a reply to: BigBrotherDarkness
a reply to: nitro67
I say sorry for the wall of text but herbs and brainwaves are my hobby.
St. John's Wort is one of those herbal mao inhibitors I'd be careful with. It's a yellow midsummer fire-of-the-solar-plexus kind of herb. Clarity and
fire it is. It elevates enzymes breaking up some of the drugs like sedatives, anticonvulsants, benzos and antipsychotics. This should tell you
everything. It makes you photo-sensitive to the point of sunburns and eye damage. It also cures alcoholism. I like it too but I need to keep the dose
very low and watch my diet as the tyramine gives me headaches because of the high blood pressure. I've read someone found it helpful restoring a
circadian rhythm and REM sleep though. It makes sense because it makes you really up during the day. It's good to have a rich source of tryptophan
like the whey protein as a natural source of day-serotonin and night-melatonin. Aqueous extraction sucks compared to a tincture btw. It's wasting. A
few drops is all you need.
It's complicated. It's science.
I've experimented with many herbal sedatives and even female-hormone plants mainly for fun like nipple-sensation-hedonism (lol) and you'd say
sedatives is a way to go but some of the strongest sedatives like Valerian promotes lucid dreaming. Is it good for you? Who knows. Some herbalist say
Vervain is good but it's even stronger. Herbs are powerful living creatures.
Female plants can balance or unbalance your female brain hemisphere. Lemon Balm is safe, calming and grounding but after some time it can make you
sleepy during the day, grounded to the point of being slightly feminized and emotional (kind of centered in the heart chakra). The same with
Motherwort. Good, but it can actually make a man nervous in the end.
While focusing on GABA - the 'downer' neurotransmitter that counters the uppers like glutamate...I've found that green Tea is the best. Some of the
green teas out there are very high in GABA and L-theanin - it counters the caffeine rush and makes your GABA receptors (damaged by alcohol) sensitive
again and the brain producing more of your own GABA.
This makes it No.1 in my eyes.
Cannabis is too strong and dangerous to begin with IMO. If someone says to you CBD is the safest medicine in the world, they are mostly parroting what
they saw on the web. SWIM was breeding various CBD cultivars for years for neighbour's friend's nervous purple dogs and research purposes and SWIM
said he has found out that it is the most effective medicine for fear, social anxiety and public speaking, but wicked and spiritually
counterproductive at the same time. Unbalanced in every case and impossible to find the right strain and to get rid of all the THC.
From brain erasing indica varieties to wild and hemp based sativas and hybrids. The side effects can be hard to spot from inside the head but they are
crazy. Stopping stereotypical behaviour yes, but to the point of burning bridges, dissolving relations and selfishness. Very confusing medicine but a
must have at the same time.
I never really tried or needed antipsychotics but I think it has to feel like this # and SWIM says he likes it at first and some of the effects are
amazing but hates it later everytime. Especially after going cold turkey. It's too complicated.
Don't make me start about the short-term, long-term memory and the action of THC on PTSD and CBD having the opposite effect on memory; and its action
as fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) inhibitor, which is the enzyme responsible for the degradation of oleamide (an endogenous sleep-inducing lipid),
It is the key but it's not the right thread, not the right forum. It's frustrating because I usually can't find a single person on the whole ATS able
to discuss those things.
I would like people PM me from time to time about their experiences.
BTW I like Bacopa Monieri (Brahmi) effect on memory. And Ashwagandha, Calamus...
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