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03/08/16
Bay Bean
BayBean Canavalia rosea
Bay Bean was traditionally smoked for a mellowing effect. This is a rare ethnobotanical that you will not find for grabs often. Some of it's other names are; beach-bean, jackbean, maunaloa, puakauhi, wonderbean, and Friol de Playa.

03/08/16
Pure Organic Menthol Crystals
Pure organic Menthol Crystals are chemicals produced by plants in the mint family. They are the active ingredient in menthol cigarettes, cough drops, and other over-the-counter medication. Of course, none of these menthol laced pharmacy products give you the raw power of pure menthol. :)







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Maca Root - Lepidium meyenii

Maca has aphrodisiac properties. It was used by pre-Incan Andrean tribes for energy, vitality, and during combat. They used it to give them courage. There are many more interesting facts regarding this herb. Learn more about Maca Here!


Maconha Brava

According to Schultes and Hofmann, this plant is a mild psychoactive substance used as a Cannabis alternatives by the locals in Brazil. It's not to be confused with spice or K2. The effects are no more intense than that of Coffee. It naturally produces pharmacological phytochemicals. Read more about Maconha Brava here.


Maeng Da

Maeng Da is a variety of Kratom, a plant related to Coffee which produces pharmacological constituents that bind to opioid receptors in the human body. The effects are like those of true opiates. Read more about Maeng Da here.

Ma Huang

Ma Huang is not a reference to my monster. It's a plant that has stimulating and medicinal properties. It's commonly compared to Mullein and others for its soothing effects on the respiratory system and stomach. Read more about Ma Huang here.


Making A Homemade Presticide To Protect Your Garden

This is an article I wrote on how to use certain herbs to make a homemade pesticide which will protect your garden from preditory critters and even animals. It's simple, cheap, and effective. This natural insecticide/pesticide is also harmless to the environment. Read the article here.


Marshamallow

Marshmallow is mostly used today by herbalists to relieve sore throat, much like Mullein leaf. Marshmallow also has inflammation relieving properties to offer. The medicinal applications of Marshmallow has been documented from well over 2,800 years. Read more about Marshmallow here.


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Menthol Crystals

Menthol Crystals are organically synthesized from various members of the Mint species. It's used in over-the-counter medications like Vicks Vapo rub, cough drops, etc. It's also the same Menthol from Menthol cigarettes. It's the active ingredient that gives these medications their pharmacological value. Read more about Menthol Crystals here.


Mugwort

Mugwort is historically known as an oneirogen ( to induce dreams ), as a medicine, and a natural means of repelling insects and other critters. It has sedating properties but should not be used daily or for extended periods of time. Learn more about Mugwort here.


Milk Thistle

Milk Thistle has been shown to be useful in the treatment of type II diabetes in clinical studies. It's also useful for patients who are chronically infected with hepatitis C. Infusions that include this herb are often suggested as a hangover cure because it helps rid organs from toxins. Read more about Milk Thistle Seed here.


Mistle Toe

Mistle Toe is most commonly known for its charm as a "love herb". What most people don't know is that it has a history of medicinal use. Phytochemist are familiar with some of the complex pharmacological phytochemicals that the botanical produces. Learn more about Mistle toe Here.


Mormon Tea

Ephedra Viridis is a close relative of E. sinica, which is commonly referred to as Mormon Tea. It's been historically used as a natural remedy for treating lung ailments, and a means of increasing energy, or Chi. It's also suggested by herbalist to improve circulation, or cardiovascular health. Read more about Mormon tea here.


Morning Glories

The Morning Glory plant has been prized from all walks of life. In ancient China it was prized as a medicine due to the laxative properties of the seeds. The historic entheogen was introduced to the Japanese in the 9th century, as an ornamental plant for its awe- inspiring beauty. Learn more about Morning Glories here.


Mondia whitei

Mondia whitei of South Africa has several medicinal applications. From use as an antacid, to an aphrodisiac it shows promise in the ancient art of healing. It also demonstrates pain relieving qualities, and anti-stress properties. Learn more about Mondia whitei here.


Motherwort - Leonurus sibiricus

Motherwort is not to be confused with Wild Dagga Wild Dagga ( Leonotis leonurus ). It's used as an emmenagogue; diuretic; vasodilator, for= heart conditions, hyperthyroidism, and more. It does contain some of the same active alkaloids as Wild Dagga. Constituents: diterpenes leosibiricine, leosibirine, isoleosibirine Cycloleonurinine, Leoheterin, Leonurine, Leonurinine, Leuronurine, Prehispanolone, Preleoheterin, and Stachydrine. Learn more about Motherwort ( Leonurus sibiricus ) here.


Muira Puama

This ancient remedy was traditionally used as an aphrodisiac for both sexes in alternative healing practices. This means that it increases sexual desire, and pleasure. It has other medicinal qualities as well, aside from the aphrodisiac properties that it induces. In South America, the bark is used as a remedy for a variety of ailments by the indigenous peoples. Learn more about Muira Puama here!


Mullein

Mullein is a lot like Coltsfoot.. It's generally used for colds, flus, respiratory system ailments, sore throat, stomach, GI tract, and related conditions. It's thought to be a blood cleanser and the flowers have pain relieving qualities. It's a very powerful medicinal plant. The active alkaloid is thought to be "mucilage", which sounds a lot like the over the counter drug called Mucinex.. Learn more about Great Mullein here!


Muna Muna

Muna Muna has a history of use as far back as the Incas, and possibly further. Throughout history it has had many medicinal applications among various cultures around the world. It's most notable reputation is for being used as a natural and powerful aphrodisiac. Aphrodisiacs are used to stimulate libido and potency. Read more about Muna Muna here!


Myrrh

Myrrh is a natural incense. It has mild opioid properties due to the active phytochemicals made by the plant that bind to opioid receptors in the human body. It's been used for oral hygeine, pain, as an oneirogen, an incense, and a blood purifier. It has many other medicinal properties as well. Read more about Myrrh here.


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