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    Have two spare baggies of fresh D bosseranum I can put in an envelope no cost for interested people (No WA/Tas) First two to get in contact - will send ASAP The phytochemistry of this plant is from my understanding unknown but some find it superior to the Sceletiums While some find Sceletium to be "short acting, created anxiety and far too much stimulation", one preliminary report using D. bosseranum "two days of relief from my depression was over. It was a totally transparent experience that was all me. No depressive crash after this was over. It was like being lifted out of depression on angel wings, and just as gently dropped off back in my normal state of being two days later." D. bosseranum is currently used in a similar way to Sceletium species (Kanna/Kougoed), the unfermented dried tuber is used, as well as the fermented whole plant (aerial and underground parts together). [herbalistics]
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    Bumping this topic up, I have two small plants available free if someone super keen missed out, let them root up a bit more before sending, they'll die back over cool frosty periods but warmer states or someone with a greenhouse might do well with them this size. Once again, sorry, no WA/Tas. While there is history of traditional use [1] and herbalists suggest it may be a nervine, contemporary use of the plant remains very limited. Lobinaline is devoid of the characteristic actions of lobeline and in mice, lobinaline is less toxic than lobeline (but did lower animals blood pressure) [2]. Toxicology suggests a large quantity ingested is toxic with symptoms reported as being "nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, salivation, exhaustion and weakness, dilation of pupils, convulsions, and coma" but some have used it in smaller quantities as a tea [3]. Lobinaline is an inhibitor of the dopamine transporter (DAT) in vitro and in vivo. It is more potent for inhibiting DAT (IC50 = 11.95 μM) vs lobeline (IC50 = 30-80 μM) [4]. In addition, lobinaline is a weak non-subtype selective partial agonist at nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) and a good free radical scavenger. it is likely that the DAT inhibitory actions are "atypical" in not having abuse liability. Early herbalists noted that a tincture induced the "disposition to sing" and preliminary bioassays by others have noted "...cardinalis is more like nicotine. Seems to give stimulant effects similar to mild nicotine. Seems to have mild aphrodisiac properties. Slight mood lift present it also seems to have anti-depressant properties" [5] The N-oxide has potentially superior dopaminergic activity [6], that said at 25mg/kg it lacked abuse potential in the conditioned place paradigm model and "at the dose we administered does not seem to have a significant effect in the mesolimbic dopaminergic pathways and may not facilitate a role in treating drug abuse" [7] [1] https://www.cargocultcafe.com/cardinal-flower/ [2] https://doi.org/10.1139/cjr38b-055 [3] https://eatwild.weebly.com/blog/cardinal-flower [4] https://doi.org/10.1016%2Fj.fitote.2016.04.013 [5] https://drugs-forum.com/threads/lobelia-cardinalis.213716/ [6] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34648893/ [7] https://uknowledge.uky.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1013&context=medsci_etds
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    Yes, those quotation marks are intentional. This plant was grown from (expensive) imported seed, supposedly spineless (maybe, when it gets big enough), supposedly "landrace" genetics from Matucana, supposedly "legendary" etc. etc. Not to complain, it's very beautiful but also ... spiny AF, at least for now. Snails seem to love it, at any rate. Of my three survivors, one was tall, one was stout, and one was blue. This is the tall one, though lately it's been giving the blue one a run for its money. (The stout one, alas, has long since gone to a new home). 20cm pup, loads of character. Maybe it's worth $2/cm including delivery, or make me an offer, if interested.
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    We are finally back on track with Catha strains after a few hiccups (no comment) .... they sell quick but a few Pinks AKA Vienna White are available at the moment. Most exciting news is the Nursery is OPEN to visitors next week - 2nd to 5th May https://www.facebook.com/groups/232618545864/permalink/10159640031095865 I am also trying to put together a database of Trichocereus clone's ie origin, traits, who named and why etc. Please contact me if you have any valid CORRECT information that may be useful. Can email me at [email protected] Cheers. Linda
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    remember that party at my place before you left? you gave away all your plants at the end was a skinny seed grown tricho no one wanted? this is it now
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    We are pleased to inform you that our trial of Psilocybin-Assisted Psychotherapy for Depression is currently recruiting participants. If you wish to be considered for this trial, you must complete our online screening survey which can be found at https://tinyurl.com/PsiloTRD This link will also provide you with the Participant Information Sheet, containing important details about the trial. This screening survey is only the first step in determining your eligibility for the trial. If you are determined to be potentially eligible based on your responses to this survey, you may be contacted and asked to complete further screening assessments. Please note: There are strict eligibility criteria for the trial and limited places available. You must currently live full-time in Victoria to participate. If you are determined to be potentially eligible for this clinical trial, this does not guarantee that you will proceed further in the screening process, as there are a limited number of places in this trial. There may be a substantial delay between your completion of this survey and our research team contacting you. If you are contacted and proceed with further screening assessments, this does not guarantee you will be offered a place in the trial. If you have any further questions about this research, please contact us at [email protected] We thank you for your interest in this trial. Kind regards, PsiloTRD trial staff
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    he was very knowledgable, a great trader, and one of the most supportive members for the site. you will be missed greatly.
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    Geez he was one of the first people here who actually made sense when he told me off.rip
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    This is so sad. We'd been chatting a lot the last few weeks as he had complicated diagnoses which confused and overwhelmed him. I looked stuff up for him so he knew what was going on. But then it all changed so quickly. Last I heard from him he was happy with the way the surgery had gone and was optimistic. So this is quite unexpected. Such a terrible situation for the family
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    So devastated by this news! I never got to say goodbye in person. We'd been chatting on messenger over the last few weeks and I think Josh didn't want to show how vulnerable he was. We'd been talking of catching up for an Aya session together and it sounded like he was fighting hard and planning for the future, and better times ahead. The last we chatted, he was up and down, but he was mostly good, and I (he) was hopeful for his recovery. We went to the 2007 EGA together and the 2009 EGA. The last time I saw him was at my bucks night roughly 7 years ago, and unfortunately he wasn't able attend at my wedding (which was seriously off the hook, and he would have loved). Josh sent me some pics in the last few weeks, he was a much better gardener than I am. The last pic was from EGA 2009, I was taking this photo (attached in reply). Some likely looking fellows in the frame, (you know who you are) :-) I'm really going to miss you bro, you deserved a better run than this. I'll see you on the other side
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    Oh no. May you rest in Peace Naja. your contribution to this community has been huge to my life. We only met a couple of times but they made an impact. haven’t logged on here for a very long time but now I know why I had a sudden urge today to log on. rest in peace my dude
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    Ok so there is a Diplopterys (not cabrerana) getting around the Us which has been reported to contain nndmt. If anyone has gotten this into Aus can you please contact me. Cheers.
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    ...Surprise!!! Oh, you saw it coming... So just to clarify, only the rich can access it, from people who have no experience with them (other than the expensive training they receive of course) who will charge like wounded bulls for it. But you can't pick it wild and free, because who makes any money from that bro? Oh, and big pharma can 'grow' it, of course, but no-one else. Dangerous shit to be fair.
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    Can offer free cuttings of Lampranthus spectabilis (Red) if interested. I can't properly explore as my serotonin transporter is heavily occupied but as it's a rampant grower and a different colour for the garden, it might be a useful addition. Have dried research material if needed too. Let me know in this thread if interested and I'll get back to you once the festive craziness has quietened down While it is claimed "...it would be almost impossible to achieve any pharmacological response from genera other than Sceletium" [1], recently Lampranthus species have been specifically marketed as "Chinese Kanna", alongside being used as an adulterant, one source stating Lampranthus spectabilis generally contains about 1–1.5% total alkaloids [2]. A high concentration of phenolics has been noted in Lampranthus [3], along with other phytoconstituents [4] "Of the five Lampranthus species tested, only L. aureus and L. spectabilis yielded mesembrenol, while all the other Lampranthus species investigated appeared to contain mesembrenone, but all at very low levels." Lampranthus aureus appears to contain other indolic alkaloids Mesembrine: SERT inhibition [other claims of 5-HT releasing activity], PDE-4 inhibition, Anti-inflammatory, Cytoprotective, Upregulates VMAT-2, Mild inhibition of AChE, Mild MAO inhibition, limited reuptake of NE and DA at high concentrations Mesembrenone/mesembrenol: SERT inhibition, PDE-4 inhibition [1] https://doi.org/10.1076/phbi. [2] https://botany.bio/product/chinese-kanna-1-25-powder/ [3] https://doi.org/10.15835/nbha47411617 [4] https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2018.07.014
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    Don't you dare partake in it's euphoric glory one more time until you've propagated the crap out of it and shared it with the elders in this community. People live for this kinda opportunity, nay, honour! Picture yourself as Gollum and the ring. Wisdom, sacrifice, devotion. Good luck bro. If what you're saying is accurate, a huge responsibility rests on your shoulders. May the plant-gods shine their light upon your path and carry you safely on your journey
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    We all know think we know the fly agaric mushroom, but do we really? This mushroom is still shrouded in mystery and feared by many. Amanita muscaria is the archetypal magic mushroom, appearing everywhere from illustrated children's books, Christmas cards, and garden ornaments to felt representations in community markets. It also carries many myths, representing dark, potent journeys to light, humorous episodes of transformation - from Christian fertility rituals, the Soma of the Rig Veda, the Viking beserkers, Santa Claus and Alice in Wonderland. Bio: Caine Barlow Caine Barlow is a Mycologist and Fungi Educator based in Melbourne, Australia. He gives regular talks on mycology, fungi conservation, and teaches gourmet mushroom cultivation. He is a member of the Australian organisations Entheogenesis Australis, MYCOmmunity Applied Mycology, The Australian Psychedelic Society, and the Entheome Foundation. Caine started foraging for mushrooms in the early 1990's, and started cultivating gournet fungi in the mid 2000's. He did his Bachelor of Science at the University of Tasmania, and a Master of Science at the University of Melbourne where his research project was based around Conservation Mycology. In addition to fungi, Caine has had a long term interest in ethnobotany, ethnobotanical literature, and growing medicinal plants - in particular Cacti and Acacias. He writes for DoubleBlind and ThirdWave, is a “Trusted Identifier” on The Shroomery, and a moderator on many Facebook fungi groups. Caine posts regularly on his Instagram, @guerrillamycology, sharing adventures from cultivation, foraging, and ethnomycology, to interesting observations from his home lab. Contact: caine(AT)entheogenesis.org
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    hi, lou! the cathas in the pic, are what we call the red strain. i named the vienna white, the planthelper, and started calling some x pollinated strains pinks. the red strain originated from wa, and the property owner of one of those trees in wa, became even a member here for a while. he found sab, because he investigated why some people, tresspassed his garden and kept pruning his red catha. the vienna white, comes from the university botanical gardens in vienna, it was sourced originally, from yemen. the narrow leaved, comes from trees in the royal botanical gardens sydney, and a tree in tarango zoo. rumours say it was confiscated by the border patrol. the plant helper is a x cross between a narrow leaved and a vienna white, it displays good hybreed vigor. once all those plants got established, many cross polinated seeds got produced and traded. the pinks are one of those open pollinated breeds. there are as well, narrow leaved semi reds, and planthelper pinks and many intermidiates. yemen bosts, to have hundreds of different strains. we got as well at some stage seeds from south africa, but some description of his seeds were incorrect.... hope that helps. broad leaved qat makes an easy cutting, narrow leaved qat, does not strike well from cuttings, but produces suckers. those suckers can be used, to produce easy cuttings as well. but once the narrow leaved plant stops producing leaves in a spiral fashion, the abilety to take cuttings from those plants diminishes. if you start of with a nl sucker, and often take cuttigs from it, this action will slow down the aging process to some degree. madragora took cuttings of mature narroleaved plants, where a young side shoot is formed, and had good success, but she was an above average probagator. if you want manny nl's you might just propagate from seed. if there are many other cathas around, than some to all seedlings could be cross pollinated. so choose narrow leaved seeds from an isolated tree.
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    I've been in Lamiaceae land quite a bit lately, find they're really good healing plants. I'm actually happy if my potted colours are not blatantly psychoactive but instead provide the healing components I seek, flavonoids/rosmarinic acid etc. There's one overgrowing awaiting relationship, it's probably one of the fastest growing ones I've got. If I can use it for a good flavonoid/rosmarinic acid + source, even if it's not particularly psychonautic active, I'm happy. There are very mixed reports from people looking for mind-bending effect. I'm looking in another direction, it being medicinally beneficial... Anyone used it as a health tonic? Coleus blumei is an edible of flowering perennial plant in the family of Lamiaceae used for healing and shamanically. For centuries, the Mazatec Indians of southwestern Mexico have known and used El Ahijado in their religious healing ceremonies. In traditional Mazatec communities, Coleus blumei is considered ‘the male’ (El Ahijado) Sterol and triterpenoid compounds, including abietane type diterpenes, are found in the leaves of Coleus blumei Benth. Flavonoid compounds were also detected in high levels, along with rosmarinic acid. Another analysis found Coleus leaves consisted of flavonoid, steroid, tannin and saponin. Traditional healers use it for diarrhoea as an oral infusion. Coleus blumei has been used to treat many common ailments. Most commonly, the Mazatec used this magical herb to treat stomach pains, digestive problems, dysentery, and even elephantiasis. In other parts of the world the plant is used to treat headaches and ulcers and as a contraceptive to prevent pregnancy (Voogelbreinder 2009, 135) I just like high healing flavonoid etc plants, Coleus grows well and I have an abundance.
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    yay fucking yay. caught flowering today :D
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    Loving the cooler climate atm. First fatties to come thru 😃
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    Damn fine looking plants everyone! yeh bullit mine doesn't thrive in hottest part of summer, I try to get mine behind some other plants when it gets scorching to provide some dappled shade.. Busted out one short inflorescence first week of spring. somewhere around 5 years old, 40cm pot with native potting mix. Repotted 4 times. For the last year or so I have been keeping it pretty wet, not so much during winter when it wasn't growing much at all. Kinda been treating it like a Trichocereus i suppose, wetter recently. At first sign of winter warming I potted on into a marginally larger pot with just a couple cm's fresh mix under the rootball, and a bit on top to cover exposed roots. a sprinkle of slow release native granules mixed in. Since then I have been watering the hell out of it, t pot drains very well because it is so 'rootbound'..