I love dogs, they really are our best friends, and for good reason. The most important being that a dog is less likely to eat you when you die. If your body is found a week after you die, your dog is probably going to be found, hungry, beside you. A cat? They won’t wait … Continue reading
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Brugmansia: Angel’s Trumpet or the Devil’s?
Often times the common names given to plants are due to their physical characteristics. Take the Brugmansia genus, for example, its common name is “Angel’s Trumpet.” By taking a look at these photos you can certainly see why it could be called such. It looks angelic, and certainly has a resemblance to an instrument in the … Continue reading
Hawaiian Baby Woodrose: Ergine, the Not Quite LSD
Of all of Nature’s Poisons, I find natural hallucinogens the most intriguing. Not because I dabble in these sorts of things, I never have nor will, but because I wonder why they are even there in the first place. Plant based poisons are secondary metabolites, meaning that they are not necessary for the basic biological … Continue reading
Myristicin: Trippin’ on Nutmeg
In search of a psychedelic high, some teenager, somewhere, will turn to nutmeg. Yes, that aromatic spice used in pumpkin pie and eggnog can take you for a trip. And people have been trippin’ on nutmeg for centuries. Nutmeg dates back to Indonesia and the “Spice Islands” near the turn of the 16th century. Then, … Continue reading
Ibogaine: A Cure for Addiction?
What if I told you that there was a natural compound, present in the bark and roots of a tree, that reduces or eliminates the addiction, craving, and withdrawal of drugs like heroin? What if I then told you that you couldn’t have it? That’s the story of ibogaine, an alkaloid found in the small … Continue reading