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Old 01-24-2011, 10:52 PM   #21 (permalink)
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With regard to Comfry: Safety Issues Affecting Herbs: Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids

This article is from the ITM site, which in general contains a lot of helpful information. For example, check out this article to see if Echinacea and other herbs are right for you:
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With regard to Comfry: Safety Issues Affecting Herbs: Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids

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I used to have these sites bookmarked prior to getting my new comp. Good information there. Thanks Richard!
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Here's a cup of dandelion tea I enjoyed yesterday!

I picked a handful of leaves

Chose the youngest most tender leaves

Rinsed and put into the cup

Poured boiling water into the cup

Added honey for sweetener which made the tea darker

Voila! I took the leaves out and ate them and sipped on my cup of tea.

Hint: Only use the plant that has not flowered for tea - once they flower the leaves become more bitter. You can add the fresh leaves to a salad or sauté them in a little butter. Tasty and healthy!

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Very cool, JaNan!!!


I know people that eat dandelion greens in their salads too.


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Is anyone else brewing with Moujean Tea (Nashia inaguensis) ?
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When I dry my lemon balm properly, it has a distinct purple color to back of the leaves.


I think chocolate mint will dry with a chololate color on the back of the leaves that will get more pronounced as it dries. Here's a shoot I snipped off to dry for tea, so I could see what it's like. You can already see the chocolate hue to the back of the leaves...





Looking so forward to trying some chocolate mint tea...


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Don't make datura or brugmansia tea either!
Clover makes good tea, the red clover blossoms dried and steeped. Very cheap if you live next to a hay field!
I also use Chamomile and feverfew blooms, with some lemon balm steeped together, with clover or with clover and regular tea. Very nice mix.
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I'm going to try making banana-mint tea this winter using dried leaves from my own plant.


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Sounds tasty, I can't wait to get enough leaves from a wild mint I collected this summer. Growing a large number of tea herb plants now, including green tea.
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I'm really looking forward to it because the leaves have an actual authentic banana flavor to them! I bet the tea will be YUMMY!


Do you dry your tea leaves first? If you do, the flavor will be more intense.


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I'm really looking forward to it because the leaves have an actual authentic banana flavor to them! I bet the tea will be YUMMY!


Do you dry your tea leaves first? If you do, the flavor will be more intense.


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