Herb Vaporization Temperatures

The following is intended a rough guide (a starting point) to optimum vaporizer temperature settings for use with a wide range of medicinal herbs. Keep in mind that preferred temperature settings may vary from person to person, as different temperatures may effect the 'medicinal effect' or 'high' you experience. Experimentation is the key to obtaining maximum benefit from your vaporizer. Note that some cheaper models of vaporizer may not display accurate temperature readings. LOW TEMPERATURE: up to 150C (302F) Angelica: 100C to 150C (212F to 302F) Black Horehound: 100C to 125C (212F to 257F)Bl..

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Scarification of hard seeds

The seeds of many annuals will germinate easily when sown straight into the soil in spring. Other plants have hard seed coats that need to be broken before they will grow.To break the hard outer seed coat a number of methods may be used. The following are some of the more common methods:Boiling - Place the seeds in a cup and fill cup with boiling water. Leave seeds to soak as water cools for approx 24hrs. Remove any seeds that have softened and swollen up with water. These are ready to sow. Repeat this process (up to 10 times) on any seeds that are still hard.Nicking - If the see..

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Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs)

What are Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs)?Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) are a class of compounds that inhibit naturally occurring enzymes in the human body. This inhibition leads to increased levels of chemicals such as the neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine. By slowing their metabolism, MAOIs also allow certain chemicals to become active when taken orally, that would normally have no effects due to being metabolized too quickly. MAOIs have also been rumored to alter the effects of other substances including: Diviners Sage (Salvia divinorum).Examples of  MAO..

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Kava Preparation

Kava (Piper methysticum) (Piper: Latin for 'pepper', methysticum: Greek for 'intoxicating') is an ethnobotanical from the South Pacific. It is also known as ʻawa (Hawaii), yaqona (Fiji), and ava (Samoa). The roots of the Kava plant are used to produce a drink with sedative and anesthetic properties. In high doses it can be very relaxing and euphoric. Kava has been used safely by the people of the south pacific for thousands of years. Kava is currently experiencing a revival as a great way to relax and enjoy life that little bit more, as well as a safe and non-addictive alternat..

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Psychonaut Web Resources

We are not responsible for any content found within the following third party websites:Psychoactive Substances - Information and researchErowid - Documenting the complex relationship between humans and psycho-actives.Drugs Forum - The International drugs community.MAPS - The multidisciplinary association for psychedelic studies.Entheogenesis - Australian Ethnobotany conference.Documents for Serious Psychonauts - Research papers and articles on the role of psychedelic substances in psychological and shamanic healing practices.TripMe NZ - Legal Highs Reviews and Drug Forum (New Zealand).The Bec..

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