Four weeks prior and post ceremony:
Two weeks prior and post ceremony:
One week prior and post ceremony:
3 days prior and post ceremony:
Day of ceremony and day after:
Continuing to adhere to the diet will allow the medicine to continue working, healing and aligning your system to its fullest capacity. Follow the diet in reverse.
Our priority is your safety and well-being, and to guide you to personal healing, growth and spiritual connection. Please be as forthcoming and detailed as possible when answering the questions. If any potential medical contraindications are present, we will inquire further to ensure your safety. By registering, you are declaring that you are in physical and mental condition appropriate to the activities described. We will provide the most secure environment to work with medicinal plants as much as possible and ensure your welfare to the best of our abilities, at all times. In return, we ask that you behave responsibly and do not endanger yourself or others.
Although plant medicines have not been found to cause psychosis or other psychiatric disturbances, it can be dangerous to those with a history of psychological conditions. Please inform us of any history of mental health conditions in the past.
It is essential to stop taking the substances listed in this document and give your system sufficient time to remove them from the body prior to ceremony. We will provide advice on how to proceed during your booking process. Please consult your doctor if you are in any doubt. You should not stop taking prescribed medications without consulting your doctor.
If you are taking any drugs or herbs it is important to review the information carefully below. For your safety, all drugs and herbs listed below should be discontinued in a safe manner. Please consult your physician before changing your medical schedule.
Herbal Contraindications for some of our medicinal plants:
St. Johns Wort • Kava • Kratom • Ephedra • Ginseng • Yohimbe • Sinicuichi • Rhodiola Rosea • Kanna • Boswellia • Nutmeg • Scotch Broom • Licorice Root • Sassafras
Cannabis Interactions: Smoking marijuana in combination with other plant medicines may distort, darken and/or confuse the overall experience, acting as a blockage. Given the general amplified sensitivity of all participants during the event, marijuana negatively affects not just the person who used it, but potentially other participants’ experiences as well as the overall energy of the medicine circle. It is important that your system is clear of cannabis at least 3-4 weeks prior to ceremony.
Contraindications: Drugs and Medications
List of Contraindicated Drugs (3, 5): *this is not a comprehensive list.
• Other MAO-Is • SSRI’s (any selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) • Asthma inhalers • Antihypertensives (high blood pressure medicine) • Appetite suppressants (diet pills) • Medications for asthma, bronchitis, or other breathing problems • Antihistamines, medicines for colds, sinus problems, hay fever, or allergies (any cold, cough, or flu preparations, and any drug with DM, DX or -tuss in its name.) • CNS (central nervous system) depressants • Antipsychotics • Barbiturates • Tranquilizers • Sympathomimetic amines (including pseudo ephedrine and ephedrine) • Alcohol • Amphetamines • Opiates • Mescaline (any phenethylamine) • Barbiturates 4 of 9 Specific Contraindicated Drugs (3, 5): • Actifed • Adderall • Alaproclate • Albuterol (Proventil, Ventolin) • Amantadine hydrochloride (Symmetrel) • Amineptine • Amitriptaline • Amoxapine (Asendin) • Asarone/Calamus • Atomoxedine • Befloxetone • Benadryl • Benylin • Benzedrine • Benzphetamine (Didrex) • Bicifadine • Brasofensine • Brofaromine • Bromarest-DM or -DX • Bupropion (Wellbutrin) • Buspirone (BuSpar) • Butriptyline • Carbamazepine (Tegretol, Epitol) • Chlorpheniramine • Chlor Trimeton • Cimoxetone • Citalopram • Clomipramine (Anafranil) • Cocaine • Codeine • Compoz • Cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) • Cyclizine (Marezine) • Dapoxotine • Desipramine (Pertofrane, Norpramin) • Desvenlafaxine • Dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine) • Dextromethorphan (DXM) • Dibenzepin • Dienolide kavapyrone desmethoxyyangonin • Diethylpropion • Dimetane-DX • Disopyramide (Norpace) • Disulfiram (Antabuse) • Dopamine (Intropin) 5 of 9 • Dosulepin • Doxepin (Sinequan) • Dristan Cold & Flu • Duloxetine • Emsam • Ephedrine • Epinephrine (Adrenalin) • Escitalopram • Femoxitine • Fenfluramine (Pondimin) • Flavoxate Hydrochloride (Urispas) • Fluoxetine (Prozac) • Fluvoxamine • Furazolidone (Furoxone) • Guanethedine • Guanadrel (Hylorel) • Guanethidine (Ismelin) • Hydralazine (Apresoline) • 5 Hydroxytryptophan • Imipramine (Tofranil) • Iprindole • Iproniazid (Marsilid, Iprozid, Ipronid, Rivivol, Propilniazida) • Iproclozide • Isocarboxazid (Marplan) • Isoniazid (Laniazid, Nydrazid) • Isoniazid rifampin (Rifamate, Rimactane) • Isoproterenol (Isuprel) • L dopa (Sinemet) • Levodopa (Dopar, Larodopa • Linezolid (Zyvox, Zyvoxid) • Lithium (Eskalith) • Lofepramine • Loratadine (Claritin) • Macromerine • Maprotiline (Ludiomil) • MDA • MDEA • MDMA (Ecstasy) • Medifoxamine • Melitracen • Meperidine (Demerol) • Metaproterenol (Alupent, Metaprel) • Metaraminol (Aramine) • Methamphetamine (Desoxyn) • Methyldopa (Aidomet) • Methylphenidate (Ritalin) 6 of 9 • Mianserin • Milnacipran • Minaprine • Mirtazapine (Remeron) • Moclobemide • Montelukast (Singulair) • Nefazodone • Nialamide • Nisoxetine • Nomifensine • Norepinephrine (Levophed) • Nortriptyline (Aventyl) • Oxybutynin chloride (Ditropan) • Oxymetazoline (Afrin) • Orphenadrine (Norflex) • Pargyline (Eutonyl) • Parnate • Paroxetine (Paxil) • Pemoline (Cylert) • Percocet • Pethedine (Demerol) • Phendimetrazine (Plegiline) • Phenelanine • Phenergen • Phenmetrazine • Phentermine • Phenylephrine (Dimetane, Dristan decongestant, Neo Synephrine) • Phenylpropanolamine (in many cold medicines) • Phenelzine (Nardil) • PMA • Procarbazine (Matulane) • Procainamide (Pronestyl) • Protriptyline (Vivactil) • Pseudoephedrine • Oxymetazoline (Afrin) • Quinidine (Quinidex) • Rasagiline (Azilect) • Reboxetine • Reserpine (Serpasil) • Risperidone • Robitussin • Salbutemol • Salmeterol • Selegiline (Eldepryl) • Sertraline (Zoloft) • Sibutramine 7 of 9 • Sumatriptan (Imitrex) • Terfenadine (Seldane D) • Tegretol • Temaril • Tesofensine • Theophylline (Theo Dur) • Tianeptine • Toloxatone • Tramidol • Tranylcypromine (Parnate) • Trazodone • Tricyclic antidepressants (Amitriptyline, Elavil) • Trimipramine (Surmontil) • Triptans • Tryptophan • Tyrosine • Vanoxerine • Venlafaxine (Effexor) • Viloxezine • Vicks Formula 44-D • Yohimbine • Zimelidine • Ziprasidone (Geodon) •
Potential complications that can occur while taking these listed drugs in conjunction with some medicinal plants:
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