Poke Sallet Festival In Harlan Kentucky

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2012/03/31 13:11:07 (permalink)

Poke Sallet Festival In Harlan Kentucky

I grew up eating poke sallet in rural Knox County Kentucky. Daddy would hit the woods in the spring and come home with a gunny sack filled with the stuff. Absolutely delicious sauteed with onions and scrambled eggs.
 
Harlan Kentucky is hosting a poke sallet festival the first weekend in June 2012. Sounds like fun. Here's a hot link with pertinent info http://www.harlanfestivals.com/poke_sallet.htm
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    Re:Poke Sallet Festival In Harlan Kentucky 2012/03/31 13:42:08 (permalink)
    I always wondered about the name. I thought it was called "poke" because that's what you put it in after you picked it, ie a sack(Poke). You put it in a poke and take it home to make salad. WRONG!
    It's actually an amazing weed that can be used to cure lots of stuff, including Leukemia & AIDS!
    Properties: Pokeweed is edible (cooked) and medicinal. It has a long history of use by Native Americans and in alternative medicine. The young shoots are boiled in two changes of water and taste similar to asparagus, berries are cooked and the resulting liquid used to color canned fruits and vegetables. The root is alterative, anodyne, antiinflammatory, cathartic, expectorant, hypnotic, narcotic and purgative. It is used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, tonsillitis, mumps, glandular fever and other complaints involving swollen glands, chronic catarrh, bronchitis and diseases related to a compromised immune system it has potential as an anti-AIDS drug. Some of the chemical constituents in the plant are triterpenoid saponins, lectins, antiviral proteins and many phytolaccagenic acids, which are not completely understood. New research has revealed that a possible CURE for Childhood Leukemia called (B43-PAP) is found in the common Pokeweed. Anti-B43-pokeweed antiviral protein, B43-PAP, PAP is a pokeweed toxin. The B43 carries the weapon--the PAP--to the leukemia cells. It has been touted as a smart weapon. In one study 15 out of 18 children who had participated had attained remission. The following is part of a repot from Parker Hughes Institute: The two parts of this drug are the B43 antibody (or anti-CD19) and the pokeweed antiviral protein (PAP) immunotoxin, a natural product in the pokeweed plant. B43 is designed to recognize specific B-cell leukemia cells just as natural antibodies attack and recognize germs. When the antibody finds a leukemia cell, it attaches and B43 delivers the other part of the drug, PAP. Inside the cell, PAP is released by the antibody and inactivates the ribosomes that make the proteins the cell needs to survive. With the cell unable to produce proteins, the specific leukemia cell is killed. More than 100 patients have been treated with B43-PAP and shown only minimal side effects.
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    Re:Poke Sallet Festival In Harlan Kentucky 2012/03/31 13:44:25 (permalink)
    I'm not so sure that Mr. Elton Limehouse is going to live long enough to participate.
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    Re:Poke Sallet Festival In Harlan Kentucky 2012/03/31 13:57:36 (permalink)
    scrumptiouschef

    I grew up eating poke sallet in rural Knox County Kentucky. Daddy would hit the woods in the spring and come home with a gunny sack filled with the stuff. Absolutely delicious sauteed with onions and scrambled eggs.

    Harlan Kentucky is hosting a poke sallet festival the first weekend in June 2012. Sounds like fun. Here's a hot link with pertinent info http://www.harlanfestivals.com/poke_sallet.htm

     
    I spent a little time in Knox County.  I managed a factory that sat in the valley just south of Booger Mountain in Bailey's Switch.  I always looked forward to the Daniel Boone Festival in Barbourville.
     
    When I was a kid growing up in Fayette County, I can remember my grandmother coming to visit and she always spent time out in the field next to our house picking poke.
    post edited by jman - 2012/03/31 14:00:05
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    Re:Poke Sallet Festival In Harlan Kentucky 2012/03/31 16:09:45 (permalink)
    MetroplexJim

    I'm not so sure that Mr. Elton Limehouse is going to live long enough to participate.


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    Re:Poke Sallet Festival In Harlan Kentucky 2012/03/31 18:22:02 (permalink)
    I'm going from memoery but I think Arab, AL also has a poke sallet festival.
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    Re:Poke Sallet Festival In Harlan Kentucky 2012/04/01 00:39:38 (permalink)
    It can cure Leukemia and AIDS?  You can't be serious.
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    Re:Poke Sallet Festival In Harlan Kentucky 2012/04/01 00:58:32 (permalink)
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    It can cure Leukemia and AIDS?  You can't be serious.

    Here's the source of the above info.
    Judge for yourself.
    http://www.pokesaladfestival.com/plant.htm
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    Re:Poke Sallet Festival In Harlan Kentucky 2012/04/01 05:18:32 (permalink)
    All I know is the song "Poke Salad Annie"
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    Re:Poke Sallet Festival In Harlan Kentucky 2012/04/01 10:08:41 (permalink)
    ann peeples

    All I know is the song "Poke Salad Annie"

     
    Gator's got your granny......
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    Re:Poke Sallet Festival In Harlan Kentucky 2012/04/01 16:51:16 (permalink)
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    ann peeples
    All I know is the song "Poke Salad Annie"

    Gator's got your granny......

    The song was written by Tony Joe White and first recorded in Muscle Shoals AL in 1968.
    It's also been recorded by others including Elvis Presley!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkdcUa-pQlg
     
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