Cinnamon and other fungus remedies

Adam Fikso
Thu, 26 Nov 2009 21:26:46 PST
I guess I stand corrected.   Thanks,  Lou and Ina.

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From: "lou jost" <>
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Sent: Thursday, November 26, 2009 8:29 PM
Subject: [pbs] Cinnamon and other fungus remedies

> Hi Ina,
>  Cinnamon is a commonly used fungicide among orchid growers. We use it as 
> a dust. In my experience it really works, though I can't say I have made 
> controlled scientific tests.
>  I am as skeptical of new age nonsense as anyone (probably more 
> skeptical). There is nothing unreasonable about expecting tree bark 
> derivatives to have antifungal properties. If you live in tropical 
> forests, one of the most strikinbg things you can observe is the great 
> variation in decay rates of different kinds of wood. Local people are well 
> aware of this and use only certain woods 

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