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10/28/17
Ololiuqui ( Rivea corymbosa )
rivea corymbosa
Ololiuqui is very closely related to Hawaiian Baby Woodrose. Both produce phytochemicals in which researchers who first studied LSD were interested in. Parts of the plants are used in Ayurvedic medicine.



Fo-It Root
Polygonum multiflorum
Fo-Ti grows in China. It's use as a medicine by many cultures dates back centuries. Most commonly, it's used in ancient Chinese medicine. There, it's known as he-shou-wu, meaning "black haired Mr. He."


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                This is no ordinary selection of plants. These ethnobotanical specimens are of great interest to pharmocologist, ethnobotanist, scientist, alternative healers, spiritualist, shamans, and other cultures across the globe. Ethnobotanicals are botanicals that have been highly sought after by human beings sense the beginning. Below I will discuss these sacred plants in alphabetical order. Keep in mind this is only a small portion of ethnobotanicals in the world.




Kanna - Kougoed - Kaugoed - Channa
sceletium tortuosum


                 Like many other ethnobotanicals of Afirca, kanna too has been and still is an intoxicant of choice there. Today, its popularity is growing around the world. The effects are described as euphoric with increased alertness that gently fades into a relaxed state of being. The pharmacology of the plant too is very interesting. Mesembrine is the name of the chemical of interest that's naturally produced by this species.



Macropiper excelsum (Kawakawa, Kawa Kawa, Maori Strain)
macropiper excelsum


                 Kawa Kawa is simliar to Kava, yet not identical or related. It offers sedative effects also when brewed as a cold tea, and also has many other medicinel applications. The use of cold water in the preparation of tea's and infusion using Kawa is essential in preserving the chemical potency. Topical applications of the plant are used for boils, bruises, and pain relief. Kawa has also been used when dealing with toothaches. I think you'll find extracts of this it very fascinating for research.




Kava Kava; Piper methysticum
piper methysticum


               Kava is an "entheogen", or plant that "awakens the divine from within". Some cultures say that it opens the third eye (minds eye). The effects are euphoric, blisful, sedative, and rejuvinating. Kava is used by certain cultures and peoples to aid in meditation practice. It's been clinically proven to reduce stress. The effects leave the body feeling very relaxed and even floatly. I describe it as a "cotton-candy like feeling permiating the entire body". It may sound wierd, but I say that it produces effects that remind me of its fragrance. The aroma reminds me of lying on the beach in a hamock with not a care in the world. So too will the effects of it remind you of lying on a beach in a hammock. Sense you are alive, why not live?


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Klip Dagga ( Lions Ear )
lions ear plant


                 Klip Dagga is a relative of Wild Dagga ( as used by the Hottentot Tribe ). The plant naturally produces it's own pharmacological chemicals known as diterpenes and coumarins. Coumarins are also found in many common cooking herbs. Coumarins are attributed to many medicinal benefits today. Extracts made from this species are shown to posess acetylcholine and histamine inhibiting properties. Medications for dealing with a condition known as Mysthenia Gravis effect acetylcholine levels. Anti-histamine drugs also do the same thing that the naturally occuring chemicals in this botanical family.



Kola Nut
Cola nitida


               This is another African entheogen. They are commonly given as ceremonial gifts there. Kola offers a powerful punch of stimulant effects due to the caffeine and other compounds located within the beans. They are used as Talismans by certain African religions. On top of all the other cool facts, Kola Nut was the original source of flavor, aroma, and caffein in the original Coca Cola. This was back in the days when Cocaine made from coca leaves was also in the brew.




Kratom
mitragyna speciosa powdered leaf


               Kratom is a member of the Coffee family. Unlike Coffee this plant naturally produces chemicals that interact with opioid receptors located in the human brain. The effects of this friendly form of creation itself ( Mitragynia speciosa ) elevates levels of Chi within the human body and mind. It expands consciousness by activating and opening the minds eye.


It was traditionally consumed by chewing the leaf or making a psychoactive drink with it. In the western world it's most often sold and marketed in the form of capsules. This is not the traditional method of consumption for the psychoactive species. The leaf is hard to digest and may cause stomach and intestine related issues when eaten. Although, eating it does prove very effective in inducing the entheogenic effects of the plant. Sense most of the Kratom users in the western world do not have access to fresh leaf, chewing is not really an option because the leaf is typically ground. I have a better method to offer below.


Liquid Extract.

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               This isn't a regular tea nor is it made like a regular tea. Start by getting the necessary supplies. You'll need a glass jar, the kratom leaf ( preferably ground or powdered ), alcohol ( small amount, high proof liquor or even a small amount of Vanilla Extract works fine), cranberry juice or a similar juice, fluoride free water, time.


Add your ground leaf powder to a glass jar and fill it with just enough juice to cover the organic matter. Add some alcohol, maybe a shot of vodka or half of a bottle of Vanilla extract even works. Fill the glass jar the rest of the way with fluoride free water. Shake it up well and allow it to sit for a period of weeks. The longer it sits the better it will be. You're not finished yet. Shake it up thoroughly and daily.


After the mixture has sat for a few weeks you're ready for the final process. Pour the mixture out into a boiler and scrape out all of the remaining leaf. Cook on low ( simmer ) for 45 minutes to an hour stirring occasionally. When the time has come, filter out the remaining leaf and keep it because it can be reused plenty more times. Now you have an extremely potent mixture that you should use great caution with. If you drink too much you'll either get sick or become instantly burnt out. Higher doses lead to extremely sedative effects.


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