- Field Bindweed
- Convolvulus arvensis
- Cultivated land
- Short turf
WARNING VERY EXPERIMENTAL | TREAD VERY CAUTIOUSLY
Just because a plant was used in the past as food DOES NOT MEAN that it is safe to eat. Borage and comfrey are classic examples of this. Obviously there are many that are safe to eat. But when you see a warning on these plant profiles like this… IT IS FOR A REASON… CONSUME AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!
- Bindweed contains several alkaloids, including pseudotropine, and lesser amounts of tropine, tropinone, and meso-cuscohygrine.
- Recently a scientist from a French university contacted me. She wrote “Here is an article about the distribution of ergot-alkaloids in different plant parts of several Ipomoea species, comparing untreated with fungicide-treated seeds to try to figure out how much was due to the plant (answer = probably some) and how much to the fungus (answer = more). Admittedly I have found nothing on Convolvulus, but I suspect this means that nobody has looked, not that there is none. The toxicity of Morning Glories was (in part at least) due to ergot-like producing micro-organisms that grow endophytically? Because of this, since infection rates with these microbes can vary over time and space, but that some are very very toxic and disturbing, it may be best to avoid morning glories entirely.”
- Young shoots
- Young rosettes
- Young leaves
- In Croatia the young rosettes are boiled and the same for the leaves, then added to salads.
- In Turkey they cook the leaves in with other vegetables.
- In the South Eastern Albacete and South Central Jaen regions Spain the flowers are sucked for their honey like nectar.
- In Ladakh the seeds are boiled in onion and tomato and then fried in oil before being eaten.