[permaculture] Worms

Bryan Innes & Joanna Pearsall permaculture at eartheal.org.nz
Sat Feb 23 19:02:04 EST 2002


"also from the numerous
> sloe (Prunus spinosa) here, the fruits of which, once softened by frost,"
I used to collect sloes from the woods for my mother who made really good
jam from them. I was too young to enjoy the sloe gin!
Unfortunately she will not remember the recipe any longer, but when I next
visit I will see if it is in her old recipe book.
Cheers!
----- Original Message -----
From: "souscayrous" <souscayrous at wanadoo.fr>
To: <permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Sunday, 24 February 2002 08:23
Subject: RE: [permaculture] Worms


> Amygdalin/e isn't poisonous in small doses, in fact it's beneficial to
> respiration, digestion and a sense of well-being (from the ever useful
> Plants for a Future database).  My experience comes from the numerous
almond
> trees of this region of France; I test each to find the sweet almonds
(does
> any one know what to do with bitter almonds?) and also from the numerous
> sloe (Prunus spinosa) here, the fruits of which, once softened by frost,
are
> quite palatable.  Tea made from its leaves have the characteristics
> described by Andreas - I wonder if sloe or bitter almonds would also have
> the same effect upon intestinal worms.  If the amygdalin is the active
> ingredient this would likely be true.
>
> Comments anyone?
>
> Souscayrous
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: permaculture-admin at lists.ibiblio.org
> [mailto:permaculture-admin at lists.ibiblio.org]On Behalf Of keller
> Sent: Saturday, February 23, 2002 7:21 PM
> To: permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: Re: [permaculture] Worms
>
> Hi Keith,
>
> > FYI amygdala translates as (from the Greek) an almond. Amygdaline is a
> glucoside
> > (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.
>
> Andreas
> >
> > Keith
> >
> > 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
> plant in
> > > 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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