Velvet Leaf Plant

Abutilon Theophrasti

This is not medical advice I am posting this for information and educational purposes and should not be taken as medical advice. If in doubt don’t make certain of a plant before you use it.

I have eaten the seeds but no other parts. This plant is new to me. I know it is Roundup ready because I have seen it in field that had been sprayed by Glyphosate containing products so be careful where you forage it. They can overtake a crop and can reduce production. The fiber is used to make rope. I have seen sites that claimed the seeds can remain viable in the soil for many many years. So when I forage them for the seeds I pull the whole plant out because I get them from a friend who grows his crops organically and uses no harmful chemicals.

http://www.eattheweeds.com/velvet-leaf-fiber-and-food/

https://gobotany.newenglandwild.org/species/abutilon/theophrasti/

The leaves have antioxidant, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. The leaves also reduce hydroxy radicals.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5872602/

http://www.ptfarm.pl/pub/File/Acta_Poloniae/2017/3/881.pdf

Contain Hibiscuslide C which is antifungal.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23816874

The flowers are high in flavoniods.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16161355

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