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Deadly Nightshade: The Wicked Belladonna

By |2018-05-30T01:55:01+03:00August 16th, 2017|Categories: Herbs & Plants, Substances|Tags: , , |

Deadly nightshade, devil’s berries, death cherries. No matter what name it goes by, Atropa Belladonna is one of the most poisonous herbs in the world. From suicide to murder, belladonna has been a favorite tool for centuries to bring about a quick (and unpleasant) death. [...]

Opium Poppy: A Powerful Medicine for Pain Relief

By |2017-08-10T19:08:07+03:00August 10th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Herbs & Plants, Substances|Tags: , , , |

Of all plants used in the field of medicine, none has been as widely employed, none has helped to save as many lives and ease suffering, as the opium poppy. Opium poppy and its derivatives have been used since antiquity. Cultivation of opium poppy dates [...]

Ibogaine: A Natural Psychoactive Substance Found in Plants

By |2018-03-17T15:56:30+03:00March 16th, 2017|Categories: Spirituality, Substances|Tags: , , , , , , |

Ibogaine is an isolated active alkaloid from the root bark of the central West African shrub Tabernanthe Iboga. It has been used for thousands of years for spiritual development and as a rite of passage into adulthood. Its properties as a treatment to stop opiate [...]