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The Medicine Lodge / Re: Hypothetical stuff regarding anticancer
« on: October 21, 2009, 06:31:48 PM »
Short answer to pre-emptive mini-chemo idea is no it is not likely good. You would be doing more harm to your other fast dividing cells, such as hair, stomach mucosa, brain cells (there seems to be a good level of neurogenesis involved in short term memory especially), White cells etc. This is provided that the un-modified plant extract has the same effect as the modified chems used in chemotherapy. You would also be increasing the risk of developing leukemia. So my question is: Is it worth the increased risk that would be associated with any preemptive mini-chemo? Just thought I would give the counter argument as food for thought.

The Cave / Re: Health care professionals-opinions wanted.
« on: August 12, 2009, 09:51:07 PM »
Haven't had a chance to watch them all yet, but just looking at the title of the second posted about saying no to vaccines (could be to one in particular by the wording) makes me want to scream. Anti-vaccination groups are one of the things that irk me the most in the medical spectrum. I will watch the videos later this afternoon I imagine and will make a more informed post thereafter.. I promise I will keep my mind open and biases minimised ;)

The Forest Floor / Re: Mushroom snuff?
« on: June 30, 2009, 12:48:34 AM »
Thats what I thought. Seemed a little ambitious of an operation, unless it was only being used as supplement to oral dosing. I must have mis-read the passage that made reference to it. choose some more potent strains and cut it down to a gram or so and it could still make for an interesting experiment/ amusing for anyone else watching.

The Medicine Lodge / Re: White Willow Bark
« on: June 30, 2009, 12:27:37 AM »
I can think of worse treatments than chowing down on mussels :D I have also heard of people claiming success from omega-3's and deer velvet etc.

The biggest problem for people who are chronic NSAID users is the stomach ulcers and strain on kidneys. The stronger the NSAID gets, the more stomach upset people tend to get. as few as 25% of patients can even tolerate things like diclofenac.

All the best for finding a treatment plan that gives you some relief.

The Long House / Re: Been a long time
« on: June 30, 2009, 12:15:13 AM »
welcome back! i too only recently popped in again to see how the place was ticking along. Hows the art and everything been going?

The Forest Floor / Mushroom snuff?
« on: June 22, 2009, 11:24:23 PM »
Ive been immersed in 'True Hallucinations' by Terrence McKenna recently and of all things, one thing that has me most curious is his mention of making a mushroom snuff, finding it very pleasant. I am curious as to what the opinions both objective and subjective are towards this preparation method. I am especially curious as to the pharmacokinetic effects via this route (onset, intensity etc). Personally i can not decide if it would make for a more intense or for a smoother experience. Obviously, intensive experimentation by oneself is out of the question so i pose it here.

The Medicine Lodge / Re: White Willow Bark
« on: June 18, 2009, 12:15:47 AM »
Correct JRL,

It was originally used as a treatment for fever, but the downside was that it was a stomach irritant. If patients vomited it back up, the actives couldn't be absorbed and thus no benefit. Aspirin was the eureka compound derived from the willow bark as it was able to be kept down and do battle with the fever and thus save lives. Currently, aspirin has been superseded by paracetamol (acetaminophen) for fever, but not for low level pain relief.

Aspirin, an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) works via inhibition of mainly COX-1 (cyclo oxygenase) and COX-2 (lesser) and possibly COX-3 (rumored 3rd receptor class, similar to COX-1 but hasnt been confirmed scientifically).

That sort of what you wanted? or were you looking more for preparation and use of said willow bark?

The Long House / Tis been a long while
« on: June 18, 2009, 12:05:19 AM »
Hey all,

Just thought I'd say hi.

Been AWOL for awhile, always intend to come back round but never seem to get around to it. Seems I fell down a few rabbit holes while frolicking in the forest and got turned around a few times trying to find my way out of the warren.

So how is everyone? I do miss the place, but seems i get too easily caught up in the day to day distractions (that coupled with a non-existent attention span). Have been essentially living in the lab at uni trying to get all the experimental side of my MSc (currently looking into 'upgrading' to a PhD so i can cover the full scope of the study rather than just the corner my MSc would cover. Pharmacology if anyone was wondering, tackling heart failure more specifically.

Recently uncovered some Terrance McKenna videos that i never knew existed in a torrent and have been reuniting myself with myself part tense... hopefully the merger will provide some more clarity for the way forward.

Hopefully I will stick round longer this time, but that all depends on the plan that the dragibus has for me  :smoke:3


The Desert /
« on: September 02, 2008, 02:28:35 AM »
i remember a few years ago, starting a project where i would purposly destroy the apical mirstem(sp?) so it would pup, attempting to get a bushy looking pach. was an interesting concept i never really saw through since i moved away and left the collection with the family..

The Medicine Lodge /
« on: August 28, 2008, 08:58:07 PM »
ephedra contains psuedoephedrine and/or ephidrine. mild stimulant and can be used as a precursor to meth.

its a restricted plant in alot of places i think. would love to grow some tho (if it was allowed, im in new zealand btw)

The Long House /
« on: August 28, 2008, 08:55:14 PM »
thanks! that made my day.. a dog will forever be a puppy

The Cave /
« on: August 28, 2008, 08:51:39 PM »
so the beast still lives on here...riding the dragon with glee may help explain the downfall of me..maybe as explanation of my mod tardyness of the last year or zealand dragibus variant confirmed..this bith is no dragon, shes a taniwha (mythical maori version of a dragon)..she took me down down extraction, no process..just a single nipple on a fresh shoot..the taste so encompassing, so warm so full.. am amazed i make it back alive..or atleast stil teathered to my body.. i do find it amusing how no-one questions the cross cultural dragon references..the authorities did a good job of information control..

..on people 'requesting' to be let in..does a reformed heroine addict help hook up someone who has never used? id hope not..and the dragon is so much darker and deeper than satans belly button..

The Salvia Plane /
« on: March 09, 2008, 11:04:34 PM »
fairly quickly, my 1st gram of 5x, i got nothing out of it, put it down to inexperience/poor technique etc, 2nd gram, 1st bowl and the dancing geometry was amazing! now days, i cant go back to the geometry, im either in the world or out of the world with the sally nomes, the dose just affects how brightly lit the world is and how much colour there is.. the sensitization does seem to hit a plateau tho, or else long term smokers wouldnt be able to take even the smallest hit without dissapearing..

anyone have any experience as to how sensitization through smoking affects sensitivity whilst quidding?

The Salvia Plane /
« on: March 09, 2008, 10:59:38 PM »
haha nice one LW, i must say, since i finally sourced a cutting here in new zealand, ive been enjoying the plain leaf, not even to venture to her land, but just to enjoy the light shift in perception..until you have one bowl too many and dissapear.. works well to strech other combustables, or to add an extra layering..
i reccomend the extracts, but start smaller, like 5X or something, to help break through or get enough salvia in a single inhale, i always find that the sally doesnt hit until i exhale, kinda like your exhaling the 'normal' reality...
the stronger extracts should only be used by someone who is comfortable/experienced with where they might be taken, dismembered and spat back out, kinda a minimal smoke stratergy..

The Medicine Lodge /
« on: March 09, 2008, 10:45:05 PM »
agreed, this is the fun part the experimentation! even a better quest id to get seeds for herbs and grow them yourself, which makes for minimal cost and maximal pleasure, if your inclined to have a green thumb thats is..

personally, i have enjoyed blending catnip and anise-hyssop (is a seperate plant from either anise or hyssop). for me, the catnip quiets the mind and the anise-hyssop quiets the body. skull cap can make a nice addition also. californian poppy leaf can also have a mildly sedating effect, but personally, i prefer it as a tea.

speaking of tea, if you have the biomass, try a tea blend as well as the smoking blend, mitght just stumble on a new favourite night cap.

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