When I first found out about this little known Amazonian herb, I was thrilled in terms of reading more peer reviewed journals on the pharmacology. What caught my interest right away was that It was yet another source of some well known MAOI constituents found in several other well known species in the ethnobotany community. It also has a history associated with different medicinal applications than those several other similar botanicals, making it potentially a uniquely useful plant friend. I don't assume anything is ok by default, as I have learned the skill of discernment the hard way. I think when used properly this plant has the potential to have some medicial benefit. I strongly advise against any type of "shamanic" applications though, as does the bible. (Shamanism is Witchcraft) Biblical Warning: Deuteronomy 18:10-14 - "10 Let no one be found among you who sacrifices their son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, 11 or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. 12 Anyone who does these things is detestable to the LORD; because of these same detestable practices the LORD your God will drive out those nations before you. 13 You must be blameless before the LORD your God. 14 The nations you will dispossess listen to those who practice sorcery or divination. But as for you, the LORD your God has not permitted you to do so."


If you've been familiar with the most commonly discussed plants in the ethnobotany community, then you are probably more than aware of the most common ethnobotanicals which contain harmala alkaloids. They are the Ayahuasca Vine, Syrian Rue, and Passion Flower. Did you know that Tobacco and another plant called Bobinsana ( Calliandra angustifolia ) also contain harmala alkaloids? Bobinsana is rarely disuccsed in the main-stream ethnobotany community. I intend to make this mainstream knowledge. Information like this is useful because it indicates to us intelligent design is at play here. We can see time and time again through phytochemical studies, and biology, the complex intelligence required for such systems to be designed so eco-friendly with one another.. Indeed, symbiosis can be seen amongst all of gods creation. The instigator of all division in this world, is lucifer and his legion. Learn discernment!


Phytochemistry & Pharmacology

For those of you who are not familiar with harmala alkaloids and the plant-life that contain them, here is a brief run-down on the topic. These sacred botanicals contain complex phytochemicals which act as MAOIS ( Monoamine oxidase inhibitors ). They are commonly prized for their anti-depressant properties, and the ability to aid the body in absorbing and intensifying the effects of other psychoactive ethnobotanicals or substances. They have sedating and mildly psychoactive properties on their own. These species are potentially dangerous, if combined with other certain plants, drugs, chemicals, etc. Generally, the psychoactive properties of Bobinsana makes me feel calm, happy, mildly euphoric, and has a way of enhancing the sensory. It goes great with other good stuff if you use caution and don't go over-board. If you're a smoker, try it with a cigarette! I generally don't have any interest in consuming this plant myself. There are so many others out there that I trust more that offer the same alleged benefits. I would go with a more commonly used plant and ditch anything that comes from any "shamanic" culture, as I do believe these people are possibly cursed because of practices (idolatry, false god worship). "Do not bring a detestable thing into your house or you, like it, will be set apart for destruction. Regard it as vile and utterly detest it, for it is set apart for destruction." - Deuteronomy 7:26


Cultural


Bobinsana ( Calliandra angustifolia ) has many other common nick-names including: yacu yutzu, and yopoyo ( not to be confused with Yopo ). Aside from the psychoactive harmala alkaloids in the plant, it has a reputation for having many medicinal qualities as well. It's yet another Amazonian plant(beware of the new age indoctrination deception going on in the "ethnobotanical" community), being used by the native Shamans to treat rheumatism and a wide range of other ailments. Often times it's added to the Shamanic Ayahuasca brew by locals in its native land. There are numerous organizations with scientist backing who are working to understand these ethnobotanical substances from a scientific standpoint. I think that even though these scientist like to denounce God, they unintentionally do a pretty good job of proving intelligent design, which rebukes their hypothesis that he doesn't exist. The Most High certainly does exist.


Effects
In this paragraph I'm going to briefly talk about the effects of Calliandra angustifolia ( Bobinsana ).I found it contains much lower levels of the harmalines and doesn't appear to be toxic according to research. I got no bad vibes from it(the plant specifically) so my discernment thinks that this plant is safe when used responsibly, but I still have no interest in consuming it. I had often read that it was utilized in the rain forest as a medicine and if this is true, I respect that, when done in biblical context that's permitted by god. Some of the other plants that contain the same constituents are not as easy going, and some also contain toxic principles(cebil seeds). This one seems to differ, and imo is a more realistic medicine ( to some ). If you live in the states though, there really is no reason to support these certain cultures and their sorcery lifestyles. I'm refering only to those who partake in the creepy use of poisons and other dark practices The bible warns that anyone who associates with these people will be cursed. Several verses in scripture back this up. "23 For rebellion is like the sin of divination, and arrogance like the evil of idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the LORD, he has rejected you as king.” 1 Samuel 15:23 and again " 6 He sacrificed his children in the fire in the Valley of Ben Hinnom, practiced divination and witchcraft, sought omens, and consulted mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the eyes of the LORD, arousing his anger. " - 2 Chronicles 33:6


I always had an interest in Ayahuasca related plants in terms of the scientific research behind them because I feel like to those who have sense, it shows them how intelligent the Most High truly is. Not every culture who uses certain plants is all that spooky. Scientist refer to the main active principle of Ayahuasca brews as the "spirit molecule". If you're not familiar with the spirit molecule, please research it. There's a great documentary with Joe Rogan on it. You'll see that the context in which a plant is used or viewed or whats done with it, makes or breaks whether or not it's okayed by scripture, or condemned. Also note that not all plants are created equal. Some plants are not good for you and I truly believe are NOT made to be consumed, while others are. The use of poisons of any kind is called Pharmakaia(sorcery). Often times people consume plants that I honestly believe are not meant to be consumed, and this is a big part of what Shamanism is I believe, althought I do judge each plant individually by many factors. I'm not trying to offend anyone and I love them but the scripture clearly condemns it, and I've been there. I can tell you it's not a good idea to take this stuff lightly. Educate thyself and know what you're dealing with. Not all vendors(sellers) care about you.


Constituents: pipecolic acids, amino acids, flavonoids, cyanogenic glycosides, tannins, saponins, harmala alkaloids, and sterols. Plants produce medicinally active phytochemicals, vitamins, minerals, nutrients, etc. Phytochemist research them for their medicinal value. This is science. See peer reviewed journals via various only electronic databases including scholar.google.com


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Medicinal Properties & Applications: Detox ( blood purifier ), uterine cancer, arthritis, stimulating tonic, colds/flu, anti-cancerous, anti-inflammatory, contraceptive, stimulant, tonic, MAOI, mild psychoactive sedative.

Warning: Do NOT consume if pregnant.
MAOIS can interact with certain foods, drugs, and medications.




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Biblical Warning: Deuteronomy 18:10-14 - "10 Let no one be found among you who sacrifices their son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, 11 or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. 12 Anyone who does these things is detestable to the LORD; because of these same detestable practices the LORD your God will drive out those nations before you. 13 You must be blameless before the LORD your God. 14 The nations you will dispossess listen to those who practice sorcery or divination. But as for you, the LORD your God has not permitted you to do so." INFORMATION PROVIDED ON OUR WEBSITE IS FOR BOTANICAL/CULTURAL RESEARCH PURPOSES ONLY! ALL PRODUCTS ARE SOLD FOR ETHNOBOTANICAL RESEARCH (Consult your healthcare provider)! Not evaluated or approved by the FDA. Not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any ailments, conditions, diseases, etc. I do earn commissions for linking to shops thank you for helping me live and keeping this site online.



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Warning, the difference between medicine and sorcery is that sorcery makes use of poisonous things, and tends to associate with graven images, idolatry, and false god worship, deliberate (knowingly), or not. Medicine is using what God has made for us in the way in which he made it for us while praising and worshipping only him for the gifts that therein are. For Godly herbs beneficial for us, see the herbalism section. The Ethnobotanicals section is 97% warnings against false doctrines and dangerous plants being mis-marketed and mis-used. This is biblical ethnobotany.