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Looking for various cacti and stapeliad seeds, have 'Escondido' microscopy prints
Berengar posted a topic in Seed & Plant SwapsHello everyone! I am now looking for any cacti seeds. Trichocereus, especially larger species like terscheckii, werdermannianus etc., any columnar or epiphytic species, Turbinicarpus, Pelecyphora, Astrophytum, essentially any species except for the very common ones. Also any and all seds of the Asclepiadaceae family, Stapelia, Huernia, Orbea, Hoodia etc. I've got P. cubensis 'Escondido' prints for microscopy, and lots of various pepper seeds, including Bhut Jolokia, Russian roulette, Satan's kiss, Bulgarian carrot, Big Thai etc. Have some Withania somnifera and Leonotis nepetifolia seeds as well. I'm from EU, BTW. Thank you!.
Whole Bunch of Seeds on Offer
endorfinder posted a topic in Seed & Plant SwapsHey y'all - Firstly, I know I have 25 odd PMs to reply to, some which have been waiting for a week or two. It's been a hectic time so my apologies, but for the sake of the freshness of these seeds I need to get this post out. I have just landed a bunch of seeds from a range of sources, most have cost me $ but some were kindly donated by planthelper (these are to give away). So... woo me, make offers for trade here preferably or by PM. Those I have promised seed in advance to will get first priority obviously, and those of you who have been promised first dibs - you know who you are and I have a few more seeds set aside for you. Freebies from planthelper, these will go to people who trade other things preferably but any left over I'll send out for free: Heimia salicifolia x 1000+ Mimosa hostilis x 20 Psychotria viridis very fresh berries (2 seeds each) x 20 Anadenanthera colubrina var 'cebil' x 15 Seeds to trade (preferred) or sell: Pau d'Arco (Tabebuia impetiginosa) x 5 Passionflower Official (Passiflora incarnata) x 10 Skullcap - Baical x 20 Skullcap - Barbat x 20 Skullcap - Official x 20 Chamomile German (Matricaria recutita) x 400 Comfrey True (Symphytum officinale var patens) x 5 Tulsi Vana (Ocimum gratissimum) x 20 Lettuce Wild (Lactuca virosa) x 80 Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana) x 20 Krishna Tulsi x 25 Rama Tulsi x 25 Kapoor Tulsi x 25 Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha African Type) x 10 Arnica chamissonis x 30 Belladonna Official (Atropa belladonna) x 50 Anadenanthera sp. "Yopo" unconfirmed species x 10 Cramp Bark (Viburnum opulus) x 10 Dragon Tree (Dracaena draco) x 10 Jatropha Coral Plant (Jatropha multifida) GONE Foxglove Wild Oregon (Digitalis purpurea) x 200 Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) x 5 Lavender Broadleaf (Lavandula latifolia) x 30 Mandrake officinalis (Mandragora officinalis) x 6 Mormon Tea Green (Ephedra viridis) x 50 Mormon Tea NV (Ephedra nevadensis) x 50 Fresh from SA: Hoodia gordonii x 150 From kiwi about 3 weeks old: Tabernaemontana undulata x 2 Tabernaemontana sananho x 2 Psychotria colorata x 2 Alicia anisopetala x 4 Let me know what you're interested in folks, I have more seed than I could ever sow here. cheers -ef Edit: numbers are total approx available, I will break packs. All seed from kiwi and viridis berries are sitting in sphagnum on mild heat. PLEASE LET ME KNOW HOW MANY OF EACH YOU'D LIKE! As well as what you have to offer in trade and I'll get back to you with confirmation etc. please put anything unrelated to these seeds into separate PMs too This is obviously gonna take a while to sort out... Thanks for your patience.
Hoodia as aphrodisiac
mindperformer posted a topic in EthnobotanyHoodia acts not only for weight loss but also as an aphrodisiac: http://hoodiagordoniiguide.com/how-does-hoodia-work-for-weight-loss.htm http://fastandslim.blogspot.co.at/2008/07/does-hoodia-have-aphrodisiac.html Hoodia gordonii and Sceletium tortuosum, both from South Africa: It is believed that Hoodia works by acting as an agonist on the melanocortin-4- receptor, which suppresses fever, hunger and feeling of satiety and development of libido. A new synthetic melanocortin-4- agonist is getting famous as the allegedly first real aphrodisiac: Bremelanotide (PT-141) It doesn't act like viagra and similar medications, but through stimulation of sexual desire in the brain. The active compound in Hoodia is P57, an oxypregnane steroidal glycoside and other trirhabinosides. Much attention has been focused in the patent literature on melanocortin agonists and their use in treating body weight and sexual disorders [Andersson et al. Exp. Opin. Ther. Patents 2001, 11, 1583 1592]. The first reported non-peptidicmelanocortin agonist is shown below. It was isolated from a plant extract from the genus Trichocaulon or Hoodia [WO 98/46243, Quandrant Holdings].