yeah! that's what I was referring to! I read somewhere that
it was slipped into drinks by shamen/medicine men to make
people speechless to show their power over their subjects.
"Ray @ First Rays Orchids" wrote:
>> Called "dumb cane" as, if you get the sap in your mouth, calcium oxalate
> crystals will grow in the presence of the moisture, and they are acicular or
> "needle-like." As they penetrate the soft tissue, your mouth will swell up
> making it difficult for you to talk, in essence making you "dumb" (as in
> "deaf and dumb).
>> A quick swish with vinegar and water will dissolve the crystals.
>> Ray Barkalow <> First Rays Orchids
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>> "Shiva" <hypatia at cotse.net> wrote in message
> news:3d06b2e7.13069312 at news.teranews.com...> > On Tue, 11 Jun 2002 22:28:15 GMT, Leona Henderson <leo at 1starnet.com>
> > wrote:
> > >dephanbachia (spelling?)
> > Here, let me try! dieffanbachia?? Diefenbaccia? Well, I know what you
> > mean. Wiat, I'll try an online dictionary. Hold da line:
> > [A few seconds later...] From Dictionary.com:
> > dief·fen·bach·i·a Pronunciation Key (dfn-bäk-, -bk-)
> > n.
> > Any of several plants of the genus Dieffenbachia native to tropical
> > America, having stout, jointed stems and large, variegated leaves and
> > widely cultivated as an indoor plant. Also called dumb cane, dumb
> > plant.
> > > dumb weed (?) Lordy, my mind is
> > >slipping gears.... but most of you will know what I'm tryig
> > >to refer to... are very food at taking up bad air.
> > Trouble is, it is somewhat dangerous for housecats and dogs, or
> > anything that might eat it. If ingested it apparentlly paralyzes the
> > vocal chords for a while, hence "dumbcane." But it is pretty.
> > >Leona.
> > >
> > >Karen wrote:
> > >>
> > >> "John" <johnstmail at nospammingyahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:<NcPM8.89971$%J4.2096396 at twister.tampabay.rr.com>...
> > >> > Hello... I have a question about plants. I live in FL in a condo by
> > >> > beach and it is pretty smelly around here. I usually keep the
> > >> > closed and the A/C on during the summer. And so, it can smell and
> > >> > kinda stuffy in here. I was wondering if I had a plant in my house,
> > >> > that make it seem less stuffy? Sorry... Its kinda hard to describe.
> Is a
> > >> > plant like a air filter? lol... what is a nice indoor oxygen
> producing plant
> > >> > that is kinda small and easy to care for? Sun is a plenty around
> here if
> > >> > need be. Thanks for all your help and sorry if this is a stupid
> > >> > I don't know very much about plants and gardening. My friends mom
> just said
> > >> > that it smelled kinda stuffy in here and it would be nice to have
> some real
> > >> > plants in this place.
> > >> >
> > >> > Thanks!
> > >> > John
> > >>
> > >> Hello John,
> > >> Yes,plants will clean the air in your home.I can't rember all of the
> > >> ones that are the most efficient oxygenators,but I do recall that
> > >> Spider Plants(Chlorophytum comosum)are one of the best for the
> > >> job.They are available at most tropical plant stores,inexpensive,and
> > >> easy to grow indoors.
> > >> Good Luck!
> > >> Karen
> > >
> > >--
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