river rat
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9:22 PM - Nov 12, 2017 #11

please note. ive been studying plants in my area for a few decades.im still alive, healthier than most my age, and other than high blood pressure since i was 20 im just fine.lol 
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Brian T
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9:28 PM - Nov 12, 2017 #12

Thanks RR for the herbal notes. 
The Stevia issue might be related to the chemistry as they try to extract the active ingredient, stevioside.
I couldn't see a problem with eating the whole leaf.

First Nations communities in the PacNW still have medicine women and medicine men.
They still use their herbs and they still teach the younger generation.  Good.

As it is turning out, many of the herbs are effective for the purposes claimed.
Just how many generations over how many thousands of years did it take
to figure out how to prepare what worked and what didn't???????

More and more, I see books printed about those old ways and plants.
I buy everything I can find.
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Quest for fire
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10:37 PM - Nov 12, 2017 #13

I salute your heartiness River Rat.

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1:35 AM - Nov 18, 2017 #14

Quite the haul RR.Thank you for walking us through it. 

A very pleasant conversation amongst friends. Thank y'all for sharing that. 
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