plant medicine

82. Jakub Zientala of the European Kratom Alliance

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Kratom Science Podcast
82. Jakub Zientala of the European Kratom Alliance
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Jakub Zientala, originally from Poland and residing in the Netherlands, calls himself a European at heart and soul. He holds degrees in European and Internaitonal Law and public policy, and he curently serves as EU and Government relations manager for the newly formed European Kratom Alliance. Kratom is already banned in many major European countries …

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72. Plant Medicine and Spondylosis w/ Brandon Belgard

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Kratom Science Podcast
72. Plant Medicine and Spondylosis w/ Brandon Belgard
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Brandon Belgard is a plumber from California who began to have back problems after sports injuries and car accidents as a young man. Later he was diagnosed with a degenerative spinal disease called spondylosis. After using prescription opioids for a period of time he discovered kratom which he’s been using for the past five years. …

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69. Dr. Christopher McCurdy and Dr. Brian Pearson on the Future of Kratom

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Kratom Science Podcast
69. Dr. Christopher McCurdy and Dr. Brian Pearson on the Future of Kratom
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Dr. Chris McCurdy is a medicinal chemist who has done groundbreaking research on kratom since 2004, starting at the University of Mississippi. In 2017 Dr. McCurdy moved to the University of Florida College of Pharmacy where he continues his research today with an expert team of pharmacologists, unlocking the function of kratom’s many alkaloids and …

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Journal Club #27: Does Kratom Kill…E-coli and Streptococcus Pneumoniae?

Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club #27: Does Kratom Kill...E-coli and Streptococcus Pneumoniae?
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Spoiler alert: kinda, but its more the quercetin in kratom, which is available in many food plants and as a dietary supplement on its own. This study comes to us from a team at Universitas Nahdlatul Ulama Surabaya (UNUSA) in Surabaya, Indonesia, on the island of Java, south of the island of Kalimantan, where most …

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Combining traditional plant medicine with modern medical technology

A pharmacologist today may regard traditional and plant medicine as primitive, and may entirely disregard thousands of years of use and thousands of modern-day testimonies of positive outcomes because it has not been through the rigors of hard science. On the other hand, the massive spread of anti-science misinformation has cast sometimes unreasonable doubt on …

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50. The Kratom Genome with Julia Brose and Dr. Robin Buell

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Kratom Science Podcast
50. The Kratom Genome with Julia Brose and Dr. Robin Buell
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Brian welcomes Julia Brose, graduate student at Michigan State University and lead author of the study “The Mitragyna speciosa (Kratom) Genome: A resource for data-mining potent pharmaceuticals that impact human health”. She’s joined by Dr. Robin Buell, MSU Distinguished Professor of Plant Biology, who co-authored the study. We talk about the Rubiaceae family of plants, …

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Happy 4/20! Every American should have the right to grow plant medicine

Every American should have the right to grow their own plant medicine in their backyard, greenhouse, or inside their residence. Plants including kratom, poppies, cannabis, and psilocybin mushrooms should be just as legal to grow as coffee, sunflowers, tomatoes, and shiitakes. The right to have a plant medicine garden could be protected just as the …

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48. Plant Medicine from Food Waste with Andrew Tait

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48. Plant Medicine from Food Waste with Andrew Tait
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Andrew Tait from Vancouver BC Canada got his PhD in chemistry at the University of British Columbia and founded Tait Labs in 2011. He studied traditional Chinese medicine and “realized a need to apply scientific rigor to traditional medicines in order prove their potency, safety and efficacy in the treatment of a wide range of …

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46. Surviving Decades-Long Severe Chronic Pain with Dijon Evans

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Kratom Science Podcast
46. Surviving Decades-Long Severe Chronic Pain with Dijon Evans
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Dijon Evans is a survivor of severe chronic pain, and as past Kratom Science Podcast guest Nina Ajdin refers to her, a warrior. At 16 and working as a lifeguard, Dijon injured her leg trying to save a little boy from drowning. Doctors applied a cast too tight, and despite days of pleading, they would …

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