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by cqueberel
Thu Oct 15, 2009 3:14 pm
Forum: Other Entheogens Discussion
Topic: New Experiences
Replies: 22
Views: 499

Re: New Experiences -

skunkjar wrote:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piri_piri

Use the friggin google engine!
Piri-piri in this context probably refers to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justicia_pectoralis or http://www.rain-tree.com/piri-piri.htm
by cqueberel
Mon Sep 07, 2009 6:26 pm
Forum: Other Entheogens Discussion
Topic: Health risks of Hawaiian Baby Woodrose seeds?
Replies: 15
Views: 2289

Re: Health risks of Hawaiian Baby Woodrose seeds? -

He then spent the next eight hours eating charcoal and having convulsions from those nasty cyanogenic glycosides. The vascoconstrictive effects are caused by the ergolines, not by "cyanogenic glycosides". Last time I checked, the informed consensus was that there are no "cyanogenic glycosides" in s...
by cqueberel
Mon Aug 31, 2009 5:44 pm
Forum: Other Entheogens Discussion
Topic: Another natural Dopamine Reuptake Inhibitor...
Replies: 18
Views: 2052

Re: Another natural Dopamine Reuptake Inhibitor... -

Another quick find (I really should devote more time to this). One of the psychoactive compounds in this plant seems to be psoralen . Biol Pharm Bull. 2008 Jun;31(6):1109-14. Antidepressant-like effects of psoralen isolated from the seeds of Psoralea corylifolia in the mouse forced swimming test. Xu...
by cqueberel
Mon Aug 31, 2009 5:30 pm
Forum: Other Entheogens Discussion
Topic: Another natural Dopamine Reuptake Inhibitor...
Replies: 18
Views: 2052

Re: Another natural Dopamine Reuptake Inhibitor... -

This looks very interesting (especially since the herb seems to be quite available), but there might be safety issues: A case of acute cholestatic hepatitis associated with the seeds of Psoralea corylifolia (Boh-Gol-Zhee). Nam SW, Baek JT, Lee DS, Kang SB, Ahn BM, Chung KW. Department of Internal Me...
by cqueberel
Sun Dec 02, 2007 6:54 pm
Forum: Other Entheogens Discussion
Topic: Kanna - The Musicians Herb
Replies: 59
Views: 3740

Re: Kanna - The Musicians Herb -

I find kanna to be far from bunk bullshit. But it is true that most kanna extracts are bunk, and that there's a lot of low-grade (stale maybe?) kanna being sold. Did you ever have the impression that the active ingredients of Kanna have a rather short shelf-life? I only bought Kanna twice in my lif...
by cqueberel
Sun Dec 02, 2007 6:49 pm
Forum: Other Entheogens Discussion
Topic: Kanna - The Musicians Herb
Replies: 59
Views: 3740

Re: Kanna - The Musicians Herb -

As far as I know, the only source of the claim that sceletium is a SSRI is a patent application (claiming the use of Sceletium sp. as an antidepressant). There is no peer-reviewed literature. I am a bit skeptical about the information from a patent application. It is possible that they were just fak...
by cqueberel
Sun Dec 02, 2007 6:38 pm
Forum: Other Entheogens Discussion
Topic: Word to the wise on p. harmala and anahuasca (a must read for many)
Replies: 13
Views: 235

Re: Word to the wise on p. harmala and anahuasca (a must read for many) -

Another datapoint: The wikipedia page only refers to antagonists of cholinergic receptors as 'anti-cholinergics' http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anticholinergic It does not seem very intuitive to label acetylcholinesterase inhibitors as 'anticholinergics'. And I have an academic background in neuroscie...
by cqueberel
Sat Dec 01, 2007 7:00 am
Forum: Other Entheogens Discussion
Topic: Word to the wise on p. harmala and anahuasca (a must read for many)
Replies: 13
Views: 235

Re: Word to the wise on p. harmala and anahuasca (a must read for many) -

Ladies and Gentleman, There is a compound present in syrian rue in a good quantity called desoxypeganine, which is a really potent inhibitor of acetylcholinesterase. Which is living proof that p. harmala seed is anti-cholinergenic. You are confusing the terminology here. Acetylcholinesterase is the...
by cqueberel
Mon Oct 29, 2007 1:43 pm
Forum: Other Entheogens Discussion
Topic: Do any of u ever worry that using exotic obscure plants will damage ur health?
Replies: 41
Views: 510

Re: Do any of u ever worry that using exotic obscure plants will damage ur health? -

Do any of you folks who often experiment with lots of exotic psychoactive plants (whose effects on animals and humans have hardly been studied, sometimes not at all) ever worry that you may unknowingly be doing permanent damage to your organs? Yes, I do, and I have come to the conclusion that I sho...
by cqueberel
Mon Oct 29, 2007 12:18 pm
Forum: Other Entheogens Discussion
Topic: DMT independence via Phalaris brachystachys
Replies: 97
Views: 3459

Re: DMT independence via Phalaris brachystachys -

I just stumbled over a newly submitted experience report at Erowid involving Phalaris brachystachys: http://www.erowid.org/experiences/exp.php?ID=65695 Taking into consideration that 3-4 grams of Ph. brachystachys resulted in the most intense and temporarily traumatizing psychedelic experience for s...