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Video / Steam Distilling Essential Oil At Home (Video)
« on: May 23, 2016, 04:06:46 am »
How to make essential oil using steam distillation

Harmine and Other MAOIs / Ginko biloba as MAO Inhibitor
« on: May 19, 2016, 08:05:00 pm »
Upon searching forums I see few mentions of Ginkgo biloba as an MAOi, usually regarded as a light one.
From what I'm reading it seems it is not that weak of an MAOi.
As anyone ever tried ginkgo for orally activating DMT or other MAO substrates?

It was proposed that ginko may potentiate monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors (speculative),150 due to the evidence that EGb7671 and the fresh and dried leaves and flavonoids including isorhamnetin and especially kaempferol inhibit MAO-A and MAO-B (in vitro).786,,916 One individual taking 4 capsules of ginkgo standardized extract had a 30% and 50% inhibition of human platelet MAO-B after 1 and 3 hours, respectively, and drinking a tea made from 2 grams of dried leaves reduced platelet MAO-B by 29% after 1 hour (PO in human case study).786
      HOWEVER, no effects were shown on mouse or rat brain MAO or concentrations of bioamines (ex vitro) when rats were given 10mg/kg kaempferol or 15 mg/kg ginkgo extract orally 3 hours prior.916 Based on behavioral evidence, no MAO inhibition was found with 100 mg/kg standardized ginkgo extract EGb 761, except for slight excitation from 100mg/kg tryptamine given intravenously (PO in mice).1053 In 10 subjects taking 120 mg/day of ginkgo extract EGb 761 for 1 month, no significant changes in brain MAO-A or MAO-B were measurable (PO in human study). This does not rule out the possibility of MAO inhibition occurring outside the brain that might lead to significant interactions.615
      High concentrations of the concentrated extract EGb 761 inhibit uptake of serotonin (in vitro) and dopamine (in vitro).193
      HOWEVER, lower concentrations (achieved in vivo with a dose of 100 mg/kg) increase serotonin uptake by synaptosomes (in vitro, PO in mice) and do not affect dopamine uptake (in vitro).192
Herbal Contraindications and Drug Interactions plus Herbal Adjuncts With Medicines - Francis Brinker, N.D.
Citations can be found at

Extracts of Ginkgo biloba leaves produce reversible inhibition of rat brain monoamine (MAO). Both MAO-A and -B types were inhibited to a similar extent. The MAO inhibitory compound(s) were present in dried or fresh Ginkgo biloba leaves as well as in commercially available capsules of Ginkgo biloba and appear to be heat stable with relatively low molecular weight. MAO inhibition by Ginkgo biloba may be a mechanism underlying reported anti-stress and anxiolytic activities of this natural product.

General Discussion / Moving to a New Domain.
« on: May 03, 2016, 05:05:35 am »
Greetings all,

After years of using the free .tk domain name service, they are now redirecting traffic and scam parking domains.

I have purchased a new domain. And it should be up within 24 hrs.
I will post the name once it is activated, shortly. Until then I will refrain so that there is no possibility of anyone cybersquatting it.

For now please update any bookmarks from to
This link will continue to work even when the new domain name is activated.

Sorry for this inconvenience, it is being resolved immediately; as we are upgrading to a payed domain registrar.

Thank you for spending your time with us.

EDIT: Apparently domain name registration can take up to 72 hours.

Video / The Mirror of the Spirit (Ayahuasca Documentary)
« on: May 01, 2016, 01:23:24 pm »
"João Meirinhos created a compelling and sublime documentary that reaffirms the power of the world's greatest traditional medicine, ayahuasca. Assembling an impressive cast of traditional practitioners, aficionados and western converts, 'Mirror of the Spirit' bubbles like the brew itself to reveal the essence of the ayahuasca experience. And, like the ayahuasca vine, it entwines the viewer with an authentic and compelling message that is hard to resist.
Grounded in strong ethnographic roots, 'Mirror of the Spirit' captures the spirit of this eclectic mix of contributors all of whom have been transformed by the power of the medicine in a myriad different ways. Once again we are reminded that the message of ayahuasca is more relevant today than at any point in our history."

Gavin Searle


Video / Ibogaine: Rite of Passage (Iboga Documentary)
« on: May 01, 2016, 08:08:14 am »
Ibogaine is a substance that is derived from the root of an African plant that grows in Gabon. This plant is originally used during initiations of the Bwiti culture, but in the sixties the anti-addictive properties of this psychoactive substance were discovered by Howard Lotsof.

Ibogaine is surrounded by controversy. The decisions about the use of Ibogaine in the treatment of addiction appear to be made on political and economical, rather than rational basis.

Despite the results that show the efficacy of Ibogaine, the pharmaceutical companies and the government show no interest and stay skeptical. Ibogaine has provided us with more insight in the mechanisms of addiction and the question if it needs to be used for treating this huge western problem gets more and more acknowledgment.

Cy (34) has been using a mixture of heroine and amphetamine for about 11 years, but his three children and his ambitions are more valuable to him. Kicking his addiction is a tough job for him. It reveals all his suppressed emotions.

Moussavou (22) lives in the village Mitoné in Gabon. For her the traditional African initiation is part of healing process. She suffered from an illness for more than a year and she hopes that eating the holy plant will be the starting point of a new phase in her life.

This 50 minute documentary shows the different aspects of this special substance by means of personal experiences and explanations of ex-addicts, treatment providers and experts.


Video / Absinthe (Documentary)
« on: May 01, 2016, 07:55:52 am »
Absinthe is a distilled spirit originally formulated as an herbal digestif.

Absinthe looks at the history of the famous and controversial alcoholic drink. It looks at how it is created and prepared. It examines the drinks popularity in Western Europe especially among artists. It also looks at the legality of the drink in the United States and its growing popularity there.


Video / Sacred Science (Documentary)
« on: May 01, 2016, 07:21:43 am »
Eight afflicted people seek traditional and natural treatment to their ailments in South America.
Runtime: 1 hour, 16 minutes


Video / Stepping Into The Fire (Ayahuasca Documentary)
« on: May 01, 2016, 07:19:08 am »
This documentary is about a successful man living an unfulfilling life and his road towards truth and happiness. It provides insight into ancient shamanic practices and commentary on human spirituality and wellness.


Video / Metamorphosis (Ayahuasca Documentary)
« on: May 01, 2016, 07:14:54 am »
Ayahuasca has been used by Shamans and those they help for hundreds if not thousands of years. Found all over the Amazon, Ayahuasca and it's incredible ability to heal has been slowly but steadily creeping into western consciousness. Metamorphosis is a documentary that follows several westerners as they undergo five Ayahuasca ceremonies and experience the gamut of emotions - from utter fear to outright ecstasy. It also explores the shamans who work with the medicine as well as all the key elements of an Ayahuasca ceremony. The film also tells the story of Hamilton Souther, who earlier in life had no belief of and in spirit. After having a spiritual awakening, Hamilton is led to the Amazon where he apprentices as an Ayahuascero, or person who practices medicine with Ayahuasca. Hamilton and Maestro Don Alberto (an indigenous master shaman for over thirty years that practices with Hamilton) take us through the ceremonies as well as explain the meaning behind them.


Video / Dirty Pictures (Alexander Shulgin Documentary)
« on: May 01, 2016, 07:12:48 am »
Alexander Sasha Shulgin is the scientist behind more than 200 psychedelic compounds including MDMA, more commonly known as Ecstasy.

Considered to be one of the greatest chemists of the 20th century, Sasha s vast array of discoveries have had a profound impact in the field of psychedelic research, making him a subject of fascination and controversy among fellow scientists and a folk hero to recreational users of psychedelics.

Dirty Pictures uncovers the lifework of Dr. Shulgin and takes viewers inside his Northern California home where he lives with his wife of 40 years and continues to carry out experiments in a makeshift laboratory.

Director Etienne Sauret likewise delves into the broader world of psychedelic research where the fields of chemistry, neuroscience and philosophy intersect and investigates whether or not this particular field could aid in solving the deepest mysteries of the human mind.


Video / DMT: The Spirit Molecule (Documentary)
« on: May 01, 2016, 07:04:15 am »

75 min Documentary

Hosted by Joe Rogan, The Spirit Molecule investigates dimethyltryptamine (DMT), a naturally occurring psychoactive compound, which exists in humans, and potentially every living organism.

Directed by:
Mitch Schultz

Joe Rogan, Rick Strassman MD, Dennis McKenna, Graham Hancock, Douglas Rushkoff, Daniel Pinchbeck, Erik Davis

Los temas de discusión / Piri-piri * Cyperus sp (En Español)
« on: May 01, 2016, 06:49:36 am »
Piri-piri airibenqui (en la etnia machiguenga)
En la Amazonía hay varias plantas de la fam. de las Ciperáceas que llaman piri-piri con propiedades medicinales específicas, al uso de las diferentes etnias amazónicas. El piri-piri, como todas las plantas que tienen tan amplio uso medicinal, es considerado mágico; dicho de forma más propia y acorde a su cultura de selva, estas son consideradas plantas maestras. Por encontrarnos en territorio de la etnia machiguenga, suponemos este es el que ellos llaman piri-piri airibenqui. Todos los piri-piri Cyperus spp. son hierbas que pueden alcanzar más de 1 m de altura. El piri-piri airibenqui es el que utilizan contra enfermedades de la vista y, en general, para mejorar la visión; usan el jugo del bulbo directamente sobre los ojos o bien lo cuecen y lo toman como agua del tiempo, con el mismo fin medicinal.
Perú. Selva del Departamento de Cuzco, provincia de Paucartambo, Ingeniero Abel Muñiz. Filmación: Octubre 2004
Otras plantas medicinales en la Amazonía

Los temas de discusión / MARIA SABINA (DOCUMENTAL)
« on: May 01, 2016, 06:46:05 am »
María Sabina Magdalena García (Huautla de Jiménez, 22 de julio de 1894 -- 23 de noviembre de 1985) fue una curandera de la etnia mexicana mazateca, ejerció su profesión principalmente en el poblado de Huautla de Jiménez ubicado en la sierra Mazateca, al sur de México, en el estado de Oaxaca.

Luego de que sus conocimientos tradicionales sobre el uso ceremonial y curativo de los hongos alucinógenos, que ella llamaba "niños santos", los cuales crecen en su región, fueron difundidos por el banquero y micólogo amateur Robert Gordon Wasson, María Sabina fue convertida en una celebridad nacional e internacional, sobre todo entre las personas que pugnan por el uso abierto y legal de sustancias psicoactivas

Maria Sabina - Spirit Woman
Maria Sabina was a mushroom curandera. This is a beautifully insightful and poetic documentary about shamanism through mushrooms.

"I am the woman who was born alone
I am the woman who fell alone
I am the woman who waits
I am the woman who seeks
I am the woman who looks inward
I am the woman who looks under the water
I am the sacred swimmer
Because I can swim in greatness.

I am the moon woman
I am the woman who flies
I am the meteor woman
I am the woman of the sandal constellation
I am the woman of the cane constellation
I am the star woman
Because I've gone to these places since the beginning.

I am the woman of breeze
I am the woman of fresh dew
I am the woman of dawn
I am the woman of twilight.

I am the woman who blossoms
I am the woman who was uprooted
I am the woman who cries
I am the woman who whistles
I am the woman who makes noise
I am the woman who plays the drum
I am the woman who plays the trumpet
I am the woman who plays the violin
I am the woman who cheers
Because I am the holy clown.

I am the sunstone woman
I am the daylight woman
I am the woman who makes things revolve
I am the woman of heaven
I am the woman of good
I am the pure woman
I am the woman of spirit
Because I can enter and I can leave the kingdom of death.

I am the woman who draws out
I am the woman who cleanses
I am the woman who cures
I am the woman who sets right
I am the woman of herbs
I am the woman wise in language
Because I am the woman wise in medicine."
-Maria Sabina

Spanish version:


Black Cohosh is a selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM), found to be non-estrogenic and anti-estrogenic at receptors in the hypothalmus, bone, liver, brain, and arteries primarily.

Synthetic SERMS are usually taken with prohormones and steroids by bodybuilders to minimize effects from excess testosterone being converted to estrogens.

Usually SERMs are estrogenic at some receptors and anti at others and the point is to get the benefits of estrogen and none of the negative effects by blocking the receptors from the free-flowing estrogens in the body. The fact that they bind at estrogen receptor sites still makes them estrogens (they still have estrogenic effects).

Natural black cohosh doesn't. It can be used all the time and to greater effect.

Black cohosh binds at these estrogen receptor sites but doesn't cause any estrogen-like effects and is anti-estrogenic, which would mean it would clean any natural estrogens in your body from effecting you by blocking the receptors. Like those artificial estrogens/hormone disrupters like those that are leached from plastic water bottles.

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