Herbs Entheogens

01-02-2012
Green Vein Borneo
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Kratom (Mitragyna Speciosa) Green Vein Wild harvested from Borneo Island. Kratom is a member of the Coffee tree family. This plant contains many of the same alkaloids found in Chocolate and a series of alkaloids that effect the human opioid receptors.
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01-20-2012
Frankincense (Boswellia Carteri)
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Frankincense is prized for its essential oils which are believed to be medicinal and energetic. Oils are also used in the production of cosmetics and perfumes. Clinical aromatherapy uses Frankincense often, following the belief that its beneficial for skin diseases, respiratory and urinary tract infections, rheumatism, and even syphilis....
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Buy Live Chacruna(Psychotria Viridis) Plants

Used in the sacred Ayahuasca ceremonies by the natives of peru, this is a live psychotria viridis plant we have for sale. We hope that each one of these Chacruna plants reaches a safe home and lives a long, healthy, happy, secure, and dank life. The cuttings of these live Chacruna(psychotria viridis) plants are very well established and 100% organically cultivated. At a minimum they stand 6-8 inches in height. Click the link above if you are interested in making a purchase.

Historic Plants Of Interest Prickly Poppy

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The Seri of Sonora, Mexicans use the entire plant both fresh and dried. An infusion is made to relieve kidney pain, to help expel a torn placenta, and in general to help cleanse the body after parturition. When the Spanish arrived in Sonora they added this plant to their pharmacopeia and called it cardosanto, which should not be mistranslated to blessed thistle (Cnicus benedictus). Use in Hispanic cultures includes as a sedative and analgesic tea, including for use to help alleviate migraine headaches. The seeds are taken as a laxative. The seed-pods secrete a pale-yellow latex substance when cut open. This argemone resin contains berberine and protopine, and is used medicinally as a sedative. Argemone mexicana is also used by traditional healers in Mali to treat malaria.

Warning: Large doses of this plant may be toxic and potentially deadly!

What a wide range of medicinal uses the Prickly poppy plant has had to offer people in the past. If something from the ground was used back then to deal with malaria, imagine what all of the wild plants out there have the potential to do for us? The prickly poppy plant looks no different than the typical wild cactus, or weed growing in the wild. Non the less, people decided to check it out some time ago. They must have been grateful to have found the prickly poppy. Today science has confirmed chemicals in the prickly poppy to have sedative effects. This science would be a type of photo-chemistry or pharmacological type of science. These chemicals are known as berberine and protopine. Large enough doses of these compounds are deadly. While a lot of modern medicine works by giving the individual a small enough amount of the disease or a poison, some herbal medicine works in the same manner.

If the prickly poppy was used many years ago for kidney pain by people with lesser technology that that of the modern world, why are there such a limited number of over the counter pain medications? From all of my research there are enough plants with active pain relieving constituents to make a huge list of a-z pain relievers, hundreds per letter. Pain medications should be the last resort I believe, but they are still some-what necessary. The first thing a person should do I believe is to stop the source of the pain to begin with. Never the less, sometimes we all need some relief.

Organic Prickly Poppy Scientific Name Argemone Mexicana


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