The Truth About Plants As Medicine


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        The wisdom of the source that designed the genetic codes inside the fascinating phenomina we call DNA ( Deoxyribonucleic acid ) in plants alone, is by far superior to the knowledge in chemistry of human beings. Why I say that is because in nature, the art of effective pharmacology is innate and effortless. Due to the length of time over which information has been evolutionarily gathered, medicine is an ancient and well mastered art of reality itself. Having this and many other mind boggling facts in mind, I see self evident truth that intelligence is at the very core of what we call reality.


The mysterious aspect of reality that designed and created these plants must have used vast amounts of time, knowledge, energy, and resources, to construct such useful constituents that emerge in various forms of life and creation across the earth. The amount of information and resources used to design a seed that can repeatedly reproduce the same pharmacological compounds alone, is beyond evidence of an intelligently designed universe. Whether this process was evolution, or something else, it remains obvious that some sort of intelligence had to set this in motion. Sense Humans share 50% of their DNA with bananas, this is one of many examples of the same patterns reappearing within existence. If everything did not slowly evolve to be the way it is, then how else was it constructed?


The odds that reality accidentally ended up being wired with sophistication and beauty, seem slim to none. So do the odds that superior intelligence was deemed instantaneously by the first borne consciousness in existence. From what we understand it takes time, effort, and consciousness to learn. I see the Universe as a living creative expression of ancient conscious intelligence. Perhaps odds would have it that eventually something out there would become aware, awakened..


On a final and random note i'd like to add that it's good to know that just because odds are higher for a certain outcome doesn't make it set in stone. If there is less than a 20% chance something could be a certain way, it may be that certain way anyway. Regardless of the stats being on your side, you must consider that the un-likely MAY BE what becomes the reality. Statistics are not "un-sinkable" like the Titanic, and that ship sunk anyway.


Below is a list of neurochemicals/phytochemicals/hormones and a brief summary of their functions and sources. These chemicals exist inside of us, and outside of us in nature as well. We consume them all the time whether we know it or not, and they are very important to our bodies biological functions and well being.


"Let Food By Thy Medicine & Medicine Be Thy Food" - Hippocrates

Tryptophan, Serotonin, & Melatonin

Tryptophan is an amino acid that can be found in nature. Its essential for human consumption because the body uses it to make niacin ( a vitamin ), and serotonin. Serotonin, has a lot to do with melatonin production. This is because it is the precursor to melatonin. Your body makes melatonin from serotonin. So, you literally use these chemicals in food to function, survive, and be.


Tryptophan is found in: Oats, Certain types of Chocolate, Bananna, Chicken, Turkey, Eggs, Cheese, Nuts ( Almonds especially ), and Seeds.


Melatonin is produced by the pineal gland. It helps regulate other hormones and keeps the body's circadian rhythm in check. It plays a key role in when we fall asleep and when we wake up.


Foods that contain Melatonin: Cherries, Olive Oil


Serotonin

Serotonin is made by the body using Tryptophan, which can be found in certain foods listed above. It effects the regulation of mood, appetite, and sleep. Serotonin also effects cognitive functions, including memory and learning. I think it's a good idea to be able to recognize when and if any of your brain chemicals are off. It's all about listening to your body, right down to a celluar level.


Tyrosine & Dopamine

Tyrosine is an amino acid the body makes. Aside from being made by our own body, Tyrosine is also found in foods. Its an essential component for the production of important chemicals in the brain such as dopamine, epinephrine, and norepinephrine. All of these collaborations of atoms that we call neurochemicals, are VITAL. They run everything and can be thought of sort of like software. Each one has its own job and serves many useful functions.


Foods high in Tyrosine: soy products, chicken, turkey, fish, peanuts, almonds, avocados, bananas, milk, cheese, yogurt, cottage cheese, lima beans, pumpkin seeds, and sesame seeds.


Here are a few examples of naturally reoccuring phytochemicals present in different botanicals Note: I'm making a massive list of these phytochemicals and a whole page dedicated to them. The link will be posted on my social media and sent out in a newsletter when it's semi-complete.


Ayahuasca Vine: Contains Harmaline Alkaloids
Passion Flower: Contains Harmaline Alkaloids
Syrian Rue: contains Harmaline Alkaloids
Wormwood: contains Thujone
Sassafras: Contains Thujone; Safrole
Nutmeg: Contains Safrole; Myristicin
Parsley: Contains Myristicin
Dill: Contains Myristicin
Chamomile: contains Coumarins
Tumeric: contains Coumarins


Nicotine


Believe it or not, Nicotine exist outside of Tobacco in nature. For example, the Cowage plant contains Nicotine, as well as L-Dopa ( the precursor to dopamine! ), AND serotonin. It produces a few other fascinating constituents as well. It sounds like brain food to me. If you think about it, you can see how everything is connected and has a purpose, and that's the point of this blog. It's not just food and herbs, it's medicine and life.



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