David, its a bit overgenealized to brand it as "was practiced by
native Americans'. Many more major pharmacological herbs/plants
smoked and ingested back in the day. Yet I'm sure there are accounts
of silk being used by certain of the NA nations. Still, any use would
have only been a minor aspect in the much larger harvest rituals of
which corn was always the king of the court. Really no different in
intent than most End Of Season rituals throughout the world.
On the other hand, I believe there are mentions in the old Foxfire
book series. Lot of it smoked behind the barn back in the day, I'm
sure. Some of the Nuevo White Indians" want to claim some ancient
magic psychic holistic medicinal properties, but really there is no
secret mind altering shamanistic alkaloids. Still nothing wrong with
eating it. Lots of evidence to it being helpful in urinary tract
infections,maybe anti cancer, some demulcent properties.... , but the
Internet would tell ya that.
So come on, what was..." Never tried it. Any takers?".
Really, you want to know about smoking corn silk by NAs?
yes, since i microwave the corn in the husk
without peeling it that leaves the silk inside.
it tastes as good as the corn does. i do not
eat the brown dried stuff on the ends, just
the green strands along the ear.
i cut the end with the dried stuff off,
peel back the husks and use them as a handle
For future reference there is an alt.test newsgroup where these posts would
be better aimed. AND along with internet literacy should be taught Usenet
etiquette. Finally you should also be taught to "munge" your email
addresses to avoid the plethora of spam available on the net.
Hello Steve I have left in your cut and paste so that you may use it again
when next you misread a post. I was offering no criticism to your original
post and was attempting to add a little to the information of those who were
using your post to further their education on "internet literacy"
I do not use "BLOCK SENDER" whatever that may be. I am willing to read all
posts and reply as I see fit.
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