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Unread post by Elzet » Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:47 pm

Easy one...


Although I'm toxic, I have medicinal and culinary uses.
Some regard me as a fruit, others as a vegetable.
My roots have been utilised as a laxative for thousands of years, and thus it is believed that I have a slimming effect.


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Unread post by Elzet » Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:48 pm

:whistle: :wink:
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Unread post by Elzet » Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:51 pm

:whistle:
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Unread post by Toko » Mon Oct 25, 2010 2:09 pm

Rhubarb ?

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Unread post by Elzet » Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:33 pm

:shock: :big_eyes: :dance: :dance: :clap: :clap: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: , Toko.


Rhubarb contains oxalate, which have been reported to cause poisoning when large quantities of raw or cooked leaves are ingested. Oxalates are contained in all parts of rhubarb plants, especially in the green leaves. There is some evidence that anthraquinone glycosides are also present and may be partly responsible. It is not clear as to the exact source of poisoning from rhubarb, possibly a result of both compounds. The stalks contain low levels of oxalates, so this does not cause problems.

Precautions for rhubarb gardening

* Trim leaves from stalk immediately.
* Don't use stalks from frost bitten plants.
* Wash the stalks well.
* Children should be taught to eat only the rhubarb stalks, preferably under supervision.


http://www.rhubarbinfo.com/poison
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Unread post by Toko » Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:21 pm

:dance: :dance: Thanks Elzet :D

I grow up to 1,5 m. I am annual and my stem is thick. My leaves are large and my flowers white or light purple. I am cosmopolitan.
I sometimes grow on farm land and my seeds contamine grain and flour. My poisoning blocks transmission of autonomic impulses at ganglia and neuromuscular junctions.
I have been popular poison for suicide and murder.

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Unread post by Elzet » Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:00 am

Datura ?
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Unread post by Toko » Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:47 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap: Elzet you got IT

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Unread post by Imberbe » Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:39 pm

:clap:
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Unread post by Elzet » Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:51 pm

Oops, so sorry. Beyond hectic at the office. First to post is IT! :thumbs_up:
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Unread post by Imberbe » Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:28 am

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Unread post by Siobain » Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:34 am

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Unread post by koedoe » Tue Nov 16, 2010 6:08 pm

Siobain wrote:Image

Black Widow......scary BRRRRRR!!!!
Siobain, what are you up to?????

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Unread post by Siobain » Tue Nov 16, 2010 6:31 pm

koedoe wrote:
Siobain wrote:Image

Black Widow......scary BRRRRRR!!!!
Siobain, what are you up to?????

:lol: Just waiting for the next scary question to be asked, koedoe....... :wink:
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Unread post by koedoe » Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:24 am

Siobain wrote::lol: Just waiting for the next scary question to be asked, koedoe....... :wink:


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