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Offline Dale Hatfield

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Tree Of Heaven/ Health Risk
« on: May 06, 2006, 10:58:00 PM »
Working with this tree can cause heart trouble
The tree-of-heaven, as it is commonly
known, is a tree of the sumac family that is native to China. the Ailanthus altissima is thought to be a cardiac depressant .
Seams that the sap can make you very ill.
I have a PDF file from the Journal of Medicine.  That  tells what happened to a Tree worker that  was exposed to the sap and how it affected him.

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Re: Tree Of Heaven/ Health Risk
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2006, 01:34:39 AM »
Tree-of Heaven is my least favorite tree that I know of. I think it has one of those opposite names, kind of like calling a fat guy "Tiny" :D. The chinese planted lots of it in California through out the Mother Lode while they were here  diggin for gold. Apparently it was to remind them of home. I think it was possibly revenge directed towards the white man for being treated so poorly. Lots of it in the foothills down below me, so I am very familiar with the tree, but have never heard of any health risks related to this tree, but on the contrary I have read that this tree has been used sucessfully in  chinese medicine, including cardiac palpitation ???

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Re: Tree Of Heaven/ Health Risk
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2006, 11:34:50 AM »
Southern yellow Pine can control Heart Palpitation too.  Not too many know it, but, those brought up where SYP is common, sure do.

If you approach someone with a SYP 2x4 in your hand, his heart will begin to palpitate.  Knowledgeably applied, his heart will again reach a point of normality.  Over-doses may cause it to stop all together.

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