Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) is a member of the Coffee tree family. This plant contains many of the same alkaloids found in Chocolate and a series of alkaloids that effect the human opioid receptors.
08/19/2015 Frankincense (Boswellia carteri)
Frankincense is prized for its essential oils which are believed to be medicinal and energetic. Clinical aromatherapy uses it for skin diseases, respiratory and urinary tract infections, rheumatism, and even syphilis.
Properties: oneirogen, sedative, treating coughs, colds, headaches and other ailments. Traditionally it was combined with Tobacco. The active alkaloids of Kooigoed (Imphepho) appear to be Chalcone and Helichrysetin.
treating wounds, and abscesses, anti-diarrheal(eek sorry!), headaches, painful menstrual cramps,
antispasmodic - "preventing or relieving spasms", spasms - "a sudden uncontrolled and often painful tightening of a
muscle", indigestion, malaria and other fevers including typhoid. Infusions cause perspiration, emetic in poisoning (
emetics cause vomiting thus helping the body free itself from poison ), colic and abdominal troubles, tonic - "producing
and restoring normal tone.", dysentry - "Dysentery is an inflammation of the intestine causing diarrhea with blood.",
stomach carminative(An agent that prevents or relieves flatulence (gas in the gastrointestinal tract), antidote to food
poisoning, cattle medicine for lumpy skin disease, cardiovascular tonic.
Origin: South Africa
Cultures who historically prized Uzara: Zulu people of South Africa, Xhosa people of Africa, Mpondo people, Tswana.
Phytochemical constituents: uzarin, xysmalorin; ( both glycosides ), two H-17beta isomers known as: allouzarin and
Interesting Note: Uzara was introduced to the pharmaceutical market in 1911 as a new intestinal sedative (antidiarrhoicum).
Psychoactive Effects: "These cardiac glycosides may have psychoactive properties" - Department of Anthropology &
Development Studies, Rand Afrikaans University , South Africa ( link in references )
Aside from personal experiences with
Uzara, the science behind the phytochemicals is only well understood by the researchers fortunate enough to conduct the
studies. The information is available to the public via .gov websites, however; it's nearly impossible to understand
unless you are familiar with the terminology. Also, they are likely keeping certain things under-wraps.
Folk Lore History: Protective charm to divert storms, aiding dogs to be keen hunters. ( Got info with sources? Email
If you check out some of the references on this page you will notice several government websites called pubmed and
pubchem. They know so much about these phytochemicals that it would blow your mind. For some reason, most of these
chemicals never seem to make it to any sort of clinical evaluations. Even after researchers have studied plenty of them
from various botanical species, classified them, and successfully used plenty of them pharmacologically in non human
studies. You'll also see a pattern of pattens on naturally occurring chemicals...
My conclusions are based on what I know about this plant. It has a vast history of use as a sacred medicine and even
believed metaphysical properties. Seeing as how researchers around the world have conducted phytochemical studies, and
that there have been successful historic medicinal applications of this plant, AND the fact that these phytochemicals are even being sold
on the Internet, i'm confident that this stuff is legitimate medicine. See, for people who don't believe in herbal
medicine, they simply do not know the facts. If you don't believe me, google "buy uzarin" ( a phytochemical that the Uzara
plant produces using phytosynthesis. )
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Health freedom is important. I believe the medical system needs to embrace
both worlds. I believe there are rare occasions in which modern medicine is necessary and that most health problems can
easily be avoided with a healthy life-style. "Let food by thy medicine and medicine by thy food" - Hippocrates - the
father of western medicine.
Note: educational institutions claim that Wikipeida is not a reliable source however; This is untrue. It's actually the entire worlds research paper database. You can look at the sources there and see that they are mostly academic journals written by highly trained and educated scholarly professionals. Other sources include .edu domains which are for educational institutions only. I always check the sources to make sure they are in fact scholarly. I do include my own opinions and views in the writing.
Yohimbe and Kratom share some of the same constituents. Both have effects on adrenergic receptors as well. Kratom also acts on opioid receptors. Its traditionally used as an aphrodisiac, among other things.