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Medicines Are Drugs

Posted in Ethics & Morals, Medical, news, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 8, 2019 by Drogo

Drug possession and health care are so related, drug possession it basically means medicine possession, albeit overdose abuse.often they are exactly the same. heroine is fundamentally linked to morphine in composition and use. pot is much more of a medicine than alcohol, but both are used as medicine by poor people. natives do not see a distinction, for spiritual reasons. ‘drug’ means illegal medicine usually, the health issue is usually about pain treatment and dependence on the substance, whether addicted or prescribed for persistent problems. regarding pill addiction, they really are usually prescribed medicines. medicines always have side effects and toxicity levels that can add up when used frequently.

In AA and medical practices people use one ‘drug’ substance to use as a crutch or addiction, to switch with the one they want to get off of. In the case of heroin and methadone they are almost the same strength from what users and social workers told me. In my college roommates’ case it was coffee in trade of cocaine. 3 homeless people i know were not homeless because they were drug addicts, because they had more serious problems in their lives like family relations and disorders; so i think the law enforcement part of the war on drugs is often not appropriate, and some law enforcement people are speaking out about martial law abuse now. studying the results of the social programs would be interesting for sure, and how much force or legal threat is used to get them to do what is wanted by property owners.some medicines are safer than others for sure, as chemicals with toxic levels can vary.

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Cold & Flu Remedies

Posted in Medical with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 23, 2014 by Drogo

Home Treatment for Head Congestion

Cold & Flu Viruses may not have cures, but there are many treatments we can do while confined to our homes during the period of illness (days to weeks). Colds and Flus usually cannot be treated with Anti-biotics, because colds and flus are usually viruses not bacterias. If symptoms worsen then a doctor should be contacted. Strep-throat, bronchitis, Scarlet-fever, and other worse illnesses should be treated by doctors.

General list of Cold & Flu remedies:

Vitamins (C&D), Hot Drinks (Herb Teas), Hot Soups, Honey, Cinnamon, Turmeric, Black Pepper, Hot Peppers, Bed, Blankets, Hot Bath, Eucalyptus, Angelica, Heaters (electric), High Metabolism, Hot body temp, Nedy-pot,  Acetaminophen (Tylenol), Nyquil, Robotusin, Sutafed, Anti-Histamines, …

Skullcap Herb

Posted in Food & Drink, Medical, Nature Studies, Organic Gardens, Spiritual with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 10, 2013 by Drogo

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Scutellaria lateriflora, blue skullcap, mad dog, blue dog – a hardy perennial herb of the mint family (Lamiaceae) native to North America

After taking skullcap for 3 weeks, I have much praise for its magic mental powers of tranquility. I bought a small bottle of ‘Oregon’s Wild Harvest’ Skullcap organic pills. Rather than swallow the pills whole and letting the thin capsule dissolve in my stomach, I open them and pour the dried powder of ‘100% skullcap tops’ onto my tongue and then swallow. It takes like tea flavored flour.

The psychoactive chemicals in skullcap cause a mild euphoric high, much like tea or coffee without the negative withdrawal effects of caffeine; and instead of the heart-racing diuretic stimulation, Skullcap has an opposite calming effect. Skullcap may be more like eating a similar small portion of cannabis, for the reasons described. I believe Skullcap is not strong enough to cause accidents, as when I was driving my traffic and weather anxiety seemed to over-ride any calming effects while driving. When I am sitting or walking, I do feel a bit buzzed, but the effect may have something to do with my desire to chill out and relax as well.

The Skullcap bottle cost about $10, and after taking an average 3 pills daily and giving some away I still have half a bottle left. It seems to give me a bit of help in training my mind to be more meditative, and create a peaceful state of being. This is not a paid advertisement for this product, but I can honestly say that I desire to take the pill when I go hours without it. If it is addictive, I feel it is in the same way that Cannabis is, in that I can go without it safely, but it feels nice when I use it.

Skullcap bio-active compounds:  flavonoids, baicalein, wogonin, wogonoside (anti-histamine, anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, anti-cardiac stress)

Marijuana As Magic

Posted in Medical, Organic Agriculture & Horticulture with tags , , , , , , , , on July 17, 2013 by Drogo

Marijuana / Cannabis”Pot”: as a Legal Magical Medicine

Burning and inhaling, or cooking and eating Cannabis (aka Pot), is a psychoactive experience. Psychotropic drugs are still mysterious to science, as much as spiritual experiences or imagination. Spirituality or Creativity is a way of life for many of us. Another article can explain religious, or ritual magic use of cannabis, and I will try to write it and link an essay focused on that later.

Pot allows anger to rebound inside human brains, for long enough to dissipate substantially, or often simply transmute the negative to positive feelings, without even needing to vent hostility or commit aggressive acts. Pot is one of the best tools for anger management, because humans have evolved with cannabinoid receptors in our brains which allow for symbiotic harmony between us. This natural evolution with humans, is what sets it apart from other psychedelic medicines (although other natural drugs have different ways they evolved to affect our minds). Pot is enlightened magic, and here is a fictional account to explain how some of us think in creative metaphors about reality to explain what works for us to be happier people:

I have been chewing and smoking faery-mint since I was a teen-ager. I am now 40 years old writing this memoir, and I can honestly say the benefits for me are far greater than the side-effects. Peace-of-mind, connection to Nature, and broader creativity are the main short-term and (with experience) long term powers of faery-mint.

Faery-mint grew in harmony with faeries for thousands of years. So the plant affects our brains with mutual synergistic complementary symbiotic feelings. The negative effects include smoke resin, burn damage, loss of balance, loss of tension, loss of will-power; which for those suffering from excessive anger, burning desire, stress, paralyzing fear, and over-whelming self-motivated selfish will-power it is worth it.

There is a loss of short-term memory similar to the natural tendency to forget why we came into a room, or what we were talking about; however the increased joy and comfort to recall memories long-term, and short-term memory savvy when not intoxicated again win out. Experience can train its’ use, and with moderation it aids those of us with problems like anger management, insomnia from ptsd, and depression.

Some call it faery-weed, to demean its medicinal powers. Many people have addictive impulses, and they can get addicted to the higher powers of the plant; as much as with any powerful medicine. However I have never been addicted to any-substance to the point of committing crimes, hurting others, or wasting efforts to obtain it. I never purchased faery-mint at a goblin market during those 25 years until recently, as it is legal now in some faery realms. I never had to grow or purchase it, because it was popular enough that people have always just had it and shared it. Also I was not able to grow it because humans would come and rip it up, kill it, steal it, arrest me, and fine my family.”

– Harpers Faery Outlaws  (fantasy novel) 

Final note on pot – it is non-lethal natural medicine.

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Legal Decongestant Drugs

Posted in Medical, SCOD Online School with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 20, 2012 by Drogo

Legal over-the-counter Drugs to alleviate stuffy nose congestion from colds (minor infections), allergies, or other causes.

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“Allergy Medicine” Antihistamine – Diphenhydramine

Side Effects:  hypnotic drowsiness (sedation), liver stress, nausea, constipation, delirium, heart stress, confusion, memory loss, paradoxical reactions, discontinuation rebound effects: anxiety, mood swings, and insomnia.

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“Nasal Sinus Medicine” Sudafed  (Circular Red or Long White Pills) – Pseudoephedrine – sympathomimetic amine  vasoconstrictor (restricts blood flow into the nose, shrinks swollen nasal mucous membranes,  increases drainage of sinus secretions, and opens Eustachian tubes)

Side Effects:  minor stimulant (insomnia), cold nose (reduced nasal blood circulation),  hypertension, anxiety, paranoid psychosis (panic attacks).

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Warning:  Topical decongestants should be used with caution and for no longer than three days to avoid rhinitis medicamentosa (paradoxical reaction).

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“Cold Medicine” DayQuil / NyQuil (by Vicks) – Phenylephrine, Acetaminophen, Dextromethorphan – relief of headache, throat congestion (headache), pains (cold, flu, and fever symptoms)

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NyQuil also includes the Antihistamine – Doxylamine succinate

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Vicks VapoRub – Mentholatum (camphor, menthol, spirits of turpentine, eucalyptus oil, cedar leaf oil, myristica oil, thymol, nutmeg)

Side Effects:  Oil in lungs, stimulates mucus production and airway inflammation

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“Nasal Spray Chemical”  – Oxymetazoline Hydrochloride (instant vasocontrictor decongestant)

Side Effects:  rhinitis medicamentosa (paradoxical reaction, may become reliant to constantly relieve chronic congestion daily).

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Eustachian tubes – tubes that link nasopharynx to middle ear

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Conclusion:

The safest method seems to be to use meditation (psychology, visualization, massage), steam, hot salt water (saline spray or Indian neti-pot), and other more natural methods as those side effects are more obvious, and less complicated.

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Thujone Magic

Posted in Nature Studies, Pagan with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 29, 2011 by Drogo

Thujone is an active ingredient in Sage, Wormwood, Mugwort, Yarrow, Tansy, Oregano, Juniper, Cypress, Mint, and Arborvitae (genus Thuja). Thujone has a molecular shape similar to THC but is much milder. Thujone can build up in the body and there are reports of overdose convulsions, or insomnia after months. It does promote vivid dreams. As a GABA neuron regulator inhibitor in our nervous system, it has immune-system stimulating effects and as a 5-HT antagonist it may be used to treat irritable bowel syndrome. By causing neurons to fire more, it may have an inspirational effect. Mugwort pillows are supposed to bring pleasant dreams, perhaps from small airborne particles of thujone. Thujone has a fresh odor like menthol, with an acidic tea taste. Even though it is best known as a chemical compound in the spirit absinthe, recent tests show absinthe contains only small quantities of thujone, and may or may not be responsible for absinthe’s reported psychedelic effects.

CAUTION:

Those with allergy to pollen may have an allergic reaction; additionally there is some evidence that it somehow over-stimulates the uterus in pregnant women which can lead to abortion. Testing is not conclusive yet. Mugwort is completely FREE and LEGAL and not lethally toxic or poisonous (with possible exception of fetuses). But, to be safe, women should not use mugwort while pregnant.