Browncoats Unite!

Browncoats Unite!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Hemlock Tea...

A couple of weeks ago I made some hemlock tea (not poison hemlock silly!). Made it over a fire in the woods.
It wasn't bad at all. I looked up "hemlock tea" and search results indicate it was used (back in the day) to prevent or cure scurvy, as an astringent, as a diuretic, and when concentrated, as a method of curing abcesses in the nether regions.
I saw Michel Blomgren's videos and in them he makes spruce needle tea, says it has some sugar in it. I wonder if hemlock needles have sugars...

Cheers,
PMZ

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