posted on May, 12 2014 @ 10:06 AM
a reply to: purplemer
I'm thinking it would grow if I grew it right next to the foundation of the house. It doesn't get real cold there since the basement is heated.
I would need to figure a way to keep the raspberries out of that area, They love that place. I suppose the raspberries are good too. Wild Raspberry
leaf tea is good for some things that ail you, especially women, and the berries make good jam. To get the leafs you don't have to hurt the plant
either, the plant can be pruned so it gets bushier. The uppermost leaf of the stem needs to be taken and dried, that has the most of the hormone. I
think that this reason is the reason that we started to prune trees, the most potent medicine is in those areas in most cases. So now, we prune them
and have forgotten why we started pruning them, we are more interested in making them look nicer. I guess we should have listened to our ancestors
better, we saw what they were doing but didn't pay close enough attention.
Another thing about herbs, many types should be picked in the morning right after the dew dries off, they are the most potent at that time. Rinsing
off the leaves is not recommended for some herbs, Water them the night before picking so they are clean of environmental toxins instead....or pick the
next morning after it rains. The chemicals that are excreted by the herb in the morning can be medicine, it as an ammonium based chemical.