Elephant head buds

Elephant head buds

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Also known as

Pedicularis groenlandica, Elephant's head, Elephant head lousewort                        

Introduction
Pedicularis groenlandica is a perennial herb of the lousewort genus and an aggressive root parasite, attaching to and leeching out nutrients and constituents of its host plant. It is similar to the herb Indian warrior, also of the Pedicularis family. Pedicularis plants does not need to prey on other plants to survive, but will do so readily given the opportunity and a healthy host. Pedicularis functions as a muscle relaxer and analgesic sedative, and is favored as a chief smoking herb.

Constituents
Iridoid glycosides iridoids; 6-O-acetylaucubin; 8-epiloganin; mussaenoside; shanzhiside methyl ester; aucubin; euphroside; plantarenaloside; shanzhiside methyl ester; gardoside methyl ester; ixoroside; 8-epiloganin; mussaenoside; pedicularioside; penstemoside; penstemonoside; boschnaloside; and phenylpropanoid glycosides, verbascoside and pedicularioside.

Harvest Data
Origin: USA
Purple flower buds
Responsibly wildharvested

Use
Pedicularis plants are very interesting ones, they function as powerful nervine sedatives, muscle relaxers, pain relievers, and anxiety reducers, and are extremely potent, the flower buds of these plants are even strong enough to smoke! We recommend low doses when starting to partake of Pedicularis, either 1/2 a teaspoon in tea or enough for a few tokes of a pipe. Pedicularis is somewhat mild to moderate strength, but care should be taken if mixed with other sedatives or alcohol and/or if operating a motor vehicle.

Summary
Pedicularis is an herb that was enjoyed by many Native American tribes and herbalists of the Americas, and is still used today as one of the premier muscle relaxers and nervine sedatives. In fact, Pedicularis, especially the flower buds of Pediculatis densiflora and groenlandica, are perhaps some of the strongest legal smoking herbs there are.

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