History of Sceletium tortuosum (Kanna)

History of Sceletium tortuosum (Kanna)
During the early seventeenth century, reports from missionaries and explorers in southern Africa described how the Khoikhoi, an indigenous tribe native to the region, also known colloquially as Hottentots to white colonists, would chew, sniff or smoke an inebriant...

MAO Inhibitor Recipe – Simplified

MAO Inhibitor Recipe – Simplified
BASIC INGREDIENTS 
3 grams of Syrian Rue seeds per serving 
Lemon juice (or other form of acetic acid) SIMPLE EXTRACTION METHOD 1. Grind whatever amount of Syrian Rue you want to as fine a powder as possible, according to the formula above. 2.    Place the powder into...

Water Extraction FAQ

Water Extraction FAQ
PROVIDED AS AN EDUCATIONAL REFERENCE ONLY; PLANTS AND TECHNIQUES DESCRIBED HERE MAY BE DANGEROUS AND/OR ILLEGAL.  WE DO NOT ENDORSE OR RECOMMEND ANYTHING FOUND ON THIS SITE. Acacia spp. – Acacia – 190 degree water for 20 minutes – active components...

Alcohol Extraction FAQ

Alcohol Extraction FAQ
Areca catechu – Betel Nut – 2 months in alcohol – active component is arecoline. Betel Nut is traditionally chewed as a quid. Artemisia absinthium – Wormwood – 1 week in alcohol – active components include thujone, a psychoactive...

Ethnopharmacology of Ska María Pastora

Ethnopharmacology of Ska María Pastora
-By Leander J. Valdes III, Jose Luis Diaz, Ara G. Paul Summary Salvia divinorum is a perennial labiate used for curing and divination by the Mazatec Indians of Oaxaca, Mexico. The psychotropic effects the plant produces are compared to those of the other hallucinogens...