Where to buy rare herbs and fruits?

Where to buy rare herbs and fruits? Topic: Where to buy rare herbs and fruits?
January 26, 2020 / By Ashriel
Question: I want to make a traditional Ecuadorian drink called colada morada, and I have NO IDEA where to find some of the ingredients. Here's what I need: Scientific name - common name (part I need for the recipe) Solanum quitoense - naranjilla, lulo (fruit) Myrcianthes hallii - arrayan (leaf) Amaranthus caudatus - ataco, amaranth (whole reddish purlple flowering head) Ocotea quixos - ishpingo, american cinnamon (fruit/flower calyx) Vaccinium myttillus - mortino, andean blue berry, bilberry (fruit) Carica pentagona - babaco, mountain papaya, champagne fruit (fruit) Aloysia triphylla - hierba luisa, lemon verbena (leaf) I would like to find it all in fresh form, but the herbs I would take dried if nothing else is available. If anyone has info on where to buy or at least look for these ingredients, I would greatly appreciate your help. Thanks in advance! I'm in Oregon... not much of an Ecuadorian population here.
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Vanessa Vanessa | 2 days ago
Amaranthus (grown as an ornamental) and lemon verbena (vervain) are easy to grow, though you might have to get the seeds over the internet. You can buy amaranth seed ready to cook and eat at a natural food store. I'm not sure if it's the seed you're interested in. I seem to recall having seen lemon verbena at a specialty grocer that had a lot of herbs during the season. You might find it at a farmer's market if there is a booth like that. The others I don't know anything about, and there is no Ecuadoran population in my area.
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Vanessa Originally Answered: Rare South American Herbs?
I have a great book on amazon herbs in which several are indicated for tumor reduction or specific cancers. Una de Gato, or Cat's Claw has recieved a lot of attention but there are many others. FROM WIKI: Some ingredients appear to act as anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anticancer agents.[5] As a homeopathic treatment, Cat's Claw is used to treat intestinal ailments such as Crohn's disease, gastric ulcers and tumors, parasites, colitis, gastritis, diverticulitis and leaky bowel syndrome, while manufacturers claim that U. tomentosa can also be used in the treatment of AIDS in combination with AZT, the treatment and prevention of arthritis and rheumatism, diabetes, PMS, chronic fatigue syndrome, prostate conditions,[6] immune modulation,[7] Lyme disease[8] and systemic lupus erythematosus.[9] A 2005 review of the scholarly literature on Cat's Claw indicates there is supporting evidence toward its use in treating cancer, inflammation, viral infection and vascular conditions, and for its use as an immunostimulant, antioxidant, antibacterial and CNS-related agent.[5]
Vanessa Originally Answered: Rare South American Herbs?
This is the herbal/supplement on-line offering from Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital, a large well funded cancer hospital in NYC. Look here to see if it is listed: http://www.mskcc.org/mskcc/html/58481.cf... or if you find the name of the herb, look here for studies and information: http://medlineplus.gov/ go to "Drugs and Supplements". Lot of other resources here, too, like upcoming studies and alternative treatments.

Selby Selby
When starting an herb garden, or any garden for that matter, you must first know the basics: Soil. Do you have the right soil? The perfect soil for growing almost anything is called "loam". It has a crumb-like structure, holds water better, allows air to pass through. Adding compost does wonder because it is considered an over-all soil enhancer. For potted herbs and plants, it's best to start with a good potting mix: 2 parts sterile potting soil, 1 part perlite and 1 part compost. Regular garden soil is too heavy for potted plants. Sun. The amount of sunlight your garden area receives will dictate the type of plants. If you have lots of sunlight, pick plants that thrive best under full sun. Otherwise, chose plants that can do well in low-light conditions. Amount of natural water. If you have frequent rains in your area, you might want to consider using raise beds so that you're plants won't drown with too much water. If your area is rather arid, then frequent watering is required. Most herbs are sun-lovers and do not want to sit in soggy soil. Actually, most herbs are killed by overwatering than underwatering. They can tolerate a certain amount of neglect and still grow well. But most of them likes warm to hot weather and do not take frost very well. A lot of herbs are perfect for container gardening, as much as they are in ground. The advantage of container gardening is you can easily move them to more suitable places. Like a shady area when it gets too hot. Or move them indoors to protect them from frost during winter. Culinary herbs are also usually grown indoors in windowsill herb garden so they are readily available when you need them. The best tip really when starting a garden is to know your soil, your environment and find plants that suit them. This way you'll have an easy time in the garden rather than struggling to keep everything alive.
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Ohndrea Ohndrea
Where do you live? If you are in NY you can find alot of those things in supermarkets in lation neighborhoods and there are specialty stores that sell stuff from south america. In Jackson Heights Queens along roosevelt ave u can find them. I love coloada morada, i haven't had it for a long time.
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Ohndrea Originally Answered: My Grandmother Has a rare disease.?
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