Ethnobotany

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kratom
Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) is an entheogen that effects opioid receptors in the human brain. It naturally produces many of the same constituents found in Chocolate and Green Tea.

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Frankincense (Boswellia carteri)
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  • Kola Nut Cola nitida



    Kola Nut (Cola nitida)

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                   This is a rare gem indeed. The Kola Nut comes from a tree native to African rain forest. It's also worth mentioning that most of the worlds popular ethnobotanicals originate from Africa. Hurricanes seem to cary seeds from there all the way across the Atlantic ocean, spreading them to islands and mainlands of the United States. This plant is in the same family as the tree used in the mass production of Chocolate.


                   Kola Nut is the fruit of the Cola tree. It is literally the original source of flavor in the popular soft drink today known as "Coca Cola". This was first done in the 1800's when a pharmacist in Georgia named John Pemberton took some extracts from the kola nut and used them to produce the soft drink. Back then, Coca-Cola had Cocaine made from Coca leaves added to it as well as the kola nut. This fun drink formula finally came to an end in the year 1904.


                   This entheogen also has use among traditional spiritual practices in its native land. They are used as sacred religious objects and offerings during prayers, ancestor veneration, and other events, like naming ceremonies, weddings, and funerals. They are also used in a traditional divination system known as Obi Divination. Many plants that originate from Africa are used in spiritual practice. It seems to be the homeland of ethnobotany in my opinion.


    Obi Divination is a system used by the Yorùbá religion. They believe in reincarnation. There are many spiritual belief systems within this continent. I find all of them worthy of respect and very fascinating. They cherish the earth and all of the gifts that can be found on it. They respect and love nature while seeking to understand and utilize it to the fullest potential.


    Chemical Constituents Produced By This Plant

    caffeine (2–3.5%),theobromine (1.0–2.5%),theophylline,phenolics,phlobaphens (kola red),epicatechin,D-catechin,tannic acid,sugar,cellulose,water


    It may be interesting to note that theobromine also exist in Chocolate. It seems that plants with similar effects often times contain the same constituents. For example, stimulants such as Kratom also contain many of the same constituents as Chocolate, and Green Tea.

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    References:

    Kola nut. (2014, August 10). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 14:29, August 16, 2014, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Kola_nut&oldid=620643107

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