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Wild crafted bark..
    #11278859 - 10/19/09 07:32 PM (8 years, 5 hours ago)

Irie,
So one of my guys has just dropped off this mulungu buttress root bark.
As well as some Mombin. The only use I've heard of is the calcium in the yopo.
Now I'd like to start off a discussion on wild crafting barks.
The Mulungu comes off much like cinnamon & I expect it to dry in a similar fashion.
I'm also going to be hacking down one of my tabebuia chrysantha Pau d’arco, trunks, in the near future. Looking at doing a similar thing with that too.
Mulungu

Mombin

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Re: Wild crafted bark.. [Re: Zaka]
    #11361477 - 11/01/09 10:37 AM (7 years, 11 months ago)

Irie,
I guess there's not enough to discuss. So here's some more photo's
Cocoa & Moringa.

tabebuia chrysantha Pau d’arco


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Re: Wild crafted bark.. [Re: Zaka]
    #11361531 - 11/01/09 11:03 AM (7 years, 11 months ago)

Nice cocoa nibs!

I've always wanted a plant, never felt like blowing the money though :tongue:

Thanks for the post mate!


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Re: Wild crafted bark.. [Re: Cactusdan]
    #11361613 - 11/01/09 11:30 AM (7 years, 11 months ago)

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Nice cocoa nibs!

I've always wanted a plant, never felt like blowing the money though :tongue:

Thanks for the post mate!




i want one too. i saw the modern marvels on the history channel on chocolate. man i got so hungry. chocolate.:drooling::drooling::drooling:.


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Re: Wild crafted bark.. [Re: Zaka]
    #11364065 - 11/01/09 07:17 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

Excuse my ignorance Zaka, but what do you do with the bark of each species?


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Re: Wild crafted bark.. [Re: karode13]
    #11366604 - 11/02/09 02:39 AM (7 years, 11 months ago)

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karode13 said:
Excuse my ignorance Zaka, but what do you do with the bark of each species?



I'm wondering the same thing myself


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Re: Wild crafted bark.. [Re: theMallacht]
    #11367054 - 11/02/09 04:53 AM (7 years, 11 months ago)

Irie,
The Cocoa is the Mrs., she'll pound them into a wooden mortar & pestle, then roll into balls, which are dried to solid bars, kept in the fridge and grated for the morning tea.
I try and spike the tea with different medicinal plants in order to get them in to the kids. example; Justicia pectoralis for fevers, Lemon Bay leaf, cos it taste so good! You can slip almost anything in there!
The Moringa leaf is dried and crushed into a powder. One gram of this has pretty much all the vitamins you need for one day. I like to sprinkle it into my Jamaican ackee & rice, it's knocking! But I been trying to help a friend that has cancer & can't keep much food down. This stuff helps a lot.
The tabebuia chrysantha Pau d’arco, I had planted this tree some years ago, mostly for it's fantastic bloom of huge yellow flowers. Whilst I was doing some gardening, I found the bright yellow roots, same color as turmeric. This got me thinking & I started digging around to find out it's uses. This another one I slip in  the tea, but most of this will be ground up for my friends cancer treatment.
The Mombin I some times use for carvings, but I wanted to try and make some snuff ash. Just focking around.
I really wish I knew about the mulungu last year. Had a storm that knocked down 6 huge trees about 120 feet tall. That would probably enough for a life time!
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Re: Wild crafted bark.. [Re: Zaka]
    #11367204 - 11/02/09 05:38 AM (7 years, 11 months ago)

Thanks for the schooling Zaka, I hope your friends condition improves.

I bet that Cocoa smells great. Moringa sounds interesting, I just been doing some reading on it and it has some great qualities. A good one for the garden methinks...


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Re: Wild crafted bark.. [Re: karode13]
    #11374312 - 11/03/09 03:36 AM (7 years, 11 months ago)

This inspired me to go and order a couple of Cocoa trees myself.... I can't wait to get them... :smile:


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Re: Wild crafted bark.. [Re: karode13]
    #11379193 - 11/03/09 08:53 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

Just found some information on Pau D'arco, Tabebuia chrysantha and thought I would paste it here for reference.


Lapacho - the divine tree (Pau D'arco)


- Excellent Immune stimulant used for 1000's of years by the indigenous peoples of south America to treat infections & chronic diseases.
- Try for Bacterial infections, Candida & other fungal infections , arthritic inflammation & rheumatism.
- Blood purifier.
- Used for cancer recovery - anti tumor effect. Promotes digestion


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Re: Wild crafted bark.. [Re: karode13]
    #11381518 - 11/04/09 04:42 AM (7 years, 11 months ago)

Irie karode,
Thanks man. Good addition to the thread.:thumbup:
I'll doing some cinnamon in the next few days.
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The Art of tooling Canelle [Re: Zaka]
    #11417278 - 11/09/09 10:16 AM (7 years, 11 months ago)

Irie,
The Art of tooling Canelle, Cinnamon.
First slice off with a shape knife the outer bark.



Cut just through the bark.


Then gently knock with a Rum bottle.



Then peel back the bark.

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Re: The Art of tooling Canelle [Re: Zaka]
    #11420911 - 11/09/09 08:16 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

Ha, so that's how it is done.

Great pictorial of the process Zaka.:thumbup:


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Re: The Art of tooling Canelle [Re: Zaka]
    #11421612 - 11/09/09 09:47 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

It is a very great pictorial indeed, thanks a bunch Zaka!

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Re: The Art of tooling Canelle [Re: Cactusdan]
    #11431106 - 11/11/09 05:10 AM (7 years, 11 months ago)

Irie,
Next we tooled up some Mulungu.....

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Re: The Art of tooling Canelle [Re: Zaka]
    #11434418 - 11/11/09 06:04 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

I have some molungu bark in my fridge. It's relaxing to drink the tea now and then.


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Re: The Art of tooling Canelle [Re: Stonehenge]
    #11438651 - 11/12/09 05:34 AM (7 years, 11 months ago)

Irie Stoney,
Yeah been hitting it hard, fresh & with the fresh cinnamon, the Mrs loves it. 2 cups of tea at night, then refill and steep overnight, reboil in the morning. Got a nice zing to it!
She has been much more chilled, lately.:cool:
Nice real nice!
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Re: The Art of tooling Canelle [Re: Zaka]
    #11535842 - 11/27/09 06:20 AM (7 years, 10 months ago)

Irie,
Cocoa bars after being roasted, pounded & molded.


Here's the Mombin bark experiment being burnt.


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Re: The Art of tooling Canelle [Re: Zaka]
    #11535863 - 11/27/09 06:43 AM (7 years, 10 months ago)

Nice thread Zaka. Those cocoa bars look great.

Good pictorial on the cinnamon process too. Does it grow wildly where you live?


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Re: The Art of tooling Canelle [Re: wisp]
    #11536041 - 11/27/09 09:07 AM (7 years, 10 months ago)

Irie Tripsis,
If they grow wild.....yeap it's a friggin' jungle out here.
The Cinnamon trees are from the guy in the photos land. It's like 3.5 acres of rainforest. You know parrots and tarantulas, tree ferns & orchids.
They get harvested when they about 15-20yrs.
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