[Ibogaine] Re: the whole "re-setting" thing

Preston Peet ptpeet at nyc.rr.com
Wed Jun 14 11:26:15 EDT 2006

someone recently suggested to my girlfriend V that I chew on mint, or 
barring that, parseley, when trying to kick tobacco. Haven't tried it yet, 
but am wondering if you've ever heard similar suggestions. Would this be 
simply to give me something to do orally instead of sucking a cigarette, or 
is there something chemical about mint and/or parseley that might help with 
the kicking?
Ibogaine hasn't done much more than decrease my appetite for smoking tobacco 
initially, right after the ibo experiences, but I have quickly become a 
regular, nearly a pack a day smoker again.

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: Sandra Karpetas
To: ibogaine at mindvox.com
Sent: Tuesday, June 13, 2006 12:34 PM
Subject: [Ibogaine] Re: the whole "re-setting" thing

Hi Martee,

You make a good point, I certainly don't want to instill a fear of parsley 
into anyone... That would be cruel and totally anathema to my love of 
plants, plant medicines, my belief in our inherent right to use them for 
medicinal purposes and for the right to information about their use.

I'll try to clarify with regards to what I know about portion size/dose, 
however the potency of the parsley (often the italian variety with flat 
leaves is more potent), how it is eaten/taken and whether you are female or 
male, may also need to be taken into consideration. Parsley is safe to take 
in almost any quantity/dose by most everyone (as far as I know) except that 
pregnant women should be careful with it and women who are not expecting to 
bleed should be aware that parsley can cause this. Fresh parsley in amounts 
as little (or as much) as 2 cups can cause a woman's menstrual cycle to 
begin within a day or 3. Cooked or steeped parsley (such as in tea) make 
require just a handful or two to cause some women to bleed early. This may 
be different for different women, as we all metabolize differently and I 
don't know if eating parsley regularly can cause a woman's body to become 
tolerant to this effect? perhaps...In any case, I'm an occasional fan of 
parsley myself and don't mind that it may have these effects, but I 
appreciate knowing that it can affect me in certain ways. I think it is a 
wonderful herb and that it can be a very healthy addition to the diet. 
Anyone who is curious to know more, should look it up or talk to a 

I also deeply agree with your comment about being in tune to one's needs and 
I think it is something we should all strive to develop and achieve and 
would like to add that being in tune may also include informing oneself and 
each other of the potentials/possibilities regardless of how or if they may 
actually effect us or not.

Thanks Martee for encouraging me to clarify ...



m. finman <mafinman at optonline.net> wrote:

    I agree it's important to know what results when things are done in 
excess(and anything even good stuff can be done in excess)  I feel you have 
represented parsley in a way that could instill fear of it in those that 
don't have the sense to recognize the signs of cause and effect from their 
food or their actions for that matter.  Is putting a whole head of parsley 
in a pot of soup too much?  Is juicing a 1/3 of a bunch with other veggies 
too much?  Is cutting up a handful in an omlett too much?  A small amount of 
parsley(brings to mind the sprig they put on your plate in restaurants) i 
believe isn't as therapeutic as stated.
    Ideally one should be in tune with their world to where they resonate 
with what they need, how much, how often.  This is a part of the intuitive 
response that could work in all areas of life.
     I have read other info you have posted and recognize your talents  and 
dedication but for some reason this one kind of stirred something in me. It 
must be an issue i'm working on that has nothing to do with parsley.
                                                                Thank you 
 "Sandra Karpetas" <sandra at ibogatherapyhouse.net>
To: <ibogaine at mindvox.com>
Sent: Monday, June 12, 2006 12:05 AM
Subject: RE: [Ibogaine] the whole "re-setting" thing

Hiya Ladees,

Btw, large amounts of parsley can affect your menstrual cycles. It can make 
you bleed sooner than you're supposed to as its an emmenagogue (brings on 
your period and can also cause abortions), so be careful. You've taken too 
much if you can taste it in your throat afterwards (it's kinda metallic 
tasting). It can be a real good thing in small amounts tho, cleanses and 
purifies blood...



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