BUT, ragweed is not a plant in the grass family; ragweed seeds are not cereal grains; and ragweed seeds do not contain gluten. Ragweed pollen allergy affects about 23 million Americans 1, making it one of the most common weed allergies.Its light pollen easily spreads far and wide, triggering nasal allergies and allergic asthma in its path.. No, not that I know of. My soil tests before and after sheet mulching with ragweed show a doubling of organic matter (1.5 to 2.9%), a modest increase in nitrates (5 to 6 ppm) and more significant increases in phosphorus (20 to 81 pm) and potassium (294 to 516 ppm). Please email me tanyahylton@yahoo.com. Will be making tea and steaming rice with the leaves. Sheep graze broadleaf plants before grasses and shrubs, while goats will eat the shrubs not grazed by sheep or cattle. A. Ozzie Abaye, Associate Professor, Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences, Virginia Tech; Guillermo Scaglia, Assistant Professor, Iberia Research Center, Louisiana State University; Chris Teutsch, Associate Professor, Tidewater Agricultural Research and Extension Center; Pepper Raines, Montgomery County Public Schools, Weeds constantly invade crop fields and pastures; therefore, it is important to know the potential quality of individual weed species in making management decisions concerning weed control. It has become invasive in much of the world including Central and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa. Article could summarize how to use ragweed – in this era of Montanto messing with our corn, we may need it in future? I got sick, Really Sick !! I keep seeing info about the giant ragweed, does that grow in Florida? please check out our Pigweed PDF magazine.. Pigweed is an annual great leafy green vegetable that many gardeners love to hate as it tends to show up in gardens uninvited. Thank you for sharing all your information! I almost died from an asthma attack from eating Stevia on a regular basis for several weeks, and had a severe upper respiratory reaction in the middle of winter from drinking tea with milk thistle in it. Copyright 2007-2018 – This web page is the property of Green Deane, LLC. You are allergic to the pollen, but the leaves, before the plants blossom have an antihistamine in them. how many seeds would yield enough oil for say a cup to pint ect? Finding reliable information on topics that affect our lives is an important life skill for those of us living in the ‘misInformation Age’. Some variaties of oats may contain gluten, but storage and handling of grains and grain products can lead to glutens from other grains appearing in the oats. But might I offer a variant of that? and as the month wore on so my hay fever. ! Redroot pigweed, common lambsquarters, and Pennsylvania smartweed had less ADF than alfalfa when studied by Marten and Anderson12 (table 2). Through the spring I didn’t even know what the plant was. Various species were also used medicinally, see Herb Blurb below. They aren’t colorful enugh to attract insects for pollination.). If you ate it before, please let me know. The plant is also very high in manganese, calcium, and is high in Magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc and copper. Donna, Hi Donna, did you ever get to make your tincture? And it’s not like when dogs eat grass- they don’t get sick and vomit it out. ahh ragweed, %$&^&*%^ and $%^&^ lol , I used to always love walking in the way back woods as a kid, this plant always amazed me because it is one of the few plants with flowers on them in sept + and they are bright yellow. can you reduce allergies by making a tea out of the leaves? Learn how your comment data is processed. Root or herb infusions for colds, flu, fever, in postpartum depurants. I’m in Collier county and want to get some live ragweed to make a tincture for mercury positioning, as recommended by Edgar Cayce in reading 1880-1 (along with using castor oil packs). Dandelion, Jerusalem artichoke, and curly dock had lower NDF than alfalfa in the Marten et al. This has happened because of the timely spring rains that encouraged germination and seedling growth followed by sunny dry falls that helped seed development. The seeds of Ragweed are extremely high in food value and are a very important food source for songbirds and upland game birds like Bobwhite Quail. I just moved from Fort Lauderdale to Palatka, Fl. Hope this helps. For comprehensive information (e.g. Greek gods, who always had human failings and consequently were far from perfect, were what they ate and drank, not unlike people today. The leaves are large enough to use like grape leaves as wraps for steamed rice and vegetables. Adapted from Temme, D. G., R. G. Harvey, R. S. Fawcett, and A. W. Young. my question is, if you are allergic, will the oil from seeds still give reactions? I heard that the leaves and blossoms of the plant can be made into a tea and lessen allergies. Common Ragweed is the most prolific “weed” growing between our crop rows. They are way more bitter than the Swedish bitters but they stopped the allergy attack. That’s an energy powerhouse despite the size. We have been eating the Ambrosia Artemisiifolia, boiling it twice to take the bitter. ), and pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum) (table 4) have inadequate CP levels for low-producing, lactating dairy cows (19 percent CP).16 All the summer annual/perennial weeds and forages at the vegetative stage in the Bosworth et al. The seed oil is edible and at least one person alive today has eaten a small hand full of seeds. My puppy was sick and dying, did not eat or drink. These foods have proteins that are similar to those present in ragweed, and therefore, they are particularly likely to cause oral allergy syndrome (OAS) in individuals allergic to ragweed pollen (a phenomenon known as ragweed-food cross-reactivity). Those sensitive to gluten would be well advised to learn the natural sources of gluten and also possible gluten contamination of other foodstuffs and/or processed foods to which gluten has been added. The grass species tall fescue (F. arundinacea) and Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis) in the pastures were increased from 16 percent to 63 percent in pastures grazed by goats, and from 13 percent to 54 percent in cattle and goat pastures.11 Multiflora rose (R. multiflora Thunb.) Would appreciate any leads. Just speculation, but I wonder if the “ambrosia” taxonomy speaks to ragweed as a nectar plant for bees. Our rabbits and dairy goats love the giant ragweed stems and leaves. Nuts and seeds chart: nutrition chart with pictures provides an easy cross-reference for vitamin and mineral content in fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. Food. I am so glad I found this before I got rid of my bumper crop of ragweed. You absolutely cannot live without some source of fat. Apparently gluten can be used as an additive to stabilize food products without appearing on the label under current labeling requirements. My symptoms all but cleared up within about 20 minutes ! Common Ragweed High value wildlife food and cover, common annual in fallow fields Seed production is high and rich in oil, leaves fern-like Seed persists on plant into winter providing critical winter food source Specifically benefits bobwhite quail, mourning dove, ring-necked pheasant, red-winged Ambrosia cumanensis; herb teas for yellow fever, constipation, menorrhagia. Interestingly, my dogs love giant ragweed. SUCCESS ! I found this in our yard (giant ragweed), it’s flowering right now but if you are interested still I can save some seeds for you! What I suspect was whilst in the pursuit of medicine  — which is not a calories-in calories-out dependent task — it was discovered various plants had other edible parts. Was Giant Ragweed cultivated? 1987. Dutt et al.6 conducted research examining the quality of weedy and weed-free hay and the effects of individual weed species on hay quality. It’s not easy in modern times to be aware of past practices. Forage quality of selected cool-season weed species. B., W. W. Seay, and S. M. Baker. Good stuff. Getting the starch out of a smilax root is a Herculean task that burns far more calories than is produced on consumption. I feel it s impossible to eat it raw in salads. This is so interesting, I am really happy I found this article –can you tell Lol , Thank you for mentioning bur ragweed…here in NV, it’s everywhere… And the burs are really nasty… peace & blessing. Adapted from Marten, G. C., C. C. Sheaffer, and D. L. Wyse. It’s not poison so won’t kill you. Forage nutritive value and palatability of perennial weeds. So perhaps the Giant Ragweed could have been used for food and for oil but the latter in a medicinal sense. A “randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study compared the effects of daily supplementation” for a month with about a teaspoon of nutritional yeast worth of beta glucans versus placebo on the “physical and psychological health…of self-described ‘moderate’ ragweed … Thank you. I look forward to this plant here in north central texas, because in July and August it is hard to find happy plants growing with abandon if the heat has set in properly. Ragweed oil might have been too valuable to eat but worth the effort to obtain medicinally. Has it ever been used as a fiber plant? They also make a nice tea, which is how i found out that the leaves were delicious boiled. It makes rag-fiber? It turns a reddish purple color, I suspect it may contain anthocyanins. Generally that’s not practical without modern machinery. (as found in my garden, oh they liked the smartweed to) . Several studies have shown that certain herbaceous weeds have less ADF than alfalfa. My basset hound loved chewing on the roots of ragweed and burdock. What about humans eating the hard seeds or foliage? Adapted from Marten, G. C., and R. N. Andersen. These weeds with Ca:P ratios exceeding 7:1 would be a problem only if they were the lone feed source for the animal, which would rarely occur in normal pasture or hay production. It is frequently assumed that weeds have low nutritive value and livestock will not eat weeds, so expensive and time-consuming measures are often used for their control.12 Some weeds are toxic or poisonous to livestock, and certain weeds are unpalatable – causing a reduction in total intake.9 Several weed species have thorns or spines that can injure the grazing animal’s mouth and/or irritate its eyes, which may lead to pinkeye.9 Other weeds can cause the milk and meat of livestock to have a negative taste or odor. In the late summer, about 23 million Americans have symptoms from an allergy to ragweed pollen. You should make the tea from the leaves…not the blossoms. I have left it to shade the ground while my plants get going. You’re right….who needs “dog food” anyway? strong sunflower plant taste. Season-long grazing sustained the amount of Canada thistle in the pastures and even increased the thistle in some cases, which resulted in a lower forage yield. However, I began to not feel well, even dizzy, so I wonder if I had an allergic reaction to even the dried ragweed tea? Hello, does anyone know where I could actually purchase ragweed in Florida? Have so much ragweed on our pasture, and was wondering if we can harvest it before it blooms and goes to seed, and eat the leaves or roots, boiled, stir-fried, raw? Eat them the same as you would spinach. study3 had adequate CP for all types of beef cattle (10.5 percent CP),7 whereas the concentration of crabgrass (Digitaria) CP (table 4) is sufficient to meet the requirements of dairy heifers, young goats, does, bucks, mature ewes, and finishing and replacement lambs.16 The summer annual/perennial species coffee senna (Cassia occidentalis), prickly sida (Sida spinosa), crowfootgrass (Dactyloctenium aegyptium), Texas panicum (Panicum texanum), yellow foxtail, bermudagrass (Cynodon spp. Stevia seems to be the most potent allergen for me, of all time. Another test showed that weedy hay containing 20 percent yellow rocket had lower crude protein, digestibility, and intake as compared to hay with no yellow rocket.6 The goats actually picked out the alfalfa and grass in the hay and left the yellow rocket behind. Tel 727-449-8080 Menu On/Off Home As mentioned earlier, there are two common types of ragweed: Common Ragweed and Giant Ragweed. Rapeseed (Brassica napus subsp. Some reports say natives would grind the seeds, bring them to boil in water, the oil would float to the top, then was ladled off. Temme et al.17 saw that the CP content of common lambsquarters remained greater even at the bud and flower stages, while shepherds purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris) still had elevated CP at the green-seed stage (table 6). Protein decreases with maturity, so some summer annual or perennial weed and forage species, especially grasses, would not satisfy the CP needs of high-producing beef cattle, all dairy cattle, sheep, and goats at the flower/boot and fruit/head stages. Do you just hang it and let it dry like tobacco?And,at what stage of growth do you harvest it. Let us know. Marten, G. C., and R. N. Andersen. With apologies, I have no idea. Purchase? Have you tried taking daily doses of local, raw honey? This past summer we tried to grow wild flowers, only have this tall ragweed. i accidentally found out that the leaves of the giant ragweed are delicious when cooked as a green. They send out runner shoots in early spring. The other day my husband and I were discussing what uses ragweed must surely have so this article is very timely for us. In fact Ragweed is one of the few seed-bearing plants that stands above deep snow providing valuable creature food during the winter. You know that poison ivy is used that way. Researchers have tested the effects of different grazing systems and different animal types on weed suppression and animal utilization. A late summer bloom of cascades of yellow flowers might be (or look like, to a beekeeper) a big draw as the hot summer dearth ended and some of the early fall flowers (goldenrod is a big one here in Atlanta) started to come online. It seems to be working fine though I have had a rough moment or two the ragweed season still has at least another month or so to go and I seem to be getting better not worse ! Most winter/summer annual/perennial weeds and forages satisfy the CP needs of beef cattle. These same grassy weeds and oats usually had three times as much hemicellulose as the herbaceous weeds. Bit of a toss up there. Their leaves are made up of multiple leaflets and the flowers are often clustered at the top of the plant. We sprinkle pine nuts on pesto. If you can afford to have the ragweed from your soil tested, we would greatly appreciate your sharing the results. Common culprits are common ragweed (A. artemisiifolia) and great ragweed (A. trifida). Seed oil extracted from the seeds of Ambrosia trifida through solvent extraction was analysed by GC-MS after esterification. Canola are a group of rapeseed cultivars which were bred to have very low levels of erucic acid and are especially prized for use for human and animal food. Lewis, W. M., and J. T. Green Jr. Weed management. Same thing happened to gardener at local nursery. “Ladle” sh/b ladled. I suffer from sever ragweed allergies which have worsened over the years. They tear the leaves off the plant and munch on them. All of the ragweed species in N America are very effective treatment/preventive for hay fever symptoms, IF harvested and chewed or tinctured BEFORE the plants bloom. I forced ragweed tea down her throat with a turkey baster and she was well in three days. And unlike soybean which has to be cultivated, Ragweed is a weed that can do all right on its own. Elsewhere natives used Ragweed stalks for rope. Forage nutritive value and palatability of 12 common annual weeds. Ragweed pollen is used in homeopathic remedies for treatment of hay fever symptoms. 1985. That particular Ragweed it is native to South America and has been naturalized in Spain, France and Italy. If you have a ragweed pollen allergy, it helps to know what you are up against. I study herbalism here in Austin, TX and we make local allergy tinctures with a large percentage of the formula being tinctured Giant Ragweed leaves harvested BEFORE it flowers. Like Pokeweed he is boiling it twice in this case to moderate the flavor. 1: Nodding thistle (. 1979. Zinc (Zn) is enriched in all weeds (Table 2). Effects of annual weed control on alfalfa forage quality. IDENTIFICATION: Annual 3 to 12 feet tall, branching occasionally. Thank you for this post. Quality of a weed or forage has no value if the animal will not eat it. Smaller leaves near the base of flower lance-shaped, often hairy underneath. It causes about half of all cases of pollen-associated allergic rhinitis in North America, where ragweeds are most abundant and diverse. These studies revealed that grassy weeds have more neutral detergent fiber and acid detergent fiber than herbaceous weeds and alfalfa, and some herbaceous weeds have lower NDF and ADF than even alfalfa. Most Canada thistle shoots were eliminated with two intense defoliations over two to three years with the high-intensity/low-frequency rotational grazing, due to cattle defoliation and trampling. Temme, D. G., R. G. Harvey, R. S. Fawcett, and A. W. Young. Isolated patches depend upon the wind to carry the pollen. If the tea doesn’t work, try the roots, if the roots don’t work try cooking as greens, if that doesn’t work try the new young leaves even if bitter, which may be the first you should do…. My health insurance doesn’t cover allergy shots so running on the principle of desensitizing my immune system to the pollen I think I may try consuming it as an alternative therapy. If you are allergic to it you take the tiny new red leaves in early spring, pinch them off with gloves and chew throughly for 14days once a day and it keeps you good for the season…. Health benefits of Canadian Goldenrod. A few can be eaten raw. Santos, B. M., J. A study conducted in Waynesville, N.C. – located in the Appalachian region of the United States – tested the effectiveness of cattle grazing alone, and with goats, on hill-land pasture dominated by herbaceous weeds and brush.11 The experiment utilized 30 mature does per 2.5 acres, or cattle with goats (17 does and two to three steers per 2.5 acres, each steer weighing approximately 500 pounds). i noticed that deer really like giant ragweed, but won’t touch common(minus a small nibble, maybe some medicinal benefits) they they literally took every leaf off of the big healthy plants. Fast forward to September 2016 North West Arkansas and could tell I might be in for a rough season so I decided to go all out and give it a Real roll and went to the country and gathered a quart size zip bag (I keep in the freezer) full of flower tassel’s and have been eating 3 to 4 full tassel’s a day for over a week now. Why do they call it RAG-weed? Adapted from Bosworth, S. C., C. S. Hoveland, G. A. Buchanan, and W. B. Anthony. Ambrosia psilostachya, a bitter decoction taken to relieve fever. Why a rather nondescript plant that is a prime allergen would be called Ambrosia is anyone’s guess. But, its pollen is too heavy to be windblown. It was also a “granny” medicine to “clean everything out” after childbirth. Beyond that there is no modern report of  consumption other than the doctor I mentioned above. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg. Other that having a rough texture, the boiled leaves taste amazing. Ball, D. M., G. D. Lacefield, N. P. Martin, D. A. Mertens, K. E. Olson, D. H. Putnam, D. J. Undersander, and M. W. Wolf. Ambrosia ambrosioides; a tea was made from the roots and given to women after birth. I realized that in late spring/early summer, the tougher outer layer of the stem can be peeled back to reveal a tender, juicy, and palatable vegetable with an interesting flavor. Forage quality of selected warm-season weed species. I had heard it would cause fever and boil your brain. Filed under: Hunting Blog, Whitetail Habitat Management. Winter/summer annual/biennial/perennial weeds are an inevitable component of pastures and hay fields. Do you have enough to share? I also believe that these pods are related to and have much the same appearance of what was purportedly the primary food-source of the Incas, and is still an important quasi-grain eaten in that area. When I take them for walks they’re constantly sniffing for these three things, and pass up everything else. I noticed the pollen still made the allergies worse so I stuck to the leaves. I followed directions I found on making a ragweed tincture that called for boiling the leaves. i enjoy them raw as well, but they are very strongly flavored. We didn’t teach them this behavior at all, but our dog that might be part wolf honed in on it the first time he saw it. My dogs love to eat the leaves off the stems. Do you mean the common ragweed that grows tall but has frilly like leaves? I am not an herbalist and most certainly have no medical credentials at all. We wanted to share our experience. So what crop did the Indians stop growing? Add some sliced onion in the mix. Bosworth, S. C., C. S. Hoveland, and G. A. Buchanan. Dutt, T. E., R. G. Harvey, and R. S. Fawcett. No hints were left. It has also reputedly been used to break down and flush out kidney and bladder stones. I have also used it for bow drill, the spindle & hearth, with success. If you ever head to Central Fl. So far plant hasn’t flowered, but maybe I’ll wait to pull it out, to see the yellow flowers? Another interesting question is: how available is the lead accumulated in the ragweed to humans or animals consuming various portions of the plant? Lots of people liked it. The next question is was it raised to eat the grain or for the oil, or both? 1979. Acid detergent fiber (ADF) is a measure of the same cell-wall constituents measured for NDF, excluding hemicelluloses.12 Acid detergent fiber has been used to estimate the digestibility of a plant. Amazing article. Therefore, combining cattle, sheep, and goats in a pasture can lead to increased utilization and profitability.4 Several factors affect the palatability of a plant, including texture, leafiness, fertilization, moisture content, pests, and compounds in the plant.1 Many studies do not include palatability trials to observe if the plants will actually be consumed. The herb is valued in treating various urinary tract disorders and used both for such serious ailments as nephritis or for such common complaints as cystitis. Nutrition Facts Cantaloupe ... immune system recognizes a similarity between the allergy-causing proteins in ragweed pollen and the proteins in the food. Quinoa. Looking for Giant Ragweed Seed aka Ambrosia trifida, for experimental purposes within a greenhouse environment. With the migration of man so went the Ragweed and the number of plants and the amount of pollen carried by the wind. Thanks again. Interesting thought. ENVIRONEMENT:  Full sun to light shade, moist, fertile soil. In: Luginbuhl, J-M, J. T. Green, J. P. Mueller, and M. H. Poore. I’ve seen some articles that suggest it’s bad for them, but I haven’t seen any ill effects. An acceptable Ca:P ratio is between 1:1 and 7:1, as long as there is enough phosphorus (P) to meet the animal’s nutritional requirements.14,15 High Ca:P ratios have been blamed for animal disorders such as milk fever, impaired feed conversion, and poor breeding performance.13 Cutleaf evening primrose (O. laciniata) had Ca:P ratios greater than 7:1 at all maturity stages, while Carolina geranium and ladino clover (Trifolium repens L.) had Ca:P ratios exceeding 7:1 only at the later growth stages, according to data from Bosworth et al.2 Among the summer annual herbaceous weeds, sicklepod (Senna obtusifolia), coffee senna, hemp sesbania (Sesbania exaltata), Florida beggarweed (Desmodium tortuosum), prickly sida, and bur gherkin had Ca:P ratios greater than 7:1.3 Canada thistle was the only weed in the Marten et al. Feed quality of hay containing perennial broadleaf weeds. Hall, J. 1987. This literature review showed that herbaceous weeds and a few grassy weeds, such as barnyardgrass, can have invitro dry matter digestibility that is greater than or equal to high-quality species like alfalfa. Really interesting article! Giant Ragweed is much larger in stature to Common Ragweed, often gro… The goats are fine I cant say the same for the ragweed crop in the yard. Holst et al.8 found that goats and sheep would readily consume nodding thistle (Carduus nutans) when it reached a height of about 12 inches. They never get sick after eating them or the wild hops and hackberry leaves they are so fond of. Dairy cattle require more CP than beef cattle, goats, and sheep, so some weeds and forages may not meet their needs. Do you know of any toxicity, or is there just not much that we do know about it…other than the grain aspect? The leaves are frilly not straight. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. I eat the latter regularly. Marten and Anderson12 reported a Ca:P ratio of 7:1 for velvetleaf and a 7.7:1 ratio for giant ragweed (Ambrosia trifida). Has anyone heard of this happening? It is a good heady smoke full of favor but does not get you high like hemp or sick like tobacco. We are surprised about people don t trying to eat it more often. De Bruijn, S. L., and E. W. Bork. Weed nursery was seeded naturally in late summer and autumn of 1970. 1 The symptoms can make life miserable for those with allergies. They found that common ragweed had greater invitro dry matter digestibility (IVDMD) than both alfalfa an oats. The highest copper (Cu) concentration is found in ragweed, chicory and Jerusalem artichoke, which are also good sources of phosphorous (P,) magnesium (Mg) and potassium (K). And now on the horizon looms the worst dream of the grain farmer: Giant ragweed is becoming immune to herbicides, particularly glyphosate, the active ingredient of RoundUp. bushes were drastically defoliated over the four grazing seasons, leaving few plants remaining in the pastures. Since the ragweed I found was very young, I got a bit of a scare when I found out that Conium maculatum (poison hemlock) grows in my area and has similar leaves, though the stem and flowers are quite different. Possible yes, but is it probable this was done for food? peace. This allergy can also cause asthma symptoms for people with allergic asthma.. You may feel uncomfortable when ragweed plants release pollen into the air. Forage nutritive value and palatability of 12 common annual weeds. However, I will now endeavor to collect seeds, will see if they can be processed in any way to remove the outer bur husk… Definitely going to eat the leaves and roots… For years, Ozark herbalists have treated diarrhea with tea prepared from the leaves. Ambrosia trifida grows all over the place around here: Dallas, Texas. Does any one know if Ragweed seeds have gluten in it? I was worried when my goats mowed it down with their jaws. I’m pretty sure we have Ambrosia tenuifolia in our yard here in Tennessee. when I got to my teens I learned to hate it very quickly and the months that brought its bloom, lol. Ragweed pollen is a common allergen.A single plant may produce about a billion grains of pollen per season, and the pollen is transported on the wind. In 1984 Peter Goodchild published Survival Skills of the North American Indians. or shall I say that was in the yard. Producers and researchers should be knowledgeable about the nutritive value of winter/summer annual/biennial/perennial weeds and forages so they can make the best management decisions for their particular operation or study. Weeds constantly invade crop fields and pastures; therefore, it is important to know the potential quality of individual weed species in making management decisions concerning weed control. i have tried popping the seeds of the giant ragweed unsuccessfully. He’d chew and eat as many as I gave him. Swedish humor, you know. 1987. The leaves are up to 6" long and 4" across, and are opposite or alternate along the stems. The grain is some 47% crude protein and 38% crude fat. I never bothered looking up ragweed because i thought no way is it edible. They’d sit there eating it all day if we let them. study13 (table 5). One study says yes because the seeds that were found were larger than found in nature. My dogs love giant ragweed leaves. Bosworth, S. C., C. S. Hoveland, G. A. Buchanan, and W. B. Anthony. And boiling pokeweed twice does not make caloric sense when boiling was difficult and other nutritious leaves could be eaten raw. In another study by Marten et al.13 where CP concentrations of weeds were compared to alfalfa, the weeds white campion, Jerusalem artichoke, curly dock (Rumex crispus), and Canada thistle had similar or greater CP than alfalfa at the vegetative stage (table 7). I have eaten the former experimentally a number of times. Aside from avoiding the trigger foods listed above that could make your ragweed allergy symptoms worst (sunflower seeds, chamomile tea, melons, cucumbers, zucchini), opt for a diet rich in anti-inflammatory foods, like fresh, organic veggies and high-quality proteins, like wild-caught salmon and grass-fed beef. 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