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Author Topic: Lion's Ear -- an alternative to cannibas??????  (Read 13342 times)
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« Reply #40 on: March 17, 2008, 10:05:35 PM »

Oh yea Salvia isnt any salvia plant, its Salvia divinorium.

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« Reply #41 on: April 30, 2008, 07:20:39 PM »

Directly Digesting any thing has more powerfull effects.

Smoking doesn't.

Why? If you smoke something, your lungs absorb what ever it is to a certain extent. If you eat something it is all digested and absorbed into your body. When you smoke you blow out smoke still don't you?

That's inaccurate.  Inhalation is the most direct route to the bloodstream, short of injection - which is invasive.  "If you eat something it is all digested and absorbed..." - um, go to the bathroom much?   rolleyes  cheesy  Digestion has numerous disadvantages: stomach acids destroy actives, absorption rates vary significantly depending on the individual, diet, solubility, etc., etc., which makes it difficult to administer proper dosage, etc.,.  Still better than smoking though!  cool


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« Reply #42 on: April 30, 2008, 07:31:58 PM »

Guess I've led a sheltered life never heard of it until today. Smiley
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« Reply #43 on: May 27, 2008, 10:33:38 PM »

Hey Cindi!
 I just looked up Lions ear and it really got my attention!
 Its supposed to be good for helping balance heart rhythms and slow down fast heart rates! This would be beneficial to me as I have both these problems!..Unfortunately, I'd kinda be afraid to stop my regular medicines to try lions ear out...But, if someone here were to try it first, I might do it too!
your friend,

Ah, motherwort!  It is a rather mild sedative that acts on the oxytocin receptors (maybe others as well).  I have had motherwort tea a few times, it was ok - at normal doses it was more relaxing than chamomile but not intoxicating. A gentle herb when used according to tradition, except the oxytocin effect on the uterus might not be what pregnant women want (unless they are ready to deliver).

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« Reply #44 on: May 28, 2008, 09:03:01 AM »

Vetch, that is interesting.  I grow Motherwort as an annual and I also have a perennial one that I planted last year.  The annual has orange flowers, evidently this perennial one has pink ones.  The perennial is a massive plant already.  Set my annual ones in the ground yesterday.  I am presuming that it is the flowers that are steeped.  Herbal teas are wonderful.  Beautiful day in this greatly wonderful life. Cindi

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« Reply #45 on: May 28, 2008, 03:22:40 PM »

Someone said Catnip having an effect is a myth and I'd like to add that it is not.  Significantly milder and wierd, but not a myth. 

I don't think it's worth trying though.

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