Macropiper Excelsum – Maori Kava

Macropiper Excelsum – Maori Kava
-By Michael P. Bock When the Maori first settled in New Zealand (Aotearoa) from Polynesia in the north-east almost 800 years ago (the Maori navigator Kupe first visited Aotearoa approximately 1000 years ago), they gave Polynesian names to local plants and animals that...

Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors

Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors
What are MAOIs? MAOI stands for monoamine oxidase inhibitor.  In order to understand what an MAOI is, we must first understand what monoamine oxidase (MAO) is.  MAO is an enzyme which oxidizes, thereby breaking down, certain compounds to prevent them from reaching...

Lily And Lotus

Lily And Lotus
-By Tao Jones I am going to touch in this article on the botanical side of the plants in question and also delve into the metaphysical aspects of their use. All quotations are from “Transcultural Use of Narcotic Water Lilies in Ancient Egyptian and Maya Drug Ritual”...

How to Germinate Seeds

How to Germinate Seeds
-By Alchemy Works Seeds & Herbs Storing seeds: Store seeds in a small covered glass jar in the refrigerator. Keep them dry. One way to ensure dryness is to use a silica gel pack, which you can get from craft stores. You can also use a tablespoon or so of instant...