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Ergot: A Valuable Resource for Modern Medicine

By |2020-01-17T03:06:39+03:00November 14th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Herbs & Plants, Substances|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Ergot alkaloids are responsible for many deaths, including 40,000 recorded deaths in France back in 943, but these alkaloids have been utilized for medicinal purposes. Claviceps purpurea, better known as ergot, is a parasitic fungus that attacks the ovary of cereal grasses, there is much [...]

Cinchona Plant – The Plant That Changed the World

By |2018-09-26T01:43:40+03:00September 26th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Herbs & Plants, Substances|Tags: , , , , , |

Cinchona is a genus of flowering plants in the family Rubiaceae containing at least 23 species of trees and shrubs. They are native to the tropical Andean forests of western South America. A few species are reportedly naturalized in Central America, Jamaica, French Polynesia, Sulawesi, [...]

5 Super Herbs to Improve Your Memory

By |2018-09-20T02:22:41+03:00September 20th, 2018|Categories: Herbs & Plants, Knowledge, Substances|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Having a difficult time keeping track of all the people, things, places, names, faces and appointments you’re supposed to remember? Maybe you’re not retaining bits of information you know would be useful but don’t end up recalling when the time comes? Luckily, the world of [...]

Agave – Traditional Uses and Healing Properties

By |2018-08-03T17:52:33+03:00August 3rd, 2018|Categories: Herbs & Plants, Knowledge, Substances|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Native to the deserts of Central America, agave is a succulent perennial with large rosettes of thirty to sixty fleshy, sharply-toothed leaves that reach a height of six feet. Agave produces clusters of yellow flowers, growing to three inches across and bloom on a polelike [...]

Passiflora Incarnata Can Help Us Relieve Anxiety and Sleep Disorders

By |2018-02-25T13:06:55+03:00February 24th, 2018|Categories: Herbs & Plants, Knowledge, Substances|Tags: , , , , , , |

Passionflower, also known as Passiflora incarnata, maypop, apricot vine, water lemon or wild passion vine is a fast-growing perennial, which gardeners love growing. Its large flowers have 5 long stamens and 5 white petals, magenta to blue. According to tradition, it is called passion vine [...]

Acacia Tree: Traditional Uses and Medicinal Uses

By |2018-01-26T01:05:34+03:00January 26th, 2018|Categories: Herbs & Plants, Knowledge, Substances|Tags: , , , , , |

The genus Acacia encompasses from 130 to 800 species, found all over the world. Most Acacia trees are medium sized, with pinnate leaves and clustered flowers. They produce pod-like fruits. The flowers are very fragrant and are often made into an essential oil that is [...]

Can We Reprogram Our DNA and Heal Ourselves?

By |2020-01-03T02:26:04+03:00December 28th, 2017|Categories: Knowledge, Spirituality, Substances|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

As though to confirm the hunch many of us had that our ‘junk’ DNA was anything but disposable, researchers from the Gene and Stem Cell Therapy Program at Sydney’s Centenary Institute have proven that 97 percent of human DNA programs or encodes proteins in our [...]

Diplopterys Cabrerana(Chaliponga) – Yahe Vine

By |2018-06-01T02:59:55+03:00November 13th, 2017|Categories: Herbs & Plants, Substances|Tags: , , , |

Diplopterys cabrerana is a very long vine with opposite oval leaves. The inflorescences each bear four tiny flowers. However, the plant rarely develops flowers, and almost never does so in cultivation. Diplopterys cabrerana is easily confused with Banisteriopsis caapi, but the leaves of D. cabrerana [...]

An Overview of Magical Plant Mandragora Officinarum

By |2019-12-19T04:19:48+03:00October 3rd, 2017|Categories: Culture, Herbs & Plants, Substances|Tags: , , , , , , |

Mandrake is the common name for members of the plant genus Mandragora, particularly the species Mandragora officinarum, belonging to the nightshade family. Because mandrake contains deliriant hallucinogenic tropane alkaloids such as atropine, scopolamine, apoatropine, and hyoscyamine, and the roots sometimes contain bifurcations causing them to [...]

Kanna: An African Antidepressant Plant

By |2018-06-13T22:28:36+03:00September 26th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Herbs & Plants, Substances|Tags: , , , , |

Meet Kanna. A plant that was raised in the heat of the South African sun. The plant has been revered by the locals for millennia. Way back before the first of the explorers and established colonies arrived. This herb, which is also known as Sceletium tortuosum, [...]