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#1 GuitARA

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Posted 21 March 2004 - 05:21 PM

When I happen to catch a cold my mom gives me 'nabat' (It's suger in walnut sized crystals, as far as i can gather) laugh.gif I know it can't possibly have any medicinal value, but it's just funny how she still uses things that I don't think have a real healing abilities.

Anyone else have a similar story ?


Also, anyone with some knowledge about medicine, can this infamous 'nabat' actually have some healing abilities ? laugh.gif

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Posted 21 March 2004 - 06:02 PM

i can make nabat.. lol..
its easy cook sugar it melts into big flat pieces of sugar crystal.. and then you break it into tiny pieces with somethign like pliers or such.. smile.gif its only sugar cant be helpfull unless you need sugar for whatever reason.. lol
but im not very medicinally educated,, all i know is "advil" << headaches.. lol

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Posted 21 March 2004 - 07:57 PM

QUOTE (gevo27 @ Mar 21 2004, 06:02 PM)
i can make nabat.. lol..
its easy cook sugar it melts into big flat pieces of sugar crystal.. and then you break it into tiny pieces with somethign like pliers or such.. smile.gif its only sugar cant be helpfull unless you need sugar for whatever reason.. lol
but im not very medicinally educated,, all i know is "advil" << headaches.. lol

Aww ... so others know about nabat. lol I figured it was just suger. Even if it doesn't have any healing qualities it's still good in tea, I lovvvvvvve tea. msn-tongue.gif

Thanks, Gevo.

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Posted 21 March 2004 - 08:14 PM

which armo doesnt like tea.. its like in our blood i swear.. lol...

UW... lol

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Posted 21 March 2004 - 08:42 PM

In my family, nabat was used to 'cure' a colicky baby. Never worked, i don't think. I always thought, nabat was actually persian (so most parskahyes will know about it). Is it an armenian word? Nairi? Arpa?

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Posted 22 March 2004 - 08:50 AM

QUOTE (vava @ Mar 22 2004, 02:42 AM)
In my family, nabat was used to 'cure' a colicky baby. Never worked, i don't think. I always thought, nabat was actually persian (so most parskahyes will know about it). Is it an armenian word? Nairi? Arpa?

Before I respond to this in length, somebody please tell me that I am right in assuming that we are talking about "rock candy".

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Posted 22 March 2004 - 09:31 AM

QUOTE (gevo27 @ Mar 21 2004, 08:14 PM)
which armo doesnt like tea.. its like in our blood i swear.. lol...

UW... lol

I know man, just from hanging around armos all the time I find myself fiending for "te" when I'm home alone.

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Posted 22 March 2004 - 11:31 AM

QUOTE (Arpa @ Mar 22 2004, 09:50 AM)
Before I respond to this in length, somebody please tell me that I am right in assuming that we are talking about "rock candy".

Yes, yes! It's exactly like rock candy - you can even get in different colours! smile.gif

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Posted 22 March 2004 - 11:33 AM

QUOTE (GuitARA @ Mar 21 2004, 05:21 PM)
When I happen to catch a cold my mom gives me 'nabat' (It's suger in walnut sized crystals, as far as i can gather) laugh.gif I know it can't possibly have any medicinal value, but it's just funny how she still uses things that I don't think have a real healing abilities.

Anyone else have a similar story ?


Also, anyone with some knowledge about medicine, can this infamous 'nabat' actually have some healing abilities ? laugh.gif

Actually if you believe it work, it will have some medecinal value.

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Posted 22 March 2004 - 11:58 AM

It's all mind over matter, right Domino jan? smile.gif

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Posted 22 March 2004 - 12:16 PM

QUOTE (vava @ Mar 22 2004, 05:31 PM)
Yes, yes! It's exactly like rock candy - you can even get in different colours! smile.gif

So, then enjoy it.
No "nabat" is not Armenian, it is a generic Persian/Arabic term meaning "plant", i.e. herb
Assuming that we are talking about this... rock candy;

http://www.michigan....52395--,00.html

I had to go in several circles, consult many sources to no avail until I finally succumbed and consulted a very small dictionary edited and printed in Boston over 80 years ago(Yeran) and.... voila!!!
Rock candy=vanashaqar, which sent me into another circle.
Once again, based on this I went searching again. Looked under "shaqar", to no avail. Based on the fact that rock candy is a macro crystalline form of sugar, I even looked up "byureghatsum" (crystallization). No go. I even looked under "zhoghovrdayin bzhshkutyun" where many herbal remedies are listed. Nothing doing!! Finally I went to Sukyasian's "Hye Homanishneri Bararan", and, eureka! Vanashaqar=Sarrnashaqar, Shaqar Vani, sarru shaqar(ice candy).
Just as I, one would also assume that "vanashaqar", specially due to the fact that Sukyasian had chosen to capitalize the V means "Vani shaqar", sugar of/from Van.

No!!

Back to good old Ajarian.

a. Van= as in vanel, to expel.
b. Van= as in the singular of "vanq", i.e residence, convent.
c. Van= byuregh(crystal), armat arandzin angordzadzakan (the root alone is out of use), but we see it in such as "durn vanakni" (door of crystal) and "vanaguyn"=byureghaguyn (crystal colored).
Does any one know these usages?) Some may be erroneously tempted to read in the city of Van, but eventually we get to Old Persian "vani/wani" that means "thin/delicate glass".

Edited by Arpa, 22 March 2004 - 03:33 PM.


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Posted 22 March 2004 - 10:04 PM

arpa, you have to much time on your hands.. LOL tongue.gif tongue.gif

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Posted 22 March 2004 - 10:08 PM

haha im dddd biggest tea freak ever- i probably consume about 89% of the world's tea imported from wherever-- serious- if i dont have my tea- im a very grumpy person- and yah 4 in the morning- im sure anyoe will be grumpy- i walk out with my fro and my cup o tea..makes my day worthwile i guess.... but truely- im not a fan of taking medicine- so i do anything to get around prescriptions or any types of drugs- i usually drink tea when im sick and my mom gives me that nabat thing u guys say- and nice warm soup- no need 4 meds when u got tea and love from family-- hehe that rhymes biggrin.gif

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Posted 22 March 2004 - 10:17 PM

QUOTE (GuitARA @ Mar 21 2004, 06:21 PM)
When I happen to catch a cold my mom gives me 'nabat' (It's suger in walnut sized crystals, as far as i can gather) laugh.gif I know it can't possibly have any medicinal value, but it's just funny how she still uses things that I don't think have a real healing abilities.

Anyone else have a similar story ?


Also, anyone with some knowledge about medicine, can this infamous 'nabat' actually have some healing abilities ? laugh.gif

Oh, the nabat biggrin.gif actually I have known it as shaqar-nabat, that was the name used.
You are lucky to have had it 'straight'. According to my grandma (God bless her soul) you had to take it with kerosene. I once had cold and sour throath, fever, etc... in a pretty bad shape. All else failed so I had to take shaqar-nabat dipped in aviation kerosene. If you have ever tried kerosene or other oil products you will know that it is quite disgusting. Now add to that sugar and you will know what that is.
I don't know if it helped but I recovered. Thankfully my grandma didn't insist that I take too much of it.

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Posted 23 March 2004 - 12:07 AM

... People, there must be other Hye home remedies than nabat and tea ...

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If you have ever tried kerosene or other oil products you will know that it is quite disgusting.


We have a aunt who was (in)famous for kerosene treatment. From the stories I've heard she would dip a cotton ball in kerosene and rub it all over your throat.

I'm surprised no one ever puked on her laugh.gif

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Posted 23 March 2004 - 12:13 AM

QUOTE (GuitARA @ Mar 23 2004, 01:07 AM)
... People, there must be other Hye home remedies than nabat and tea ...

Here is another one: add 2 tablespoons of salt to one shot of vodka, mix well and serve wink.gif (this is for the flu)

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Posted 23 March 2004 - 12:21 AM

Another one, when I was a kid something happened to my pinky, it was twisted out or something. Anyway, a neighboring old lady recommended to roll my pinky in a raw chicken thigh and tie it in a bandage for several days. Well, the first day was OK, my hand looked cool with a giant pinky hanging. The second day a strange smell started to come, the the third day the other kids wouldn't come near me. This chicken had gone really bad. I removed the 'remedy' and threw it out but my pinky had the bad smell for a few days. I don't even remember if this thing helped at all. What a stupid idea.

Another folk "remedy" that I heard is to drink your own urine (don't remember against what ailment).

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Posted 23 March 2004 - 12:34 AM

Sasun I think drinking urine comes from Hindu traditions/remedies, and itís very widely in use thru out the world and very common among Armenians as well. Now, does anyone remember when someone coughs a "kapuyt haz"? And the only "cure" came from "eshi kat"

Strange, but I think most of those remedies demonstrate mind over maters, now what does raw chicken has to do with broken finger?......... xash biggrin.gif , now thatís a deferent story wink.gif


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Posted 23 March 2004 - 03:36 PM

yes it all has to do with placebo effect- i believe biggrin.gif

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Posted 23 March 2004 - 09:55 PM

QUOTE (GuitARA @ Mar 22 2004, 10:07 PM)
... People,  there must be other Hye home remedies than nabat and tea ...

I'd like to think that and I'm sure there is but I can't help but add hot tea with lemon because that is exatly what I drink when I am sick and then I feel all warm and better. smile.gif




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