posted on Nov, 27 2013 @ 05:17 PM
reply to post by boncho
The context of my post was misunderstood...
The chemicals used by BigPharma are not readily available. Period. Are they found in nature? Sure but that isn't my point. You can't just find
Acetic Anhydride in flasks around your backyard and provide the necessary solution to create Salycylic acid. In addition to the necessary procedure to
procure Cyanide from plants. Not necessarily an easy task, or safe. *Ahem* probably deadly.
Ahh but a Willow tree is abundant in temperate climates and you can boil it easily. Water and fire are much easily prepared than a chemical solution
produced by a reflux method.
Where you construed that with heroin or oppression, is beyond me.
I once saw a TV show where a "herbalist" was making a 'refreshing tea' out of peach leaves and she described the taste as a delightful sweet
almond taste and gave rave reviews as to its health benefits.
That taste is Hydrocyanic acid, guys - Cyanide!
been poisoned by fresh peach leaf tea but this 'expert' herbalist didn't know that and was urging the public to consume it. My
guess is that neither did the staff who allowed it to be televised.
You can also get cyanide from Peach pits, Apricot pits and Apple seeds but fortunately they aren't very palatable or digestible.
Also, are you aware that Beethoven was taking Salicylic acid (The same stuff you are extracting)? His autopsy showed that it had caused him kidney
failure and was believed to be the primary cause of death.
So please, don't concentrate and overuse any 'natural' ingredient without a little research. The truth is that 'natural' can be (and often is)
more dangerous than the stuff pushed by Big Pharma.