ak.and.ak at on-line.de
Sat Feb 23 13:20:45 EST 2002
> FYI amygdala translates as (from the Greek) an almond. Amygdaline is a
> (C20H27NO11) present in bitter almonds.
I don't think it contains that. It is not a poisonous plant. The name
probably referes to the shape of the leaves.
I have just tasted a piece of of the dried leaves (raw). It is bitter, but
not that bitter. The taste resembles green tea or oolong tea, something in
that direction. Quite nice.
> keller wrote:
> > > Thanks for the info. re intestinal worms. Will look for the African
> > > herbal plant (though a botanical name would be a big help).
> > Vernonia Amygdalina
> > http://www.fao.org/ag/aga/agap/frg/Visit/Ida/Vernonia%20amygdalina.htm
> > The vegetable Ndole is a domesticated variety. This is a widespread
> > Africa, but I don't know if it is easy to get elsewhere.
> > http://jinrui.zool.kyoto-u.ac.jp/CHIMPP/CHIMPP.html
> > Greetings
> > Andreas
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