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Sep 16, 2013 2:52 PM CST
|Mick, how does sempervivum taste in a strawberry smoothie or shake drink?|
Sep 16, 2013 3:46 PM CST
|Bev I know you're joking but there are pages (I think on Wikipedia) that I was reading about semp juice being good for certain ailments - but mostly as a topical for skin issues! |
Sep 16, 2013 4:05 PM CST
|I can confirm - semps-unction can be helpful at bee sting; mosquito bite, nettles, sunburn and such things...|
Sep 16, 2013 5:28 PM CST
|Do you just use a broken leaf from the rosette Peter?|
Sep 16, 2013 11:29 PM CST
|never thought of eating them... |
The sedum in the middle on the left, I have bought some smaller versions when I was in another part of France and just to think I used to buy tat like postcards etc....
I also discovered in the same garden center some squeeky bamboo I have been growing goes in the fish pond ,every day is a learning day...
Found this on a survival website...
The leaves are fleshy and have a crunchy texture. The flavor is mildly sweet with an astringent kick. It’s surprisingly drying for such a water-rich plant, which creates the odd experience of quenching your thirst while puckering your tongue. Still, it’s tasty raw. You can also use the plant medicinally to soothe skin irritations: squeeze the leaves to apply juice on insect bites and minor skin irritations.
Sep 16, 2013 11:54 PM CST
|Mick, thanks! Now I have to go taste my semps I'm kidding! |
OK I just found this article...looks like I'm going to be visiting this woman very soon! I love her article, I want to invite her to ATP, since she already fits right in
Sep 17, 2013 1:23 AM CST
valleylynn said:Do you just use a broken leaf from the rosette Peter?
so I do;
a semps-girlfriend makes real unction of it and sells that; but it's not durable very long because she leaves all antidegradants :-(
I don't think it's a good idea to eat them for food.....it only may be helpful against some stomache-problems I've heard and read...
Sep 17, 2013 8:11 AM CST
|Thank you Peter, I will give it a try at some time.|
I also don't think it would be a good idea to eat them. http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/...
They aren't considered to be one of the life threatening plants if ingested, but can cause some digestive upset.
Sep 17, 2013 12:07 PM CST
|Lynn thanks for posting this info in 2 different locations, we want to make sure people don't go out eating their semps and getting sick!!! |
Sep 17, 2013 10:14 PM CST
|That would be sad on two levels. The demise of a semp, and a sick semp collector.|
Sep 19, 2013 11:48 PM CST
gg5 said:Lynn thanks for posting this info in 2 different locations, we want to make sure people don't go out eating their semps and getting sick!!!
I cannot see anyone going round the garden and munching on a semp, unless they are a bit crazy....
Sep 20, 2013 4:44 PM CST
|I wonder if you can hear them screaming when you eat them?|
Sep 20, 2013 5:02 PM CST
|Like cockaroaches?? |
Sep 20, 2013 7:15 PM CST
Sep 22, 2013 1:22 PM CST
|who has changed the title? |
I built a swimming pool in the garden this year and the village kids came round today to use it ,their dad brought me some semps.... [will take a picture tomorrow...]
the word is out....
Sep 22, 2013 3:48 PM CST
|Sorry Mick, messed up when splitting this thread. It is now split so we won't loose the topic of whether or not we should eat sempervivum.|
Sep 22, 2013 3:59 PM CST
| one little bite...come on!!! |