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  1. I am interested to hear if anyone has found Turkey Tail growing in Australia, I have used Atlas of living australia to search for Trametes versicolor & had a look at 3 of the locations given in SE QLD. What I found there was Microporus xanthopus, which grows everywhere on fallen branches etc so I think they have been misidentified. I was also interested to know if anyone has come across Yun-Zhi (Turkey tail) at any Chinese herb dispensary.
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    Fresh Nicotiana Rustica seed

    Yes please, couldn't resist, pm'd Have a happy new year
  3. I have a Calea plant & I have noticed when I chew the leaves they are not bitter at all, I found this strange considering how bitter the dried Calea I have used to make tea was in the past. I did a quick search about non-bitter Calea & this showed that others have had the same experience & that the non-bitter variety is not active. Has anyone had experience with this? edit: I should point out this plant did not come from SAB
  4. I can answer my own post & looks like I have Chromolaena odorata
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    Bunya Nut

    I think most people get their seeds from Bunya pines growing around local areas that were planted by locals or the ones growing at camping grounds that have no chance of growing, lots of Bunya's fruiting around the Sunshine coast right now. If you do collect some its a good idea to sprout some.
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    Newbie with seeds to trade!

    wanna trade your bull's horn chilli seeds for a peter penis pepper seeds? I have yellow butch T's, a unknow white/purple super hot habanero & aji limon seed also .
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    Newbie with seeds to trade!

    Carolina reaper is the hottest chilli now. Nice list though.
  8. This says stuff about pros/cons http://extension.psu.edu/agronomy-guide/cm/tables/table-1-2-11
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    sida's in australia

    I air dried 2 whole S.acuta (the one with the diamond shaped leaf?) & ground them, poured boiling water over & after 10min strained. I did not notice any stimulation but I didn't feel unhealthy either.
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    Sunshine Coast meet (QLD)....

    If anyone wants anything I have listed PM me & I will mail them out, I have to attend something I cannot get out of. Have a good one.
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    brugmansia problems

    Hope all is well this morning. I have trouble with most I my niteshades if I use town water on them, they growing tips just wither & die, so I collect rain water for 'em. Just saying.
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    Bunya Nut

    All I know is that the Bunya ranges (Blackall range) where the last decent stand of Bunya's grow was the tri-annual meeting place for the Aboriginal people from around south-east QLD & that they only fruit once every 3 years (the reason the meeting as tri-annual). I have eaten bunya's since I was tiny & the only way I know of collecting the nuts is to wait till the huge cone drops to the ground by itself, then the cone will need to be dry before easy access to the nuts is possible. I used to use a flat rock & a good sized rock to crack the shell if I wanted to eat them raw or just throw a heap in a fire & stand back because they explode when cooked. They are powdery when raw & taste similar to raw potato when cooked. I am white so I cannot help with the spiritual significance of the trees.
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    Trees with edible leaves...

    Ok in Handbook of Medicinal Herbs lists Black Mulberry (Morus nigra), white mulberry (M. alba) & red mulberry (M. rubra) separately but they are all used. The white mulberry (Morus alba) has to most interesting effects & very broad uses. M.alba activities - Analgesic, antiaging, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antileukemic, antioxidant, antipyretic, antiradicular, antispasmodic, antitumor, astringent, diaphoretic, diuretic, emollient, expectorant, fungicide, glucosidase inhibitor, hypoglycemic, hypotensive, immunomodulator, lactagogue, laxative, lymphocytogenic, nematicide, pectoral, propecic, sedative, tranquiliser, vermifuge. Dosage for M.alba listed as - 6-12g root bark, 3-12g leaf, 30-60g branches, 9-15g fruit. Black mulberry (the one I eat) & red mulberry has only the fruit listed as being used, so maybe don't use their leaves The narrow leaf cat has sweet leaves, also the new shoots of the red one are sweet.
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    Sunshine Coast meet (QLD)....

    Anyone wanting chilli seeds I have fresh Butch T Trinidad Scorpion, Aji Lemon, Peter Penis Pepper, Bhut Jolokia & some twisted thin chilli also. I hope someone is keen to eat a whole Bhut Jolokia.
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    Sunshine Coast meet (QLD)....

    I really need some N.rustica, seed will do fine & I will bring many other seeds plus the other plants mentioned previously, I have HBWR plants or seeds also.
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    Trees with edible leaves...

    Morus alba, nirgra, indica are used as dried leaf are far as I am aware. I'll try & dig up some info later when I have time.
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    Trees with edible leaves...

    High catechin levels are in Withania somnifera which I use the leaves of with mulberry leaves, the stem bark of mulberry is high in resveratrol also.
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    Trees with edible leaves...

    I use the Morus nigra leaves & I just eat the new shoots off the tree or pick a few & dry then blend with other herbs, whatever I feel I need. I am not aware of highly toxic species but some people have a allergy to mulberry trees so some caution should be used. This side effect info is from www.mulberrytea.org/effects/mulberry-tea-side-effects.html Low Blood Sugar Drinking mulberry tea may lower your blood sugar. Hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, may result in blurred vision, hunger, dizziness, headache, excessive sweating, tremors, and confusion. If you experience these side effects while drinking mulberry tea, seek additional care from your health care provider. Medication Interactions People taking medication to control diabetes are advised to avoid drinking mulberry tea unless otherwise instructed by your licensed health care provider. Your medication and mulberry tea may interact to increase your risk of low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia. Your health care provider may adjust the amount of diabetes medication you take in order accommodate the effect of mulberry tea. Furthermore, persons with diabetes are advised to closely monitor blood sugar levels while drinking mulberry tea. Allergic Reactions When mulberry trees were planted in large numbers in Pakistan in the 1960s, scientists investigating a spike in allergic reactions found the trees produced pollen counts of up to 40,000 grains per cubic meter of air. 1,500 grains per cubic meter is considered harmful. The sap is also a known irritant, and contact with leaves or stems can lead to skin irritation. If you consume mulberry products and develop hives, wheezing, rapid pulse, swelling, difficulty breathing or other sudden symptoms, discontinue use and contact a doctor right away. Blood Sugar Effects Several studies, including one published in the “Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry” in 2007, have shown that mulberry helps suppress post-meal blood sugar levels and insulin secretion, which could prove helpful for preventing and treating diabetes. Because of these potential effects upon blood glucose and insulin levels, however, if you’re on insulin for diabetes and use mulberry supplements, you may need to adjust your insulin dose accordingly. Kidney Effects Mulberries contain high levels of potassium which may be difficult for people with kidney diseases to process. As a result, if you have kidney disease, you may need to avoid mulberries tea. Contraindications No studies have yet associated mulberry tea consumption with adverse effects during pregnancy or other conditions. However, it is advised to avoid drinking mulberry tea if you are pregnant, breast-feeding or are scheduled for surgery within the next two weeks.
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    Trees with edible leaves...

    I eat my Mulberry tree (Morus) leaves, they are ok for a chew. from http://www.fao.org/ag/aga/AGAP/frg/Mulberry/Papers/HTML/Mulbwar2.htm Mulberry (Morus spp), the traditional feed for the silk worm, has been selected and improved for leaf yield and quality in many environments and is spread throughout the world. Mulberry leaves are highly palatable and digestible (70-90 %) to herbivorous animals and can also be fed to monogastrics. Protein content in the leaves and young stems, with a good essential amino acid profile, varies from 15 to 28 % depending on the variety. Mineral content is high and no anti-nutritional factors or toxic compounds have been identified. The sap is toxic so they should be dried, even though I eat them raw. Mulberry tea leaves have 25 times more calcium than milk, 10 times more iron than spinach, twice the fibre of green tea, move over moringa
  20. Looks like Ison got hammered, Comet Lovejoy is the one putting a show on now.
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    Psychoactive Animals!

    Anyone tried eating caterpillars that are eating your sacred plants?