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Monday, April 28, 2014

X is for Xylosma Japonica

         A-Z Challenge
         My theme is herbs
         X is for Xylosma

This was a tough one.  Not
many plants beginning with
the letter X.

Xylosma grows near the
seaside and is native to
central and southern Japan
and the Woodlands of Korea.

Medical Use:  The ashes
of the stem bark are mixed
with water and used to treat
jaundice, scrofula, sores
and tumors.

35 comments:

  1. Good job w/the letter 'X.' I just looked it up to see a picture (and the pronunciation) and saw it was from the Willow family. Nice!

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    1. Rosey
      I had never heard of this until I began hunting for an X-word.

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  2. Mighty impressed that you found one with the letter X :)

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    1. Keith
      Thanks even though it's a new one to me, too.

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  3. Wow, the ashes are what is used? Very interesting!

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    1. Bish
      Like the cremation of the plant.

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  4. Ashes to ashes, jaundice to dust, in Xylosma you can trust! lol

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    1. Pat
      Good one. You can trust it if you're Pacific bound.

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  5. Good for you on finding an "X." Since I don't live on those places I guess I won't be stumbling across this one in my yard.

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    1. Robin
      And then try to pronounce it even if you did find it.

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  6. I'm impressed you found one for "x." I guess you'd have to go to Asia to find it, though.

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    1. Sherry
      Yeah, take the shortest route.

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  7. Even an x-herb... Who would've thought, right?

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    1. Blue Grumpster
      Hahaha.. You said it. What was that old chocolate laxative we used to take as kids.....x-lack. Or something like that.

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    2. Just stopping by to say hi.
      Here it comes: HI :))

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  8. That is simple poultice to mix up. Just have to go to the far side of the Pacific.

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    1. Susan
      Hahaha
      Yeah.... I have a cure but it's in Japan.

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  9. The ashes! Wow, this one baffled me.

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    1. Julie
      Me too. I was just happy to find an X. Ha

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  10. You are in the tough part of the alphabet. Way to go pulling off X so well. .

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    1. Patti
      Thanks
      I think everyone gets a little tired about now.

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  11. Seems like its harder to find words at the end of the alphabet.

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    1. Teri

      Yes, I really had to hunt for that one.

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  12. X must have been a tough find. I can't even say that

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  13. really never heard of this one

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    1. Adam
      Neither have I until I began looking for X.

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  14. I actually had to look this up. It's a pretty plant.

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    1. Kay
      I have not seen a picture of one.

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  15. I went searching for a photo. The leaves look like ones on a house plant tree I once had. Wonder if that was a xylosma japonica or relation. I read that this herb is considered a famine food. Seems to me most herbs can be eaten as food when that's all there is.

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    1. Susiee
      I read a book about a family who walked the west coast and only ate the plats along the way.

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  16. Huh, my comment has disappeared. Into the X-files?

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    1. River
      How appropriate o the X-day..... Whooo whooo whoooo

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  17. This is a new one to me. Never heard nor used it.. Sounds like a good one though.

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    1. Terry
      I have not heard of it before either. I couldn't even find a picture but others seem to have found one.

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