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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:24 am    Post subject: grow your own drugs Reply with quote

has anyone been watching this on BBC2?
saw most of episode 2 last night; an interesting watch, it's about using plants for pharmacological uses (and nothing illegal about the plants used...)

some recipes here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00j4j41
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Drat Laughing Laughing Laughing I was in here with the censors knife, foam dripping from my mouth, only to be disappointed medieval knievel.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very interesting medieval. They say nature has a cure for every ill created by nature alright. I had to laugh at one of the ads at the top of the page for mothers day gift ideas. Get her some drugs why doncha.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I couldnt see the video but i read the article and it always amazes me what they used back then, and the uses for so many plants.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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it always amazes me what they used back then, and the uses for so many plants.


I still use quite alot of plant remedies, and have always done.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PennyG wrote:
it always amazes me what they used back then, and the uses for so many plants.

The vast majority of modern drugs is based on old herbal remedies. The trouble nowadays is, they try and improve them by removing certain properties to purify the drugs and make them work faster, the problem is, the drugs need all the constituents right down to trace to do the job properly, hence the reason modern drugs can have nasty side effects.
Valium is based on Valerian, but look what happens if you take Valium! Remember when they used (?) to test drugs on animals? They tested Digitalis (common Foxglove) on dogs. They dropped down stone dead. They decided it had no benefit to humans, apart from killing them, hence the very bad reputation it has if eaten. That was until they accidentally discovered it was a wonder drug for certain heart problems in humans. Again though, they are synthesising Digitalis Rolling Eyes
I suffer from serious sinus infections, so painful I just want to die. Since using Echinacea, no more problems,taken daily it's great, increase the dosage if I have an infection come on and it clears within a couple of days. I've regularly treated tooth abcesses with it as well. Within 24 hrs it's practically gone. One of the best immune boosters you can find.
Even the biggest scourge on my land, Convolvulus arvensis, the field bindweed has it's uses, but I don't suffer enough constipation to use all that infests my land Confused
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Woops! Looks like I'm a nasty spammer! The censor has censored the important part of my post and I don't know how to correct it Embarassed
I wonder if I can exchange nasty spammer for V-a-l-i-u-m, probably not Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 1:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apologies for that Liparis Embarassed , it was what remains of the old over-exuberant word censor.
I will finally get to the bottom of all the old inbuilt censors this weekend to prevent another occurrence.
I need a Valium myself after that. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks GPI, it comes as a bi of a shock to find yourself announcing to the World how nasty you are Laughing Laughing But I guessed that was what happened.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



Back soon with some far east recipes - should be good for the winter folks

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