“Zhang filmed herself eating what she thought was a massive leaf of aloe vera — which is probably not the best way to get aloe vera’s benefits to begin with. Regardless, what she was actually eating was Agave Americana, a highly-poisonous plant that looks very similar to aloe.
At first, she gamely chewed on the leaf, then started commenting on the incredibly bitter flavor. After further attempts to choke down the plant, she began to feel poorly and turned off the livestream. Zhang was rushed to the hospital shortly after, when she started breaking out in blisters. Her stomach was pumped, and she’s doing alright as of the last report.”
I can’t find the complete video, but there’s part of it here:
Personally, I recommend the luffa – it’s quite good at violently clearing the digestive tract.
Have a great Lord’s Day and be sure to work diligently at your plant ID.
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“May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble;
May the name of the God of Jacob defend you;
May He send you help from the sanctuary,
And strengthen you out of Zion;
May He remember all your offerings,
And accept your burnt sacrifice. Selah
May He grant you according to your heart’s desire,
And fulfill all your purpose.
We will rejoice in your salvation,
And in the name of our God we will set up our banners!
May the Lord fulfill all your petitions.
Now I know that the Lord saves His anointed;
He will answer him from His holy heaven
With the saving strength of His right hand.
Some trust in chariots, and some in horses;
But we will remember the name of the Lord our God.
They have bowed down and fallen;
But we have risen and stand upright.
May the King answer us when we call.”
Interesting. I just watched a video on how to properly prepare aloe.
And a good thing, too, because they sell them in the grocery, and if I ever bought one I’d have poisoned myself on the darn thing. Now I know how to eat one, I’m tempted at some point to try it.