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Discussion in 'Diseases & Injuries - Goats' started by Georgia Girl, May 25, 2019.

  1. Jun 15, 2019
    Devonviolet

    Devonviolet Herd Master

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    I’m sorry you have such a bad reaction to nightshade juice on your hands. If I eat soy products, I have a similar reaction. My face and lips swell up and get numb when I eat soy products. NASTY!!!

    Last year, I read that the leaves*** can be tinctured (in alcohol). I was just too busy, at the time, to try it. I then totally forgot to try it, and it didn’t get done. I definitely want to try it this year.
    ETA: *** BEAUTYBERRY leaves. :lol:

    Here is a good article that talks about beautyberries.

    https://thegrownetwork.com/natural-bug-repellent-beautyberry/
     
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  2. Jun 15, 2019
    Baymule

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    Why would you tincture nightshade leaves? Or are you talking about beautyberry leaves?

    ETA I read the article, about making a tincture with beautyberry leaves! Ooooohhhhh…..I get it now.
     
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  3. Jun 16, 2019
    Mini Horses

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    I like just pulling a beautyberry leaf or two, crushing & rubbing. LOL if you are out there already & no time for rest of it.

    I will try jelly this year. Now I'm curious as to taste. The berries are so bland raw, hard to imagine more than pretty colored sugar water jelly :D =D:idunno

    You can make a tincture of Elderberries, also. If you don't want the syrup. I'd think the syrup to taste better. My tincture recipe says brandy -- might be a little better taste than vodka as no flavor in that. In fact the syrup recipe uses brandy -- preservative. I might really like this stuff.:D There is a lot of it there on those trees/bushes and I plan to harvest a bunch. Will dehydrate some berries for use, too. In case I want more of the syrup later -- or, for tea? Never tried that.
     
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  4. Jun 16, 2019
    Baymule

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    @Mini Horses make an elderberry pie. I made one last year and it was so good. I'm going to freeze berries this year, just for pie!