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Salvia divinorum

Salvia divinorum
Salvia divinorum (also known as Diviner's Sage,[2] Ska María Pastora,[3] Seer's Sage,[4] and by its genus name Salvia) is a psychoactive plant which can induce "visions" and other hallucinatory experiences. Its native habitat is in cloud forest in the isolated Sierra Mazateca of Oaxaca, Mexico, where it grows in shady and moist locations.[5][6] The plant grows to over a meter high,[1] has hollow square stems, large leaves, and occasional white flowers with violet calyxes. Botanists have not determined whether Salvia divinorum is a cultigen or a hybrid; native plants reproduce vegetatively, rarely producing viable seed.[7][8] Mazatec shamans have a long and continuous tradition of religious use of Salvia divinorum, using it to facilitate visionary states of consciousness during spiritual healing sessions.[1] Most of the plant's local common names allude to the Mazatec belief that the plant is an incarnation of the Virgin Mary, with its ritual use also invoking that relationship. History Related:  Lucid dreams

Tabernanthe iboga Tabernanthe iboga or simply iboga is a perennial rainforest shrub and psychedelic, native to western Central Africa. Iboga stimulates the central nervous system when taken in small doses and induces visions in larger doses. In parts of Africa where the plant grows the bark of the root is chewed for various pharmacological or ritualistic purposes. Ibogaine, the active alkaloid, is also used to treat substance abuse disorders. A small amount of ibogaine, along with precursors of ibogaine are found in Voacanga africana. Normally growing to a height of 2 m, T. iboga may eventually grow into a small tree up to 10 m tall, given the right conditions. Traditional use[edit] Bark of Tabernanthe iboga. The Iboga tree is the central pillar of the Bwiti spiritual practice in West-Central Africa, mainly Gabon, Cameroon and the Republic of the Congo, which uses the alkaloid-containing roots of the plant in a number of ceremonies. Addiction treatment[edit] Legal status[edit] Conservation status[edit]

Artemisia vulgaris Descripción[editar] Es una planta perennifolia herbácea de 1 a 2 m (raramente 2,5 m), con raíces leñosas. Las hojas de 5 a 20 cm de longitud, verde muy oscuras, pinnadas, con pelos blancos densos tomentosos en el envés. Distribución y hábitat[editar] Es nativa de áreas templadas de Europa, Asia, norte de África, está en Norteamérica donde es una maleza. Usos[editar] Ilustración del s. La artemisa tiene tujona, que es tóxica. Alimento[editar] Hojas y capullos, bien picados antes de la floración de julio, se usaban para un agente saborizador amargo para carne grasa y pescado. Se la usaba en Corea y en el Japón para tortas de arroz festivas, dándoles un color verdoso. En la Edad Media la artemisa era parte de la mezcla de hierbas gruit, para dar sabor a la cerveza antes de la introducción del lúpulo. Propiedades medicinales[editar] Artemisia vulgaris. La planta tiene aceites volátiles (cineola, o aceite de artemisa, tujona), flavonoides, triterpenos, derivados de la cumarina. Fumado[editar]

Peyote cactus - Encyclopedia Click here if you're looking to buy a Peyote cactus cutting or Peyote seeds. What is a Peyote cactus? The oldest cacti date back 20.000 years ago. Its special looks are because of its ability to survive extreme dryness and heat. Cacti store water in their stems. Botanical The Peyote cactus is a small, blue/green, thornless, balloonlike plant, with small amounts of wool on top and a thick root. The cactus grows very slowly and under natural circumstances only flowers after ten years. History This plant played a prominent role in the religion and culture of the Indians in Central America. Nowadays the Peyote is still strongly respected by the original inhabitants of this region, like the Huichol, and also by researchers in entheogenics from all over the world. Chemistry Active compounds: mescaline (3,4,5-trimethoxy-B-phenethylamine) Percentage: 10% of the dried material. Effects The so-called hangover of a cactus experience comes before the actual trip starts. Medical use Usage Mescaline dosages

Ayahuasca Ayahuasca (UK: /ˌaɪ(j)əˈwæskə/, US: /-ˈwɑːskə/) or ayaguasca[1] (in Hispanicized spellings) from Quechua Ayawaska[2] (aya: soul, waska: vine), or yagé (/jɑːˈheɪ, jæ-/), is an entheogenic brew made out of Banisteriopsis caapi vine and other ingredients.[3] The brew is used as a traditional spiritual medicine in ceremonies among the indigenous peoples of the Amazon basin and is known by a number of different names (see below).[4] B. caapi contains several alkaloids that act as monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs). Another common ingredient in ayahuasca is the shrub Psychotria viridis which contains the primary psychoactive, dimethyltryptamine (DMT). MAOIs are required for DMT to be orally active.[5] Nomenclature[edit] Ayahuasca is known by many names throughout Northern South America and Brazil. Ayahuasca is the hispanicized spelling of a word in the Quechua languages, which are spoken in the Andean states of Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru, and Colombia. History[edit] Preparation[edit] DMT admixtures:

The Top 5 Herbs & Supplements For Lucid Dreaming digg Posted by Ryan Hurd on October 23, 2008 The latest trend in lucid dreaming is the prescribed use of supplements to increase dream recall and trigger more dreams where you become aware you are dreaming. These supplements, which include herbs, enzymes and Flintstone vitamins [Healers Journal Note: Don't take Flinstone Vitamins, get yourself a proper high quality multivitamin, ok?] But they will not do the trick alone. In a nutshell, these supplements are worthless if not taken with the right mindset, as well as more traditional forms of lucid dreaming induction. At best, a supplement taken without mental preparation will increase the chances for a beginner lucid dreamer to be jolted into lucidity – but the lucid dream scene that emerges may be difficult to handle due to the beginner’s own inexperience with juggling the rawness of lucidity. OK, that said, lucid dreaming supplements can make your mind go pow.

Proper peyote harvesting technique - a cacti growing blog Lophophora williamsii (peyote) populations have diminished in large areas of South Texas where peyoteros harvest the cactus for ceremonial use by the Native American Church. Habitat destruction caused by urban development, rootplowing, etc., account for much of the reduction, but the regulated commercial harvest of peyote is also taking its toll. Some harvesters cut the peyote too low (it can be very hard to tell where the shoot ends and the root begin) - consequently many of the decapitated plants will not regenerate new stems and are left to die. To address this problem Martin Terry and James D. Mauseth have investigated the proper technique for harvesting peyote, and found that the cactus must be cut off at or immediately below its base, leaving the subterranean portion of the plant (including all or most of the subterranean part of the stem) in the ground to regenerate new crowns. Sylvia Moreno, “In Deep South Texas, peyote harvest dwindling”, Seattle Times

Ergoline Ergoline is a chemical compound whose structural skeleton is contained in a diverse range of alkaloids. Ergoline derivatives are used clinically for the purpose of vasoconstriction (5-HT1 receptor agonists—ergotamine) and in the treatment of migraines (used with caffeine) and Parkinson's disease. Some ergoline alkaloids found in ergot fungi are implicated in the condition ergotism, which causes convulsive and gangrenous symptoms. Others include psychedelic drugs (e.g., LSD and some alkaloids in Ipomoea tricolor and related species[citation needed]). Uses[edit] In addition to the naturally occurring ergonovine (used as an oxytocic) and ergotamine (a vasoconstrictor used to control migraine), synthetic derivatives of importance are the oxytocic methergine, the anti-migraine drugs dihydroergotamine and methysergide, hydergine (a mixture of dihydroergotoxine mesylates, INN: ergoline mesylates), and bromocriptine, used for numerous purposes including treatment of Parkinson's disease.

Galantamine Galantamine (Nivalin, Razadyne, Razadyne ER, Reminyl, Lycoremine) is used for the treatment of mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease and various other memory impairments, in particular those of vascular origin. It is an alkaloid that is obtained synthetically or from the bulbs and flowers of Galanthus caucasicus (Caucasian snowdrop, Voronov's snowdrop), Galanthus woronowii (Amaryllidaceae) and related genera like Narcissus (daffodil)),[1] Leucojum (snowflake), and Lycoris including Lycoris radiata (Red Spider Lily). Studies of usage in modern medicine began in the Soviet Union in the 1950s. The active ingredient was extracted, identified, and studied, in particular in relation to its acetylcholinesterase (AChE)-inhibiting properties. The bulk of the work was carried out by Soviet pharmacologists M. The first industrial process was developed in Bulgaria by prof. It is available in both a prescription form and as an over the counter supplement. Pharmacology[edit] Pharmacokinetics[edit] [edit]