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    According to "Plantas Medicinales; Dioscorides Renovado" by Pio Font Quer, the seeds and essential oil of coriander will cause a drunkenness lasting up to 12 hours witrh no unfortunate aftereffects. He says in another part of the article that no toxic effects are felt below three ounces of the seed. Anyone tried too much coriander? The major constituent of the essential oil is linalool, which does affect some neurotransmitters.
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    what is/are the active chemicals in Leonotis nepetifolia ?

    Try the different spellings of nepetaefolia?
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    Vego kids unethical ?

    Back to the theme of the post, this will be the report referred to: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4282257.stm This is a simple case of stupid or malicious scientists (in the US ARS) inferring a general result from malnourished African children - not the children of vegans in developed countries. I cannot recommend a diet of just corn and beans for children, though this should easily provide sufficient protein. I would recommend a fully varied diet with green leafy veg, fruits, tubers, oils and yeast extract and all sorts of stuff. Some supplementation of B12 and D would be ideal. "The 544 children studied had been raised on diets chiefly consisting of starchy, low-nutrition corn and bean staples lacking these micronutrients. This meant they were already malnourished." And Hitler didn't have the willpower to be vegetarian, though his doctors insisted that he should be, in case anyone brings up that blatant lie again. Sorry for the pause in your lack of service. Normal lack of service will be resumed.
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    name help please ...

    The saints Pedro and Isidro and the god Soma for males. Carl Hemp was the female plant, confusedly. Hickory sounds a bit like hikuri. Artemis may be a popular name again in the future. And to cap it all, Liberty.
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    Gnomes and Buzz powder

    The safety of sceletium and the individual alkaloids is completely unknown except that many people have taken it and WE KNOW of no deaths related to its use. Forensic scientists may have (or develop off the cuff) methods to find the sceletium alkaloids in corpses but may not bother unless there is some other clue - such as a green filled nose? With the effective dose at the single milligramme level it would be a tricky one to find after death. There is one paper on PubMed for "mesembrine" which is not about synthetic chemistry. That one paper is a review of traditional medical uses from 1996. Nothing else. The claimed MAOI and SSRI effects seem to lack peer review publication. Quote: "It is a confirmed serotonin (re)-uptake inhibitor - as understood by the US Patent office" Excuse me? The Patent Office decides on Scientific Truth? We know a severe reaction can occur with 5HTP and sceletium. Also MDMA can cause extreme discomfort when mixed. Research herbs are just as dodgy as research chemicals, remember your waterproof note for the coroner. If you are not scared yet you don't know enough [ 09. December 2004, 23:01: Message edited by: theobromos ]
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    I have a question

    Good luck, EEDIE. www.crazymeds.org is a very good source of information from people who have tried many of the medications. You might like to find a support group for PTSD in your area and talk with other sufferers. They may have tried many of the drugs themselves and perhaps even some herbs. Sceletium is a very short-acting herb, only a few hours (minutes for me) compared to days for other antidepressants. Be very careful not to mix with other medicines without checking for its contraindications. It is a very powerful drug, herbs are not necessarily safer or better than chemical drugs. They do tend to be cheaper though. Cannabis is being tested by the Israeli army for their soldiers against PTSD. Relatively non-toxic (compared with water). Not for continous heavy use, you need some memories. I would presume the heavy indicas rather than the occasionally anxiogenic sativas. The dream suppression effect could help against the night terrors too. Dreams are probably useful, so best for occasional relief when you know you can't face another.
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    R.I.P. John Peel

    "And if you have been - thanks for listening."
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    Can anyone tell me which of the Mediterranean Umbelliferae has a seed most like a cockroach? If anyone can tell me why I am asking they will earn an awful lot of my respect.
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    banisteria/heteropterys chrysophylla ?

    You might be interested to read of Heteropterys aphrodisiaca O. Mach, reported in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2002) 79(3): 305-311 by SMP Galvão et al. An extract of the root produced an improvement in memory in aged rats. In the states of Mato Grosso and Goiás in Brazil the plant is called Nó-de-cachorro, Nó-de-porco or Cordão de Sao Francisco and is used as an aphrodisiac, tonic and stimulant especially for nervous debility and breakdown. "Heteropterys aphrodisiaca (extract BST0298): a Brazilian plant that improves memory in aged rats" Rhyssopterys suffers from variable spelling, try without the h or with i in place of the second y. Another interesting species from the family is the African Acridocarpus natalitius. The root is reported as being used as a decoction which, when sprinkled on the person provides protection for warriors, ensures fidelity and is a love potion and magic charm. This was from Watt/Breyer-Brandwijk "S & E African Medicinal and Poisonous plants". I can't remember which Indian herbal I got this one from, but it was quite old and crinkly, if that is any help The bark, leaf and flower of Hiptage benghalensis (= H. madablota) are used in Indian traditional medicine. They are aromatic, bitter, wound-healing, refrigerant, anti-inflammatory and help asthma. It is also used as an insecticide. It has fragrant flowers. Thanks to everyone who tolerated me over the years, here and in other virtual places. I am sorry if I caused any hurt feelings (except for friends of Lambo, who have deliberately hurt many people and deserve worse). I may return but not as theobromos. I hope I have provided some entertainment, education and diversion. Blessed Be, all.
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    crop circle message

    Probably the true translation is: "Gods, the dole is boring and no new Iain M Banks novels for ages."
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    Hoodia patent look

    The reason people don't die from smoking toad venom is that the steroid is not volatile and is destroyed. Here we have a steroid glu(y?)coside which will also be caramelised. With saponins the usual thing is to make a hot water extract then leave it to cool until the saponins precipitate.
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    Native Erythroxylum Seeds and leaf available

    SFB left himself logged in on the computer, sorry about that. Why should I play nice when tiapan tries to ridicule me by changing his page then commenting here that I was mistaken about it? Why not ask tiapan why he accidentally forgot to mention while insulting me that he had "corrected" his page following my advice? Why should I give a stuff about him or his page. I don't help rip-off artists. If he understands nothing about science he should ask for help, not publish lies. I am a chemist really, doesn't stop me understanding a little about plants. I am sure tiapan was aware of the unviability of the seeds. However, tiapan said "(WILD HARVEST - No guarantee of viability)." This implies that the lack of viability is due to the uncultivated nature of the seeds, not the fact that they are dead. These are weasel words, probably invented by his partners in crime, lambo. Some people need abrading.
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    "family" feel good meal.

    Haze gazpacho for starters. Chili sin carne Wine: lotus flower wine. Rose oil and kava chocolate with an icecream of orange flowers. Wine: licor muscatel (Carmelitano?) with a trichome snowstorm.
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    syrian rue and friends

    Could you give the reference please, rev?
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    Native Erythroxylum Seeds and leaf available

    I just gave you a chance to apologise for changing the page in order to make me look like a fool. And offered constructive criticism, Davis and Plowman contributed more to Erythroxylum botany than anybody else. I don't look like a fool, the only result of your changing your bad information is to show you to be a liar, ignorant and a fraud. You obviously have no interest in "an aid for those who like me have an interest in pharmacognosy" or you would want to find out the truth and not defraud people by selling dead seeds. Caveat emptor.
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    Any info on Croton spp. being used as a hullicogen.

    There is a Croton species that contains a weird morphine relative called flavanantine. There is one used as a wound dressing in Mexico, the Dragons Blood Croton.
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    Cannabis and Panic

    It is possible that in some cases the 11-OH metabolite of cannabinoids formed in the liver might be more powerful than the non-hydroxylated version. So eating, providing the liver with more material to metabolize more quickly, could be a better stone.
  18. The Calabar Ordeal Poison alkaloid "had a bit of a bad rap" :D Love it, a slight understatement there.
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    The Mouse blocks "Fahrenheit 9/11"

    Surely he does not criticise the fat, rich slobs for being fat, rich slobs but for being bad at treating others humanely and justly. All the more important in the rich, obviously. There is nothing intrinsically wrong with being fat, rich or a slob, I am one of those things.
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    Neurotic thoughts

    Witching and magic is for everybody and damn the opinions of the normals. Obviously we have to look after the poor things, they seem reluctant to think or dream for themselves so we must always try to be nice to them. Though metaphorical, I am being serious. The world needs its crazies, our imaginations hold the world psyche firm against the pressure of death, torture, pain and despair which threaten to turn us back into ravening animals. Our dreams of laughter, friendship, love and peace give us the ability to hope and work for laughter, friendship, love and peace. Without the Emperor Norton I of the United States and Protector of Mexico our world would have been so much poorer. The Japanese choose certain artists as "Living Treasures". For me, we are all semi-precious stoners The Simpsons are probably our best Trojan horses at the Gates of Babylon. Guatemalan Insanity Chili, anyone? Perhaps Harry Potter and Terry Pratchett will be changing the hearts of future generations as mine was by the books Midway and the Kingdom of Carbonel. When I was younger I had a dream that I was a part of a demi-monde of almost-vampires/ghosts living unrecognised amongst the humans. We are the Dead. Our objectives so different that the pitchforks and torches would be coming up the drive the moment they knew. Then I went back to sleep. I had to get up early to get to the dole on time Not thinking is beginning to be proved to be bad for the mind. Everyone knows that it is the old ones who have worked and thought all their lives who live long and prosper. How do you think so many of the Rolling Stones are still alive?
  21. Overdose or alcohol interaction?
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    Native Erythroxylum Seeds and leaf available

    Contrary to the suggestions of Lambo, a germinating seed of coca or novo has cocaine in it and so would be prohibited from import, export or possession in most countries of the world. But this doesn't matter with these seeds as they will never germinate because they are dead. Lots of information on the website but how well-selected? Swallowing Rain Tree articles whole without chewing can be very dangerous for your health. According to Rain Tree: "Catuaba is known by several botanical names in Brazil, including Juniperus brasiliensis, Anemopaegma mirandum D.C., Erythroxylon catuaba martius, and Trichillia catigua, . Catuaba belongs to family Erythroxylaceae whose principal genus, Erythroxylon, contains several species and varieties of which are the source of cocaine." Or, in the real world: "Juniperus brasiliensis , Anemopaegma mirandum (Cham.) Mart. ex DC., Erythroxylon catuaba Mart. [mobot doesn't have this one either, just an invalid name], and Trichilia catigua A. Juss. are just some of the many aphrodisiac plants known as Catuaba in South America (the name means "Strong Man"). One of these Catuabas is a member of the Erythroxylaceae. Other members of the genus Erythroxylum can contain cocaine and other poisons." The line-drawing and the photo on the page http://www.webcauldron.com/rareplants/eryt...lum_catuaba.htm are so clearly Bignoniaceous that one has to curse Rain Tree, Lambo and tiapan for blind fools. But then what incredible lack of botanical nous is needed to think that a conifer like juniper is the same as a showy flowering tree like Anemopaegma or Trichilia? I get pissed off with people propagating scientific lies.
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    Russia to sign Kyoto treaty

    I had imagined Australia as the Land of Cheap Macadamias, just next to the Rose Paradise and Fig Paradise of Islam. A local shop in Manchester had got their decimal place one place wrong on their macadamias. Unfortunately I only had time to eat about a kilo before they changed it back.
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    Pyro Lago

    L. xinjiangensis, xin jiang tu chun hua, I would guess is from the Xin Jiang region of the Chinese Depublic. Has anyone tried Moluccella, which appears to be closely related and has no chemical research in its terpenes?
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    Pyro Lago

    My translation of Rabbit Lip Flower is the most probable for the plant, in the same order as tu chun hua. Easy enough to find in a Chinese dictionary. I could guess some other words (ye may be leaf, some are probably place names) but I am very likely to be wrong. In my computer the characters on http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/PDF/PDF.../lagochilus.pdf come out as random symbols, but if you have the right fonts I suppose it will appear in pictographs.