Herbals


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Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) is a relative of Coffee, only with a twist. 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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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 for skin diseases, respiratory and urinary tract infections, rheumatism, and even syphilis.

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Yerba Mate Ilex paraguariensis



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The Basics


                  This drink, Yerba Mate, has historic cultural origins. It was introduced to the world by the Guarani Indians of South America. It has been included in many weight loss products due to its believed ability to inhibit the appetite. Traditionally, it's consumed out of what's called a Gourd.

Effects

                  The effects are reported to be very energetic, inducing increased focus, awareness, and alertness. They are often described as similar to Coffee, only without the jitters, and more euphoric. It's said to be mildly psychoactive, comparable to many others including Betel Nuts, Bay Bean, etc.


It has been shown that Yerba Mate acts as an MAOI. MAOI's are substances or phytochemicals in plants or drugs that can increase the effects of other psychoactive substances by aiding in the metabolisms of these substances. This is how Ayahuasca works for example. Without the MAOI, ayahuasca is useless. MAOI substances also demonstrate anti-depressant effects on their own. They should not be combined with certain substances or drugs though, so use caution and conduct research.


Because of its MAOI properties, I am experimenting with varous infused tinctures. My goal is to create synergistic herbal tinctures utilizing Yerba Mates phytochemical components. The idea is to select plants that compliment each other for certain desired effects. You'll notice on other pages on this website, I mention combinations, or "infusions", where certain plants are combined for the symbiotic properties. Yerba Mate is no different in this sense, as infusions are a big part of alternative healing practices.


Chemical Constituents


                   First it's important to understand that plants such as Yerba Mate naturally act as highly knowledgable chemist. They create pharmacological phytochemicals. For some reason these beneficial chemical constituents are not listed on nutrition labels. They are of interest to phytochemist and other researchers. Phytochemicals demonstrate medicinal and psychoactive properties.


Yerba Mate is similar to Coffee and Kratom, only with a twist. While it does contain Caffeine, the effects are reported to be a slightly different type of energetic. It does not contain any mitragynine or related alkaloids though. It IS a stimulant on the other hand. It contains Xanthine, ( 3,7-dihydro-purine-2,6-dione ). This stuff is found in most human body tissues and fluids, and even in various organisms. Multile stimulants are derived from it.

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Other Resources:

Yerba mate. (2016, February 11). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 15:25, February 15, 2016, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Yerba_mate&oldid=704440686

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