yew trees!

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  1. inahd

    inahd Junior Member

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    there are far too many of these on my parents suburban property outside philadelphia. i try to be positive that i can technically eat the berries, but it's poisonous to my goats and the seeds are also very poisonous. my parents like that they are evergreen and when *endlessy* pruned form nice box-like bushes. the wood is known as ironwood, and perfect for making bows i know. what might be some alternative to this that is not poisonous to my goats, provides privacy, and edible/useful? i would at least like to get rid of a few to make room for my goats, and could get more support if i found out some other plants more compatible. any ideas, anything i'm overlooking about yew? don't get me wrong, i love the tree, but making it into a bush next to your driveway that you have to regularly prevent from attacking your car while getting nothing from it is the exact opposite of permaculture. we have about 20 of these 'bushes' on our 2 acre property, and it bothers me to no end. tia
     
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    Re: yew trees!

    Yew is avery ancient and considered-magical tree.
    Very long living; often grown in religious sites such as old English church graveyards.

    Check out the herbal medicinal properties of Yew.

    Do the goats eat the tree?
    Does it make them sick?
     
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    Re: yew trees!

    Tagasaste and pigeon pea would be good to grow for fodder for your goats.
     
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    Re: yew trees!

    there are just too many! i would like to harvest some, and over time replace some. the goats will not eat them if something else is available, but i don't want any near their fence. i don't really want a yew tree where it has to be boxed up like that either- i think it's cruel.
     
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    Re: yew trees!

    are they evergreen fencing also? i am planning like corn and jerusalem artichokes and lambs quarter, with different vines feeding in and over the fence. was thinking to put a tree or two inside (protected) for them to eat when they are older.. already have one that will hang over. having difficulty knowing how the wind flows, but i want their hut to be smart.
     
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    Re: yew trees!

    from wikipedia:

    An explanation that the yews were planted to discourage farmers and drovers from letting their animals wander into the burial grounds, with the poisonous foliage being the disincentive, may be intentionally prosaic.
     
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    Re: yew trees!

    Yew contains traces of ephidrine, which I think can be used to make speed etc like pseudo-ephidrine, so on top of all it's other problems it may attract organised crime.

    This is meant to be a joke, I doubt it's ever been used that way, it may even be impossible, actually, I probably should keep my mouth shut, might give them ideas.
     
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    Re: yew trees!

    FROM
    https://www.shee-eire.com/Herbs,Trees&Fu ... w/yew1.htm
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    https://www.daveingram.ca/knowingnature/ ... index.html
    https://www.whitedragon.org.uk/articles/yew.htm
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    Fresh water springs in the UK and elsewhere are often considered sacred. No doubt a clean fresh water supply was 'healing' in many ways. Not least because they often grew watercress and brooklime sources of vitamin C. Essential after along European winter eating only salted and dried food.
    Many old springs and waterholes have proved archelogical treasure troves full of precious knives,swords, jewellery and other 'offerings"

    https://www.geocities.com/ancientyew2003/toxicity.html


    Dr. Duke's
    Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases

    Chemicals and their Biological Activities in: Taxus baccata L. (Taxaceae) -- Common Yew

    Chemicals

    (+)-ABSCISSIC-ACID Seed:

    No activity reported.

    (R)-TAXIPHYLLINE Plant:

    No activity reported.

    (S)-DHURRINE Plant:

    No activity reported.

    1-DEHYDROXYBACCATIN-4 Wood:

    No activity reported.

    10-DEACETYLCEPHALOMANNINE Stem Bark:

    No activity reported.

    10-DEACETYLTAXANE Stem Bark:

    No activity reported.

    19-HYDROXYBACCATIN Leaf:

    No activity reported.

    1BETA-HYDROXYBACCATIN-1 Wood:

    MDR-Inhibitor 1 ug/ml

    3,4-DIVANILLYLTETRAHYDROFURAN Plant:

    No activity reported.

    5-DEACETYL-BACCATIN-1 Wood:

    No activity reported.

    BACCATIN Wood:

    No activity reported.

    BACCATIN-1 Wood:

    No activity reported.

    BACCATIN-2 Wood:

    No activity reported.

    BACCATIN-3 Wood:

    No activity reported.

    BACCATIN-4 Wood:

    No activity reported.

    BACCATIN-5 Wood:

    No activity reported.

    BACCATIN-6 Wood:

    No activity reported.

    BACCATIN-7 Wood:

    No activity reported.

    BACCATINE Root Bark:

    No activity reported.

    BETULOSIDE Plant:

    No activity reported.

    CEPHALOMANINE Stem Bark:

    No activity reported.

    ECDYSTERONE Leaf:

    Analgesic; Juvabional; Pesticide; Proteinogenic

    EPHEDRINE Leaf:

    Adrenergic; Allergenic; Anesthetic; Antiallergic; Antianaphylactic; Antiappetant; Antiarachidonate; Antiasthmatic 15-60 mg/3-4 x/day/orl/man; Antibronchitic; Anticholinesterase; Antiedemic 30 mg/3-4x/day/man; Antiemphysemic; Antienuretic 60 mg/man/night; Antiepileptic; Antiherpetic; Antihiccup 5-10 mg/ivn/man; Antihistaminic; Antiinflammatory; Antimyasthenic 30 mg/3x/day/man; Antinarcoleptic; Antirhinitic; Antisinusitic; Antisyncopic 25 mg/4 x/day/man; Antitussive 0.01 mg/kg; Antiviral; Bronchodilator 1.5-3 mg/kg orl dog 5 mg/cat orl; Bronchorelaxant; Cardiotonic 1 mg/kg ivn rat; Cerebrostimulant; CNS-Stimulant 20 mg/dog; Controlled; Decongestant; Dermatitigenic; Diuretic; Hallucinogenic; Hypertensive 30 mg/man/day; Insecticide; Mydriatic; Myocardiotonic; Myorelaxant; Pesticide; Respirastimulant; Stimulant; Sympathomimetic; Tachycardic; Tracheorelaxant; Uterocontractant; Vasoconstrictor

    ESCHESCHOLTZXANTHONE Fruit:

    No activity reported.

    FERREDOXIN Leaf:

    No activity reported.

    FORMIC-ACID Leaf:

    Acaricide; Antiseptic; Antisyncopic; Astringent; Corrosive; Counterirritant; FLavor FEMA 500-2,500; Fungistat; Fungitoxic; Irritant; Pesticide; Preservative; Toxic

    GALLIC-ACID Leaf:

    ACE-Inhibitor IC50=7.7 mM/l; Analgesic; Antiadenovirus; Antiallergenic; Antianaphylactic; Antiangiogenic; Antiasthmatic; Antibacterial MIC=1,000 ug/ml; Antibronchitic; Anticancer; Anticarcinomic ED50=3; Antiescherichic; Antifibrinolytic; Antiflu; Antihepatotoxic; Antiherpetic EC50=>10 ug/ml; AntiHIV; Antiinflammatory; Antileishmanic EC50=4.4 ug/ml; AntiMRSA; Antimutagenic; Antinitrosaminic; Antioxidant 2/3 BHA 7 x quercetin IC44=33 ppm; Antiperiodontitic 10 ug/ml; Antiperoxidant IC50=69 uM; Antipolio; Antiproteolytic 10 ug/ml; Antiradicular 7 x quercetin IC50=4.9 uM; Antiseptic; Antistaphylococcic MIC=1,000 ug/ml; Antitumor; Antitumor-Promoter; Antiviral; Apoptotic; Astringent; Bacteristat; Bronchodilator; Cancer-Preventive; Candidicide; Carcinogenic; Choleretic; Cyclooxygenase-Inhibitor; Cytotoxic 500 uM; Floral-Inhibitor; Gram(+)icide MIC=1,000 ug/ml; Gram(-)icide; Hemostat; Hepatoprotective; Immunomodulator; Immunostimulant; Immunosuppressant; Insulin-Sparing; Myorelaxant; Nephrotoxic; NO-Inhibitor IC-26=250 uM; Pesticide; Styptic; Topoisomerase-I-Inhibitor; Xanthine-Oxidase-Inhibitor IC50=24 uM

    GINKGETIN Leaf:

    Antibradykinic; Antibronchitic; Antiedemic >1/3 indomethacin; Antihistaminic; AntiHSV-1; Antiinflammatory; Antioxidant IC19=62.5 ug/ml; Antispasmodic; Antiviral; Bronchodilator; Vasodilator

    HCN Leaf 12 - 39 ppm

    Antiasthmatic; Antidote Ihl (=Amyl Nitrite); Antitussive; Bronchosedative; Insecticide; Pesticide; Respirastimulant; Rodenticide; Vasomotor-Stimulant

    ISOLARICIRESINOL Wood:

    No activity reported.

    ISOTAXIRESINOL Wood:

    No activity reported.

    ISOTAXIRESINOL-6-METHYL-ETHER Wood:

    No activity reported.

    ISOTAXIRESINOL-SECOISOLARICIRESINOL Wood:

    No activity reported.

    ISOTRIGLOCHININE Plant:

    No activity reported.

    LYCOPENE Fruit:

    Anticancer (Bladder); Anticancer (Breast); Anticancer (Cervix); Anticancer (Prostate); Antioxidant; Antiprostatitic; Antiradicular; Antitumor; Antitumor (Bladder); Antitumor (Breast); Antitumor (Cervix); Antitumor (Prostate); Cancer-Preventive; Colorant; Hypocholesterolemic 60 mg/man/day/3 mos; Prooxidant 20 ug/g

    MYOINOSITOL-P-COUMARIC-ESTER Plant:

    No activity reported.

    QUINIC-ACID Plant:

    Choleretic

    RESINS Leaf:

    No activity reported.

    RHODOXANTHIN Fruit:

    Colorant

    SCHIKIMIC-ACID Plant:

    No activity reported.

    SCIADOPITYSIN Leaf:

    Antiedemic 1/3 indomethacin; Antiinflammatory; Antioxidant IC37=0.5 ug/ml

    SEQUOIAFLAVONE Plant:

    No activity reported.

    SOTETSUFLAVONE Leaf:

    No activity reported.

    TANNIC-ACID Leaf:

    Aldose-Reductase-Inhibitor IC50=1.8 ug/ml; Allergenic; Antianacarditic (Rhus); Antibacterial; Anticariogenic; Anticolitic; Antidecubitic; Antidermatotic; Antidiarrheic; Antidote For Heavy Metals; Antidysenteric; Antiencephalitic; Antienteritic; Antifeedant 2-4% diet; Antigargantitic; Antigingivitic; Antihemorrhoidal; Antiherpetic; AntiHIV IC90=200 ug/ml; Antimutagenic; Antinitrosaminic; Antiobesity (Antinutrient); Antiophidic; Antioxidant IC56=30 ppm; Antipharyngitic; Antipolio; Antirhinitic; Antiseptic; Antistomatitic; Antitonsilitic; Antiulcer; Antiviral; Astringent; Cytotoxic 15 ug; Detoxicant; Emetic; FLavor FEMA 1-1,000; Hemostat; Hepatotoxic; Immunostimulant; Pesticide

    TAXA-4(20),11-DIENE-2ALPHA,5ALPHA,7BETA,10BETA-TETRAOL-5,7,10-TRIACETATE-2ALPHA-METHYL-BUTYRATE Wood:

    No activity reported.

    TAXA-4(20),11-DIENE-2ALPHA,5ALPHA,7BETA,9ALPHA,10BETA,13ALPHA-HEXAOL-HEXACETATE Wood:

    No activity reported.

    TAXA-4(20),11-DIENE-2ALPHA,5ALPHA,7BETA,9ALPHA,10BETA-PENTAOL-5,7,9,10-TETRAACETATE Wood:

    No activity reported.

    TAXA-4(20),11-DIENE-2ALPHA,5ALPHA,7BETA,9ALPHA,10BETA-PENTAOL-7,9,10-TRIACETATE Wood:

    No activity reported.

    TAXA-4(20),11-DIENE-2ALPHA,5ALPHA,9ALPHA,10BETA,13ALPHA-PENTAOL-PENTACETATE Wood:

    No activity reported.

    TAXA-4(20),11-DIENE-5ALPHA,7BETA,9ALPHA,10BETA,13ALPHA-PENTAOL-PENTACETATE Wood:

    No activity reported.

    TAXA-4(20),11-DIENE-5ALPHA,9-ALPHA,10BETA,13ALPHA-TETRAOL-9,10-DIACETATE Wood:

    No activity reported.

    TAXACATINE Plant:

    No activity reported.

    TAXICATIN Leaf: Seed:

    No activity reported.

    TAXIGIFINE Leaf:

    No activity reported.

    TAXINE-A Leaf:

    No activity reported.

    TAXINE-B Leaf:

    Cardioactive; Pesticide; Respiraparalytic

    TAXIPHYLLIN Leaf:

    Cyanogenic

    TAXIRESINOL Wood:

    No activity reported.

    TAXOL Leaf:

    Antiangiogenic; Anticarcinomic 55 ppt; Antimelanomic; Antimitotic; Antitrypanosomic; Antitumor (Breast); Antitumor (Lung); Antitumor (Prostate); Calcium-Antagonist 50 nM

    TAXOL-A Plant:

    No activity reported.

    TAXOL-B Plant:

    No activity reported.

    TAXUSIN Wood:

    No activity reported.

    TETRAOL Plant:

    No activity reported.

    TOXIM Leaf:

    No activity reported.

    TRIGLOCHININE Plant:

    No activity reported.

    ZEAXANTHIN Fruit:

    Anticancer (Breast); Antitumor (Breast); Colorant; Hepatoprotective; Quinone-Reductase-Inducer

    Ubiquitous chemicals not included in analysis
    ppm = parts per million
    tr = trace

    Thu Dec 18 17:01:36 EST 2008

    Please send questions and comments to:

    James A. Duke
    Green Farmacy Garden
    8210 Murphy Road
    Fulton, MD 20759


    or Mary Jo Bogenschutz (E-Mail: removed-MA)

    Dr. Duke does not recommend self diagnosis or self medication. Please see the disclaimer for more information.

    FROM
    https://www.ars-grin.gov/duke/plants.html
     

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