Grow your own drugs - BBC 2

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Grow your own drugs - BBC 2

Post: #145158 Millymollymandy
Thu Mar 05, 2009 6:13 am

Did anyone watch this? It was quite interesting. On Monday nights 8.30pm BBC2.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/alter ... -Wong.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressr ... rugs.shtml
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Post: #145169 Clara
Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:03 am

Always makes for more interesting TV if there's a pretty face to look at eh? (see also fergus the forager in this category)...... :lol:
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Post: #145177 jim
Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:40 am

Didn't notice pretty faces .... unless you mean the two students experimenting with fruit based facewash? But the program was very informative, think I might try the chicken soup before I get a cold,

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Post: #145181 Clara
Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:57 am

ah well I didn't see the programme but the telegraph link had plenty of shots of a rather handsome young male ethnobiologist....
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Post: #145183 JulieSherris
Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:09 am

Just the sort of thing I was looking for.... so I might well buy the book when it comes out - thanks MMM!

I have a lot of things in the gardens out here & while I know that they can be used, it's the actual mechanics of preparing them that I get stuck on. Like Eucalyptus - I have 2 of these trees & lovely they are too - but I'd like to use them for colds, rubs etc - so I shall be doing some research into this area... maybe a new cauldron would help too :wink:
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Post: #145190 Green Aura
Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:46 am

Julie, hold your money just yet. I fear the book of this series will be big, glossy and little content.

I was a bit disappointed with the first episode, nothing new, but I'm hopeful it may get better. I can see the constant hand of the lawyers at work - "this may do this", "patch test" blah, blah, blah....it was wearing thin after 10 minutes :roll:

But if you want a good book Julie have a look at Kitchen Pharmacy by Rose Elliot and some chap whose name escapes me. And for the beauty side - any Janice Cox book.
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Post: #145203 jim
Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:32 am

Dear Clara,

Ahhh, that might explain why I noticed the young ladies instead ......

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Post: #145209 Ovalina
Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:44 am

I felt it was stuff a lot of people like us already knew and lived by, but I was encouraged that these kind of programmes are becoming 'trendy' and so reaching an much wider audience.

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Post: #145215 barefootlinzi
Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:16 am

I enjoyed this program, as it is something I am just starting to learn more about. I am newer on my ish journey than some people here, so some of the stuff like hops being a sedative was new and interesting to me! I am looking forward to the next one as it is about flowers.
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Post: #145221 JulieSherris
Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:34 am

Ha! Linzi, you MUST know about the sedative side of hops, surely? You only have to look at my hubby after a night on the beer... see, proof!!

Maggie, thanks for that - I'll take your advice & certainly look out for the Kitchen Pharmacy book - and as for the beauty book..... well, why try to improve on something that's perfect.... :mrgreen:
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Post: #145238 Millymollymandy
Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:40 pm

The one thing that made me laugh was the face mask made of papaya and kiwi fruit, with a good squeeze of lime juice in it.

Much cheaper they said than buying it from the chemist? Are you kidding with the price of fruit these days? :roll:
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Post: #145250 Clara
Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:38 pm

Millymollymandy wrote:The one thing that made me laugh was the face mask made of papaya and kiwi fruit, with a good squeeze of lime juice in it.

Much cheaper they said than buying it from the chemist? Are you kidding with the price of fruit these days? :roll:


Papaya? - not very grow-your-own is it?

I think we could probably do better between us here!

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2. honey (hopefully with enough botulism to have that botox effect :shock: )
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Post: #145259 Loobyloo
Thu Mar 05, 2009 2:59 pm

Millymollymandy wrote:The one thing that made me laugh was the face mask made of papaya and kiwi fruit, with a good squeeze of lime juice in it.




Lush used to do a fresh face cleanser made with oats, papaya, lime and honey:

It looked and smelt like the best fruity porridge you could ever have. I have to admit to tasting it once, possibly twice :oops: when I worked there. Unfortunately it was :pukeright: . Lovey on the skin though!

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Post: #145262 Millymollymandy
Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:37 pm

Yeah, I can't remember what special properties those fruits have but obviously something good for the skin.

Clara you are SOOOOO right - it hadn't occured to me when I was watching this proggy that it was called GROW your own drugs!!! He then did a syrup of figs recipe for constipation with figs and senna. Now this is aimed at the British market. Hmmmm! :lol:
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Re: Grow your own drugs - BBC 2

Post: #145304 Ovalina
Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:41 am

Yeah we just need to be chewing on home grown licorice root and of course the wonderful porridge on our faces and what about egg yolk, he should have mentioned those, but his roots are chinese medicine.


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