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Offline Cornbelt

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« on: April 21, 2011, 08:16:26 pm »
 Had some yesterday. Spring tonic. I guess that means this is the time of year to dig the roots?
  Tornado went through here night before last and I don't have to dig a-tall. So i guess its the right time.
 Supposed to be a blood thinner. Maybe anti-coagulant; maybe anti-inflamintory.  Maybe good as voltarin.
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Re: sasafrass tea
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2011, 08:59:21 pm »
Mom used to make sasafrass tea when I was growing up.   After I got married and raising my own family, I found this big sasafrass tree.  Dug down by the base and found a thumb size root, cut it off and took a big whiff expecting that rootbeer aroma, but there was nothing.   Put it closer and it hit my nose, but still no aroma.   So I look around the tree, and  Ohh- No, there was this gigantic poison ivy vine growing up the other side of the tree.   My head swelled up like a balloon.  Never went sasafrass hunting again.
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« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2011, 02:16:14 am »
Sasafrass hunting???  I'm trying to kill the stuff out!!  Seriously counted 113 saplings of the stuff in an area 300 feet long, and 5 feet wide. Come to KY there is no hunting for it, stuff grows like weeds
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Re: sasafrass tea
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2011, 05:34:52 pm »
Its good for smoking meat so I don't mind the saplings. I'd trade you my bittersweet for it. That's the stuff I can't seem to kill off.

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« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2011, 08:09:57 pm »
No thanks, I've got ahead of this mess, and really don't want to start over with something that might be even harder to get rid of.
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