Talk:Calea ternifolia

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  • I'm not exactly happy about this article. It's lacking in references, and uses the dubious phrase "scientifically proven". If someone has acces to an extensive library they may want to hunt down "Ethnopharmacology and taxonomy of Mexican psychodysleptic plants" by J.L. Diaz to make this article more meaty. Six.oh.six 02:54, 14 January 2006 (UTC)
    • I hunted down some references myself and verified everything. Now I am happy. :) --Six.oh.six 22:39, 13 June 2006 (UTC)
  • While googling I came across this page, which may help. Anonymous Coward 12:12, 14 February 2006
    • Excellent! JL Diaz also wrote that Ethnopharmacology article above. He seems to be the leading, or only, researcher of this plant. --Six.oh.six 17:59, 12 June 2006 (UTC)

Two Varieties of Calea[edit]

It is well known that there are at least two varieties of plant that are being called Calea Zacatechichi. There is a bitter variety and a non-bitter variety. There have been no confirmed reports that the two are separate species, but I suspect it's possible that they may be, judging by the differences in flavor, flower color, and leaf shape. I'm going to include this tidbit in this article so that people know there are two varieties.

I think we need to do something about this statement, until it is conclusively shown that Calea has two varieties, and the two are not different species:

"Calea is an extremely bitter herb and is known to induce strong nausea when drunk."

Nice work![edit]

This is some excellent research and writing. Could you please add a Tree of Life taxobox to the article? Thanks! — Catherine\talk 18:02, 30 August 2006 (UTC)

The pictures in this article are not correct. Could someone knowledgeable please find and upload correct ones. The second pic down is a falsely-marketed Calea plant. It is closer related to boneset. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 129.89.104.132 (talk) 19:55, 6 October 2009 (UTC)

Soon to be delegalized in Poland[edit]

This substance is on the list of 18(?) Substances soon to be delegalized (criminalized) in Poland:

Argyreia nervosa - Hawaiian Baby Woodrose, Banisteriopsis caapi - Ayhuasca, Calea zacatechichi - Dream Herb, Catha edulis - Khat, Echinopsis pachanoi - San Pedro (cactus), Piper methysticum - Kava Kava, Leonotis leonurus - Wild Dagga, Mimosa tenuiflora - Jurema, Mitragyna speciosa - Kratom, Nymphaea caerulea, Peganum harmala, Psychotria viridis, Rivea corymbosa, Salvia divinorum, Tabernanthe iboga - Iboga, Trichocereus peruvianus, Benzylpiperazine - BZP, JWH-018 - Spice

the bill (author of the bill: Grzegorz Sztolcman?) was accepted by Polish Sejm (for - 404, against - 5, and 2 abstent)[1] [2], Polish Senat [3] and the President of Poland [4].


Ttg53 (talk) 14:11, 25 March 2009 (UTC)

Danish language setting is wrong[edit]

The page that is linked to in the Danish Wikipedia is wrong - as far as I can tell, there is no article about this plant on the Danish Wiki. Right now, it links to a novel :) (It does mention the plant very briefly at the end, though.) --92.243.251.182 (talk) 15:31, 22 March 2014 (UTC)