a health risk. Especially oysters are very susceptible to toxins, parasites and bacteria. Furthermore, the consumption of dead oysters is toxic. This means that the process of deeding releases a mussel poison that is also toxic to humans.
If an oyster has a bluish coloration, the juice is rather milky and the meat sits very loosely in the shell, it should not be eaten under any circumstances. This is often the case in the summer months, which is why the sale of oysters in the summer months is prohibited in Spain and France. Oysters can only be purchased here from October to April.
What should be done in case of shell fish intoxication?
Shell poisoning should not be taken lightly. However, the symptoms differ on the one hand by the toxin and by the dosage, i.e. how much one has eaten of the mussels.
Shell poisoning is divided into four stages. The gastrointestinal, the paralytic, the neurotoxic and the amnestic central nervous form of shell poisoning. However, usually only two of the different forms are used in oysters, which we explain below:
Gastrointestinal form of shell poisoning: Here, the rotting products of the animals trigger the discomfort in the stomach and intestines. Diarrhea and vomiting as well as chills are also signs of a gastrointestinal form of shell fishshell poisoning.
Paralytic form of shell fishshell poisoning: This is triggered by neurotoxins and in the worst case, cardiac and respiratory arrest can occur. The paralytic form of shell poisoning leads to general discomfort and many feel like they have a lump in their throat. In addition, paralysis as well as speech and movement disorders can occur. Furthermore, the body temperature rises life-threateningly and anxiety and impaired consciousness can occur.
Allergic reactions to oysters usually do not cause life-threatening symptoms. There is an itchy reddish rash and possibly diarrhea and vomiting.
If there is a suspicion of shell fish intoxication, a doctor should of course be called immediately. It is not uncommon for shellfish poisoning to become life-threatening. In any case, it is important to keep the water balance in the body at a very high level, as the toxins can be washed out of the body as quickly as possible.
Instead of oysters Calcium Carbonicum
Since it is quite difficult to obtain fresh oysters, especially in our regions, many rely on calcium carbonicum. This homeopathic agent is derived from oysters, namely from the oyster shell lime.
Between the inner and outer shell of the oyster there is a layer, which is a connecting member of the outer shell and the inner core. From these inner parts, the oyster shell lime, the homeopathic remedy is thus created. The real name of Calcium Carbonicum is actually Calcium Carbonicum Hahnemanni, since the name is due to Samuel Hahnemann. He was convinced that this substance had great significance and is also convinced that the trapped grain of sand in the oyster can only form a pearl with calcium carbonicum.
Calcium has an important role to play, especially in the human mineral balance. It not only strengthens the body, but is also responsible for a wide variety of processes. It is also of particular importance for bone structure and teeth.
Application of Calcium Carbonicum
Calcium Carbonicum is designed to help oysters exploit the impressions that come from outside. This means that it is considered a constitutional agent and can therefore be used for all tooth, bone or joint problems. Calcium Carbonicum can also be used for infants who have dental problems or have growth disorders. Even with rickets, the remedy is a helpful alternative.
In addition, calcium carbonicum is relevant for blood clotting and electromechanical coupling. It also activates the glands, increases the excitability of the nerves and activates enzymes and hormones. But it is also of great importance for teeth and bones as well as skeletal muscles.
Calcium Carbonicum for Pets
Calcium Carbonicum is also a helpful remedy for pets. It can be used, for example, for developmental delays as well as for chronic eczema. Even in animals suffering from common infections, calcium carbonicum can prevent relapses. This is because calcium carbonicum strengthens the immune system and the body can better ward off infections. In addition, older dogs suffering from joint problems may be given the drug to alleviate the symptoms.
Oysters are naturally rich in vitamins, minerals and trace elements. However, they would have to be consumed regularly in order to benefit from having a positive effect on the body and the organism. Calcium Carbonicum, on the other hand, is an excellent remedy, which is particularly advantageous for joint problems. ADHD has also had very good results, which means that many different ailments can be used. Due to its anti-inflammatory effect, it can also be used in purulent eczema in animals or to strengthen the immune system.
Furthermore, it is completely natural, which means that it does not put any additional strain on the body.
Calcium Carbonicum is particularly important in young children and seniors as it strengthens the bones and teeth. Pets benefit from calcium carbonicum as well as humans and for this reason the homeopathic remedy should not be missing in any home pharmacy.