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ISO: Phyla scaberrima, AKA Lippia dulcis
« on: May 07, 2017, 06:33:33 PM »
This plant is favored for the intensely sweet leaves which can be chewed or made into tea.
We grow Lippia alba and possibly L graveolens. Seems like a useful family, and verbena grow very easy here.

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Re: ISO: Phyla scaberrima, AKA Lippia dulcis
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2017, 07:30:17 PM »
Had Lippia dulcis growing here many years ago. Grew like a weed. Tasted good but heard that you should not use it in any large quantity due to negative camphor in it.
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Re: ISO: Phyla scaberrima, AKA Lippia dulcis
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2017, 03:54:55 PM »
Is that a wise regard of any camphor containing plant? Mm I love weedy growth though.. ;)

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Re: ISO: Phyla scaberrima, AKA Lippia dulcis
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2017, 01:17:38 AM »
Is that a wise regard of any camphor containing plant? Mm I love weedy growth though.. ;)
I ate it without a problem, and didn't notice any camphor taste. I believe you would have to consume quantities on a regular basis to be a problem, not the occasional nibble.
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Re: ISO: Phyla scaberrima, AKA Lippia dulcis
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2017, 09:59:40 PM »
Maybe as an essential oil especially. I wonder about triggering seizures and the prevention there of, by understanding things like camphor. Idk much yet!

 

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