Bragg believes that modern diets full of animal fats and proteins are difficult to digest and thicken the blood, and that the acids and enzymes found naturally in vinegar counter this effect.
The body's response to infection is to increase mucus production; white blood cells fighting the infection thicken the mucus even further as they break down and release their cell contents.
In addition to using it for large projects like canoe and home buildings, the elm bark was used to make pudding, to thicken jelly and as a survival food during the Revolutionary War.
The pill contains small amounts of the hormones estrogen and progesterone, which regulate ovulation, thicken the mucus in the cervix, or prevent implantation of the fertilized egg.
Nevertheless, wheat starches and gluten have been employed in the past to thicken frozen sweet treats, and, thus, individuals with gluten sensitivities can never be too careful.
After flowering, however, the tiny petals thicken and swell into a juicy fruit-like envelope surrounding the seeds, and handsome when brilliantly colored, as in the finer kinds.
This condition is difficult to diagnose until it has advanced to the point where the heart muscles thicken and prevent the cat's heart from pumping or contracting normally.
Other repeated but not prevalent ingredients were cocoa powder, creating something closer to a mole sauce, cinnamon, and flour used to make a roux to thicken the sauce.
In the year of the treaty of Etaples the Yorkist conspiracies began once more to thicken, and Henry was fortunate to escape with profit from the French war before his domestic Yorkist troubles recommenced.
In these cases, certain cells of a colony of unicellular plants or of the filaments of multicellular plants enlarge greatly and thicken their wall.