--- Mike Reynolds <aquaviva11@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: [CUT]
> *The purported cancer-causing compound beta-asarone
> occurs in the roots of Asian Calamus spp. North
> American Calamus spp. do not seem to contain this
> agent. See Pubmed for further details.
Hi Mike, do 'sympathetic theories' (my mostly ignorant
label for medieval and ancient pharmaceutical
theories)provide any clue as to why all these 'fun
compounds' (asarone is also a hallucinogen - related
to visions of elves and sprites, if I recall..
"Asarone is the precursor for the illegal drug
Trimethoxyamphetamine (TMA-2)" - the alpha version,
though - says
"The central sensory changes appear in the second hour
and are characterized by some exaggeration of visual
input (especially in the appreciation of colors and
contrasts of lighting) and of empathy with irrational
objects in one's environment".) Calamus, as you know,
grows via rhizome, and was sung over by Walt Whitman..
If you recall, Salvia divinorum (if not the active
ingredient?) was also described as carcinogenic..
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