Pedicularis spp.



N.B. The name \Pedicularis\ (Latin for 'louse') must evidently be derived from the propensity of species of this genus parasitically to suck sap from underground roots of other plants, in much the same fashion as lice suck blood from the body of animals.

P. racemosa is hemiparasitic via underground, feeding on sap of conifer-trees' root.



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"Max's Guide to Legal Herbs".

https://www.dmt-nexus.me/forum/default.aspx?g=posts&t=7228


"Parrots Beak (Pedicularis Racemosa) ... gives me very vivid dreams."


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"Pedicularis Densiflora, anyone?"

https://www.dmt-nexus.me/forum/default.aspx?g=posts&t=11844



25/04/2010 03:01:57 "I highly recommend Pedicularis racemosa, its my favorite. Gives me ... interesting dreams."



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"Going Deeper with Pedicularis".

https://albuquerqueherbalism.com/tag/pedicularis-racemosa/


"Also known as ‘Parrot Beak’, P. racemosa flowers have a unique formation resembling a white bird’s beak along with serrated lanceolate leaves, thereby differentiating it from other members of the genus described here. This plant inhabits the forest edges acting as liaison between worlds, an intermediary between light and dark. Approaching this plant, I feel it beckoning me to come deeper into the forest in search of fulfillment that only the wilderness beyond can provide. Just as its parasitic roots spread underground subtly shifting the energy of the forest ecosystem, it infiltrates the heart and implants trust and faith where fear, distrust, or other difficult emotions may reside. Working with it as plant medicine provides more than relief from musculo-skeletal aggravations; it also helps us to bridge the disparities in our own lives by connecting us with lost parts of ourselves. It summons from our own depths, the aspects of our being that we have ignored and helps us to be more complete individuals and more holistic practitioners. P. racemosa ultimately invites us to discover the unexplored magic within ourselves."


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"Pedicularis racemosa subspecies alba (Parrot’s Beak, Sickletop Lousewort)"

https://www.swcoloradowildflowers.com/White%20Enlarged%20Photo%20Pages/pedicularis%20racemosa.htm


"Parrot’s Beak is easy to identify - even well before its flowers appear: the plants have numerous stems leaning outward in an arching bouquet of maroon."


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"Pedicularis Densiflora, anyone?"

https://www.dmt-nexus.me/forum/default.aspx?g=posts&t=11844



19/04/2010 19:56:12 "Similar in effect to Lion's Tail ... . I like it. For me, I get a physically relaxed, but mentally interested state."

25/04/2010 03:01:57 "I have worked with three different pedicularis : Densiflora, groenlandica, and racemosa. I have to say that vaped densiflora was very strong at first, but I was sad to find that it has an insane tolerance. Now I do not feel any effects ... of it out of ... a large cup of tea.

I highly recommend Pedicularis racemosa, its my favorite. Gives me a strange buzz, I also feel pretty calm ... . I have yet to notice a tolerance from it."


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"Pedicularis densiflora aka Indian Warrior ".

https://www.bouncingbearbotanicals.com/indian-warrior-p-536.html


"Other Active Species
Pedicularis racemosa - Parrots Beak
Pedicularis procera - Giant Lousewort
Pedicularis bracteosa - Bracted Lousewort"


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"Pedicularis (Lousewort) Monograph".

http://7song.com/pedicularis-lousewort-monograph-pedicularis-as-a-skeletal-muscle-relaxant/


"The Rocky Mountains seem to have the most species, and then a number of species westward. Some species are woodland dwellers and others grow in open marshy areas. ...

For medicine I have primarily used Pedicularis groenlandica (Elephanthead), the main reason is that it is one of the first I learned and find this species to be effective. ... Other skeletal muscle relaxants include Black cohosh (Actaea racemosa, please be aware of side effects from this plant) and Skullcap (Scutellaria)."



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"Going Deeper with Pedicularis".

https://albuquerqueherbalism.com/tag/pedicularis-racemosa/



"The genus Pedicularis includes over 600 species, found in prairie, montane, sub-alpine, alpine, and tundra environments across the Northern Hemisphere. Of those, 40 species can be found in North America.   Pedicularis prefers habitats with undisturbed soil and moderate availability of minerals and water and generally avoids habitats with extreme environmental conditions of either high stress and disturbance or nutrient dense wet areas with higher levels of above ground vegetative competition (Tesitel et. at., 2015). The genus Pedicularis was previously grouped with the Scrophulariaceae until its parasitic members were relocated to the Orobanchaceae family where it resides today. This large genus is generally characterized by varied morphological differences, particularly in the upper lip of the corolla. Genetic and biogeographical studies suggest that all Pedicularis species originated in Asia, migrating to North America when the Bering Land Bridge was open during the Miocene (14-10 myr), subsequently dispersing across North America from ancestral Rocky Mountain and Southern Cascade Range populations, and eventually reaching Europe from populations in the eastern half of the continent (Robart et al., 2015). ...

Pedicularis plants are known in herbal medicine traditions wherever they grow. Phytochemical analysis ... identifies a number of common constituents including iridoid glycosides, phenylpropanoid glycosides (PhGs), lignans glycosides, flavonoids, alkaloids, and other compounds (Mao-Xing Li, 2014). ... The synergistic effects of Pedicularis’ many constituents result in additional properties including being antitumor, hepatoprotective, anti-oxidative, protective to red blood cells, antibacterial, and cognition enhancing (Mao-Xing Li, 2014 and Gao et al., 2011). ... Pedicularis has been shown to have antimicrobial activity against a number of pathogens including P. aeruginosa, S. aureus, S. epidermidis P. olympica, P. vulgaris, E. coli, K. pneumoniae, C. albicans, M. luteus, and others (Khodaie et al., 2012; Dulger and Ugurlu, 2005; Yuan et al., 2007). Significantly it has also demonstrated the ability to repair DNA ... (Chu, 2009; Yatoo et al., 2016)."



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"Beneficial Health Applications And Medicinal Values Of Pedicularis Plants: A

Review". BIOMEDICINE & PHARMACOTHERAPY 95 (2017) 1301–1313.

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/319649898_Beneficial_health_applications_and_medicinal_values_of_Pedicularis_plants_A_review



p. 1308b "they are beneficial to

humans due to their antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial,

anticancer, antispasmodic ..., hepatoprotective, choleretic, hy-

polipidemic, hypoglycemic, neuroprotective, memory-enhancing, and

cardioprotective effects. Further, they provide protection against dif-

ferent biological, chemical, or physical stressors besides having no toxic

effects [82,167]. Their antioxidant activity is more potent than those of

polyphenols or flavonoids derived from green tea or citrus fruits [168].

Many iridoids act as neuroprotectives, prevent DNA damage, and pro-

mote joint flexibility, thereby protecting the body from the action of

chemical and environmental pollutants, such as heavy metals and

pesticides [169]."



p. 1310b "Based on the medicinal importance of

these plants and their uses in traditional medicinal systems, phyto-

chemical analysis, elucidation of mechanisms of action, in vitro and in

vivo evaluation, and their safety are emphasized upon. Main species in

this genus are P. longiflora Rudolph, P. oederi Vahl, and P. bicornuta

Klosch."


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"Indian Warrior (Pedicularis densiflora)". https://botanicalguides.com/indianwarrior.html



"Some plants that are simliar in nature to Indian warrior include : Passion Flower, Skullcap, Kava, and Valerian."



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"Pedicularis Densiflora (Indian Warrior)".

https://drugs-forum.com/threads/pedicularis-densiflora-indian-warrior.39979/


Nov 22, 2009 "it grows in 48 states. Mainly the more southern ones. And epically in Oregon and California. It grows on hillsides and in deep shade."


Nov 23, 2009 "I like P. densiflora a lot, though ... it is ... mild ... . The P. groenlandica is a bit more powerful. and a mix of the... two is very nice."



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"Indian Warrior - Pedicularis densiflora".

https://shop.tranceplants.net/products/indian-warrior $34 1 oz



"Origin : USA

Pedicularis densiflora, known commonly as Indian warrior, is a plant of the lousewort genus in the broomrape family. It is a beautiful perennial herb with stout, green or sometimes reddish or magenta stems and fern-shaped leaves, and long spikes of deep red to bright pink flowers with toothed petals."



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"Pedicularis Densiflora; aka Indian Warrior Buds". https://www.reddit.com/r/Psychonaut/comments/3ahe2y/my_report_on_pedicularis_densiflora_aka_indian/


"0.5g ... . Tastes like broccoli water. ... My arms and legs feel limber and refreshed for some reason. This herb seems to have potential for treatment of insomnia, stress reduction, and muscle cramps/pains. The physical effects are strong ..., but ... the cognitive effects are subtle, but definitely present."


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FOR SALE


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"Pedicularis Racemosa *Wild Harvested*".

https://eternityinabox.com/shop/pedicularis-racemosa/


"Unlike our other Pedicularis ..., our Racemosa is not offered in whole flower bud form, but rather in ground aerial material (meaning above ground plant material). ... It is not quite a powder, it is rough cut and coarse, it does not have the dense flower bud formations as other pedicularis."


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"Pedicularis Racemosa (Parrot’s Beak) c/s Herb".

https://www.worldseedsupply.com/product/pedicularis-racemosa-parrots-beak-cs-herb/ $13 for 1 oz


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"Parrot’s Beak".

https://www.herbstomp.com/product/buy-parrots-beak-online/ $15 for 1 oz


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"Nicknamed “Parrot’s Beak”, this species lacks the large blooms of pedicularis densiflora and groenlandica.  As such, it is sold as a cut and sifted herb.  The small blooms are usually white or pink depending on location. The entire plant is active."


https://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?_ssn=worldsatellitetv&LH_PrefLoc=&_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=Pedicularis+Racemosa&_sacat=0 $14 + Standard Shipping for 1 oz


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"1 oz. PARROT'S BEAK Pedicularis Racemosa c/s - wildcrafted herb". https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-oz-PARROTS-BEAK-Pedicularis-Racemosa-c-s-wildcrafted-herb-/161841589760 $14 + Standard Shipping


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http://www.pipetea.com/product/northwest-meadow $22 for 8 oz


Pedicularis blend "INGREDIENTS :

organic mullein leaf, wildcrafted pipsissewa leaf, wildcrafted uva ursi leaf, organic skullcap leaf and flower, wildcrafted elephant's head (Pedicularis groenlandica), wildcrafted cobra's head (Pedicularis bracteosa), wildcrafted parrot's beak (Pedicularis racemosa), wildcrafted pearly everlasting leaf and flower"


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