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Monday, August 6, 2018

Medicinal uses of cucumber plants

Here are some photos of cucumbers from my garden.

 My cat ''Kitty Kitty' was not afraid of them ,... 

First i wanna say , as for me, i use pre-ripe tiny cucumbers and ripe cucumbers to infuse drinking water  , and dry the leaves and vines in the sun. but i found all the information online interesting so i added a lot here, enjoy.

First from 
Dr. Albert Y. Leung  a scientist who specializes in botanical medicine     

Cucumber: Medicine from the Garden

Common throughout the world, cucumbers are consumed raw, cooked, and pickled, or in other ways. Westerners like them raw in salads and rarely eat them cooked, but peoples in the Far East, especially the Chinese, usually eat them cooked. When I was a child my family only occasionally ate cucumber raw, and always after it had been meticulously washed, because of an age-old Chinese tradition of avoiding raw foods for hygienic reasons.

Known scientifically as Cucumis sativus of the gourd family, the cucmber plant is an annual herb that grows by trailing along the ground or by climbing a support. It is believed to be native to Asia, probably the Middle East. According to Chinese records, cucumber was introduced to China around 100 B.C. (during the Han Dynasty) from countries to the west by way of what later became known as the Silk Route, later taken by Marco Polo. For six to seven hundred years, cucumber bore the name hu gua, meaning "foreign melon", but a later name, huang gua, meaning "yellow melon" is now more commonly used.

Numerous varieties of the plant produce fruits (cucumbers) of different sizes, shapes, colors, and flavors. They are easy to grow and, depending on the variety, range in shape from nearly round (rare) to elongate (common), and in taste from nonbitter to quite bitter, especially at the stem tips. Some cucumbers of the elongate type can reach 1 m. (3 ft) in length, but most are between 10 cm (4 in.) and 30 cm (1 ft.) long.

Like most vegetables and fruits, raw cucumbers contain large amounts of water (95%). The rest is made up of about 1% protein, 3% carbohydrates, minor amounts of fats (0.1%), minerals and vitamins (e.g., A, Bs, and C), none in unusually high concentration. Cucumbers also contain minor amounts of numerous other biologically active constituents. Their bitter taste is due to compounds known as cucurbitacins, one of which has been found to have antitumor effects on experimental animals.

In Western folk medicine, cucumber is considered a diuretic and a laxative. Externally the juice is said to be good for soothing skin inflamations, burns, and irritations, and for treating freckles and wrinkles.

The first recorded medicinal use of the cucumber was in the 7th century. In Chinese medicine, cucumber is considered to have heat-dissipating, diuretic, laxative, and detoxifying effects. Its major uses include the treatment of excessive thirst, sore throat, laryngitis, acute conjuctivitis, and burns. In most Chinese homes, however, whether eaten raw or cooked as a soup, cucumber is used only for keeping cool in summer, when it is in season, or in early autumn to soothe dry lips and throat.

The leaves, roots and stems are also used in Chinese medicine: the leaves and roots for diarrhea and dysentery; the stems for dysentery, urinary disorders and sores. Both fresh and dried forms are used. The leaves and roots are collected in the summer or fall and are sun-dried. The stems are collected in early summer before or at the time of flowering and are dried in the shade.

While the medicinal uses of cucumber stems are of relatively recent origin (18th century), the first recorded uses of cucumber leaves and cucumber roots date back to the 8th and 16th centuries, respectively. They are used both internally (as a decoction) and externally (as a mash), with internal doses for roots and stems of 28 to 56 g. (1-2 oz.) daily. The traditional dose for the leaves is one leaf for a one-year-old child. (Presumably more for older children or adults - but this is not stated.)

Cucumber stems have recently been used clinically in China for treating high blood pressure. Their effectiveness is described in a report of 1973 in which 53 of 64 patients with hypertension responded when treated with tablets of dried cucumber stems. The treatment consisted of taking 12.5 g. (0.04 oz.) of tablets three times daily for one to two months. Side effects were minimal. Only five of the patients experienced a burning sensation in the stomach after taking the tablets; this was reduced or disappeared when the patients took the tablets after meals.

In a report of 1972, decoctions or extracts of cucumber seedlings (with roots and leaves removed) were also effective in treating high blood pressure. Of 62 patients thus treated, 54 responded, half with their blood pressure down in the normal range.

One of the more popular home remedies for treating dryness of lips and throat and preventing laryngitis or sore throat in late summer and early fall is to use a soup prepared from old, well-ripened cucumbers. The soup is prepared just like a regular vegetable soup and drunk often during this period.

In a traditional remedy for treating painful acute conjunctivitis, a well-ripened cucumber is used. A hole is made at one end and the seeds and pulp are removed. It is then filled with Glauber's salt (sodium sulfate). After the hole is sealed, the filled cucumber is hung in the shade for some weeks until white crystals accumulate on the surface. The crystals are then scraped off and used to prepare a solution for eye drops. 

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                                                                      Now here are some other amazing facts 

nd contained calcium.
"Cucumbers are naturally low in calories, carbohydrates, sodium, fat and cholesterol," said Megan Ware, a registered dietitian nutritionist in Orlando, Florida. There are just 16 calories in a cup of cucumber with its peel (15 without). You will get about 4 percent of your daily potassium, 3 percent of your daily fiber and 4 percent of your daily vitamin C. They also "provide small amounts of vitamin K, vitamin C, magnesium, potassium, manganese and vitamin A," Ware said.
Here are the nutrition facts for cucumbers, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which regulates food labeling through the Nutritional Labeling and Education Act:
Nutrition Facts
Cucumber, with peel, raw
Serving size: 1/2 cup, sliced (52 g)
Calories 8
  Calories from Fat 0
*Percent Daily Values (%DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Amt per Serving%DV* Amt per Serving%DV*
Total Fat 0g0% Total Carbohydrate 2g1%
Cholesterol 0mg0%   Dietary Fiber 0g0%
Sodium 1mg2%    Sugars 0g 
Protein 0g    
Vitamin A1% Calcium1%
Vitamin C2% Iron1%
Cucumbers are 95 percent water, according to Ware. This makes cucumbers a great way to stay hydrated, especially during the summer. A cup of cucumber slices is "nearly as thirst-quenching as a glass of water," according to Eating Well magazine. 
"They say we can get 20-30 percent of our fluid needs through our diet alone, and foods like these certainly help," added Lemond. "Not only are they high in water content, they also contain important nutrients that play a part in hydration like magnesium and potassium." 
The anti-inflammatory compounds in cucumbers help remove waste from the body and reduce skin irritation, according to the Cleveland Clinic. Preliminary research also suggests cucumbers promote anti-wrinkling and anti-aging activity, according to an article in the journal Filoterapia. 
Cancer prevention
Cucumbers contain two phytonutrient compounds associated with anti-cancer benefits: lignans and cucurbitacins. In recent years, pharmaceutical companies have been paying special attention to cucurbitacins, hoping to use them in new cancer drugs. According to a 2010 research review published in Scientific World Journal, scientists have found that cucurbitacins can help block the signaling pathways that are important for cancer cell proliferation and survival. 
Cucurbitacins can also inhibits the growth of pancreatic cancer cells, according to a 2009 study published in the Journal of Cancer Research looked at cucurbitacin B (which cucumber contains) on human pancreatic cancer cells and found that cucurbitacin supplements inhibited the growth of seven pancreatic cancer cell lines by 50 percent, and also increased apoptosis, or "death by suicide," of pancreatic cancer cells. 
According to World's Healthiest Foods, lignans may protect against cancer through working with the bacteria in the digestive tract. The bacteria take the lignans and convert them into compounds such as enterodiol and enterolactone, which can bind onto estrogen receptors and possibly reduce the risk of estrogen-related cancers, such as ovarian, breast, endometrial and prostate cancers. The research is not yet clear on whether lignans actually assert anti-cancer benefits. 
A 2009 meta-analysis published in the British Journal of Cancer found little or no association between lignan intake and reduced breast cancer risk. Similarly, most studies have not found significant correlations between lignan intake and reduced prostate cancer risk, according to the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University, though one study of older Scottish men published in the British Journal of Nutrition showed that consuming an enterolactone-containing serum reduced the risk of prostate cancer. 
On the other hand, a Journal of Nutrition study of nearly 800 American women found that those with those with the highest lignan intake had the lowest risk of ovarian cancer. Furthermore, a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute looked at nearly 1,000 women in the San Francisco area and found that postmenopausal women with the highest lignan intakes had the lowest risk of endometrial cancer.
You've probably seen pictures of people at a spa relaxing with cucumber slices over their eyes. It turns out there's science behind this pampering ritual. Ware explained, "Cucumbers have a cooling and soothing effect that decreases swelling, irritation and inflammation when used topically. Cucumber slices can be placed on the eyes can decrease morning puffiness or alleviate and treat sunburn when placed on the affected areas." She also noted that high vegetable intake is associated with a healthy complexion in general. 
Bone health
According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, in the past few decades, it has become clear that vitamin K is important to bone health, and one cup of cucumber contains about 19 percent of the recommended daily intake of vitamin K. One review published in Nutrition noted that vitamin K intake might reduce fracture rates, work with vitamin D to increase bone density and positively affect calcium balance. 
The human body uses vitamin K when building bones, and the effects seem to be especially important for women. A large 2003 American Journal of Clinical Nutrition study showed that low vitamin K levels were associated with low bone density in women, but not in men. Another study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 1999 found that low intakes of vitamin K were associated with an increased risk of hip fractures in middle-age women. This is especially interesting because the women saw results from eating lettuce, showing that dietary consumption of vitamin K via eating vegetables (not supplements) is beneficial. When it comes to men, the affects of vitamin K and bone health may become more apparent as they age: A 2000 study saw reduced risk of hip fracture among both elderly women and elderly men who consumed more vitamin K.
"Foods that are high in antioxidants allow your body to function optimally.  Antioxidants help prevent damage and cancer," Lemond said.
Cucumbers contain several antioxidants, including vitamin C, beta-carotene and manganese, as well as flavonoids, triterpenes and lignans that have anti-inflammatory properties. Vitamin C is well known for its immune system benefits, and beta-carotene has been shown to be beneficial for vision, according to the Mayo Clinic
According to a 2010 animal study published in the Journal of Young Pharmacists, fresh extracts from cucumber showed increased scavenging of free radicals. Free radicals are associated with a variety of human diseases, but can sometimes be held in check by antioxidants, according to the Pharmacognosy Review
Another study of cucumber extracts in animals, published in the Archives of Dermatological Research, found increased overall antioxidant benefits. Though this study focused on the cosmetic applications of this use of cucumbers, decreased free radicals can improve your inside organs as well as your skin. 
An additional study published in Current Pharmaceutical Design found a positive association between the triterpene cucurbitacin and reduced inflammation, particularly in cancer cells. A review of triterpenes on the immune system, published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology, suggested that they can help with inflammation and encouraged future research.
Heart health
"Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables of all kinds is associated with a reduced risk for many health conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke and obesity," said Ware. Cucumbers' potassium content may be especially helpful in this regard. One cup of sliced cukes contains only about 4 percent of the body's daily potassium needs, but it comes with significantly fewer calories than most high-potassium foods like bananas. Potassium is an essential part of heart health, according to the American Heart Association. A study of 12,000 adults, published in Archives of Internal Medicine, showed that those who consumed 4,069 mg of potassium each day lowered their risk of cardiovascular disease and ischemic heart disease by 37 percent and 49 percent, respectively, compared to those who took 1,793 mg per day. 
Several studies have linked cucumber consumption to reducing hypertension. Many studies have linked it with lower blood pressure because it promotes vasodiliation (widening of the blood vessels), according to Today’s Dietitian. A 2017 study published in Public Health of Indonesia found that elderly participants with hypertension saw a significant decrease in blood pressure after consuming cucumber juice for 12 days. Additionally, a 2009 review in Indian Academy of Clinical Medicine suggested that hypertension sufferers incorporate cucumbers into their diets because of the fruit's low sodium content. 
The vitamin K in cucumbers is also known to be essential in the blood-clotting process, according to the Harvard School of Public Health
A 2013 review in Fitoterapia noted that cucumbers might help relieve constipation because they provide both fiber and water. Tufts University notes that cucumbers can pack even more of a digestive punch if they are turned into pickles during a home-fermentation process. Cucumber pickles contain probiotic bacteria that promote healthy digestion and cultivating beneficial gut flora. Store-bought pickles usually do not have these bacteria because they have been boiled out. 
Weight loss
Cucumbers are a low-calorie food therefore a popular ingredient in diet meals. A 2011 study in the journal Obesity found that greater water consumption correlated with more weight loss in middle-age and older adults. Participants who consumed 1 pint (500 milliliters) of water prior to eating a meal lost an average of 4 lbs. (2 kilograms) more than participants who did not. Snacking on water-dense foods like cucumbers can be an effective way to up water intake. 
But Lemond cautions against relying too much on water-dense foods like cucumber. "We know that people that eat higher quantities of fruits and vegetables typically have healthier body weights. However, I do not recommend eating only cucumber.  You will lose weight, but that weight will be mostly muscle," she said. 
Brain health and memory
Recently, scientists have taken interest in the flavonoid fisetin. Cucumbers are a good source of fisetin, which studies have associated with protecting nerve cells, improving memory and decreasing the risk of Alzheimer's in mice, according to a 2013 review in the journal of Antioxidants & Redox Signaling. The same review found promising results for the relationship between fisetin and cancer prevention. 
There can be a few risks from eating cukes. Pesticide consumption is one concern. Ware explained, "The Environmental Working Group produces a list each year of fruits and vegetables with the highest levels of pesticide residue, known as the Dirty Dozen. Cucumbers are one of the fruits and vegetables that the Environmental Working Group has placed on its Dirty Dozen list, meaning the exposure to pesticide residue is high."
Additionally, cucumbers may be waxed to help protect them during shipping. According to World's Healthiest Foods, both organic and conventionally grown cukes may be waxed, but organic ones can only use non-synthetic waxes with chemicals approved under organic regulations. For this reason and the pesticide concerns, World's Healthiest Foods encourages buying organic cucumbers. But Ware stipulated, "This does not mean you should avoid cucumbers altogether if you can't find or afford organic. The nutritional benefit of eating conventionally grown produce outweighs the risk of not eating produce at all."
Healthy as they are, you don't want to overdo it on cucumbers, said Lemond. "My recommendation is always to vary your selections.  Cucumbers are great hydrating foods, so keep them in along with other plant foods that offer other benefits. Variety is always key."
Pickling is a method of preserving food — and not only cucumbers — to prevent spoiling. There are two basic types of pickles: fermented and non-fermented, according to the World's Healthiest Foods. 
Fermented pickles have been soaked in brine, which is water that has been saturated with salt. The word "pickle" comes from the Dutch word pekel, which means brine. Brines can also contain other ingredients, such as vinegar, dill seed, garlic and lime. 
Dill pickles are brined with dill added to the solution, obviously.  Kosher dills are brined with dill and garlic. "Kosher" in this case does not necessarily mean the cucumbers have been prepared according to kosher dietary laws, however; it just means garlic has been added to the brining process, according to the World's Healthiest Foods.
Gherkin pickles are usually just immature cucumbers, according to Cornell University. 

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Secrets of the cosmos

Secrets of the cosmos

You my child are your own universe as every creature is its own universe. You are the sun and the world around you never stops spinning . While you sculpt your milky way, and dancing stars  do it vividly , and form for yourself your own wondrous  laws of nature.  Remember , that while many people will try to teach you the theory's and the perceptions  they had been taught no truth is absolute . Science is basically a magnificent jigsaw puzzle , but each and every piece is capable of fitting perfectly to every other and all connecting at the same time. In this the puzzle is external energy, internal love , constantly changing as all things do , but as the water on our earth it can never diminish, it is always equal, and the secret is the death of conformity , and the the embrace of individuality in every creature. The rejection of difference is the evil of man, and to push a creature to conform to your interests AGAINST THEIR WILL or even though trickery is the most evil of any path.

While you encounter others , your universe must intertwine , even at the moment you smile at a stranger you will never see again , or send a kind note through social media . Some will match your frequency so perfect that the harmony will be euphoric , they call that love. Some will not , as though there universe is spinning counterclockwise , to your clockwise. This my darlings is where your divinity is tested.   You possess the tools to synchronize with them, but you can not force them to convert to your frequency and vice versa. We are each our own spinning universe , and our duty to our species is to dissolve the illusion of ego, and in that fear fades away leaving only a thing you didn’t understand.  It is important that you are able to dismiss the buzz of society and ignore the worlds negative feedback. Hear the words from all mankind, but set up your own beliefs, make up your character and philosophical truths in your own mind . Never be torn between your own heart and soul ,and others ideology, always fallow your heart.
                           Facing hardships in life with honor , courage, kindness , and compassion may go unnoticed by others , but your heart holding onto a secret sacrifice  is far more rewarding. You yourself build the temple that is your sole. A temple you will see everytime you look in the mirror for your entire life. A invisible structure that others CAN see through your every action. Every thought is a brick in your foundation, every action done with honor is a weight supporting beam      A truly honest person does not need to call themselves honest, it is written already in his past. A fire fighter doesn’t save one person and then run down the street screaming I saved a guy Im a hero  , he simply goes back to saving others. 

There are languages universal , not only to our species BUT to all creatures.  

      The world we see , is a world fabricated by slave drivers by evil of greed , by evil built in fear. Dogma is an illusion stacked by resistance to change . But , like Water droplets resist the fall ,it to takes on weight and will eventually be forced on, so will the perceptions that mankind hold.

 Fall into the peace of your mothers words ''power is a selfish illusion of an insecure mind and only letting go of self ,and reaching out in surrender to natures love can save you from that darkness " .

Monday, April 16, 2018

     American Shadows

               We have become zombies , all of us. To afraid to seek out the right,
     Go on and share your testimony, but know you're dancing with a lightning rod in our electrical storm.

  Try and stand for the week and hopeless man, and we will rumor you ,frame you,claim you've innocent blood on your hands.

   You could do well in this web of our lies,just bust out your ear drums and gouge out your eyes ,and ignore the smells of the children's burning hide's.

It will be worth it ,your wrongs will fade out of sight.
     , if you oppose us we will use all our might,
            drown you out we will fight fight fight,,
                   because to keep what we have stolen we will forever have to fight,
                      and there is no overkill when we need our wrongs to "look" right....

                             When the narcissist spins a web they destroy opposition , and they enter a game playing in a cut throat set , and you are not aware the game had begun.



Monday, March 5, 2018

Your teeth , kill the pain ,Heal and regrow

         We people everywhere talking about Your teeth . The growing misconception is that your teeth cannot heal or regrow. This, however, is completely untrue. In this article I'm Going to share with you some tips and secrets on how to naturally Soothe even the worst tooth pain , and how to heal and regrow your teeth.

                              1:Kill the pain in your teeth...

                   First thing , and my personal go to , is whole dried nutmeg. Place the whole nutmeg in your mouth . It will eventually soften and you will taste a sharp intense flavor. The nutmeg works with your nerves system to kill the pain. It also gives you a natural calm  , like super charged chamomile ...

You can buy them in most grocery stores. 

2:Heal and regrow.

The point is to replace the nutrients and minerals your body needs to heal your teeth. To do this I use a remineralizing toothpaste, take vitamin D , Magnesium , Calcium, and Zink. And eat foods with animal fats or made from bone marrow , like jello, marshmallows,ect.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Unstopable loves.

                                                 Annie Oakley and Frank Butler

Annie Oakley and Frank Butler

The lead characters of the famous Irish 1940′s musical Annie Get Your Gun, were inspired from the true love story of Annie Oakley and Frank Butler. Annie Oakley was a skilled rifle shooter. In 1881, the famous Baughman and Butler shooting act was performing in Cincinnati. Star of the show, champion Frank E. Butler, boasted that he could beat any local marksman and challenged the gathering. Butler was amused to see Annie Oakley taking his challenge. After missing his 25th shot, Butler lost the match and the bet. She not only won the competition but also his heart. He began courting Oakley, and they married on June 20, 1882. Butler abandoned his career to manage hers. They both joined the Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. Annie died in 1926 and her heartbroken husband died 18 days later after 44 years of togetherness.

                                                        Salim and Anarkali

Salim and Anarkali

Princes Salim, the son of The Great Mughal emperor Akbar and his wife, Mariam-uz-Zamani was a spoiled and rude boy who fell in love with a maid of the palace, a beautiful maiden Anarkali. The mesmerizing beauty of Anarkali captivated and charmed the prince and soon they were deeply in love. But the emperor could not bear the fact that his son was in love with an ordinary courtesan. He started pressurizing Anarkali and devised all sorts of tactics o make her fall in the eyes of the prince. Salim was sent by the king on a mission and Anarkali was entombed alive in a brick wall. The tragic story of the couple brings tears to the eyes of every couple.

                                                                     Tristan and Isolde

Isolde of Ireland was the daughter of the King of Ireland. She was betrothed to King Mark of Cornwall but fell in love with Tristan, the nephew of the king. She continued her affair with Tristan after her marriage with King Mark. Soon the king came to know of the affair. His love for his wife made him forgive her but he banned his nephew from Cornwall. Tristan went to Brittany and met Iseult of Brittany. He was attracted to her because of the similarity of her name to his true love. They got married but he couldn’t forget her true love. This made him ill. He wrote a letter to Isolde in hopes that she would be able to cure him. If she agreed to come, the returning ship’s sails would be white, or the sails would be black if she did not intend to come. Iseult couldn’t bear separation from her husband and lied to Tristan on seeing the white sails.  He died of grief before Isolde could reach him. Isolde died soon after of a broken heart.

                                                               Prince Edward and Wallis Simpson

A sacrifice of wealth and power was made by Prince Edward for his beloved Wallis Simpson. Prince Edward of England fell in love with a charming American married woman, Wallis Simpson. Wallis divorced her husband and the two started living together and their romance grew rapidly. Wallis could not be a British queen due to her American nationality. Edward became King of England in 1936, but he soon abdicated the throne to be married to the woman he loved. Edward passed away on May 28, 1972. Wallis lived for fourteen more years, many of which were spent in bed, secluded from the world. She passed away on April 24, 1986.
                                                             Pyramus and Thisbe

Babylonia’s most famous and inspirational love story is of Pyramus and Thisbe. Their love story started in 331 BC.  Pyramus was the most handsome man and was childhood friend of Thisbe, the fairest and most attractive  maiden in Babylonia. They both lived in neighborhood and their love grew along with them. Their parents were against their marriage. So one day they decided to run away and meet in the nearby fields near a mulberry tree. Thisbe reached there first and saw a lion coming near the spring close by to quench its thirst. Its jaws were bloody. She was frightened and ran away. In her fright she dropped her veil. The lion came and picked up the veil in his bloody jaws. At that moment, Pyramus reached near the mulberry tree and saw Thisbe’s veil in the jaws of the lion. He was heartbroken and forlorn and pierced his chest with his own sword in his grief. Thisbe couldn’t live without her beloved and died using the same sword. They were partners in life and partners in death.
                                                       Abigail and John Adams
Abigail and John Adams love story is a half-century love affair when war separated them. Abigail Adams was the wife of John Adams, who was the second President of the United States. She was the first Second Lady of the United States, and the second First Lady of the United States. They are known for their long, supportive and meaningful love letters which they wrote to each other when the American Revolutionary War and multiple other events forced Adams to be away from home for long periods of time, so they wrote each other long affectionate letters. She was a life partner of John Adams in the true sense. In one of her letters to her beloved husband she said:
“The great anxiety I feel for my country, for you, and for our family, renders the day tedious, and the night unpleasant.”
Adams died on October 28, 1818, of typhoid fever, several years before her son became president. She is buried beside her husband in a crypt located in the United First Parish Church (also known as the Church of the Presidents) in Quincy, Massachusetts. Her last words were,
“Do not grieve, my friend, my dearest friend. I am ready to go. And John, it will not be long.”
                                                                  Eloise and Abelard

 In a letter to Abelard, Heloise wrote:
“You know, beloved, as the whole world knows, how much I have lost in you, how at one wretched stroke of fortune that supreme act of flagrant treachery robbed me of my very self in robbing me of you; and how my sorrow for my loss is nothing compared with what I feel for the manner in which I lost you.”
This is the true love story of a beautiful couple of a teacher and his disciple. The couple lived  in France in 12th century. Peter Abelard, a professor and theologian, fell in love with his own disciples who was a young girl in her teens named Heloise. He was boarding at her residemce and was greatly admired by the uncle of Heloise who was also her guardian. Both were charming and intelligent making them an exemplary couple. Their secret relationship resulted in the wrath of Heloise’s uncle Canon Fulbert. They eluded and Heloise gave birth to a baby boy. Circumstances separated them. Heloise became a nun and Abelard lived the life of a monk. After few years they started writing long and passionate love letters to each other. Both Peter Abelard and Heloise continued to go on living, to write, to love, to contribute to our literary history. They didn’t kill themselves, or marry anyone else (unless you count the fact that both married the church). It is believed that their love letters still exist. They were buried together in Paris. Heloise speaks of losing Abelard:
“But if I lose you, what have I left to hope for? Why continue on life’s pilgrimage, for which I have no support but you, and none in you save the knowledge that you are alive, now that I am forbidden all other pleasures in you and denied even the joy of your presence which from time to time could restore me to myself?”
                                                                          Napoleon and Josephine

                       Napoleon was immediately smitten when he saw the beautiful Josephine, but it took him years to woo her. Once they were together, theirs was a stormy romance full of infidelity and drama. When Josephine could not produce him an heir, Napoleon left her for another woman, and she died of a broken heart. Napoleon never got over Josephine - rumor has it that he carried violets from her garden in his locket until he died.

                                                                            Voltaire and Emilie du Chatelet

    Voltaire was a brilliant playwright and author who was beloved by French royal society, and Emilie was a young, intelligent socialite.
Emilie was married to the Marquis du Chatelet, but neither she nor Voltaire cared about what people thought - they went out and about together as a couple for the fifteen years until Emilie died, even living together in a house owned by her husband. These two were not only attracted to each other physically, but even more so attracted to each other's superior intellect.

                                                                               Czar Nicholas II and Alexandra Federovna

   Nicholas, the future Czar of Russia, fell in love with the lovely German princess Alexandra. Against the wishes of both families, they were determined to be together, and were well-known for their public displays of affection! When the Bolsheviks took the Russian royal family captive, Alexandra and Nicholas were executed. Together.