Ethnobotany

01-02-2012
Green Vein Borneo
borneo kratom leaf crushed
Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) has recently made an appearance to the western world. It's native to Pacific regions of the planet where it has been used for some time now.

01-20-2012
Frankincense (Boswellia carteri)
frankincense from the bible
Frankincense burns best with the use of an electric incense burner. It has been as an aid in meditation practice and alternative healing applications.






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Coca Leaf Tea Erythroxylaceae

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  Erythroxylum novogranatense var. Novogranatense (retouched)

The leaf of the Coca plant itself has a vast history of use in holistic health practices. I want to bring an accurate and respectable perspective of this botanical back to the main stream. It deserves recognition for being one of the worlds most valuable and historic plant teachers. It is yet another natural stimulant which proves much safer than its illegal counterparts.

Medicinal Use

Traditionally the coca leaves were most commonly used as a typical stimulant to overcome fatigue, hunger, and thirst. Its effective for altitude sickness, as a pain reliever, and on wounds and sores. The high calcium content makes it good for bones. It constricts blood vessels, being another medicinal property of the plant.

Other more powerful medicinal applications of coca leaf include: for treating malaria, ulcers, asthma, and improving digestion. Its also an aphrodisiac and believed to improve longevity. The raw leaves are chalked full of minerals such as calcium, potassium, and phosphorus. It has vitamins B1, B2, C, and E and nutrients such as protein and fiber.

Coca was and still is a powerful plant ally used by various shamanic cultures. The leaves are used as offerings to the gods. The plant induces powerful entheogenic experiences due to the cocaine related alkaloids that it produces. While it is the natural source of Cocaine, the plant itself is certainly much different than the powder. It's the prohibition against the plant which has made Coca obsolete and the synthetic cocaine in demand.

Coca has been a staple in religious ceremonies for centuries.

Warning: Coca Leaf Tea Can Show Up On Drug Test!

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INFORMATION PROVIDED ON OUR WEBSITE IS FOR BOTANICAL/CULTURAL RESEARCH PURPOSES ONLY! ANY REFERENCES ABOUT THE USE OR EFFECTS OF THESE NATURAL HEALING HERBS IS BASED ON TRADITIONAL USE OR SHAMANIC PRACTICES. ALL PRODUCTS ARE SOLD FOR ETHNOBOTANICAL RESEARCH (CONSULT YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER)! STATEMENTS AND ITEMS HAVE NOT BEEN EVALUATED OR APPROVED BY THE FDA. NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT, PREVENT, OR CURE, ANY AILMENTS, CONDITIONS, DIESEASES, ETC. SOLD AS COLLECTORS ITEM.

References:

Heaven, R., & Charing, H. G. (2006). Plant spirit Shamanism: Traditional techniques for healing the soul. Rochester, VT: Destiny Books.


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