• caapi vine
  • contradictory] The caapi vine itself was the subject of a dispute between U.S. entrepreneur Loren Miller and the Coordinating Body of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon Basin (COICA). (wikipedia.org)
  • It has been reported that some effects can be felt from consuming the caapi vine alone, but that DMT-containing plants (such as Psychotria ) remain inactive when drunk as a brew without a source of monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) such as B. caapi . (infogalactic.com)
  • MAOI
  • When these 2 plants are combined, however, the MAOI activity of the vine allows the DMT to cross into the brain, which in turn leads to the visionary effect that many users report experiencing. (ndnr.com)
  • brew
  • Ayahuasca which means 'the vine of the soul' is a powerfully psychoactive brew which is thought to have been used for several hundred years by indigenous people in the Amazon. (medindia.net)
  • The vine and the ayahuasca brew are legal ambiguities, since nowhere in the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act is it stated that natural material containing a scheduled substance is illegal, a position supported by the United Nations International Narcotics Control Board. (wikipedia.org)
  • Parkinson's
  • Lewin's analysis of the pharmacological actions of harmine on the nervous system led him to try it in patients with Parkinson's disease. (ucla.edu)
  • Harmine had a rapid rise to fame in the treatment of Parkinson's disease in Germany, and an equally rapid demise, the reasons for which will be discussed. (ucla.edu)
  • Passiflora
  • Passiflora, known also as the passion flowers or passion vines, is a genus of about 550 species of flowering plants, the type genus of the family Passifloraceae. (wikipedia.org)
  • serotonin
  • The difficulty distinguishing between L-tryptophan and free tryptamine as the precursor of harmine biosynthesis originates from the presence of the serotonin biosynthetic pathway, which closely resembles that of harmine, yet necessitates the availability of free tryptamine as its precursor. (wikipedia.org)
  • bark
  • DMT is found as a minor alkaloid in snuff made from Virola bark resin in which 5-MeO-DMT is the main active alkaloid. (wikipedia.org)
  • DMT is also found as a minor alkaloid in bark, pods, and beans of Anadenanthera peregrina and Anadenanthera colubrina used to make Yopo and Vilca snuff in which bufotenin is the main active alkaloid. (wikipedia.org)
  • woody
  • the latter is the Portuguese word for liana (or woody climbing vine). (wikipedia.org)
  • For example, the Chilean passion flower (P. pinnatistipula) is a rare vine growing in the Andes from Venezuela to Chile between 2,500 and 3,800 meters altitude, and in Coastal Central Chile, where it occurs in woody Chilean Mediterranean forests. (wikipedia.org)
  • Malpighiaceae
  • Callaeum antifebrile is a South American jungle vine of the family Malpighiaceae which occurs predominantly throughout the Upper Amazon basin, and less frequently along the Lower Amazon. (wikipedia.org)
  • found
  • Isolated harmine was found to exhibit a cytotoxic effect on HL60 and K562 leukemic cell lines. (wikipedia.org)
  • With the radioisotope carbon-11 harmine is used in positron emission tomography neuroimaging to examine its binding to MAO-A. Harmine found in root secretions of Oxalis tuberosa has been found to have insecticidal properties. (wikipedia.org)
  • Harmine has been found to increase EAAT2 glutamate pump expression in central nervous system, therefore reducing glutamate toxicity. (wikipedia.org)
  • made
  • The E. Merck Company made a film illustrating the chemistry and pharmacology of harmine, along with its effects in three Parkinsonian patients at the Heidelberg Clinic. (ucla.edu)
  • leaves
  • It is prepared by cutting the vines into lengths which are cleaned and pounded, then placed in a cauldron with the leaves. (shamanportal.org)
  • effects
  • He brought back samples of this drug and published the first scientific description of the effects of its active alkaloids. (wikipedia.org)
  • Harmine has not been the subject of much clinical research in the treatment of depression, which could be due in part to its restricted legal status in many countries, as well as the existence of synthetic MAOIs with fewer side effects. (wikipedia.org)
  • medicine
  • agahuasca ayahuasca negro bejuco de las calenturas ("fever vine") caabi pajezinho shillinto shillinto blanco shillinto negro Callaeum antifebrile is used in folk medicine, particularly in the northern Brazilian state of Pará. (wikipedia.org)