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Entheogen explained


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Definition of entheogen

a psychoactive, hallucinogenic substance or preparation (such as psilocybin or ayahuasca) especially when derived from plants or fungi and used in religious, spiritual, or ritualistic contextsEntheogen is a neologism to designate psychoactive substances employed in culturally sanctioned visionary experiences in ritual or religious contexts.— Carl A. P. RuckScholars of religion often call them entheogens, from the term “god within.”— Jeremiah Creedon

Other Words from entheogen

entheogenic \ en-​ˌthē-​ə-​’je-​nik  \ adjective A recent resolution by Santa Cruz City Council has made the municipality the third in the U.S. to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms. The unanimous ruling makes the personal possession and use of so-called entheogenic plants and fungi … a low priority for law enforcement.— David E. Carpenter an entheogenic plant/tea/substance

First Known Use of entheogen

1979, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for entheogen

Greek éntheos “possessed by a god, inspired” + -O- + -GEN, after HALLUCINOGEN — more at ENTHUSIASM

NOTE: The word was introduced in Carl A. P. Ruck et al., “Entheogens,” Journal of Psychedelic Drugs, vol. 11 (1979), issue 1-2, pp. 145-46; the authors’ intent was to avoid the perceived negative associations of hallucinogen and psychedelic.

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Mimosa Hostilis Root Bark’s Legality in the US

Mimosa Hostilis, also known as Mimosa Tenuiflora, Jurema Preta, Tepezcohuite is a very popular plant that grows in Brazil and as far north as Mexico. The tree of Mimosa Hostilis and especially its root bark has many different applications and many benefits.

Legal Status of Mimosa Hostilis Root Bark or MHRB in the US

The root bark of the Mimosa Hostilis tree, is not a controlled substance in this country, and neither is the actual plant or its seeds. You can buy or sell Mimosa Hostilis Root Bark, you can also plant the tree in your backyard.

Many people think that because MHRB is not allowed sometimes to be sold on Ebay, Amazon, Bonanza, Walmart, Etsy etc, it means that the bark is a controlled substance: IT IS NOT. These platforms decide it is not in their best interest to allow sellers or vendors of Mimosa Hostilis Root Bark in the US to advertise this product on their websites because of liability issues. There are some people, who may use the root bark (shredded or powdered) in a way that makes the end product illegal; therefore, these platforms like Ebay in a effort to protect themselves disallow the sale of Mimosa Hostilis Root Bark. On the other hand, notice how it is always OK to sell Mimosa Hostilis plants and Mimosa Hostilis seeds. Despite the fact that Ebay does not allow the sale of MHRB, they sometimes let sellers advertise Mimosa Hostilis Root Bark, sometimes for periods that lasts several months and up to a year. When these periods last several months, over 6 months for example, the volume of MHRB sold on Ebay is about $80k to $100k a month when you add up all sales from all sellers (I know because I use Terapeak).

Other platforms are stricter, and more consistent than Ebay when it comes to restricting the sale of Mimosa Hostilis Root Bark. However, there are other ways to create a marketplace where sellers and buyers can meet and transact online without the need of big selling platforms. Since Mimosa Hostilis Root Bark, is legal in USA, you can advertise on social media, create posts or have your own website (like this one) It is a less effective system for buyers to trust sellers because unlike buying on Ebay: buying directly from seller does not offer many protections, unless you are using a credit card to pay for the product. It is well known that people should buy from a site that has been recommended to them by someone who already completed a transaction and was satisfied with the order. One rule of thumb is to never buy MHRB or any other product if the seller is asking to be paid with bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies.

Buying Mimosa Hostilis Root Bark within the US, or import it from another country

There are four important aspects here.


It is always cheaper to buy MHRB from South America. When you buy from within the USA or Europe, it is more expensive (but you have to weight the pros and cons as price is not the only factor, it is not even the most important factor)


the time it takes from when you pay for your product and it is actually delivered to your house.

When it comes to the time it takes for your bark to arrive if you buy directly from a USA Vendor, it is never more than week ( 2 or 3 days for the most part). However, if you buy from outside the US, whether is Europe, South America or even Mexico, it can take from a couple of weeks up to well over a month (depending on service used). I have heard of some people waiting around three months to get their MHRB (assuming it does not get confiscate or lost).


buying within the US and importing a product that goes through US Customs is different.

When you buy Mimosa Hostilis Root Bark from outside the USA, it is cheaper and there is big reason for it. The product has to cleared US customs and depending on the amount and its value, you may have to pay import taxes or even worse, they may suspect your reasons for buying if it is not a small quantity. The buyer is also relying on the seller to declare truthfully what the package contains, but it is the buyer who has to answer any questions the authority may have.


If your product does not arrive (gets lost, confiscated, or simply the seller did not send it)

After you pay for your Mimosa Hostilis Root Bark and it gets shipped from outside the US, if you do not receive a tracking number, you have no way of knowing if they package was actually sent. Assuming it was, then you don’t know the items authenticity until it gets delivered to you weeks later. Even if the item is authentic, it may be of poor quality or not the correct amount etc. This leaves a buyer in the US with little to no legal recourse to be made whole if one of these problems arises.

In summary, the tree of Mimosa Hostilis, the seeds of Mimosa Hostilis, the root bark of Mimosa Hostilis (both powdered or shredded) are all legal to buy and sell in the US. There are many different ways to buy and sell MHRB in the US, many different forms of payment; therefore, you have to research and find a USA MHRB vendor with a good reputation and high quality product. Lastly, if you decide to buy Mimosa Hostilis Root Bark from another country and import it into the US, you have to consider other factors that outweigh any savings you may realize.



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Business Roundtable Redefines the Purpose of a Corporation to Promote ‘An Economy That Serves All Americans’

AUG 19, 2019

Updated Statement Moves Away from Shareholder Primacy, Includes Commitment to All Stakeholders

WASHINGTON – Business Roundtable today announced the release of a new Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation signed by 181 CEOs who commit to lead their companies for the benefit of all stakeholders – customers, employees, suppliers, communities and shareholders.

Since 1978, Business Roundtable has periodically issued Principles of Corporate Governance. Each version of the document issued since 1997 has endorsed principles of shareholder primacy – that corporations exist principally to serve shareholders. With today’s announcement, the new Statement supersedes previous statements and outlines a modern standard for corporate responsibility. 

“The American dream is alive, but fraying,” said Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Chairman of Business Roundtable. “Major employers are investing in their workers and communities because they know it is the only way to be successful over the long term. These modernized principles reflect the business community’s unwavering commitment to continue to push for an economy that serves all Americans.”

“This new statement better reflects the way corporations can and should operate today,” added Alex Gorsky, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Johnson & Johnson and Chair of the Business Roundtable Corporate Governance Committee. “It affirms the essential role corporations can play in improving our society when CEOs are truly committed to meeting the needs of all stakeholders.”

Industry leaders also lent their support for the updated Business Roundtable Statement, citing the positive impact this commitment will have on long-term value creation: 

“I welcome this thoughtful statement by Business Roundtable CEOs on the Purpose of a Corporation. By taking a broader, more complete view of corporate purpose, boards can focus on creating long-term value, better serving everyone – investors, employees, communities, suppliers and customers,” said Bill McNabb, former CEO of Vanguard.

“CEOs work to generate profits and return value to shareholders, but the best-run companies do more. They put the customer first and invest in their employees and communities. In the end, it’s the most promising way to build long-term value,” said Tricia Griffith, President and CEO of Progressive Corporation.

“This is tremendous news because it is more critical than ever that businesses in the 21st century are focused on generating long-term value for all stakeholders and addressing the challenges we face, which will result in shared prosperity and sustainability for both business and society,” said Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation.

The Business Roundtable Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation is below and the full list of signatories is available here.

Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation

Americans deserve an economy that allows each person to succeed through hard work and creativity and to lead a life of meaning and dignity. We believe the free-market system is the best means of generating good jobs, a strong and sustainable economy, innovation, a healthy environment and economic opportunity for all.

Businesses play a vital role in the economy by creating jobs, fostering innovation and providing essential goods and services. Businesses make and sell consumer products; manufacture equipment and vehicles; support the national defense; grow and produce food; provide health care; generate and deliver energy; and offer financial, communications and other services that underpin economic growth.

While each of our individual companies serves its own corporate purpose, we share a fundamental commitment to all of our stakeholders. We commit to:

Delivering value to our customers. We will further the tradition of American companies leading the way in meeting or exceeding customer expectations.

Investing in our employees. This starts with compensating them fairly and providing important benefits. It also includes supporting them through training and education that help develop new skills for a rapidly changing world. We foster diversity and inclusion, dignity and respect.

Dealing fairly and ethically with our suppliers. We are dedicated to serving as good partners to the other companies, large and small, that help us meet our missions.

Supporting the communities in which we work. We respect the people in our communities and protect the environment by embracing sustainable practices across our businesses.

Generating long-term value for shareholders, who provide the capital that allows companies to invest, grow and innovate. We are committed to transparency and effective engagement with shareholders.

Each of our stakeholders is essential. We commit to deliver value to all of them, for the future success of our companies, our communities and our country.

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Clay Pot Health Benefits

February 4, 2020 by Life in Vedas
Clay Pot Cooking Health Benefits

Clay Pot Cooking – The clay is a human life protector and it is so powerful that it can cure almost all the disease of the body. Clay Pot is a doctor in your home.

Goddess Earth you are the base of all and also the seed of all. You are the most potent who fulfill the wishes of all. Kindly do all the favors for me.”

What are Clay and Clay Pot Cooking
 The universe is macrocosm and human is a microcosm. The whole universe is made up of five elements water, air, fire, sky, and clay or earth.

These five elements required to be in balance otherwise chaos occur in the universe. If the water becomes more the life becomes miserable on the earth.

The same condition is with the rest of the four elements. The universe is macrocosm and human is a microcosm.

The same situation is with the human being. Human is also made up of the same five elements water, air, fire, sky, and clay or earth.

 If any of the elements becomes more or less than its exact ratio the associated diseases start to occur in the body.

To make the balance in the five elements human being required living with nature and according to nature.

 In the ancient times, human beings lived with nature and also in nature (huts and caves) and therefore they were healthier than the human being today.

All the five elements are rich with the elements what the human body needs to survive. In this text, the main emphasis is on the earth element or the clay.

 Origin of Clay Pot Cooking
Today people use different kinds of pots made up of plastic, glasses, silver, brass, etc., which lacks earth element the most essential part to survive for the body on the earth.

This is the main reason why people today are lethargic, sick, dull and short lived. The human body needs proper balance in the five elements.

Disturbance in any of the elements makes the body sick and it is difficult for the medical expert to diagnose the disease and exact cause of the disease.

So, it is required to go back and follow the tips and tricks what our ancestors were using in the past days. In ancient time, the most commonly used pots were clay pots to store water and other food items.

 Clay pot cooking benefits: Clay is very auspicious as well as very scientific
How Clay Pots are Scientific
When a person dies and cremated, the person transformed into 20 grams of clay. Once, this clay was tested in a laboratory and found that the clay consists of eighteen micro nutrients such as calcium, iron, zinc, phosphorus, and sulfur, etc., and these are the micro nutrients which are essential to live and survive on the earth.

In fact, our physical body is made up of clay, needs clay to grow and survive and ultimately transformed into the clay.

Rest of the chemical what we use throughout life due to the use of plastics are dioxins, phthalates, vinyl chloride, ethylene dichloride, lead, cadmium, etc., are harmful to the body.

Not only plastics but aluminum, silver, steel also are not as good as the clay.

Before 30 to 35 years in India, all the people cooked food and stored food items in the clay pots and there were no such kinds of diseases like diabetes, arthritis, joints pain, etc.

Moreover, if you cook food in a clay pot the food remains as it is for a long time too. There is no loss of any micro nutrients until 24 hours or more.

 Clay Pots Preserve Micronutrients of a Food Item
Clay pot preserves micro nutrients of the food after the cooking. For example, if you cook Pigeon pea (Hindi: Arhar ki Dal) in a clay pot then the Pigeon pea remain as it is with full of 100% micro nutrients.
There is no loss of any micro nutrient while if you cook it in a pressure cooker then only 13% micro nutrients remain left in the Pigeon pea. Rest of the 87% micro nutrients destroy due to the pressure in the pressure cooker.
The most important feature of the clay is to consume all the negativity from the food items stored in the pot and releases positivity to heal the food item.
The smell which comes from the clay pots is exactly a guess which is full of rich micronutrients essential for the human body.
The earth is rich with huge nutrients and rich chemicals which are capable to give the huge kinds of natural products and food items.
The clay is a human life protector and is so powerful that it can cure almost all the disease of the body such as:

Body Pain,
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Diabetes, Read…..What to eat in Diabetes?
Constipation, Read…. Best Constipation Treatment
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Acidity, Read…. Best Cure of Acidity
Cut, Read  …. Chuna or Lime Powder Benefits in Cut and Burn
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Lever Swelling,
Heart Problems,
Kidney Miss Functioning,
Bladder Problem,
Joints Pain, Read…. How to cure Joints Pain without Medicine?
Sciatica, Read….How to Cure Sciatica Naturally?
Asthma, Read…..How to cure Asthma Naturally?
Shoulder Pain, Read…..How to Naturally Cure Shoulder Pain?
Eye Problem, Read… How to keep vision improved naturally?
Bone Fracture,
A dog bite or animal bite
Arthritis Read…. Best Natural Treatment of Arthritis
Leucorrhoea, Read…. How to treat Leucorrhoea Naturally
Pyria and teeth problems, Read Best Treatment of Pyria
21 Mysteries Of Earth Goddess Will Shock You, Read…..

 Clay Pots For Drinking Water Benefits & Side Effects
Clay Pot Cooking Alkaline in nature
The clay pot is alkaline in nature. Clay interacts with the acidity of the water and gives the proper PH balance. Therefore, it is very useful to drink the water kept in the clay pot.

 Clay Pots Keep Water Cool
Clay pots due to its mechanism keep the water cool and also give healing impact on the body. Keep the clay pot in the windows or the place which is good for air ventilation.

It helps the clay pot to cool the water throughout the day. This is the unique property of the clay pot. No other kind of pot has this property.

 Clay Pot Cooking Preserve Nutrients
Clay pots preserve nutrients value of the water and also make it more effective to drink.

 Clay Pots are made up of Natural Material
The clay pot is made up of natural material and does not contain any harmful chemical.

Clay Pots comprises off micronutrients such as calcium, iron, zinc, phosphorus, and sulfur, etc.

Other pots release a harmful chemical in the water and act as a slow poison for the human body.

 Clay Pots are Pious
Clay Pot is considered pious due to its rich value hence; in all the temples all the “Prasad” is kept in the clay pot and also distributed among the devotees with the clay pots.

 Clay Pot Cooking is Environmental Friendly
The clay pot is environmentally friendly. If cared clay pots last quite a long time and when it is broken there is no harm for the environment due to its biodegradability property.

 Clay Pots have Flavored and Nutritious Water
If you drink clay pot water you enjoy soothing and healing due to its soothing flavor. It calms your thirst while if you consume fridge water the water make you ill and also not satisfy you.

 Gentle Temperature of the Clay Pots Water
Consuming fridge water makes you sick due to sudden temperature change during the summer time.

While consuming clay pot water is gentle due to its temperature and it gives you healing impact without a negative influence on you.

 Clay Pots Water Improve Metabolism
Water is good for health. It detoxicates your body fast. If you consume so much water of the fridge or the water which is kept in the plastic container it harms you and makes you sick.

Clay Pot Cooking
Why is Clay Pot cooking better?
Clay Pots are Porous that Preserved Nutrients
Clay Pots are Porous naturally that preserves all the nutrients of the food item.

Due to this feature heat and moisture circulate in the clay pots evenly while cooking the food in the clay pots.

Clay pots take longer time in heating than other kinds of pots. It retains the nutrients in the food for a long time too.

The research was done in a Laboratory
A study was conducted in a laboratory in Delhi in which the same kind of lentil was cooked in two different pots one was cooked in the clay pot and another in the aluminum pressure cooker.

When both the lentils were compared after the cooking it is found that only 13% micronutrients remained present in the pressure cooker lentils while in the clay pot 100% micronutrients were present as it is which were initially in the raw lentil.

Clay Pot Cooking retains heat for a longer time
Food cooked in the clay pots remains warm for a much longer period than the other kinds of pots.

Clay pots give you flavorful food
Food cooked in the clay pots is not only more nutritious but also flavored and tastier.

Milk in the Clay Pots
Boil milk in the clay pots to enhance its nutritional value and flavor. Such milk is more tasty and healthy for you.

Side Effects of Clay Pot Cooking 
There is no side effect of clay pot if you clean them properly and store properly.


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Dr Sebis List of Best Foods to Eat (Alkaline)

Healing with Electric Foods and Botanicals

The basis behind Dr. Sebi’s approach is clearing the body of excessive mucous, which is believed to be the root of all disease. He explains:

“Our research reveals that all manifestation of disease finds it genesis when and where the mucous membrane has been compromised. For example, if there is excess mucous in the bronchial tubes, the disease is bronchitis; if it is in the lungs, the disease is pneumonia; in the pancreatic duct, it is diabetes; in the joints, arthritis.”

Moreover, mucous in the retina of the eye will cause blindness; if it is found around the thyroid gland, cancer of the thyroid is the result. Basically, disease will arise in the body wherever there’s an accumulation of this stagnant toxin.

According to Dr. Sebi, blood and starch in the diet are the main reasons we can be overrun with clogging plaque. He believes starch is a chemical that wreaks havoc on health, mainly because it causes acidity within the body. The same with animal products. On the whole, an acid body will create toxic mucous and congest the system — leading to inflammation, whereas an alkaline pH will do just the opposite and support vitality.

You may have guessed by this point that consuming an alkaline diet is key. But Dr. Sebi takes his protocol a step further by recommending fasting, along with taking botanical remedies which detox each cell and replace depleted minerals.

The remedies are classified as natural vegetation cell food and nourish cells at a very deep level. Because of this, many find their appetite disappears when they begin using the botanicals. Dr. Sebi notes:

“Although the natural vegetation cell food compounds were designed to extract mucus from a given area of the body, it is also necessary for the body to be cleansed as a whole. What makes our compounds unique is the manner in which they work to cleanse and nourish the entire body.”

The healing diet is found below. It’s important to keep in mind that “Dr. Sebi has recommended the foods that are listed here for the reversal of disease for over 30 years. If your favorite food is missing from the list, our research and results have proven that it has no nutritional value and may be detrimental to your health.” [source]


  • Amaranth greens – same as Callaloo, a variety of Spinach
  • Avocado
  • Bell Peppers
  • Chayote (Mexican Squash)
  • Cucumber
  • Dandelion greens
  • Garbanzo beans
  • Green banana
  • Izote – cactus flower/ cactus leaf – grows naturally in California
  • Kale
  • Lettuce (all, except Iceberg)
  • Mushrooms (all, except Shiitake)
  • Nopales – Mexican Cactus
  • Okra
  • Olives
  • Onions
  • Poke salad – greens
  • Purslane (Verdolaga)
  • Sea Vegetables (wakame/dulse/arame/hijiki/nori)
  • Squash
  • Tomato – cherry and plum only
  • Tomatillo
  • Turnip greens
  • Watercress
  • Zucchini


(No canned or seedless fruits)

  • Apples
  • Bananas – the smallest one or the Burro/mid-size (original banana)
  • Berries – all varieties- Elderberries in any form – no cranberries
  • Cantaloupe
  • Cherries
  • Currants
  • Dates
  • Figs
  • Grapes- seeded
  • Limes (key limes preferred with seeds)
  • Mango
  • Melons- seeded
  • Orange (Seville or sour preferred, difficult to find)
  • Papayas
  • Peaches
  • Pear
  • Plums
  • Prickly Pear (Cactus Fruit)
  • Prunes
  • Raisins –seeded
  • Soft Jelly Coconuts
  • Soursops – (Latin or West Indian markets)
  • Tamarind

Herbal Teas

  • Allspice
  • Anise
  • Burdock
  • Chamomile
  • Elderberry
  • Fennel
  • Ginger
  • Raspberry
  • Tila

Spices and Seasonings

Mild flavors

  • Basil
  • Bay leaf
  • Cloves
  • Dill
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Savory
  • Sweet Basil

Pungent and Spicy Flavors

  • Achiote
  • Cayenne/ African Bird Pepper
  • Coriander (Cilantro)
  • Habanero
  • Onion Powder
  • Sage

Salty Flavors

  • Pure Sea Salt
  • Powdered Granulated Seaweed (Kelp/Dulce/Nori – has “sea taste”)

Sweet Flavors

  • 100% Pure Agave Syrup – (from cactus)
  • Date Sugar


  • Amaranth
  • Fonio
  • Kamut
  • Quinoa
  • Rye
  • Spelt
  • Teff
  • Wild Rice

Nuts and Seeds – (includes Nut and Seed Butters)

  • Hemp Seed
  • Raw Sesame Seeds
  • Raw Sesame Tahini Butter
  • Walnuts
  • Brazil Nuts
  • Pine Nuts


  • Olive Oil (Do not cook)
  • Coconut Oil (Do not cook)
  • Grapeseed Oil
  • Sesame Oil
  • Hempseed Oil
  • Avocado Oil

Also, drinking plenty of fluids to flush out toxins is crucial. Dr. Sebi recommends consuming a full gallon of purified water a day. He also advises against using the microwave.

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Dr. Sebi: The Man Who Cures AIDS, Cancer, Diabetes and More

By Carolanne Wright

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

Editor’s note, 7th of August 2016: We are sad to report that Dr. Sebi died yesterday while imprisoned in Honduras. He was 82 years old. To read about the circumstances surrounding his death, as well as tributes to his life and work, please read the article Dr. Sebi, Renowned Holistic Doctor, Dies in Police Custody in Honduras.

Meet Dr. Sebi, a pathologist, biochemist and herbalist. He came to the U.S. from Honduras and is on a mission to heal humanity. As it happens, he has been curing some of the most deadly diseases on the planet for almost 30 years. AIDS, cancer, diabetes, lupus and epilepsy are just a few of the ailments he has completely reversed. In fact, he is so committed to his work that he took on the Attorney General of New York in a Supreme Court trial — and won.

Standing Up to the Food and Drug Administration

Back in the 1980’s, Dr. Sebi ran a variety of ads in newspapers like the New York Post, stating: “AIDS has been cured by the Usha Research Institute, and we specialize in cures for Sickle Cell, Lupus, Blindness, Herpes, Cancer and others.” The ad caught the eye of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the agency subsequently sued Dr. Sebi for false advertisement and practicing without a license.

The judge presiding over the case requested that Dr. Sebi provide one witness for each disease he claimed to have cured. When he instead furnished 70 witnesses to support his argument — showing without a doubt that he did in truth heal all the diseases listed in the ad — the judge declared the doctor not guilty on all counts.

Even with his outstanding victory in court, along with testimonials from celebrities and a multitude of people cured by his method, Dr. Sebi’s protocol is still suppressed to this day.

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Which Plants give Which Colors as Natural Dye

buy natural dyes

Shades of ORANGE

– Alder (Alnus rubra) (Bark)- orange

– Barberry (mahonia sp.) yellow orange (with alum) very strong & permanent. Any part of the plant will work.

– Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) (root when cut open)- will give a good orange to reddish orange color.

– Butternut Tree (Juglans cinerea) – (bark, seed husks) – light yelllow-orange

– Carrot (Daucus carota) – (roots) – orange

– Eucalyptus – (all parts, leaves and bark) beautiful shades of tan, deep rust red, yellow, green, orange and chocolate brown.

– Giant Coreopsis (Coreopsis gigantea) Yields bright permanent orange with alum.

– Lichen (orchella weed) (Roccellaceae) – gold, purple, red

– Lilac (Syringa vulgaris) (twigs) – yellow/orange

– Onion (Allium cepa) (skin) – orange

– Pomegranate (skins)– with alum anywhere from orange to khaki green.

– Sassafras (leaves)

– Turmeric (Curcuma longa) dyed cloth will turn orange or red if it is dipped in lye.


Shades of BROWN

– Acorns (boiled)

– Amur Maple (Acer Ginnala) – black, blue, brown from dried leaves.

– Beetroot –Dark Brown with FeSO4

– Birch (bark) – Light brown/ buff – Alum to set

– Broom – (bark) – yellow/brown

– Broom Sedge – golden yellow and brown

– Butternut Tree (Juglans cinerea) – (bark) -dark brown – boil the bark down to concentrated form

– Coffee Grinds

– Colorado Fir – (bark) – tan

– Coneflower (flowers) – brownish green ; leaves and stems – gold

– Dandelion (roots) brown

– Fennel – (flowers, leaves) – yellow/brown

– Goldenrod (shoots ) – deep brown

– Hollyhock (petals)

– Ivy – (twigs) – yellow/brown

– Juniper Berries

– Maple Trees (Red Leaf Buds) – red-brown color when dried. Found on branches before new leaves appear only present during early spring and throughout fall.

– Oak bark will give a tan or oak color.

– Oregano – (Dried stalk) – Deep brown- Black

– Pine Tree Bark – light medium brown. Needs no mordant.

– St John’s Wort (blossom) – brown

– Sumac (leaves) – tan

– Tea Bags – light brown, tan

– Walnut (hulls) – deep brown (wear gloves)

– Walnut (husks) – deep brown – black

– White Birch – (inner bark) – brown

– White Maple (bark) – Light brown/ buff – Alum to set

– Wild plum root will give a reddish or rusty brown.

– Yellow dock (shades of brown)


Shades of PINK

– Strawberries

– Avocado from skin and seed – a light pink hue.

– Cherries

– Raspberries (red)

– Roses and Lavender, with a little mint and some lemon juice to activate the alkaloids can make both a brilliant pink dye and a very tasty pink lemonade.

– Lichens – A pink, brown, or wine colored dye can be produced from a lichen known as British soldiers.

– Camilla -It’s a nice pink-magenta. With lemon and salt.

– Grand Fir – (bark) pink


Shades of BLUE – PURPLE

– Dogwood (bark) – blue

– Red cabbage

– Woad (first year leaves). Woad gives a pale to mid blue colour depending on the type of fabric and the amount of woad used.

– Mulberries (royal purple)

– Elderberries (lavender)

– Saffron – (petals) blue/green

– Grapes (purple)

– Blueberries

– Cornflower – (petals) blue dye with alum, water

– Cherry (roots)

– Blackberry (fruit) strong purple

– Hyacinth – (flowers) – blue

– Japanese indigo (deep blue)

– Indigo (leaves) – blue

– Red Cedar Root (purple)

– Raspberry -(fruit) purple/blue

– Red Maple Tree (purple)(inner bark)

– Nearly Black Iris – (dark bluish purple) alum mordant

– Dogwood – (fruit) greenish-blue

– Oregon Grape -(fruit) blue/purple

– Purple Iris – blue

– Smilex (S. aspera) – blue

– Sweetgum (bark) – purple / black

– Queen Anne’s Lace


Shades of RED – BROWN

– Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) (root) – red

– Elderberry – red

– Whole (or the peel of) pomegranates – Between purple-red to pink from fresh pomegranates, and a brown color from very overripe (beginning to rot) pomegranates.

– Red leaves will give a reddish brown color I use salt to set the dye.

– Sumac (fruit) – light red

– Sycamore (bark)- red

– Dandelion (root)

– Beets – deep red

– Bamboo – turkey red

– Crab Apple – (bark) – red/yellow

– Rose (hips)

– Chokecherries

– Madder (root) – red

– Hibiscus Flowers (dried)

– Kool-aid

– Canadian Hemlock – (bark) reddish brown

– Japanese Yew – (heartwood) – brown dye

– Wild ripe Blackberries

– Brazilwood

– St. John’s Wort – (whole plant) soaked in alcohol – red

– Bedstraw (Galium triflorum) (root) – red


Shades of GRAY-BLACK

– Iris (roots)

– Sumac (leaves) (Black)

– Meadowsweet makes an amazing black dye.

– Blackberry

– Butternut Hulls

– Carob pod (boiled) will give a gray to cotton

– Oak galls – makes a good black dye.

– Sawthorn Oak – (seed cups) – black

– Walnut (hull) – black

– Rusty nails & vinegar – set with Alum


Shades of RED – PURPLE

– Pokeweed (berries)

– Hibiscus (flowers, dark red or purple ones) – red-purple.

– Daylilies (old blooms)

– Safflower – (flowers, soaked in alcohol) – red

– Logwood (is a good purple but you have to watch it as it dyes quick when the pot is fresh. Also it exhausts fast. We use alum to mordant and using iron can give you logwood gray.)

– Huckleberry – lavender (can use it for dye and also for ink.)

– Portulaca – (flowers, dried and crushed to a powder) use with a vinegar orsalt mordant, can produce strong magentas, reds, scarlets, oranges and
yellows (depending upon the color of the flower)

– Beluga Black Lentils – soaked in water overnight .. yield a dark purplish / black water. The color is washfast and lightfast and needs NO MORDANT and it lasts – a beautiful milk chocolate brown (when super thick) … to a lighter medium brown or light brown when watered down.

– Dark Hollyhock (petals) – mauve

– Basil – purplish grey


Shades of GREEN

– Artemisia species provide a range of greens from baby’s breath to nettle green.

– Artichokes

– Tea Tree – (flowers) green/black

– Spinach (leaves)

– Sorrel (roots) – dark green

– Foxglove – (flowers) apple green

– Lilac – (flowers) – green

– Camellia – (pink, red petals) – green

– Snapdragon – (flowers) – green

– Black-Eyed Susans (Rudbeckia hirta) – bright olive/apple green

– Grass (yellow green)

– Pigsweed (entire plant) yellow green

– Red Pine (needles) green

– Nettle

– Broom – (stem) green

– Larkspur – green – alum

– Plantain Roots

– White Ash – (bark) – yellow

– Purple Milkweed – (flowers & leaves) – green

– Lily-of-the-valley (light green) be careful what you do with the spent dye bath. The plant is toxic so try to avoid pouring it down the drain into the water supply.

– Barberry root (wool was dyed a greenish bronze-gold)

– Red onion (skin) (a medium green, lighter than
forest green)

– Yarrow – (flowers) yellow & green shades

– Mulga Acacia – (seed pods) – green

– Peach – (leaves) yellow/green

– Coneflower (flowers) – green

– Peppermint – dark kakhi green color

– Peony (flowers) – pale lime green

– Queen Anne’s Lace – pale green

– Hydrangea (flowers) – alum mordant, added some copper and it came out a beautiful celery green

– Chamomile (leaves) – green




– Jewelweed – orange/peach

– Broom Flower

– Virginia Creeper (all parts); alum mordant; Peach.

– Achiote powder (annatto seed)

– Plum tree (roots) (salmon color on wool with alum)

– Weeping Willow (wood & bark) makes a peachy brown (the tannin acts as a mordant)

– Virginia Creeper – (fruit) – pink (all parts); alum mordant; Peach.

– Balm (blossom) – rose pink



– Alfalfa (seeds) – yellow

– Bay leaves – yellow

– Barberry (bark) – yellow

– Beetroot (yellow) (alum & K2Cr2O7)

– Burdock

– Cameleon plant (golden)

– Celery (leaves)

– Crocus – yellow

– Daffodil (flower heads after they have died); alum mordant

– Dahlia Flowers (Red, yellow, orange flowers) make a lovely yellow to orange dye for wool.

– Dandelion (flower)

– Dyer’s Greenwood (shoots) – yellow

– Fustic –Chlorophora tinctoria or Maclura tinctoria (wood)  –  yellow

– Golden Rod (flowers)

– Heather – (plant) – yellow

– Hickory leaves (yellow) if plenty of leaves are boiled and salt added.

– Marigold (blossoms) – yellow

– Mimosa – (flowers) yellow

– Mulga Acacia -(flowers) – yellow

– Mullein (leaf and root) pale yellow. *careful, because the little fuzzy hairs can make one itchy!

– Mullein (verbascum thapsus) (flowers) bright yellow or light green.

– Old man’s beard lichen – yellow/brown/orange shades

– Onion (skins) – set with Alum.

– Oregon-grape roots – yellow

– Osage Orange also known as Bois d’arc or hedgeapple (heartwood, inner bark, wood, shavings or sawdust) (pale yellow)

– Oxallis (wood sorrels) (flowers) – the one with the yellow flowers. Use the flower heads, some stem ok. It is nearly fluorescent yellow, and quite colorfast on alum mordanted wool.

If the oxalis flowers are fermented or if a small dash of cloudy ammonia is added to the dye bath (made alkaline) the fluorescent yellow becomes fluorescent orange. Usually I do this as an after-bath, once I have the initial colour. Useful for shifting the dye shade, and some good surprises in store!

– Queen Anne’s Lace

– Paprika -pale yellow – light orange

– Peach (leaves) – yellow

– Red Clover (whole blossom, leaves and stem) alum mordant – gold

– Saffron (stigmas) – yellow – set with Alum.

– Safflower (flowers, soaked in water) – yellow

– Sassafras (bark)- yellow

– St. John’s Wort – (flowers & leaves) – gold/yellow

– Sumac (bark) – The inner pith of Sumac branches can produce a super bright yellow color.

– Sunflowers – (flowers) – yellow

– Syrian Rue (glows under black light)

– Tansy (tops) – yellow

– Tea ( ecru color)

– Turmeric (spice) –bright yellow

– Weld (bright yellow)

– White mulberry tree (bark) Cream color onto white or off-white wool. Alum mordant.

– Willow (leaves)

– Yarrow – yellow and gold

 Yellow cone flower (whole flower head); chrome mordant; Brass to Greeney-Brass.

– Yellow, Curly, Bitter, or Butter Dock (despite various leaf shapes, all have a bright yellow taproot) gives you a yellow/flesh color.

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How to Make Natural Dyes to Dye Fabric & Clothes at Home

Great ideas to give old clothing items a new look. It’s a fun way to stop your clothes from sitting in the cupboard unworn, or even simply being thrown out and wasted.

By rebirthing clothes through upcycling, you could save an estimated CO2 Saving of 12kg per month (120kg per year), just by extending the life of your clothing.

One of the simplest things you can do is dye something a new colour. You wouldn’t believe how much change this can make, and will have you wearing it again all the time.

However, there is just one problem with this. Most textile dyes that you buy in a shop are filled with a LOT of nasty chemicals, which after the dyeing process are most likely going to end up down your drain and washed into our waterways. This defeats the purpose of upcycling clothes to stop them from going to waste, if you will be polluting in the process.

But don’t worry, because I have a great alternative for you! – use natural dyes which you can easily make at home. Before there were ready made dyes available for purchase, natural dyes where the only way to give fabrics and clothing beautiful colours.

I have experimented a lot with using natural dyes, and it’s a really fun and rewarding process especially the end result. Also, it’s a great way to use up scraps of food that may have been thrown out. In the winter months, things like onion skins and celery leaves can make great natural dyes, and in summer even the skin and seed of an avocado can be used. So, here’s how you do it!

1. What can be dyed?

Any light-coloured (preferably white) natural fibers will take natural dyes. T-shirts or cotton dresses are some ideas, but you don’t have to stop with clothing. Towels, sheets, even paper can be naturally dyed.

2. What Can Be Used as Natural Dyes?

Something extremely cool about natural dyes is that many of the ingredients could be found right in your own back yard! Roots, nuts and flowers are just a few common natural ways to get many colours. A visit to the grocery store and you have endless options at your fingertips.

Here are just a few materials you can use (and the colors you’ll get with each).

Onion skins (yellow/orange) Eucalyptus (all parts, leaves and bark) shades of tan, deep rust red, yellow, green, orange and chocolate brown. Butternut squash husks (yellow/orange) Dandelion roots (brown) Coffee grounds/tea (brown) Bougainvillea (pink) Avocado from skin and seed (a light pink hue) Walnut hulls (brown) Strawberries/cherries (pink) Roses (pink) Lavender (pink) Red cabbage (blue/purple) Hyacinth flowers (blue) Beets (deep red) Any red leaf (reddish brown) Daylily blooms (red/purple) Artichokes (green) Red clover (gold) Bamboo (turkey red) Celery leaves (yellow)

3. How to Get Started Dyeing


Chop plant material into small pieces and place in a pot. Double the amount of water to plant material. Bring to a boil, then simmer for about an hour. Strain and return dye to the pot.


To get the fabric ready for the dye bath, you will have to soak the fabric in a colour fixative before the dye process. This will make the colour set in the fabric.

If you’re using berries to dye your fabric, you have to use a salt fixative. Put 1/2 cup salt in 8 cups of water. Put your fabric in here and boil for one hour.

If you’re using plants to dye your fabric, you have to use a vinegar fixative. Combine one part vinegar and four parts water, and boil the fabric in the mixture for one hour.

When your fabric is done, rinse it out under cold water.


Place wet fabric in dye bath. Simmer together until desired color is obtained. For a stronger shade, allow material to soak in the dye overnight. Then, wash the fabric separately and put it to dry. The color of the fabric becomes lighter when its dry.


All dyed fabric should be laundered in cold water and separately.

It’s best to use an old large pot as your dye vessel.

Wear rubber gloves to handle the fabric that has been dyed, the dye can stain your hands.

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How to Increase Your Libido Naturally?

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Herbal Safety

The website has two primary purposes: To disseminate information about research findings related to herbal use in our region, as well as to provide information about the safety of herbal product use in both English and Spanish. This feature makes it one of the few bilingual websites specifically developed to disseminate non-commercial information about medicinal plants.

In the past two decades, there has been a dramatic increase in the use of herbal products in the United States. Based on research undertaken by our program, the use of diverse herbal products is even more common in the Texas-Mexico border region than in the rest of the country.

Unfortunately, some of the information currently available about medicinal plants is either misleading, or simply lacking. This is especially true of the medicinal plants from China, India or Mexico, for example, which, aside from a few exceptions, have not been studied in depth for their potential therapeutic applications.

Anecdotal information is not a reliable form of evidence for the safe use of any herbal product.

Medicinal herbs may indeed be a therapeutic option, but only if used properly and under the guidance of a professional. Too often we hear the expression: “Since herbal products are natural, they are safe”. Unfortunately, this is not always true, due to a myriad of factors including the following:

  • Factual information about many herbs is often lacking.
  • A portion of the information available about many herbs currently on the market may be exaggerated or misleading. This is especially true of some individuals and organizations that are mainly interested in marketing their products only for profit, with little regard for the personal welfare of the consumer.
  • The lack of adequate quality control present in some herbal product companies around the world leads to variability in the quantity and quality of the products’ content. Added to this is the practice of mislabeling some herbal supplements, making the use of these products confusing, risky, or simply ineffective.
  • Fortunately, situation is now changing, as some herbal organizations that include competent technical staff are now establishing good manufacturing practices (GMP), as well as safety checks and controls concerning herbal products. Still, North America is currently not up to par with Western Europe, especially Germany, with respect to research and quality control related to medicinal herbs.
  • Some of the multilevel marketing schemes involving herbal products and other supplements tend to foster self-diagnosis, as well as self-medication, both of which can be potentially dangerous to the consumer.
  • Some herbal products which are new to the Western market, originating in Asia, Africa or South America, for example, have not been adequately tested for purity, safety or efficacy, prior to their introduction into the United States.
  • Serious intoxications have occurred around the globe due to mislabeling of herbal products or erroneous identification of some plant species. A simple mistake made in the correct identification of an herb or the incorrect use of a certain part of a plant can have serious or even fatal results.
  • Some plants have not been adequately studied with respect to their use by special populations, including pregnant or lactating women, small children and the elderly, for example.
  • This situation is further complicated by the fact that interactions between herbal products and conventional medications can sometimes be serious. Much still needs to be learned about this important topic.

For the reasons outlined above, it is necessary to have a source of factual information regarding medicinal plant use for both the health professionals and the public.