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Re: What flora have you eaten?

Unread post by Imberbe » Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:06 am

wildtuinman wrote:I hear that an over doze of Silver Cluster leaves (5 leaves or more) is just as good as a local anesthetic for a root canal. Anyone tried that before?

I once had to use a wattle leave, but that was preceding breakfast on the Bushman's trail. :twisted: :lol:


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A few drop of Tamboti on the hole in your tooth will give the desired numbing effect. But please! Do not eat the leaves WTM!
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Unread post by Goggo EJ » Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:32 am

On my ranger course, while the tutor was telling us about Magic Guarrie, he told us it was good to eat and encouraged us to chew a few leaves. I did not spoil the moment - just pretended to chew. The faces of the rest of the group were a picture of total disgust!!!!!! They were well and truly taken in - but it was one plant no one forgot.
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Unread post by JenB » Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:47 am

Have you ever tried baobab fruit? I love sucking the flesh of the pips. It's got quite a refreshing flavor, just wish I could convince the greengrocer to stock them. :?
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Unread post by Imberbe » Mon Jun 09, 2008 11:40 am

wildtuinman wrote: and even attempted to chomp on the wors of a worsboom (sausage tree).


Another poisonous one WTM ... :hmz:
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Unread post by Jeanus » Mon Jun 09, 2008 12:36 pm

Wtm if by silver cluster leaf you mean Terminalia sericia watch how many of those leaves you chew it is a rather powerful alternative to imodium. Too much can cause serious constipation.

If you are looking for a good analgesic or pain killer your best choice is probably the sickle bush.

A good remidy for your hangover is a tea from the bark of the huilboerboon (I hope I spelt this correctly dyslexia and a language you only got used to in adulthood do not mix well).

The three together are a good bet after a heavy night on the town where strange concoctions have gone down the throat.
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Unread post by Senyetse » Tue Jun 10, 2008 7:59 am

The pulp from the fruit of the baoabab makes a really refreshing drink. Extract the white almost powdery pulp from the fruit and mix with milk. Has a tartaric taste but is quite refreshing.

The fruits of the Grewia species (the brandy bushes) is quite sweet to suck on. Make sure you pick them when ripe. Unfortunately not much pulp.

The fruits of the jacket plum are quite delicious.
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Unread post by Wild@Heart » Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:07 am

Does Amarula drinks count :hmz:
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Unread post by Jazil » Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:24 am

:roll: Do you "Eat" your Amarula Drinks W@H? *sigh* these mousies really
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Unread post by wildtuinman » Tue Jun 10, 2008 9:40 am

He freezes it into ice popsticles and then suck on it every evening before he goes to bed. :twisted:

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Unread post by bucky » Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:28 pm

Num num and Kei apple fruit, if I can get to them before the birds do in my garden lol.
Fruit from the cross berry shrub is not to bad either, apparently it can be used to boil up some sort of milk shake when added to milk.

I once "ate" a low branch whilst jogging to the camp fire one dark evening in the middle of balule camp, I am not sure/can't remeber/did not know what specie of fauna the tree is though so can not add it to the list yet.
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