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janette
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Cystoliths

Post by janette » Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:56 pm

Hi, I'm looking for information on plant cystoliths.

I am specifically interested in their potentially damaging effect on kidneys when ingested. I am also curious if they are water soluble (ie: will they end up in the kidneys if you consume a tea preparation of a plant containing cystoliths).

Does anyone have information on this? Other sources?

Thank you

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Post by plasmodesmata11 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:49 am

i was unfamiliar with these, but apparently they are mostly calcium carbonate, so they wouldn't be bad. what type of tea? haha

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Re: Cystoliths

Post by sustainableemily » Sat Mar 06, 2010 12:29 am

I knew someone who had kidney stones, he was told by his doctor not to drink tea.

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