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Posted by Catherine Cartwright Jones on October 12, 2002 at 01:16:00:

In reply to: Just to move this to the top... posted by Nick on October 12, 2002 at 01:03:05:

Since I've looked at so many samples .. I'm fairly confident that it's
not possible to "clean" the dye (or myrolaban) out of a sample. The
"below naked eye level" and dispersal makes that improbable. So ... a
supplier's sample seems fine for checking those two aspects. Sifting
is another issue .... anyone can specially sift a sample to send me.
And ... that's a problem for people who are concerned with sift.

I'll test anything that falls in my hands. Can we agree that if a
supplier sends me a sample, I can say "supplied by X as representative
of their x inventory on x day"? Then ... if ..... somone gets
something from x supplier from x inventory that seems to be radically
different .... they can send some to me and then there be a discussion.

My interest is in testing the widest possible number of hennas to
build a useful database for understanding consistancy, effect of
geography and rainfall, marketing pressures, ethnic preference ....
etc etc.

I'll test henna free.
I'm 4237 Klein Ave.
Stow, Ohio, USA

The more we know the better.


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