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e People Who The Mountain Messenger, Tuesday,March 20, 1990 7A are herbs that en- what do anthelmintics herbs destroy or worms from the sys- a vermicide which de- worms or a vermi- i causes the expulsion of Some herbs are in later catagories and con- ltic, or some will role and another herb assist with the rest. t begin to notice how all of and medical terms fit With the stages of illness we can assist in curing first stage was incuba- period some form of a foreign body, an ob- n or a toxin, is present in the We do not feel like our selves. Our body is To maintain strength we J SOme form of alternative in the case of intestinal Would add an anthelmin- lestroying and expelling from ours to begin System back in balance; state it enjoys the Walnut, blue cohosh, blue bark, garlic, gentian, larigold, onion, pumpkin thyme, wild carrot all have specific an- Properties to treat, among nngworm, roundworm six species of walnut, to the United States. two species are important Walnut, juglans nigra |Ceae) and butternut, (juglandaceae), both Walnut, one of America's Jtar hardwoods, can be eastern United States anada. The bark is dark and a wrinkly green pulp fruit of the grooved nut ;to the ground and turns Part of the tree can be Irass Market March 17, 1990 sold to 86 buyers $1 O2,404.70 50O# 87.00 - 112.50 69.OO - 93.OO 64.5O - 7O.OO 68.00 - 87.00 55.00 - 81.50 47.50 - 52.00 74.50 - 90.00 90.00 - 165.00 none none none 42.00-51.00 000# 63.00 59.00 500.00- 770.00 330.00,360.00 36.00- 49.00 none none 3 bh 37.00 none none none none none none none none IBS 15.00 - 27.50 None bh 25.00-45.00 experienced in getting Your Messenger ?? se phone Power Equipment between 8:30 P.m. We strive You the best in a timely JONSERED Thank you. Helen Woodward used to make a good brown dye while the wood is used in cabinet making, furniture, panelling and salad bowls. In medicine the bark is used as an astringent, the leaves as a detergent and the rind as an he- patic. A poultice, a mixture of herbs wrapped in a natural material and applied externally, made from the green rind of the fruit is used for the treatment of ringworm. A decoction from the bark is an effective vermi- fuge, good mouthwash, especially for soreness in the mouth, and can relieve inflamed tonsils. A tea from either the fresh or dried leaves is an effective treatment for scrofula, in- fection of the lymph glands espe- cially in the neck. Popular as a fla- voring in cakes, candies and ice cream, the Missouri black walnut is known to have the highest content of manganese, an important mi- cromineral for the brain, cartilage and nerves. Butternut is also known as lemon walnut, oil nut and white walnut and has the properties of an anthelmin- tic, cathartic, tonic and vermifuge, The buttenut bark, inner bark and leaves are used to make decoctions, syrups and tinctures, an herbal con- centrate usually, preserved in alcohol or vinegar, to treat these problems. A diluted tinture liberally applied to the skin is a remedy for acne and other chronic skin diseases. Com- bined with bitter root, (apocynum,) the Decoction has proven effective- ness in expelling thread and pin worms. The oil is used both in cook- ing and in cosmetic preparations. All nut fruits and their oils should be fresh. A good test for rancidness is a very bitter taste left in the back of the throat. Return these to nature. Editor's Note: These articles are intended for educational purposes only. They are not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe, nor to be considered as a substitute for pro- fessional care. MARCH 18-24, 1990 Undergraduate enrollment in the College of Agriculture and Forestry at West Virginia University Univer- sity (WVU) is on the upswing for the third consecutive year, leading col- lege officials to believe a decade- long decline in student interest in natural resources fields has been reversed. A total of 1,126 students are en- rolled for spring classes in the col- lege, according to Kenneth Mcln- tosh, associate dean for instruction. "We generally drop a few from fall to spring because of December gradu- ations and people leaving school," Dr Mclntosh says. "But we actually have a few more students this spring than we did in the fall." The interests and career goals of students in the college have shifted markedly since enrollment peaked in the late 1970s. In 1978, there were more than 1,700 students enrolled in college programs, over half of them in forestry. "The traditional production agri- culture, production forestry and home economics areas have suf- fered great declines in undergradu- ate enrollment in the past decade," Dr Mclntosh says. "Our largest pro- grams are in areas such as land- scape architecture, wildlife and fish- eries management, textiles, clothing and fashion merchandising, interior design and child development. Ani- mal science students today are of- ten in pre-professional programs, hoping to enter medical, dental or veterinary schools, rather than plan- ning agricultural careers." Increasing enrollment at WVU re- flects a similar trend nationwide. The United States Department of Agri- culture (USDA) reports an increase in opportunities and salaries for graduates of agricultural colleges -- in part because the declining num- bers of new agricultural scientists in the past decade has resulted in shortages in some areas. According to John Patrick Jordan, administra- tor of the USDA Cooperative State Research Service, the implementa- tion of the National Initiative for Re- search on Agriculture, Food and the Environment will expand opportuni- ties for students with life-sciences training. Free Seeds From The Methodists Economically disadvantagecl- residents of Greenbrier County and surrounding areas will be given year-old garden seed in distributions at four area United Methodist Churches Saturday March 24 be- tween 9 a.m. and noon. The seeds will be distributed at Trinity U. M. Church on Walnut Street and Pocahontas Avenue in Ronceverte; at Emmanuel U. M. Church, Trestie Street, in White Sulphur Springs; at Bascom U. M. Church on Church Street in Rupert; Greenbrier Tractor Sales Is Now 0 g A Project DISCOUNT On ALL PARTS AND LABOR (12% if Paid Cash) Until March 31, 1990 This is the best time to get all your Ford tractors and Ford New Holland equipment repaired and serviced for spring operations trouble free. It will save you time and money before the spring chores begin. GREENB]L F.,R 'rttJ CTOR SALES, INC. Ford New Holland Dealer ROUTE 219 LEWISBURG, W.VA. 304-645-1711 Please come share the good information, good food and good times at John Deere Day. You and your family are cordially invited to Miller Implement, Inc. 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 21, 1990 At Our Store Route 219 North Lewisburg, West Virginia Refreshments Will Be Served Rt. 219 N., Lewisburg, W.Va. 497-2777 and at Mount Hermon U. M. Church on U. S. Route 219 in Renick. No precise guidelines have been set for eligibility for the seed distribu- tion program. Anyone who is in eco- nomic difficulty and can make use of the seeds is welcome to come get them. The seeds are being made avail- able through the generosity of area The Mon Trail Project, a coopera- tive activity between the West Vir- ginia Chapter of Sierra Club and the U. S. Forest Service, is beginning its fifth year repairing and constructing hiking trails on the Monongahela National Forest. Volunteers are needed to do such jobs as trail relocation, drain- age work, trimming of vegetation, and clearing of downed or hazard trees from the trails. "For the first time last year, we learned to con- struct board walks to protect the wetland bogs along the trails onCa- naan Mountain," said Greg Good of Sierra Club, one of the project coor- dinators. "The West Virginia Na- tional Guard helped by transporting in the heavy oak planks by helicop- ter to avoid use of motorized ve- hicles in this semiprimitive area," he said. The boardwalk work is ex- pected to be continued this year. The Mon Trail Project began in response to the damage caused by the 1985 flood. In its first year, 90 people from West Virginia and sur- rounding states put in over 1,800 volunteer-hours working on 85 miles of trail. The effort brought West Vir- ginia Sierra Club special recognition by the Chief of the U. S. Forest Service. Since then, the project has continued to help meet trail mainte- nance needs of the Forest. Under the cooperation agree- ment, the Forest Service provides tools, hard hats, technical advice, and identification of individual proj- ects. The Sierra Club organizes the work schedule and volunteer work crews, and provides trained leaders for each outing. Outings usually last all day Saturday and half day Sun- day; volunteers usually stay in a cabin on Saturday night. This year there will be five out- ings from April through July. No prior experience is required. "We all share a strong love of the forest en- vironment, and we enjoy the exer- cise and the fun, as well as the serv- ice aspects of the activity," says Mary Wimmer of Morgantown who first organized the project with for- mer Bluefield resident Paul Turner. Work crews will be put together merchants, and are being packaged using sign-up sheets that are mailed and distributed by the Greenbrier to interested persons in the early Coeperative Parish of United Meth- spring and which describe the year's odist Churches. projects. "The ideal crew size varies AKHA Financing on new Jo.hn Deere Hay and Forage Eqmpment Right now, we re offering special financing options on all round balers, square balers, mower conditioners, self-propelled windrowers, pull-type and self-propelled forage harvesters and forage handling equipment. On new equipment: Choose financing as low as 0.0% APR. Or, choose a big discount for cash purchases. On new and used equipment: Ask about special finance charge waivers. Note: John ~r~ financing sublect to approved credit APR varies based all length ol contract This offer may b~ withdrawn al any time Rt. 219 North Lewisburg, WV 497-2777 with the type of work," says volun- teer Linda Scandale, who is organiz- ing the 1990 crews. "We like to have at least six workers per outing to ac- complish as much as possible through the team effort that people enjoy," she said. To become a 1990 Mon Trail Project volunteer, contact the West Virginia Sierra Club, P. O. Box 4142, Morgantown 26504. If you have any. questions, call Linda Scandale at 291-3273 or Greg Good at '296- 6850. IIII IIII WEEK MARCH 18-24, 1990 TRADE ANY OLD MOWER & CUT YOUR COST ON A NEW SNAPPER GET AT LEAST TRADE ALLOWANCE* maybe more, on self-propelled mowers, Snapper walk mowers are built to do the job better and last longer. Spe- ~;. ........ \~ cial features include ~'~,~ -~ ~ 6 forward speeds, ' , . '~, differential for ~\ easy turning, ~,,, ~, disc drive 1~, ,,~ \ and Hi-Vac." *When you buy at ~1~ regular retail price, Not valid with any other promotion Limit one trade-in per transaction At participeting dealers Hurry, offer ends soon. MARTIN AND JONES, INC. 422 Edgar Avenue Ronceverte, W.Va. 647-5353 Sales and Service Trimmers Tiller= ~r Blowers Vacuums For All Your Outdoor Power Equipment Needs, Stop By And See Us. We Also Service Other Brand Name Equipment- So Get That Spring Tune-Up Now! Ed Tuckwiller, Sales 1/2 Mile North Of 1.64, US 219 North Lewisburg, W.Va. 645-4763 or 1-800-464-1717 Joe Gullette, Service J